|10-21-2013 10:02 AM|
Glad you read Becker! There is a 4 part video on mercolahealthypets.com with Dr. Ron Schultz and Dr. Becker.
I'd like to mention, that there are Homeopathic Nosodes for Leptospirosis.
“What is a Oral Nosode? (natural Oral Vaccine) A nosode could be described as an "oral vaccine" in the sense that its purpose is to "immunize" the body against a specific disease. It is prepared from the actual organism which is associated with the disease in question, and may derive from filtrates containing only the exotoxins of the bacteria, or from emulsions containing both bacteria and their toxins. These filtrates are then potentised a million times to produce the energy only of the disease and this energy stimulates the entire natural immune system to react against a specific disease, so this becomes an oral vaccine for humans as well as pets.”
Here is more info.
*Dr Patricia Jordan is a vet who has done a great deal of research into the vaccine issue. She added these comments: "Kidney failure is a common sequel to vaccination. The basement membrane is susceptible to damage from a clogging that results as the immune complexes are drained via the lymphatics. The kidney is a big part of the lymphatic system. The body tries to clear the toxins in the vaccines and there is damage done in this clearing mechanism."
Dr. Jordan: LEPTOMANIA - THE PROBLEM WITH LEPTOSPIROSIS VACCINE, by Patricia Jordan, DVM
“Since there are so many Leptospirosis serovar out there, and since the pathogenic strains vary, and since the vaccines cannot guarantee protection from infection, it would make better sense to not inject your dog with any Leptospira vaccines. The trade offs to avoiding adverse events from vaccination-not the least of which can be renal failure within 48 hours injection, or 4 years of dermatitis and purtis (Moms:and we wonder where ALL of these skin issues in our dogs come from!) would be the human caretakers actually knowing their dog is sick with a pathogenic strain and having their dog presented immediately for treatment.”
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Mark of the Beast: Hidden in Plain Sight">Mark of the Beast: Hidden in Plain Sight" /> Mark of the Beast: Hidden in Plain Sight">Mark of the Beast: Hidden in Plain Sight- This book is essential reading for pet owners, animal lovers and everyone seeking to know the truth about vaccine issues. The book title, Mark of the Beast, sums up the author's views on the medical practice of vaccination. http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/AnimalWellness/DrJordan.aspx. Her observations and conclusions are based upon scientific evidence as opposed to the propaganda and junk science disseminated by pharmaceutical companies in their ever increasing need to maximize profits. Dr Jordan cites research studies showing that annual vaccinations are totally unnecessary and especially in respect of rabies where over vaccination is causing genetic changes and violent behavior in animals including horses. Dr. Patricia Jordan says: vaccination is the induction into a cycle of disease and disease management that is in every way a violation of the AVMA 1969 Veterinary Oath, in every way including public health and animal welfare.
NOTE: Dr. Jordan does personal and on line consultations. Maybe you should talk this over with her to ease your mind, since she is a specialist in this field. Dr. Jordan - Natural Pet Consultations
*"Lepto is a very adverse event associated vaccine and the damndest thing is that lepto vaccines simply do not work. Dr Ron Schultz (the world's foremost independent authority on canine vaccines) hates to see them in with anything else and, in puppies, advises that they are completely finished with the viral inoculations before getting a vaccine against Lepto, which he neither recommends nor advocates - even in Lepto endemic areas.
"I have seen older dogs go into kidney failure within two days of receiving a Lepto vaccine."
Vaccines can also cause the disease you're attempting to prevent. In the Canine Health Concern vaccine survey, 100% of dogs with leptospirosis contracted it just after being vaccinated against it. Leptospirosis, of course, attacks the kidneys - and the puppy had severe kidney damage. http://www.dogsadverserea...cines/vaccineDamage.html
Here are additional articles on Lepto:
Vaccine Articles and News | Dogs Naturally Magazine
Dr. Patricia Jordan DVM: SMOKE AND MIRRORS | Dogs Naturally Magazine
Vets On Vaccinations. What they wish they had known: Vets On Vaccines | Dogs Naturally Magazine
Hope this helps!
|10-21-2013 09:46 AM|
|LoveEcho||My vet is wonderfully respectful of my wishes to avoid over-vaccinating. That being said, lepto (and in particular, the strain they can vaccinate against) is VERY common here. She pushed hard for me to give Echo the lepto, and after the neighbor's GSD died from it, I was glad I did. I think it depends on your geographic area and how comfortable you are with your vet.|
|10-21-2013 08:47 AM|
I know I was really on the fence regarding the vaccine. My dogs are off leash in forest areas regularly and with the wildlife around both vets I've worked with have agreed that the vaccine is warranted. The current vet I'm using is very holistic minded which I’m thankful for and thankfully neither dog has reacted in any way to it
|10-21-2013 08:32 AM|
Thanks folks, I appreciate all the input and links. More reading, not sure if that is good or bad for me as I tend to over analyze things, but I would rather be over educated.
|10-21-2013 01:02 AM|
Here's the article. Be forewarned, it is extremely biased and one sided, but does give good information to the cons of the vaccine.
SMOKE AND MIRRORS | Dogs Naturally Magazine
|10-21-2013 12:58 AM|
Lepto is the component of the DHLPP vaccine that usually causes any reactions we might see. That said, a quick dex shot takes care of any complications.
IMO, in otherwise-healthy dogs over 6 weeks lepto is AOK until proven otherwise.
|10-21-2013 12:58 AM|
|gsdlover91||Ive been conflicted about this for a long time. My dog got it when he got his puppy shots, I didnt know at the time. But I think I have decided to NOT vaccinate, and my dog and I hike alot, he swims. The vaccine doesnt really prevent Lepto. It just lessens the severity of the symptoms. So then if your dog does get Lepto....the symptoms might not be as noticeable. Id rather notice the symptoms right away and get treatment rather than my dog slowly go into liver/kidney failure. Plus - this vaccine apparently has alot of nasty side effects. I actually just read an article on this last night - if I can find it I will post it.|
|10-21-2013 12:45 AM|
|llombardo||I have never given the Lepto, mainly because there is more then one strain and no way to vaccinate against all.|
|10-20-2013 11:40 PM|
Have you seen this article yet?
|10-20-2013 11:06 PM|
|Crocky||Thanks, I am leaning towards getting it but every time I do that I open up something off topic but inevitably has lepto as part of the conversation and has negative feedback. Of course my instincts kick in and think the universe is trying to tell me something....LOL|
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