I have a dog who boards here who is an anti vaxxer, raw fed, western medicine is evil, etc.
She began to have severe lameness. It eventually came out that she has beem diagnosed wih Lyme awhile back but owner refused to treat because antibiotics are evil and the dog will heal itself and so on.
Well the lameness finally got so bad it sidelined her sport career and the owner broke down a treated her but they ran some bloodwork first and her lyme numbers were thru the roof. Lameness and other issues totally resolved with treatment. This dog suffered for nearly a year unnecessarily.
I've had another one come to board with herbs that were supposedly treating her Lyme infection.
This stuff drives me crazy. Within reason, folks! Everything needs to be combined with common sense. ALL traditional veterinary medicine is not evil and gosh but those perscription diets full of grains can really help sometimes.
I don't knock anybody feeding raw or even minimal vax, but everything within reason and a dash of common sense!
And yeah, you don't want to vaccinate or do parasite prevention but you still want to board your dog when you go on vacation? Sorry, you can't have your cake and eat it too.
I literally had a woman get furious with me about vaccinating her dogs to board. Look, hire a pet sitter then! You don't want to get state mandated vaccines...no problem, stay home, don't yell at me about it!