Time and time again clients ask me about whether or not to vaccinate their horses, dogs and cats. The truth is, you have options in this situation. First, it is important to recognize why there is a dire need to explore other options. Let's start with accepting the fact that there is a large body of research documenting the issue of poisons within vaccines that are known to cause encephalitis (swelling of the brain), toxicity, cancer and even death in severe cases. Vaccines often cause the disease it was designed to protect an animal or person from contracting. On the opposite end of the spectrum, traditional veterinarians many times pressure owners into vaccinating animals based on fear of the animal succumbing to a disease that is not even prevalent in the animal's environment, over-vaccinating year after year and exposing animals to these toxic vaccine components unnecessarily.
Since the AAEP declared several years ago that rabies was to be added to the core vaccines for horses, there has been a documented increase in vaccinosis related to the rabies vaccine. Many horses that were seemingly healthy prior to the vaccine are now having bouts of colic, choke and unidentifiable causes of recurrent lameness and/or laminitis. Please read for yourself the article from Integrative Veterinary Care Journal documenting such events at http://www.ivcjournal.com/articles/rabies-vaccinosis-in-horses.
Below I have included an article by Madalyn Ward, DVM on whether to or not to vaccinate horses. Many of the same principles provided can also be applied to dogs and cats. She discusses options such as vaccine titers and homeopathic nosodes in the face of this vaccine dilemma.
It is highly suggested that you become informed and an advocate for your pet's health. If you are interested in having titers or homeopathic nodoses and detoxes provided for your pets, please contact Dr. Fenton immediately.
Yours in Animal Health and Healing,