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Old 02-14-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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you cannot find scientific studies re animal vacs because there are none...

only subjective and one's opinion based upon the reactions etc they have had read about..or yes..maybe their pet did have a reaction...this is not a reason to do away with vaccinations..

for those human anti vac groups we can thank them for a resurgence of once literally eliminated diseases..such as measles chicken pox and whooping cough...and risk to others subjected to schools etc where these kids go...

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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you cannot find scientific studies re animal vacs because there are none...

only subjective and one's opinion based upon the reactions etc they have had read about..or yes..maybe their pet did have a reaction...this is not a reason to do away with vaccinations..

for those human anti vac groups we can thank them for a resurgence of once literally eliminated diseases..such as measles chicken pox and whooping cough...and risk to others subjected to schools etc where these kids go...

my h.o.
We're going to have to agree to disagree. Just because you've never read studies regarding animal vaccines does not mean they do not exist. I've read a few, and I know my vet has read many more (she quotes them to me on the rare occasion that we disagree, sometimes even calls me at home to discuss them further - I have to give it to her, she is thorough which is what I love about her).

And I disagree. If your pet had a severe adverse reaction to a vaccine, unless the good of the vacc. outweighs the severity of the adverse reaction, yes, you should do away with that vaccine for that pet. Period. The same as you would with medicine for a human. If a human has a reaction to a treatment that is worse than the good the medicine is giving them, you end the medicine. You wouldn't continue to give a patient heart medicine they're allergic to and could cause death, now would you? In my world death is worse than a heart condition.

I never said all vaccines were bad. I clearly still vaccinate for some things, however, I will not vaccinate for something we have little risk of coming in contact with as, in my situation, I believe the risk of the vacc. is greater than the good. Just like when a person travels out of the country and vaccinates before the trip for things they may encounter there. They certainly wouldn't vaccinate for those things every year, only if they were going on a trip.

Same applies to dogs. Why vaccinate for something that is common in boarding facilites if your dog never steps foot in a boarding facility? Or that's common in the city, but your dog never goes into the city?

I do truly appreciate and encourage your thoughts. This thread wasn't started as a debate as to whether I should or shouldn't be vaccinating my dogs or children. I simply wanted to know what people vaccinate their dogs for and why.

Now, back to the original question, what does everyone vaccinate your dogs for and why?

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Old 02-14-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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since when were measles chicken pox and whooping cough "literally eliminated"

i had chickenpox as a child, i was itchy but otherwise fine...
then when i moved to the US i "HAD" to have the Chicken pox vaccine in order to start highschool here (im origionally from the UK) well not 2 weeks after the vaccine i came down with chickenpox...but unlike the general dose of itchyness i had as a child, this bout landed me in hospital!

I HAD the whooping cough as a child...didnt stop me getting a severe case that had me locked in a small bedroom with a vapourizer, humidifyer and regular treatments for almost 2 months...

I HAD the MMR vaccine...and it actually GAVE me a case of german measles (turns out my body refuses to make an imunity to Rubella (german measles))...

im NOT "anti vaccine" im Anti vaccinate just because were told we should...
we have brains and now have this wonderfull thing called the internet...the information is out there for us to do our own research and come to outr own conclusions.
i base MY vaccination choices on my own research my own reactions and the suggestions of my dr...if i KNOW the MMR vaccine makes me ill (and it does) then im not going to get it...
if i KNOW i dont need my tetnus for another 3 years im not going to get it yet am i?!

same goes for pet vaccines...

there are also PLENTY of studies into vaccines, just because you havent read/seen them...
if there wernt any studies AAHA wouldnt have changed thier protocals...they dont just change their vaccine reccomendations based on what the common folk are doing lol
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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nurserosie....there are many scientific studies on animal vacs.....Vaccine Damage is a Major Threat to Dog Health
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