Vaccine Side Effects and
Are there vaccine side effects or reactions that cause canine illness? Yes. Beginning with redness, pain and swelling at the injection site, to systemic allergic reactions. And effects we don't even see.
Our doctors and veterinarians are taught in school about deadly diseases. In order to identify them, I imagine they get to look at pictures of what those diseases do to a human or dog's body. It could probably give a person nightmares. Then they are told to keep their patients healthy, they need to vaccinate us against diseases, even if the odds are they won't be life threatening if we contract them, or the odds of getting them are slim.
Well, that's how it started. Now it seems we have vaccines for every little thing, even the flu!
I'm not saying this is a control to get rich by the drug companies, but it does work.
I want my readers to know why I began questioning vaccine side effects. Its a personal story that has touched my life and continues to even after more than 15 years.
VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS
I never questioned my doctors. After all, why should I? They had many years of schooling and knew what they were doing. When I had my long awaited children (I was 31 when I gave birth to my first child) I took them for all the appropriate shots and was proud of their little immunization cards. I was a good mom.
Then there was an incident. At three months old kids are routinely given their first DPT shot to protect against the diseases diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus.
If you have had a three-month-old, you will remember what a wonderful age it is. A human baby just discovering itself. Touching and tasting hands and feet constantly, discovering they can control the sounds from their mouths, they begin the practice of sounds that will soon become speech. They smile all the time and are easily entertained.
Now imagine this perfect baby given a DPT shot and then just lying it its crib doing nothing. Barely moving like a newborn. The sparkle in the eyes gone and nearly soundless. I imagined a lobotomy. This had to be from vaccine side effects.
My panic and fear was gut wrenching. I called my pediatrician. I took my child in to see her.
The pediatrician said, "Well, I don't see how it could have anything to do with the shot, I've never READ about what you describe as side effects from the DPT vaccination."
"But look at my child!" I wailed. "Its like the lights are on, but nobody's home."
"She looks healthy. Her vital signs are okay. I see absolutely nothing to be worried about," she insisted.
The doctor almost had me convinced I was crazy but as my child developed, there were learning problems. I also wondered if the irrational mood swings had to do with the shot.
My intelligent child seemed to have something missing but I couldn't put a finger on it. Special classes in school. Tutoring. Doctors. At the age of 7, I took my child to a neurologist who suggested drugs as the answer. Infuriated, I left and never paid the bill.
This is something that has changed my life forever. I started questioning the medical community and began seeking more natural ways to avoid illness. Mainly nutrition with organic whole foods and cutting back on sugary and non-nutritious foods. I gave them a natural supplement, and lo and behold, my kids only saw the pediatrician for yearly checkups. The doctor (a different one) didn't understand nutrition and insisted I was just 'lucky'.
Fast forward another ten or fifteen years when it finally dawns on me, for dog health, my canine kids need nutrition too, that the
dog food manufacturers
are not being truthful because there is nothing natural about a food that has been made from human garbage, then cooked and recooked with a few man-made vitamins and some fake flavor thrown in. Yumbo.
Being a little slow on the uptake, it took the near death experience of my dog Helen, for me to see the light. Between the lack of
dog food nutrition
and using a
topical flea control
she was in really bad shape. It was then that I mentally added up ALL the toxins our dogs are exposed to, including possible vaccine side effects and began reading up on the subjects. If it took me this long to figure it out, maybe I can help others. I felt I must, and I set about creating this website.
While I do know quite a bit from experience and reading many books, its important to back up what I'm saying from trusted sources.
One of my most trusted sources is a book called, "The Nature of Animal Healing" by Martin Goldstein, DVM. I trust Dr. Marty because he has a medical background and was a 'regular vet' until he decided there must be more, and went on to learn it.
Anyway, in his book, I was reading about vaccinations and began to cry. I wasn't crazy after all. Here is a small excerpt from his book on page 73:
"The Pertussis vaccine may be worse than ineffective, however. Researchers have shown that it produces encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, in animal testing. In humans, encephalitis has been linked to seizures, retardation and learning disabilities from dyslexia to autism. The first cases of autism in the U.S. appeared in the 1940s as the vaccine became available. Both here and in Europe, the rise in incidences of autism neatly matched the widening use of the pertussis vaccine."
So now I understand what happened to my child, and I feel gratitude that it wasn't worse. My remaining question is why don't the drug companies who make these concoctions, give doctors, veterinarians and the consumers, the real list of vaccine side effects? Maybe we'd decide its not worth the risk.
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