The Dangers of Vaccine Overdosing Pets
The patient receives no benefit and may be placed at serious risk when an unnecessary vaccine is given.
“The patient receives no benefit and may be placed at serious risk when an unnecessary vaccine is given. Few or no scientific studies have demonstrated a need for cats or dogs to be revaccinated.”
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have announced publicly that annual vaccination is unnecessary and can be harmful.
But they do nothing to stop vets from vaccinating more often than necessary.
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Vaccines Are Risky
In my years of veterinary practice, I’ve witnessed hundreds of cases of serious vaccine damage to pets, including death.
Despite what your veterinarian may tell you about the safety of vaccination, I’ve seen it cause dangerous, sometimes deadly, vaccine reactions and lifelong chronic illness … including autoimmune diseases and cancer.
Vaccinating annually is an extremely high-risk procedure … and it doesn’t make your dog any more “immune” from disease.
Yet in the US, about 60% of veterinary clinics completely ignore this research (and their association recommendations) and still push their clients to vaccinate their dogs annually.
And the rapid spread of large veterinary clinic chains is making matters much worse. There’s a reason I call them “shot shacks.”
As these corporate chains gobble up independent veterinary clinics, the trend towards over-vaccination is getting worse, not better!
You’d like to think your vet’s primary concern, above all else, is your dog’s health.
But you have to assume profits are the real goal when you read stories like the ones I’m about to share.
Greencross In Australia
An Australian holistic veterinarian wrote to me about the Greencross chain of veterinary clinics in her country.
Greencross owns 132 veterinary clinics and 200 pet specialty retail stores across Australia and the company earns about 725 million Australian dollars (that’s over half a billion US dollars) a year.
Greencross is buying up independent veterinary clinics all over the country. In the last six months, they added 17 new vet clinics to their group.
My vet friend told me Greencross trains staff “to sell as much of anything as possible, including annual vaccination.”
Yet she was still disturbed to read an article they published recently called The Real Story on Vaccinating Pets.
The article starts out complaining that the media has been confusing dog owners by suggesting that dogs only need to be vaccinated every three years …
As the article continues, it’s clear that Greencross clinics encourage dog owners to have their pets vaccinated annually for core vaccines (parvo, distemper and hepatitis) as well as bordetella and parainfluenza, using scare tactics like “disease outbreaks of Canine Parvovirus occur on a regular basis throughout Australia.”
They also state their “philosophy” that pets should be examined twice each year.
Of course! This gives them more opportunities to sell you extra services.
Do you think this might be about the money?
It’s certainly not about the health of the animals, even though they try to tell you it’s to protect your pet from deadly disease.
In the UK, pet owners are also being pushed to over-vaccinate their animals, thanks to a devious scheme cooked up by a big pharmaceutical company.
(NOTE: Want to know exactly how many unnecessary vaccines your dog gets? Click here to find out if your dog is over-vaccinated)