The Darker Side of Pet Vaccination: A Video to Save Lives

Written by Jan on October 3, 2012 – 1:00 am

My sweet Maltese Jiggy died in August. His last moments are pictured here.

His descent into lifelong illness started 11 years ago with rabies vaccination and puppy shots gone wrong. Vaccine-induced autoimmune liver disease — yes, this is a well-known reaction – eventually spawned two unrelated kinds of cancer: liver then bladder. (See my upcoming newsletter to learn more about all his treatments and how they worked.)

Jiggy’s illness drove me to devote what is now almost eight years researching over-vaccination and trying to warn others.  It drove me to write a national award winning book and to put up four websites. Now I’ve made another video on the subject.

So many of you out there still believe vaccine reactions are rare.  You believe you have no alternative; you have to vaccinate your pet again and again throughout his or her life to protect against fatal illnesses and/or comply with abitrary rules.  Some of you write me that your pets have been vaccinated and revaccinated for years and are doing just fine.  Yes, your dog or cat has allergies, skin problems, constant earaches, cancer, itchiness or seizures, but that has nothing to do with vaccines.

Doesn’t it?

Vaccines seem safe. If you don’t realize that your pet’s autoimmune disease or allergies developed several months after that DHLPP shot or that (unnecessary and ineffective) Bordetella vaccine your vet or groomer insisted your pet get, you don’t see the cause and effect.  Even your vet denies the connection.  (Read Why Vets Don’t Recognize Vaccine Reactions to learn why.)

I recently posted a three-minute video on vaccine reactions.  It got thousands of views in just a few days. 98% “like” it. (I suspect the other 2% run probably run vaccine clinics!) We’ve had comments like “powerful,” “awesome,” and “moving.”

Please, watch it now. If it hits home, if it moves you or scares you, if you want to keep harm from happening to your dog or cat, or your mom’s or sister’s or friend’s dog or cat, please share it, Facebook it, Tweet it, embed it on your own site.  Then do it again every few days. (Here’s the youtube link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nZ5m5uzzac) It costs nothing to watch and could save you a fortune in vet bills. (Jiggy’s illness ultimately cost us more than $30,000.) Three minutes, folks! It took me six weeks to make. It’s that important.

If you’re on my Truth4Dogs site, watch the video below, or watch it and read our companion article at our new not-for-profit all-vaccination website –  Vaccine Reactions: Underreported and Unrecognized, Not Unimportant.  Learn what world-class experts say about vaccine reactions. Watch other videos from well-known experts. Read reports and articles and study abstracts. Become the expert your pet needs you to be.

Please take three minutes out of your life to watch it.  Then take another minute to spread the word. Don’t wait till your dog or cat has a life-threatening reaction.  By then, damage may have been done you won’t be able to undo.

One more thing: please make sure you sign our petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/veterinarians-fully-inform-us-before-vaccinating-our-dogs-and-cats

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  1. Turth4Dogs Post on Dangers of Vaccines « Indiana Natural Dog Says:

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  2. PATRICIA E DEIDUN Says:

    AWESOME. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT REPETATIVE VACCINATIONS, I LOST A 8 WEEK OLD SHIH TZU PUPPY DUE TO
    A 5 WAY PRAVO SHOT.

    AS A BREEDER I AM TOLD I AM REQUIRED TO VACCiNNATE MY PUPPIES PRIOR TO SELLING THEM. I HAVE ONE FEMALE, TINKERBELL AT THE AGE OF 2 WAS VACCINATED WITH AN ANNUAL RABIES SHOT, WITHIN 30 MINUTES HER FACE, NOSE EYES AND INSIDE HER MOUTH BLEW UP LIKE BUBBLE GUM, I RUSHED HER TO THE HOSPITAL, FORTUNATE FOR ALL, SHE’S HAD A COMPLETE RECOVER, BUT 5 MORE MINUTES SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD.

    AS HUMANS WE DON’T VACCIATE LIKE WE DO TO DOGS, MY DOGS ARE INSIDE DOGS AND ONLY GO OUT FOR WALKS AND POTTY TRIPS IN THE YARD.

    I FIRMLY DON’T BELIEVE WE SHOULD HAVE TO VACCINATE DOGS AS MUCH AS VETS AND CITY/COUNTY OFFICALS REQUIRE US TO.

    PATRICIA DEIDUN
    SHIH TZU BREEDER (16 YEARS EXPERIENCE)

  3. Jan Says:

    Patricia, I’m sorry for your loss. You said “annual rabies shot”? The law in every state is 3 years. Only a few localities require an annual vaccine. If your vet is giving it yearly, fire him/her. Check out http://www.dogs4dogs.com/rabies-laws

  4. tim Says:

    My dog died from distemper virus that he likely acquired at a dog park. i was very hesitant to vaccinate him because i was worried about the complications, but now my dog is dead and it looks like it could have been prevented by vaccinations. vet bills to treat seizures and lung disease from the distemper were over $10000. i wish i had spent the $30 on the vaccine!

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  6. Jan Says:

    Tim, I’m so sorry for your loss. No vaccines may be as bad as too many although I have a vet friend who has practiced for more than 30 years. She says far more of her clients have become ill or died from over-vaccination than from parvo and distemper. You were trying to do the best for your dog. It’s not your fault. Take a look at my new website solely on vaccination for more information. http://www.truth4pets.org

  7. Ursula Says:

    I have had dogs that have had severe problems develop shortly after vaccination, including allergies, ITTP, skin disorders, etc.

    We no longer vaccinate our dogs when they are young. They stay home, in our fenced back yard. At age 1 we will consider perhaps a rabies vaccination, but only if we are absolutely certain that our dog is very healthy.

  8. Ursula Says:

    If you take your dog to places where he or she may encounter distemper it is well worth it to do one distemper shot when the dog is mature. Keep your dog home until then.

  9. Jan Says:

    Ursula, thanks for your comments. You might like my new all-vaccination-information website: http://www.truth4pets.org It has lots of studies, articles, videos and abstracts from top experts.

  10. Michelle Says:

    Hi, do you have any links to the testing of canine vaccines – their efficacy rates and also whether double blind studies were made with control groups?

    Thank you!
    Michelle

  11. Jan Says:

    Michelle, all vaccines, to be licensed for sale, must be tested according to USDA protocols, usually for a year although the three-year rabies vaccine is tested for three. They are often tested on beagles, a breed known to NOT be particular prone to reactions. If they were tested on other breeds, and with other vaccines, I’m sure the reactive rates would be far higher.

    Yes, there are control groups. I am not aware of anyplace you can find all the details, but it must be on-line somewhere. You can start here: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/vet_biologics/vb_pel_faqs.shtml

    Sorry, but I’m not an expert on testing. If you find some details, please let me know. I’m curious, too, why you’re asking.

  12. Pamela Picard Says:

    Jan, it’s a little late, but my sincere condolences to the loss of your Jiggy. We let Matisse go in January. I know how big a hole you have in your heart.

  13. Jan Says:

    Thanks, Pamela. I’m so sorry for your loss. Few things hurt more.

    Six weeks after our Jiggy died of his long-standing illness, Rascal died suddenly. We think he had a rare cranial instability. Anyway, we have two new kids: a two year old named Mulligan and a three-year old named Ticker (because he had had double heart surgery). The only thing that helps heal a heart broken by a beloved dog is another. And even then the hurt persists.

    Take care and thanks for writing.

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