Here’s a what a large pet information website has to say about vaccines:
“One of the most important things you can do for your four-legged friend is to stay up to date with his vaccinations.
Vaccinations protect our pets from a number of potentially deadly infectious diseases and ensure they stay healthy for years to come”
Here is what the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has to say:
Vaccination is a potent medical procedure with both risks and benefits. While there is evidence that some vaccines provide immunity beyond one year, revaccination of patients with sufficient immunity does not necessarily add to their disease protection and may increase the potential risk of post-vaccination adverse events.
Adverse events may be associated with the antigen, adjuvant, carrier, preservative, or a combination thereof.
Possible adverse events include, but are not necessarily limited to:
failure to immunize,
long-term infected carrier states,
and local development of tumors.
1. Question what you read- including me
2. Make your own, INFORMED, decision
3. ONLY vaccinate for the most common diseases in your area- and give the LEAST number of vaccines as INFREQUENTLY as possible.
4. ASK your veterinarian about the incidence of these ‘life threatening’ infectious diseases.
5. NEVER vaccinate a sick, or weakened pet
6. DO vaccinate your puppy against Parvovirus and Distemper- but only 2 series of vaccines at 8 and 12 weeks
7. DO vaccinate your kitten against Panleuk, Herpes and Calici- again at 8/12 weeks
8. The Rabies question- Depends upon state regulations and the chance of your pet EVER being exposed to it.
9. The question of when to re-vaccinate, and how frequent is changing- I would still re-boost 1 year later, then likely never again
10. Keep your dog and cat healthy with some of the ALTERNATE options that I frequently discuss.
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