Does Your Dog’s Vaccine Contain Thimerosal (Even When It Says It Doesn’t)?

Thimerosal is a mercury-based vaccine additive that’s been used as a preservative for decades, particularly in the rabies vaccine, which is mandated in both the USA and Canada (you can ask your vet for an exemption letter, though!). Eli Lilly, the creator of thimerosal, deemed it to be perfectly safe.  However, it has a less than stellar track record,  vaccine manufacturer Pittman-Moore wrote to them and said:“We have obtained marked local reaction in about 50% of the dogs injected with serum containing dilutions of Merthiolate,” thimerosal.  Read more here

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