Vaccine Reactions are Very Common

Vaccine Reactions are Very Common

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Vaccine reactions are very common.  Vaccines can be an important component of your dog's health.  However, too many vaccines and too soon can cause disease.  In fact, it seems that many chronic conditions in dogs seem to be related to vaccination.  According to Charles Loops, DVM, "many generations of over-vaccinating animals seem to be bringing out deep, chronic disease syndromes."  So essentially, repeated vaccination generation after generation is leading to more disease.  

These reactions are very common and are also referred to as vaccinosis, which are a set of symptoms that occur after the administration of vaccines immediately or chronically, months or even years later.  

Most veterinarians refuse to acknowledge it because they are the ones administering the shots, and administering them frequently. Take a closer look at the AKC's recommendation, which is the protocol that most vets follow: 

Vaccine AKC Recommended Age
Distemper 6-8 weeks
Distemper Booster 10-12 weeks / 16 - 18 weeks / 12 - 16 months / Every 1 - 2 years
Parvo Virus 6 - 8 weeks
Paro Virus Booster 10 - 12 weeks / 16 - 18 weeks / 12 - 16 months
Rabies 16 - 18 weeks
Rabies Booster 12 - 16 months / Every 1 - 3 years 
Corona 12 - 16 months
Leptospirosis 10 - 12 weeks
Bordatella 16 - 18 weeks
Giardia Not specified

This is a lot of shots for puppies and can overwhelm their immune systems, especially pure-breed.  Pure bred dogs come from genetic lines that don't have as much genetic variety compared to mixed breed dogs.  This limited genetic variety in addition to the fact that previous generations have been repeatedly vaccinated, creates a predisposition for vaccine reactions. 

Additionally, Vaccines are not tailored to meet the individual needs of each breed, purebred or not, which is why a 4lb Yorkie gets the same amount of vaccine as a 100lb Saint Bernard. Vaccines also contain a whole bunch of adjuvants and preservatives to prolong their shelf-life.  If you continue to vaccinate each year or every 6 months, or according to how frequently most vets will say, the liver, the main detoxification organ in the body literally becomes bombarded and can no longer function optimally, which creates sickness like allergies, autoimmune disease, cancer etc.  The dose determines the poison and ultimately, the more toxins in the body, the more sickness. 

Vaccine reactions are very common.  Particularly, skin issues, that are often diagnosed as some other disease.  The follow skin issues are common vaccinosis symptoms:

  • Alopecia
  • Calcium formations
  • Dermatitis
  • Interdigital cysts
  • Pyoderma
  • Ulcerations

Other vaccine reactions include:

  • Appetite issues
  • Diarrhea
  • Emaciation
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Pancreatitis
  • Runny eyes and conjunctivitis (tear stains in dogs, dry eye, chronic eye allergies)
  • Spasms
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • GI lymphoma;

Often these symptoms are recognized as an isolated disease rather than acknowledging the vaccine as the major culprit.   Most vets will respond to these symptoms that stem from vaccine by treating with immunosuppressants, assuming the animal has an immune problem.  The drugs hide the illness by providing temporary relief, only for symptoms to reappear with a vengeance.  

It's not just too many vaccines, it is also the ingredients used to preserve and transport them.  Read more on that here

Vaccine reactions are very common.  So if your dog has ever received a vaccine and they have been sick, taking steps to optimize their health is very important.    

You want to titer your dog before any additional vaccines are administered to ensure that they truly need it.  You want to feed a high quality diet.  You can learn more about our vaccine recommendations for all dogs excluding bulldogs here and our vaccine recommendations for bulldogs here.  If your dog has been vaccinated and ever been sick, please visit Bobzilla's Happy, Healthy Life Made Simple to help your dog optimize his/her health. 

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