Pet Vaccinations… To Do or Not to DoFebruary 5, 2012 | holistic medicine, vaccinations, homeopathic veterinary medicine, pet vaccinations
Why are our animal patients exhibiting so many reoccuring illnesses?
Why are so many animal illnesses not being permanently cured? Year after year the seasonal maladies still exist. We also continue to play fireman by putting out the periodic flare-ups of digestive and non responding skin and ear disorders, for example.
These questions kept popping up and haunting me after thirty eight years of practicing traditional medicine. I knew that there must be a common denominator lurking in the patients' medical background.
Then I had an epiphany... One day in 1990, the light bulb went off in my head- OVER VACCINATION!
The assault on my furry friends' immune systems had become what we now refer to as "immune mediated disease." Most dogs and cats are vaccinated starting at eight to ten weeks of age and usually completed by four to six months of age. Yearly booster vaccinations have been given since the nineteen sixties, even when the state of health is questionable and/or when the pet has reached old age. Many animals exhibit negative reactions to the vaccines and these cases have been documented very extensively.
Forty years ago, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), feline hyperthyroidism, diabetes and pancreatitis, for instance, were far less encountered in practice. So why are these diseases now common buzz words in the veterinary community? Many studies show that these conditions are related to a compromised immune system.
Because of my fifty years of careful observation, and not due to any original research on my part, I knew that my conclusions were correct. In the past number of years, however, more and more information on the abuse and misuse, not only of vaccines, but also steroids and antibiotics has become only too apparent.
So, after eighteen years of practicing homeopathic veterinary medicine, the great lesson I have learned is that the body can heal itself when properly nourished and has a reasonably healthy immune system. I can also emphatically state that a "Placebo"effect on animal healing is a non issue.
Homeopathy can exist in harmony with traditional veterinary medicine, i.e., surgery, orthopedics, dentistry, and advanced laboratory technology.
I have been fortunate enough over the past number of years to experience astonishing successes with patients that had been given up for lost. I can truthfully say that my metamorphosis from traditional veterinary medicine to homeopathic and holistic medicine has been a journey to contentment and yes, awe.