What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines by Catherine O'Driscoll

We have long been fans of Catherine O’Driscoll’s book, “What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines“, so when we recently saw an article by her, we knew it was going to be worth a read!

The article is called “Ten Vaccine Myths“, and we strongly recommend that you read it before returning here for our own thoughts on it. Don’t worry – we’ll wait for you! ?

OK, let’s take her myths, one by one.

Myth 1 – Vaccines Protect Our Dogs Against Disease

While we don’t have the sort of precise statistics contained in that article, our experience of having helped treat over 5,820 dogs and cats does bear out the fact that vaccinated animals can still get Parvo.

A significant number of these pets get Parvo within days, and sometimes hours, of being vaccinated.

In addition, we also see plenty of dogs that are no longer puppies getting the virus, and the oldest dog we have heard about that got Parvo was 14 years old, and that dog had been vaccinated regularly for the first 12 years of its life.

We used to recommend one specific brand of vaccine, but we stopped promoting it when we found out that it did not offer total protection against the 2c strain of Parvo, and when we did more research and found out what’s really going on with the vaccine industry.

The message? Don’t assume your dog is safe from Parvo just because he’s had some or all of his shots!

Myth 2 – Vaccines Have Eradicated Epidemics

There is plenty of information from credible sources on the Internet to bear out the fact that most illnesses and diseases were not eradicated by vaccines.

One such article can be found on HealthSentinel.com.

Also, some diseases such as scarlet fever never had vaccines developed, and yet you rarely hear about people getting this disease these days.

Myth 3 – Vaccines Are Extremely Safe

Whether you’re talking about vaccines for humans or animals, there are so many reports of children dying or being injured, often for life, that we’re surprised anybody in their right mind still believes this one.

We have visitors to some of our other sites who have reported side-effects (including death) from vaccines such as the bordetella shot and Parvo shots that also indicate this is a total myth, and one of the most dangerous.

Myth 4 – Only A Tiny Minority Of Genetically-Susceptible Dogs Will Suffer Adverse Reactions To Vaccines

One of the problems here is that we have never heard of a single vet doing any sort of tests or even asking any questions about a dog’s health before giving them vaccinations.

And given that puppies will often be on deworming tablets (which contain very toxic chemicals) at the time they get their shots, their immune system is definitely going to be compromised.

Myth 5 – “I Am A Vet, And I Have Only Seen One Vaccine Reaction In 20 Years’ Of Practice.”

We have heard countless tales from people whose pets suffered vaccine reactions within hours or days, and the vets still wouldn’t accept that the vaccine was the cause, so it’s no wonder they refuse to connect the dots if problems develop weeks or months later.

We have also long suspected that the Canine Parvovirus was created in a laboratory somewhere, so it’s good to see we’re not the only ones thinking along these lines.

And if you think that these drug companies aren’t willing to stoop so low as to create diseases just so they can peddle their wares, think again?

Did you know that vaccines for the swine ‘flu were already being sold before the virus hit the US? How on earth does that happen? Do the drug companies employ psychics?

And why do you suppose that more and more dogs are getting cancer at ever earlier ages? Is it merely a coincidence that this trend began at roughly the same time as more and more vaccines for pets were introduced?

Myth 6 – Vaccine Manufacturers Have To Undergo Stringent Procedures And Tests To Ensure Safety

If you saw just how little testing some of these vaccines are subjected to, you’d either laugh or cry.

And as the article says, there are no long-term studies, and no tests that compare vaccinated to unvaccinated pets (or children, for that matter).

Why?

Maybe because the manufacturers know exactly what they’d find – because they know what toxic ingredients they put in their vaccines.

Myth 7 – It’s Better To Risk A Vaccine Reaction Than Subject My Dog To These Deadly Killer Diseases

Really? Given that vaccines can kill animals – and people too?

We’ve said it many times before, but even if the risk of an adverse reaction (or death) from a vaccine were one in a million, if yours was that one in a million dog or child that died, how would you feel?

Remember, it should be up to the manufacturers to prove that their products are safe. It should not be your responsibility to prove that they aren’t!

There should be multiple long-term studies conducted by reputable disinterested/non-vested third parties with definitive uncontroverted proof demonstrating that a single as well as multiple vaccine shots produces absolutely NO side-effects whatsoever, i.e. this would include short-term and long-term time frames; furthermore, there must also be absolute proof that these vaccinations work as intended in at least 98% of the cases.

So, until we see this, we will not even think of vaccinations as anything but what they are: untested huge billion-dollar money-makers for the super-rich drug peddlers in the gluttonous pharmaceutical market.

Myth 8 – The Homoeopathic Vaccine Alternative Is Unproven

We have to confess that our own research into nosodes has not exactly convinced us that they work.

Homeopathy strikes us as more of a black art than either science or naturopathy.

However, having said that, it does seem that nosodes should have a zero risk of any adverse side-effects, but to us, the question as to whether they really work or not remains unanswered.

If you want to check out one such product, then Parvo-K is freely available. You’ll find the reviews are not exactly positive, but the people appear to have been using the product for Parvo treatment, and not as a vaccine alternative, so you’ll have to draw your own conclusions on that one.

One other thing to bear in mind about this product, you will have to use several bottles per dog to even scratch the surface. We talk about this issue, as well as many others, in our free Parvo Treatment 101 book, so grab your copy today.

Myth 9 – You Should Vaccinate Your Dog Every Year

As you will no doubt have gathered by now, we are strongly against any type of vaccinations, but if your vet is still recommending annual boosters for Parvo, say, then it’s safe to assume that he’s only after your money.

Even the AVMA changed their recommendation for Parvo booster shots to every three years – and that is still considered to be a compromise by many, since research indicates that the shots (if they work at all for your dog) can provide immunity for seven years to life.

Remember, the more vaccines you give your dog, the greater the risk of short-term and long-term damage.

And by the way, when faced with giving your dog the only mandatory vaccination, i.e. the rabies shot, then please read our article on the pre- and post-vaccination protocol we developed and used with our own dogs when it became necessary to give them their rabies shots.

Myth 10 – My Doctor/Vet Knows Best

This is very prevalent, and very dangerous.

A large part of medical training, for both doctors and vets, is funded by Big Pharma.

Are they doing this for philanthropic reasons, or are they basically recruiting an army of sales reps?

The usual advice to follow the money will tell you the answer to this one.

In our own experience, many vets are giving people very dangerous advice when it comes to treating Parvo. This includes giving sick dogs:

  • chicken, which can cause bacterial infections such as Campylobacter that are almost as bad, if not worse than, the Parvo virus itself
  • Gatorade or Pedialyte, which in our experience can make the vomiting worse, and given that vomiting is one of the biggest problems for dog with Parvo, that’s the last thing you need
  • rice, which can, in extreme cases, cause a blockage which can prove fatal

On top of that, many of the drugs they prescribe, such as antibiotics and anti-emetics, can also make matters worse. For example:

  • a common anti-nausea drug, Cerenia, is known to cause vomiting, which is the exact opposite of what you need
  • a common antibiotic, Metronidazole, is considered carcinogenic, and is banned from being given to feed animals (presumably because they don’t want this drug in the human food chain, which should tell you something) and this drug is so toxic that is has been banned in other countries. BTW, if you happen to have this drug, DO NOT ingest it either by eating, inhaling vapors, allowing it to touch your skin, etc. It is just that bad – get rid of it, take it to a hazardous materials dump site.

(By the way, if you’re looking for some safe home remedies, you’ll get all the details of the most effective ones in our comprehensive Parvo Treatment Guide, which is included with all orders for one of our Parvo Treatment Kits.)

Some vets will even insist on vaccinating infected dogs, which can kill your dog in a matter of hours. Don’t believe us? Then read this harrowing tale from one of our customers.

It is also well-known that very little time is spent at medical school on issues such as nutrition, and yet this is a crucial part of keeping your pet healthy.

We are not, as we have said, in favour of vaccinations as there are far too many problems with them..

But if you choose a bad dog food, your dog is ingesting that every single day so the effects accumulate quickly. And if you check the ingredients of most dog foods sold at your local supermarket, you’ll find they contain a bunch of useless and/or dangerous ingredients. Many are laden with wheat, soy and corn, which are known allergens; many are chicken-based, which can be infected with dangerous bacteria; many are toxic chemicals; and many are nutritionless fillers that do nothing for your dog except make him eat more because there’s nothing in the food worth eating.

(In case you were wondering, we give our dogs Triumph, which does not suffer from these problems – and if we had cats instead of dogs, we’d still use Triumph.)

Conclusion

As we expected, Catherine’s article was enlightening and supports many of our own views on vaccinations (and the medical profession).

Remember, your pet relies on you to make the decisions that are best for him, because he can’t do that himself. Don’t you owe it to them to do your own research into vaccinations, rather than trust the opinion of somebody who has a very large financial incentive to inject your dog with as many different vaccines as he can get away with?

PS. Please note that we are aware some vets (e.g. old-school country vets) do genuinely seem to care for the animals they treat, but based on what our research shows and what our own customers have told us countless times, most do not – all they care about is how many times they can get you to go back to “fix” the problems they caused in the first place with their toxic drugs, thus racking up a huge bill in the process.
PPS A really good starting point is Catherine’s book, so if you haven’t yet read it, we strongly recommend buying a copy of “What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines“.

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