(or, Never Hire This Vet in the First Place!)
In presenting my online course, Nosodes, Tautodes & Titers, it’s been a somewhat radicalizing experience as a teacher. Somehow, I’m seeing with fresh eyes just what you are up against in the world of conventional veterinary medicine.
I wrote a post for the course called Strategies for Skirting Rabies Vaccinations, filled with ideas that have worked for regular people who’ve recognized the need to stop re-vaccinating already rabies-vaccinated animals to keep them safe from chronic disease.
The more I read about the shenanigans conventional vets are using to get you more of these vaccinations, the more angry I get.
Dr. WhiteCoat often just lamely falls back on the law about rabies, as if he’s The Enforcer or something, wearing a deputy’s badge for the county or state or what ever governing body has the law on their books that says “YOU MUST repeat rabies vaccinations every ____ year(s)!”
Very few vets care to get up to speed on immunology’s understanding of how those laws are both inept and impotent to increase your animal’s immunity against a disease they are already immune to. From their earlier rabies vaccine.
The Truth Behind the Rabies Laws
If you haven’t already read this, my colleague Dr. John Fudens dug in years ago as a paralegal to find out the history of the rabies laws in his county.
Using the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act, available to every citizen of the U.S.), he found his law was promulgated by, you guessed it, veterinarians who stood to profit from its passage.
There were no cases of canine rabies in his country from 1964 up until 1978 (14 years), and yet, in the latter year, a rabies law was enacted for every dog in the county.
From 1964 to 1989 (25 years), the were no reported cases of rabies in cats in his county, and yet, in 1989 a law was made for all cats to have rabies vaccinations, tags, and licenses, just like the dogs.
Follow the Money, Honey
Who was behind these laws, nominally made to protect the populace from a scary human disease that hadn’t been seen in many, many years?
As you may have guessed, it was three local veterinarians with a fourth from the state’s vet school, and others from the county animal control bureaucracy, all of whom were destined to profit from the vaccinations now mandated on the public!
Did they happen to take into account the understanding of veterinary immunologists, who’ve known for decades that,
Immunity to viruses persists for years, or for the life of the animal.”
Did they reason that subsequent vaccinations throughout life would just keep boosting and boosting that immunity set in by the first shots given? Or, did they miss the part where the veterinary immunologists said,
Furthermore, revaccination with most viral vaccines fails to stimulate an anamnestic (secondary or “booster”) response…. The practice of annual vaccination in our opinion should be considered of questionable efficacy…”
When these same veterinary immunologists, Ronald Schultz and Tom Phillips, writing in a mainstream, well respected textbook called Current Veterinary Therapy XI, said,
A practice that was started many years ago and that lacks scientific validity or verification is annual revaccination. Almost without exception there is no immunologic requirement for annual revaccination,”
…were these eminent law makers offering their own research to prove otherwise?
They were passing laws that would help line their pockets.
An Embarrassing Profession
It’s been reported that, counter to not only the recommendations of immunologists in the veterinary field, but just about every professional veterinary group like the AVMA, AAHA, AAFP, etc, and the majority of veterinary schools in the world, that 60% of my colleagues still vaccinate annually.
That’s just plain embarrassing.
In case you don’t believe me, you can do your own Google search for this term: “annual vaccinations.”
Truly scary to see just how many vet sites come up. And truly embarrassing.
And, if that’s what you’re faced with, please be aware that that practice is causing harm to your animals, each time you line them up for more vaccines.
Why Avoid These Veterinarians?
The harm from repeated vaccinations is apparent. And has been for years, for anyone who is looking to find it.
Here are just a few examples, from both research literature and practice experience.
Fire This Vet!
Any vet choosing to ignore the lack of efficacy and the risk of harm that comes from repeated vaccination throughout your animal’s life, especially annual vaccinations, deserves to lose your business.
If you have a vet who’s willfully continuing to practice this way, in the face of all evidence condemning this, you have one best course of action:
For extra credit, and to have a greater effect on changing the world that your animals now must live in, besides telling him you’ll no longer contribute your hard earned income to his practice revenue,
Tell Him Why.
We can only change this out of date, useless, and harmful veterinary practice by speaking up.
Have no doubt of the power you possess.
If you’ve done this already, your example is likely to inspire others. Please share your experience in the comments below. We stand far stronger as a pack than as lone, educated and inspired individuals.