I get asked about vaccinations a lot. It seems there is so much fear and misunderstanding about vaccinating our pets as well as ourselves. We all want to do the right thing.
I do not vaccinate. My pets or myself. That is a choice I make, and I am willing to take responsibility for it. I am not, nor do I ever tell anyone else not to. That is entirely your decision to make. I have come to that conclusion through careful research and asking questions on my own.
I wanted to share an excerpt from a blog that I read on this very subject of pet vaccinatons.
“If you love your cat, your dog, or any pet that ever requires vaccinations, do what I am going to do. ALWAYS have a complete blood test and urinalysis done before ever getting any vaccinations done. Know what your pet’s health condition is FIRST before ever placing your pet at risk for any horror that could be waiting.
THEN make sure you get a Titer test done so you know your pet’s level of immunity or possible resistance to that which you may be getting ready to vaccinate for. “
The link for the blog is http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/vaccination_side_effects.html.
I believe this is good advice. If you choose to vaccinate be informed and realistic about what vaccinations make sense to you and your lifestyle.
Do you take your pet outdoors? Do you travel out of state with your pet? Do you live in the city or in the country? Is your pet in contact with other animals? What is the likely hood of a particular disease in your geographic area?
Your county extension office can give you information about recent outbreaks of particular diseases in your area, and what to look out for.
It is your responsibility to educate yourself.
To your pets,