We all have the same goal when it comes to pets and vaccine choice, which is: Protect our pets from harm.

Let’s take a closer look at the vaccine dilemma … and why “vaccine choice” is important. 


The main reason you would vaccinate your pet is because you don’t want them die from infectious diseases. Parvo, distemper and rabies, and feline leukemia.

Your goal is to protect your pet from harm. So you vaccinate them and now you don’t have to worry about parvo, distemper and rabies or feline leukemia.

Let’s face it … most (not all) vaccines work. The parvo, distemper and rabies vaccines are all effective. This is why your vet wants you to vaccinate your pet … they protect your pet from infectious diseases.

But do they protect your pet from harm? Depends on how you look at it …


I’m sure you’re aware that vaccines can and do carry some potentially nasty side effects. The most common reactions that can mess your pets up are immune suppression, behavioral changes, allergies, arthritis and joint disease, heart disease, thyroid disease, autoimmune diseases and cancer. 

These are diseases that, like parvo, distemper and rabies and feline Leukemia, can kill pets. And they kill more pets than infectious disease does. 

Your vet is very likely to tell you about the benefits of vaccination, but most do a terrible job of telling you that job could potentially kill your pets or change them forever.

So why do vets tend to downplay the potential dangers of vaccines?

1. Their curriculum is taught be vaccine makers

2. Their continuing education is taught by vaccine makers

3. The dog owner might not report the reaction

4. Many reactions take months to develop so the connection isn’t made

5. Only 1% of vaccine reactions are ever reported

6. 90% of vaccine reactions are reported to the vaccine manufacturer and not the USDA

7. The USDA rarely asks for reactions from the vaccine makers

8. The USDA does not make vaccine reaction reports available to vets or the public 

9. The USDA does not share proprietary vaccine ingredients with vets or the public

10. The USDA does not make vaccine safety studies available to vets or the public

11. Vaccination keeps customers coming to the clinic

So your vet really can’t tell you that vaccines are safe … they don’t have access to the data that would tell them this. The vaccine makers tell your vet if their vaccines are safe. 

So there are some significant issues when it comes to vaccines. And you have to consider these when you choose a vaccine plan for your pets.

Meet us here next month for part 2!

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