Canine Immune System Support

Dogs sometimes become aggressive, destructive, and even hysterical after receiving a vaccine.” In his 20 years of practice, Dr. Pitcairn said he “witnessed a dramatic difference between pets that were vaccinated and those not vaccinated. The pets not vaccinated have less illness, better coats, they tend not to attract parasites and are generally healthier overall.”  Dr. Pitcairn, DVM

I am often asked what we do for our dogs to support their immune systems in place of the chemical vaccines? Besides an exemplery diet, we choose to do something that we feel is more effective and so safe there are no side-effects.  Its called homeopathy.  What can it do that vaccines don’t do?  It works, its safe, it contains no parasites, pathogens, worms, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, heavy metals, preservatives, etc.  You get the picture.  Because they are safe and nontoxic, the body can respond to them without having to deal with these other things, and it can therefore support the body in making its antibodies naturally.  Antibodies made to pathogens this way are not only effective, but they last for a lifetime.

The vaccines on the other hand, have a list of side-effects that include skin problems, seizures, cysts, tumors, hip displacement, hair loss, changes in hair texture, warty growths, numerous types of cancers, mood and personality changes, DNA damage, and death.  Therefore, we are committed to avoid them as much as possible. The rabies vaccine is the only exception, which we are convinced is both unsafe and unnecessary, but out of ignorance, the state requires it.  You will understand more as to why we feel the way we do as you read the information below.

When our dog first came home, although she was not vaccinated, her parent dogs had been.  We knew the pathogens from her parents vaccines were likely to be in her, as well as any DNA damage she would have suffered from the vaccines. So the first thing we did was address all inherited vaccine issues.  Our puppy was given homeopathics for each of the vaccine worms, chemicals, and other pathogens she carried in her system.  See my blog on the website for more information regarding how we did this.  Once we were done with those, and the worms had been expelled, we were able to use homeopathy to address possible DNA issues that are common among Standard Poodles.

A word of awareness: I have interviewed a number of veterinarians, and found that its highly unusual to find one that knows anything about homeopathy or building antibodies ahead of time. Even when they say they know what it is, they essentially have no knowledge of how and why it works. As one veterinarian told me, she had taken a one day class and said, rather than an educational class, it was designed to discourage the new veterinarians from trying it. It isn’t the fault of the veterinarian, so we need to be patient, they weren’t trained to use natural solutions.  If your vet is willing, this is probably something you will have to teach them.  Or, move on, and keep looking until you find one.  I personally feel it is worth the time and effort to search for the right veterinarian who has some knowledge, is willing to learn, and still has some commonsense.  One woman I spoke with said she doesn’t use a vet at all, but rather the same naturopath she takes her children to.  He was the only one she could find that was able to get her dog truly well, and didn’t want to use harmful substances on him.  I would keep an open mind.