Upon my return to the office today after being out helping support our team on our Hiking Adventures, I received a newsletter from the organization we currently use to certify our team as well as utilizing their continuing educational courses. The email was your typical newsletter email and as I quickly scrolled down, the following title jumped out to me. I took a deep breath and my heart sank as I realized that the very organization we have used for our certification has put a line in the sand and is taking a side that will perpetuate false information, fake news, as well as use inflammatory titles designed to further spread fear.
Here was the title in the email: "The anti-vaxxers have a new target in their sights - pets"
I clicked on the link and the author of the article is clearly ignorant, very misinformed, and obviously did no research instead choosing to make multiple inflammatory statements with zero substantiating evidence or proof to validate the statements. Additionally, he is lumping anyone who states to not over-vaccinate as an anti-vaxxer. Grrrrr. This makes me incredibly frustrated.
Rodney Habib was also under attack today and posted the following statement on his Facebook page, which I thought was absolutely perfect. "Anti-vaxxer🚫: no vaccines, in spite of risk🐶 Over-vaxxer💉: refuse to stop vaccinating, in spite of risk🐱 Parallel: Fear🙈"
Further, those of us who are encouraging pets to be titered are not saying to not use vaccines. We are saying to titer and then use the appropriate dosage to supplement where needed to boost the antibodies. There is no reason to keep bombarding a pet's immune system if the pet already possesses the appropriate level of antibodies. This would also be considered common sense medicine.
If this particular author had done even the slightest amount of research, he could easily have come across the following research article by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
On over-vaccinating: "One of the results of veterinary pharmacovigilance has been the recognition of the development of sarcomas at the injection site in cats following routine vaccination and occasionally, following administration of pharmaceutical products [18–29]. These tumors are usually fibrosarcomas."
But wait... there must be a reason to keep injecting - right?! Yes, it would be called money!!! Mars Corporation (yes, the candy brand Mars you know) is betting BIG on the pet industry. They are systematically purchasing veterinary offices, labs, food supply, etc. Read more here to get a glimpse as to how much ownership of the market they now possess. How much do you trust an organization which has perpetuated sugar, hydrogenated oils, diabetes, and now wants to dictate the standards and control the messaging for pets and pet health?