Rabies- repost

A much needed repost

Rabies vaccines; it's a hot topic these days. www.rabieschallengefund.org The Rabies challenge has brought it to the forefront and is digging into the facts. I have always got rabies vaccinations for my dogs but now into their senior years and having health issues I am not willing to compromise their health. With Titers you can reliably test the amount of immunity a dog has to certain diseases.

Great article on Titer testing

With a good titer result; our dogs are still protected but sometimes this isn't enough for the officials. With simple common sense it should be; you can have titers done for humans as well and that seems to be enough for us. Why should be re-vaccinate when the dogs body has enough immunity? They are finding out that over vaccinating is alot more dangerous than once thought.

I have a very inquiring mind; I always want to know more. If I hear about an important issue that I hadn't heard before then I dig in; I want the facts. I listen to what people have to say; take what I think is important and toss the rest. Life is a constant education; to deny facts, to turn away in an "I don't want to know" manner is really useless.

Take the whole Autistic/vaccine debate going on in the human world right now. Many just don't buy it; thankfully many are also digging.

Information on the Rabies challenge

We are only human and humans make mistakes; but to turn away from the facts is a disservice to us and our animals. Before you re-vaccinate; research, research alot.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Y'all,

    At the height of Hawk's allergy problems when his anal gland problem sent him to a surgeon, he suggested we use titers.

    I had changed his heartworm and flea tick medications and seen improvement, so I wanted to cut out or back on the vaccinations.

    Rabies was the only one they didn't want to do titers for because if he did bite someone without proof of a current vaccine he would be quarantined and probably destroyed. We do use the 3 yr. Some states still require annual, but I think most now accept the longer acting version. Our vet doesn't feel a titer is even necessary the first 2 years past a vaccine, but recommends it the 3rd yr. out.

    Of course now that he is getting older he doesn't require all the vaccinations he did as a young dog.

    The subject of vaccines is one that is constantly changing.

    We have a good friend who was also our vet for years who practices mostly holistic medicine and even has a holistic treatment for Equine Encephalitis Virus.

    Looking forward to hearing about anything more you discover.

    Y'all come by now,
    BrownDog's Human


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