Vaccinating Our Pets
- By Kim Bloomer
I'd like to talk to you about pet vaccinations. I
cannot tell you legally what to do since I'm not
licensed but I can share with you what I do with my
own pets or had done!
I actually believe several things happened to my own
dogs due to the practice of overvaccinating...
My previous dog, Fridge - a big, beautiful golden
retriever boy - was an amazing and wonderful dog. I
got him as an 8 week old puppy from a client of the
veterinarian I was working for at the time. During
that time parvo virus was really wrecking havoc on
our dogs and puppies, so the vaccine was being
further developed and supposedly made better.
Well, since I was so entrenched in the
"traditional" medicine idea that you use
preventatives, vaccinate, and feed kibble, then
vaccinate some more, I proceeded to REALLY vaccinate
Fridge. He got a good series of puppy vaccinations
because I was taking him with me to work on a regular
basis. I wanted to make sure he was really
"protected". Well, I may have ended his
life early by overdoing it.
You see, Fridge started having seizures shortly after
I started his regimen of vaccinations. I never
equated the two either. He always had so many
allergies to so many things. I was using regular
fertilizers, cleaners, and pesticides on top of it
all. It never occurred to me that Fridge was most
likely suffering from heavy toxicity due to all the
chemicals he was encapsulated in, including the
Poor guy, I wonder if things would've been different
if I had known the truth. I think so. He's one of my
primary reasons for publishing AspenbloomWellPet.
Shadrach, my Neapolitan Mastiff, is my other primary
reason. I want to help pet owners NOT go through what
I've gone through with my two special boys.
My husband and I got Shadrach as a rescue. Not a
traditional rescue but a rescue nonetheless, meaning
my cousin rescued him and we ended up with him. I was
a bit further along in my knowledge of a natural
approach for humans, in fact much further along but
not as savvy on pets, YET. Shadrach has been
implemental in my discovering and continuing to
discover the way to true wellness for pets using
natural remedies, products, and approaches.
I vaccinated Shadrach, a couple of times, normal
puppy shots. I didn't overdo it but Shadrach's system
was already compromised due to the fact he had been
abused and nearly starved to death prior to coming to
live with us. He needed raw food, natural care, not
more toxicity to battle. He was not well the first
year and half we had him and now I wonder if the
vaccinating and preventatives (pesticides really)
were compromising his system further. I was still
feeding "premium" kibble. I used flea and
tick shampoo. I used the heartworm preventative.
During all this time I also painted my house - more
toxins for Shadrach to battle AND my husband and I.
Shadrach had continuing health problems, especially
allergies and skin problems. He contracted Bordetella
from a dog friend of his. He was so sick for nearly 3
months. He got 2 full courses of antibiotics and got
skinny all over again. It was agony for us to see
this young dog so sick and we thought we were doing
all the right things. In fact, I vaccinated him for
Bordetella a few times after his illness thinking I
was further protecting him when in reality I was most
likely further compromising his system.
Thank God, I started researching things. I thought,
"if we can do natural for us, why not our
critters". I discovered this whole world of
holistic natural care, and you are now reading my
findings. I found a couple of great holistic vets
willing to help educate me. Now, at 5 1/2 years old,
Shadrach is fully "natural". He's healthy
and I believe that's why he is healthy. I am hoping
that I didn't shorten his sweet life by my unknowing
"care". I've met some wonderful people in
the holistic industry who've guided me and helped me
learn. Now I'm going to be further educated and
certified so I can help as many others as are willing
to learn. My hope is that many more animals will be
spared the harm that was done, albeit unwittingly, to
my poor boys.
Animals have always been my passion and now coupled
with the need to share natural care, I hope many will
be spared unnecessary pain and suffering - critters
and their owners.
Kim Bloomer of Aspenbloom is a preventative pet care
consultant and also publishes a pet wellness RSS
channel, Aspenbloom WellPet and Aspenbloom Pet Products. Go to Aspenbloom Pet Care for details.
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