Vaccinations and Canine CancerBy
There is little that can annoy me more than hearing about a dog with cancer that has gotten a vaccination. And it happens every day.
Please make no mistake about it. If your dog has cancer it is imperative that they never receive another vaccination. Not ever again for the rest of their life. There are clear warnings about this from the pharmaceutical companies who make the vaccines. Any vaccination given to your dog will further impair their immune system and greatly reduce their likelihood of recovery.
Now, you may be saying, “But where I live, the law says I have to get my dog vaccinated.” The fact is, in most jurisdictions, this only applies to healthy dogs. Where I live, I can get an exemption from vaccinating my dog if she is unhealthy. And the same is true in most jurisdictions. All I need to do is to get my vet to write a letter that says because of my dog’s health problem, she should not be vaccinated, and send it to the county. You can search the internet to find out what the animal vaccination laws are where you live. In most places, you will find the law allows the same exemption.
In cases where your vet wants to vaccinate you dog with cancer, or refuses to give you a letter, you may want to consider getting a new vet. Here’s why.
Every dog vaccine has a statement on the label and in the package insert that says this, or something similar to it. “For the vaccination of healthy dogs against _______ (whatever the vaccination is for).” Well guess what? Your dog has cancer and because of this, is not healthy. According to the manufacturers instructions, vaccinations are not supposed to be given to unhealthy dogs!
Here’s another example in a rabies vaccination insert from a major pharmaceutical company. Under precautions it states, “This product has been shown to be efficacious in healthy animals.” This means it has NOT been shown to be efficacious in unhealthy animals!
It goes on to say, “A protective immune response may not be elicited if animals are incubating an infectious disease, are malnourished or parasitized, are stressed due to shipment or environmental conditions, are otherwise immunocompromised, or the vaccine is not administered in accordance with label directions.”
If your dog has cancer he/she is immuno-comprimised, and it is not safe to give him/her a vaccination. And by definition, your dog is physiologically stressed because of the cancer.
I could go on ad infinitum about the potential and real dangers of vaccinations, not only for dogs with cancer, but for all dogs. I have a list of diseases that are caused by vaccinations in Dog Cancer: The Holistic Answer.
Just remember. If you dog has cancer…NO VACCINATIONS!