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What's In Those Vaccines?
Well, aside from live or dead virus, most people would be shocked and horrified to learn what else is included in those "safe" shots.
For example, did you know that vaccinations (for both animals AND humans - yes, these poisons are being injected into your children too) contain Thimerosal, which is made up of ethyl mercury. This is a highly toxic metal that affects neurological system in all animals. It can also affect immune system, motor coordination, increase behavioral dysfunctions, and appears to be linked to autism in humans.
Here's an eye opener. Uranium is most poisonous substance known to man... mercury comes in second. Once it enters body through ingestion, injection or inhalation, it continues to accumulate. In other words, human and animal bodies cannot easily clear mercury from their systems.
Aluminum is another toxic metal found in vaccinations, which many of us know has been linked to Alzheimer’s.
Formaldehyde is used as a preservative and a tissue fixative. Think about that for a moment. Formaldehyde is used to preserve dead bodies before burial! Makes you wonder why they bother to use it after we're dead. After all, both us and our pets should be more than adequately preserved by time we pass on with all vaccines we get.
How about Ethylene Glycol? In other words - antifreeze! This ingredient is known to cause kidney and liver failure and can prove fatal if swallowed.
We've all heard of Borax (sodium tetra borate decahyrate). Some people use it in their laundry. For record, Borax is a pesticide included in ant killer. Guess where else it's used?
These are just some of poisons added to vaccinations. The list goes on. In fact, there are approximately 25 known additives included in vaccines for animals.
What Are The Alternatives To Vaccinations?
Up until recently, there have been relatively few alternatives in vaccinating your dog. In fact, it is law in many countries that animals must have routine vaccinations, especially rabies shots for animals that are traveling or if you wish to board them in a kennel or veterinary hospital. However, alternatives are starting to appear and some veterinarians are beginning to question validity of yearly vaccinations.
With increase in awareness over homeopathic alternatives in medicines, many people are turning to safer and, in some cases, more effective treatment of using homeopathic nosodes. Like regular vaccines, they are designed to sensitize body to a particular virus and are very effective in preventing infections. Completely safe with no side effects, they can be given to puppies quite safely and at a very early age. In fact, these nosodes can be administered to pregnant mother so her babies are protected when born.
Homeopathic nosodes are easy to administer as they come in pill or liquid form, as opposed to being injected like traditional vaccines. The cost is also lower, saving you money. However, there are limitations. Most countries, boarding kennels and veterinary hospitals will not accept animals that are given Lyssin (homeopathic rabies vaccine), although this is slowly beginning to change with more and more homeopathic veterinary hospitals and boarding kennels popping up across country.
What If Your Pet Is Exposed To a Virus?
If you know that your dog has been exposed to a virus, you can help prevent development of disease by administering nosodes immediately after exposure and before symptoms develop.
Viral diseases such as canine distemper and canine parvo virus are basically incurable with traditional medical treatment, however these viruses quickly respond to treatment from homeopathic nosodes.
As all diseases are extremely serious in an animal, you should always seek out professional medical treatment. If conventional treatment doesn't appear to be working, do not hesitate to seek out a homeopathic veterinarian for treatment. What's important is life of your pet, so seek any methods available that may help.
Article Copyright 2005. Rose Smith is the author and owner of Caring For Canines, a web site that provides information on natural dog health care. To learn more about dog medications, vaccinations and first aid, please visit us at: http://www.caringforcanines.com/herbal-medications.shtml