How Vaccines Damage Your Pet's Health




"Even if all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken."

~ Bertrand Russell

"In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

~ George Orwell

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

~ Arthur Schopenhauer






Thinking Outside the Box

People who are open to feeding their pets a raw diet are already thinking outside the box. As we become more aware of how the atrocious quality of highly processed commercial pet food negatively affects our pet's health, this often naturally leads us to reconsider the conventional wisdom behind other widely accepted practices involving our pets; case in point being the highly profitable business of vaccination.

In order to begin to understand more clearly the concept of vaccinosis and comprehend the astonishing level of damage being done to many of our pets' health due to the administration of so very many vaccines, we have to be willing to open our minds and look beyond our ingrained beliefs.

Depending on how ready you are to break through the boundaries of conditioning to which we have all been subjected, it's possible that the information on this page may shock, surprise or perhaps even anger you.

But regardless of your response to this information, it’s hoped that what's presented here will compel you to do your own research on this subject, so that you can learn for yourself the real truth about the multi-billion dollar vaccine industry, and the outrageous untold damage that vaccinations are having not only on domestic pets, but upon virtually the entire population of the human race as well.

There is a growing amount of information on this subject available on the internet that is well worth taking the time to explore. If you're interested in learning more, a good place to start is by checking out the links section of this website.

Conditioned Thinking

Just as most of us have grown up and lived in a society which has conditioned us to believe that it’s perfectly acceptable to feed our pets commercial pet food, so do the majority of people in the western world consider vaccination to be a perfectly acceptable, safe, and effective means of preventing the spread of infectious disease. Most all of us have been vaccinated ourselves at some point in our lives, and most all of the pets we have owned have most likely been vaccinated as well. Many people consider that making sure their pets “get their shots” is the absolute right thing to do – or rather - not just that it’s the right thing to do, but that NOT doing it is actually tantamount to negligence!

What is Known About Vaccinosis

There's an umbrella term that has been coined to describe the myriad damage that vaccines have the potential to inflict. This term is vaccinosis. You are encouraged to do an internet search on this term to learn more about it and further explore its ramifications. But please consider that when it comes to the damage that has been, is being, and potentially will be done to both domestic animals and humans alike as a result of the use of vaccines, what is known thus far only amounts to just the tip of the iceberg.


A Healthy Immune System Confers the Ultimate Immunity - Naturally

As was mentioned on the introductory page - and it bears repeating - the most potent, effective and natural mechanism for ensuring good health, longevity and resistance to infections, parasites and disease, exists right within the internal terrain of the body. A well balanced internal terrain makes for a robust, healthy, fully operational immune system.

In other words, effective immunity is created within the body by virtue of the strength of the body’s own properly functioning immune system. Contrary to popular belief, the truth is that although the injection of vaccines may stimulate the production of antibodies, this does not mean that they create immunity. Vaccines, in and of themselves, do not create immunity from disease. Only the immune system can do that. And the way the immune system works naturally to create immunity is the same, whether it be in an animal like a cat or dog, or in a human being.


How a Properly Functioning Immune System Works

Put very simply, the way it works is this: when contagions, whether in the form of germs, bacteria or viruses, enter the body, the way they generally pass from the outside to the inside is via a bodily orifice. The body’s major first lines of defense lie in the form of mucus and the mucous membranes, primarily those of the eyes, nose, mouth, pulmonary passages and GI tract. When the body is exposed to pathogens entering into the body in this way, as long as the immune system is healthy and functioning properly, it will often automatically create an immediate immunity to that potential threat, thereby protecting the body from infection and fending off disease. If by chance for some reason the pathogen does manage to take hold to the point where it’s able to actually cause an acute form of illness, the body will react with certain symptoms, perhaps with such purging responses as fever, sweating or vomiting, inflammation, or an increase in mucus production etc. These sorts of symptoms are the body’s way of naturally ridding itself of the potentially harmful pathogen and restoring itself to good health.

Nature’s means of creating immunity sometimes means that a disease is contracted. This can have a twofold purpose. One purpose, although it may sound harsh, is that those animals that are not strong and healthy enough to either resist or survive such illness may perish, thus ensuring that the weak will not live to reproduce. The other purpose is that if one survives an illness, permanent immunity from that disease is generally conferred, and as a result of fighting off the disease the animal may well end up being stronger for having lived through the ordeal.


Vaccines Bypass the Body's Natural Immune Response

Now let's explore what happens when Nature’s way is not allowed to unfold on its own because a pathogen, such as a virus, bacteria or heavy metal, is forcibly and unnaturally introduced into the body subcutaneously - directly into the bloodstream or musculature - thereby completely bypassing the body’s natural, innate defense mechanisms. This is the scenario every time a vaccine is injected via hypodermic needle into the body. The result is that the body’s natural immune processes are overridden, and in effect, short circuited. When this occurs, the body’s immune system is deprived of the opportunity to defend against that artificially introduced pathogen the way nature intended for it to.

Because of this short circuiting and the denied opportunity for the body to defend itself naturally, the way it was designed to, the potential outcome in some cases is that these artificially introduced pathogens can end up causing a kind of low grade, chronic form of disease – one against which the body cannot properly defend. In such cases the body is unable to effectively eradicate the bug and cure itself, because its natural ability to defend itself via the immune system’s conventional means has not been stimulated and activated via the proper introductory channels. In other words the body is effectively prevented from ever experiencing a full blown, acute case of the disease with the accompanying purgative symptoms.

Because the immune system’s natural defense mechanisms have been bypassed, short circuited and effectively overridden, in some cases the body becomes unable to properly rid itself of the pathogen and so the illness.

Looking at it from this perspective, it becomes clearer why multiple vaccines can, and often do, have the effect of dramatically impairing the body's natural ability to either maintain good health or heal itself.






An Epidemic of Chronic Degenerative Illness in Pets

Imagine the many different possible malfunctions that might transpire in the body and immune system of a small animal that receives multiple vaccines at one sitting. Then multiply that by the number of injections that may be given in the form of yearly “boosters’ over the life of that animal, and you may begin to see the scope of potential immune dysfunction that can, and no doubt is, occurring within virtually the entirety of today’s vaccinated domestic pet population. Just as with the toxic commercial pet food industry, there is no doubt whatsoever that there is a massive fortune being made by the mega-pharmaceutical corporations that are marketing vaccines the world over, both for animal as well as human use.

When you consider the chronic malnourishment from which many of these animals are already suffering as a result the utter junk most of them are being fed throughout the course of their lives, compounded with the additional affront of being repeatedly injected with numerous vaccinations, is it any wonder that what we’re seeing today in our pets in terms of chronic degenerative, as well as auto immune diseases, may well be amounting to nothing less than an all out epidemic?



Vaccines - A Toxic Brew

If the unnatural mechanism of introducing various viruses and bacteria into the body via vaccine injections weren’t enough of a deterrent in and of itself, there are yet more reasons to avoid having your pets jabbed.

Besides bacteria and viruses, many of the other sorts of ingredients that are found in vaccines should certainly make people think twice about using them.

Here’s just a very short list of some of the toxic and potentially damaging substances that are commonly used as components in vaccines:


  • Thimerosal - an organic compound containing the heavy metal mercury, which has been widely used as a preservative in vaccines. Mercury is a powerful neurotoxin. It is one of the most potent poisons known to man and has been shown to impair the function of many internal systems, chief among them being the brain, the central nervous system, the endocrine system, and the kidneys, as well as other organs.
  • Aluminum - another heavy metal used in vaccines as an adjuvant. Adjuvants are often added to vaccines containing killed viruses in order to enhance, or boost the vaccine’s effectiveness. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin.
  • Formaldehyde - classified by the EPA as a probable carcinogen, is used as a tissue fixative in some vaccines.
  • Ethanol - can affect the function of the brain and nervous system, and is commonly used as a preservative in vaccines.
  • Phenol - a highly poisonous, caustic substance derived from coal tar and used in the production of disinfectants, dyes, pharmaceuticals, plastics, germicides, and preservatives
  • Animal organ tissue – cells from things like monkey kidneys, cow hearts and rabbit brains, as well as blood from sheep and pigs, are used in vaccines to culture viruses.

Why in the world are we injecting such things into our pets, much less ourselves??

To find the answer to that question,just follow the MONEY…

Vaccines Generate Quantum Dollars

for Big Pharma,

the Veterinary Industry,

and the Medical-Industrial Complex.


Food For Thought

Aside from the shocking list of ingredients used in creating vaccines, here are a few more reasons why we should all very seriously be reconsidering the wisdom of their use:


  • Vaccines do not necessarily confer immunity! A certain percentage of those who are vaccinated will invariably contract the very disease the vaccine they were given was intended to prevent.
  • Because the adjuvants contained in vaccines remain in the body indefinitely, they can continually stimulate immune-activating cells. Under normal circumstances, when pathogens are introduced into the body via natural routes, this stimulation happens quickly to overcome the infection, and once the infection is under control, the effect diminishes just as rapidly. But this chronic stimulation caused by the continual presence of vaccine adjuvants can cause the body to release a perpetual supply of free radicals, which are looking to kill a disease that is not present, and those free radicals have the potential to do perpetual damage on a cellular level.
  • Attenuated viruses, which are the live viruses used in some vaccines that have been weakened to the point where they are not supposed to be able to cause disease, also remain in the body indefinitely. As a result of the presence of free radicals in cells and organs, these viruses can mutate into virulent, disease causing organisms.

Think Twice About Vaccines


  • Find out what, if any vaccines are actually required by law for your pet where you live.
  • Seriously reconsider vaccinating young animals whose immature immune systems are still forming and not yet fully functional.
  • Never allow a sick pet to be vaccinated
  • Never allow pets to be vaccinated right before or after surgery, including spay and neuter procedures.
  • Avoid having your pet injected with multiple vaccines all at once.
  • Avoid "boosters" which are potentially very harmful to your pet and are marketed heavily because they're such big money makers for drug companies and vets alike.

The bottom line...

~ Do your homework.

~ Educate yourself about the harmful cocktail of ingredients used in vaccines.

~ Become informed about the potential risks and dangers before vaccinating your pets.

~ Check out the links page which lists many excellent resources where you can learn more.





Although a diet of whole raw foods based on Nature's prey model is the most natural, healthy way for our carnivorous companion animals to eat, it is not a cure-all for any or all ailments, nor should it be considered as such. If your pet is ill you are advised to seek out the services of a professional pet health care provider. The material contained on this website is the author's opinion and is shared for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing written herein is intended or should be considered as veterinary advice, and the author assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse by the reader of this information.

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