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If you have been following the standard guidelines for pet
vaccinations you have probably been submitting your cat or dog
to a painful shot as well as the anxiety of a visit to the vet
every year in an effort to provide them the best health
Vaccinations are a big business. Owners will spend what they are
told in order to protect their pets and possibly themselves from
contacting scary and deadly diseases such as rabies or
However, some veterinarians and pet owners are starting to
question the wisdom and necessity of annual vaccinations.
Dr. Margie Scherk who runs a veterinary clinic in Vancouver was
quoted in a CBC news story as stating that "We have no reason to
think a cat's
immune system is different than a human's immune system. And
we don't get vaccinated every year."
If this is true, why do vets keep warning us to have our dogs
and cats vaccinated annually?
Possibly some encourage the visits for the monetary benefits,
but it is also a subject that is still fraught with controversy.
Pet owners in general are not anxious to take risks with such
deadly diseases and so until conclusive studies are embraced by
the medical field they will continue with annual vaccinations.
On the other hand, some studies have shown that certain
vaccines, such as the rabies vaccine, may be linked to an
increase in tumors in cats.
Other pet owners have had personal experiences which led them to
believe that vaccines in puppies may have been responsible for a
higher mortality in a healthy litter.
Until these concerns have been researched further, veterinarians
take their own stand on vaccinations. Dr. Kruth, who was also
interviewed by CBC, believes that owners should make decisions
based on the lifestyle of their pet. He explains that hunting
dogs are clearly more at risk for picking up some of these
diseases than a pet kept indoors in the city.
How can pet owners make an educated decision? There is a lot of
information available online, as well as recommendations from
Associations and veterinary schools which may reflect the more
recent research. However, most individuals will likely require
the experience and recommendation of their family pet's doctor
or shop around to find one who seems to be implementing newer
recommendations. In this case most will suggest a three year gap
between most vaccinations. There are still some diseases that
may require annual shots or even six month shots such as feline
leukemia and kennel cough.
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