First, let’s keep in mind, there's no "all or nothing options" when it comes to vaccines. But we should practice caution. So, if you choose to vaccinate your pet (or yourself), keep safe with this in mind:
1) Only allow a vaccine with a maximum of 4 combined "core viruses" at a time.
2) Space no less than 1 month (4 weeks) in between the next vaccination.
3) Never ever allow vaccinations to be performed if there's even a "small" ongoing health issue - this includes skin problems!
4) Be careful with any pain-relieving tablet or injection or actually any other drugs before and after vaccinations. Say "NO" to deworming or other anti-parasitic treatments at the time of vaccination. These drugs can influence how the body reacts to the vaccination and may increase the risk of vaccination side effects.
5) If your pet seems stressed at the time of a vaccination scheduled (boarding, relocation, new pet in household or mourning the loss of a companion!), postpone that date until your pet is back to being settled and content.
6) You may want to use supportive and immune balancing supplements such as probiotics and selected homeopathic remedies like Thuja. Work with a #holisticvet for details.
7) Last but not least, a fresh wholesome balanced diet is your pet's best ally for developing a strong, appropriately responsive immune system and resilience against diseases and drug side effects.
Vaccinating is really not a topic that's simple, or “black or white”. I feel the best way for all, pet owners, vets and pets, is when we discuss the matter at hand in an educated and mindful way. Preferably before vaccinating.
A carefully tailored approach makes all the difference between vaccines that are beneficial or toxic and, worst, triggering lifelong inflammatory responses.
As always, let's focus on "Do No Harm", according to the Hippocrates' doctor's oath!