The rabies vaccine is arguably the most dangerous shot our dogs get. Because it’s required by law, it’s a difficult shot to avoid. Because the vaccine is made from a “killed” virus, rather than “modified live” virus as are most other vaccines, manufacturers add dangerous “adjuvants” to boost effectiveness. These adjuvants too often cause adverse reactions, some of which occur quickly, but many of which occur days, weeks or even months after vaccination.
My year-old Maltese Jiggy developed autoimmune liver disease after a rabies shot. Countless other dogs have developed seizures, blood diseases, behavior problems like aggressiveness and separation anxiety, and countless other disorders.
But the vaccine is required by law, you say, so what difference does it make if you know the shot causes problems?
First, if you can trace your dog’s illness to the shot, you may have a better chance of treating it. Second, if your dog has a documented history of problems with this or any other vaccination, you may be able to get a special exemption from your local Animal Control. Third, because of an amazing study by the Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust, we now have the opportunity to help extend the period between shots to up to seven years, maybe even longer. Currently, the shot is required every one to three years depending on where you live.
For more information on vaccine’s reactions, protective measures and the work of the Rabies Challenge Fund, please watch our entertaining and informative video then go to our websitehttp://www.Truth4Dogs.orgto learn more.