Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: upstate NY
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
My dog Lily, who is part Havanese, had a mild reaction to the first shot and was premedicated with Benadryl for the second one. Despite that, she had a horrible reaction to her second rabies shot- we almost lost her. Since then, I have done a lot of reading on Dodds and Shultz's work, referenced in Dave's reply. Rabies is required by law here, but my vet will write a waiver, and we'll draw titers in a couple years when she is due according to the law.
I think supporting Dodds and Schultz's research by asking vets to comply with their recommendations will do a lot to increase awareness of the fact that vaccines have the potential to do harm. We don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater, and I think we still need to give some vaccines....but the discussions that are happening in these forums are the ones we need to have to help determine exactly which ones...and how often. This is a great place to get advice like that!