The 1 year rabies vaccine is the SAME as the 3 year rabies vaccine they are just labeled different. Ask for the human rabies vaccine if you are vaccinating, mercury is a neurotoxin and causes auto immune diseases.
Dr. Margo Roman also bred Standard Poodles at one time. Here is her letter of her experience with the Rabies vaccine
|Statement from Dr. Margo Roman sent in Support of AB 2000, “Molly’s Bill” As a California licensed veterinarian who has been practicing for 32 years, I am concerned about the health and well-being of my patients and protection of my clients. I am very concerned about the rabies vaccine. I have seen very serious reactions from the vaccine. My own personal dog, a 17 month old Standard Poodle “Wailea” was given a second rabies vaccine at 17 months and went into liver failure and facial myositis. She eventually lost all the muscles in her head as her eyes were sinking into their sockets and she eventually died. I had taken a rabies titer (an antibody blood test) on my dog just for information at the time of the vaccine and it showed 10 times more protection than needed for a rabies response. Since the rabies vaccine is only 86 % effective and that means 14% of the animals vaccinated do not have protection. My dog did not need that vaccine but I gave it due to the law and it eventually killed my dog. My dog’s antibodies were protecting her from the deadly disease of rabies and giving her another vaccine did not make her more protected but instead drove her body into an auto-immune reaction attacking her own body. I received my own rabies vaccines in 1974 and was told in Veterinary School that I should never just blindly get vaccinated but should titer every other year and see if my titer had dropped. If my titer dropped below the level then I should get a booster. Under no circumstances should I just blindly get a booster as it can cause auto-immune issues. As veterinarians, we are required to do that. The vaccine has hazardous effects. With 46 % of dogs and 39 % of cats now getting cancer, giving an unnecessary rabies vaccine is very dangerous to the pet. Vaccines are strong immune stimulators and can work negatively on the immune system. Titers are the best way to see if vaccines are effective protection and they should be an accepted evaluation of a pets protection from Rabies. Margo Roman,DVM
http://www.mashvet.comMargo Roman, DVM
MASH Main St Animal Services of Hopkinton
Hopkinton, MA 01748
508-435-4077 fx 508-435-5533
Be sure to watch Dr. Roman’s “Dr. Do More” video. I consulted with her in April 2012 about our Kona, he too had facial myositis. I had to make a heartbreaking decision and let him go on May 2, 2012. He became fully engulfed in staph because his immune system was so suppressed from the prednisone and staph became very clever in reinventing itself , he was literally rotting alive. He was just a couple of days shy of his 6th birthday. He battled MMM 13 months and staph infection for 8 months. I tried everything to try to save him. This vaccine madness must stop!
I received a desperate email from one of our pup owners last week stating that her Papi may have MMM or MG which is Myasthenia Gravis, another devastating and debilitating autoimmune disease. Please get involved and support the Rabies Challenge Fund and get a titer test rather than another unnecessary vaccine that will make your beloved dog sick. Sometimes they get sick right away, sometimes it takes years before disease rears it’s ugly head… when we would not relate it to be caused by the vaccines.
In California we are required by a law that has no scientific validity to it to vaccinate our dogs every 3 years for Rabies even though our dogs immune systems are still immune to the Rabies virus. Why is it that cats are not required by law to be vaccinated for rabies? Cats are certainly more likely to come in contact with a rabid animal while hunting and being out doors 24 hours a day or during the 2am cat fights (I think that is when the cat bars close) and literally roaming to wherever their little feet take them, but there is no law that states cats must be vaccinated at all and surely no law that the cat must be vaccinated every 3 years and show proof of it. Our law makers pockets have been padded by the pharmaceutical and vaccine companies to create this system that is fatally flawed. Take the titer test to prove immunity for proof that your dog has been vaccinated for Rabies . Ask for your copy of your titer results you may use these titer papers for registrations, licensing, travel etc.
Dr. George McKay
Veterinarian’s letter Re bill to require annual rabies shots
The following letter from Dr. George McKay of Watsonville, very clearly explains the wrong-headedness fo the proposal to require annual rabies shots.
I was recently made aware of 2 bills that are coming up for consideration, AB2689 and AB2000. I am a practicing Veterinarian here in California, and I would like to voice my wholehearted opposition to AB2689 in its entirety.
I am including a link to the CDC surveillance for Rabieshttp://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/pdf/10.2460/javma.235.6.676?cookieSet=1 for 2008 which is the most recent data I could locate.
The CDC concluded in its study that there were 2 cases of rabies in humans in 2008, and they were both from exposure to bats, not domestic animals. Of the 6841 reported cases of rabies in animals, only 7% (479) were in domestic animals. In California, of the 179 cases of rabies in animals, only 1 was a domestic animal, a cat.
In the years 2000-2008, 27 people died from exposure to Rabies virus. Only 6 of those humans have died in the US and Puerto Rico from exposure to Dog Rabies and NONE of these people were bitten by a dog in the US (one was bitten in Puerto Rico, one in Haiti, two in the Philippines, one in El Salvador, one in Ghana).
In the US, the incidence of Rabies in domestic animals has steadily declined since 1958, particularly in dogs.
As to decreasing the age at which a dog is first vaccinated, we must examine the science behind it. Every pregnant dog who is current on vaccination (which we will assume is every dog being bred, since it is legally required) will provide a passive immunity to her pups. This is due to maternal antibodies against rabies passing through the placenta, in the colostrum (first milk) and in smaller amounts in the motherâ€™s milk. It was originally postulated that the maternal antibodies were gone at 6 weeks of age because our tests could not measure them after this time. This is what we based our vaccine protocols on. If you look at the springerlink article (http://www.springerlink.com/content/q7254227771u67w7/ ), you can see that the pups did not respond until 10 weeks of age. Therefore, we must conclude that on average, a puppy with a vaccinated mom can not respond to Rabies Vaccine until 10 weeks of age. If one looks at statistics and draws
a standard bell curve around 10 weeks, one standard deviation from the mean incorporates 84 % of the puppies, but 2 standard deviations include 97.7 % of the puppies, and by 3 standard deviations, we will cover 99.9% of puppies. That is to say, by vaccinating at or after 16 weeks we will cover 99.9% of puppies, and by vaccinating at 12 weeks of age, we potentially leave a larger number of puppies unvaccinated for all intents and purposes, because they were unable to respond to the vaccine. This is self-defeating.
The conclusions that I draw from this information are as follows:
1) The incidence of Rabies in dogs has been declining year over year using our current vaccination strategy.
2) The danger of zoonotic exposure to humans by dogs in the US has been 0 in the past 10 years using the current vaccination strategy.
3) The most likely exposure to Rabies by humans in the US is by wildlife, particularly by bats, raccoons and skunks, which is not addressed in the current bill.
4)The mandating of vaccine for younger dogs will increase the number of vaccine failures due to latent maternal immunity.
This does not make sense.
Further, I want to pledge my full support to AB2000.
As a practicing Veterinarian, I have experienced firsthand the heartbreak of a pet who died as a result of a Vaccine reaction. I have seen numerous instances of non-lethal vaccine reactions that could have turned fatal if not for timely intervention on our part.
The ability to provide an exemption for a life threatening reaction is only common sense, and it is criminal that I can not legally do so at this time. For more information on Rabies Vaccine duration, follow the link tohttp://www.rabieschallengefund.org/
George McKay, DVM CA 12547
Mt. Madonna Vet
1961 Main St #232
Watsonville, CA 95076