A team at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, sponsored by the Haywood Foundation, conducted several studies to determine if vaccines could cause changes in a dog’s immune system and thereby potentially lead to life-threatening diseases (the Haywood Foundation was looking for evidence in human immune systems from vacines). Guess what? They found the evidence.

And I’m sure you had no idea.

The takeaway from the study was that the vaccinated, not the non-vaccinated, dogs in the studies developed autoantibodies to many of their own “biochemicals, including fibronectin, laminin, DNA, albumin, cytochrome C, cardiolipin, and collagen”. This means that the vaccinated dogs only were attacking their own fibronectin. Quick science lesson: “Fibronectin (FN) is involved in many cellular processes, including tissue repair, embryogenesis, blood clotting, and cell migration/adhesion (source). That means that those vaccines, the ones they promise us are helpful, are actually doing us and our animals grave harm.

But the vaccinated dogs also developed autoantibodies to laminin- a building block of sorts, involved in many cellular activities including the adhesion, spreading, differentiation, proliferation, and movement of cells. The same cells you are MADE UP OF. It seems that vaccines are even capable of removing the natural intelligence of cells.

The Purdue studies also found that vaccinated dogs:

  • developed autoantibodies to their own collagen (provides structure to our bodies, protecting and supporting the softer tissues and connects them with our skeleton).
  • developed autoantibodies to their own DNA.

That last fact should have had the researchers worried and on the phone. It should have prompted them to immediately stop the vaccination program. Instead, they declared that more research was needed, found the dogs good homes, and ended any follow-up. They just didn’t want to know. When a researcher or doctor doesn’t want to know, that’s not a doctor you can trust.

Also, interestingly enough, around the same time, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force was trying to figure out why every year 160,000 cats develop terminal cancer at their vaccine injection sites. However, instead of stopping the program they’ve decided it’s best to continue until they can find out why the vaccines are killing cats, and which cats are most likely to die. Oh, they also vaccinate cats in the tail or leg now so they can amputate when cancer does appear. (In August 2003, the Journal of Veterinary Medicine carried an Italian study showing that dogs also develop vaccine-induced cancers at their injection sites.)

A Theory on Inflammation

It is acknowledged and accepted that as part of the vaccine process the body will respond with inflammation (which might be temporary or long-standing). In fact, holistic doctors and veterinarians have known this for a long time and talk about “-itis” diseases that happen soon after vaccination (they range from mild to fatal).

But, what if this inflammation is hiding dangerous invaders?

A new theory, by Open University (a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education) student Gary Smith, is causing a huge stir within the scientific community. In fact, some believe his theory could lead to a cure for many diseases- including cancer.

Smith’s theory posits that when a person gets ill, the inflammation occuring around the infected area is actually preventing the body from recognizing a foreign substance and therefore serving as a hiding place for invaders. He believes the inflammation occurs when, “at-risk cells produce receptors called All (known as angiotensin II type I receptors); while At1 has a balancing receptor, At2,” which is supposed to switch off the inflammation, but doesn’t.

“…in reality, inflammation prevents the body from recognising a foreign substance and therefore serves as a hiding place for invaders. The inflammation occurs when at-risk cells produce receptors called All (known as angiotensin II type I receptors). He says that while At1 has a balancing receptor, At2, which is supposed to switch off the inflammation, in most diseases this does not happen.

“Cancer has been described as the wound that never heals,” he says. “All successful cancers are surrounded by inflammation. Commonly this is thought to be the body’s reaction to try to fight the cancer, but this is not the case.

“The inflammation is not the body trying to fight the infection. It is actually the virus or bacteria deliberately causing inflammation in order to hide from the immune system [author’s emphasis].”

If this theory is correct then even the inflammatory process stimulated by vaccines is not safe. In actuality, it could be a sign that the “viral or bacterial component, or the adjuvant (which, containing foreign protein, is seen as an invader by the immune system), in the vaccine is winning by stealth.”

This means that vaccines are wreaking havoc inside us (and our pets) instead of healing us. Rather than getting diseases like flu, measles, or mumps and rubella (or parvovirus and distemper, in dogs), we are allowing the vaccines to cause intense inflammation and hide viruses and bacteria which grow into cancer, leukemia, and other inflammatory or autoimmune diseases.

However, even if his theory isn’t true, we already know that vaccines (in pets and people) can cause serious harm and even death, because of inflammation. The exact role inflammation plays is still not totally understood.

If dogs’ and cats’ immune systems mature by six months, and when modified live-virus vaccines are given after six months of age immunity is produced, then ours pets are protected for the entirety of their lives. This means that not only are annual boosters unnecessary, but they subject the pet to potential, and deadly, risks.

The good news is that it’s not too late to stop vaccinating your beloved pets. It’s also not too late to use real food, as opposed to processed pet food, to help prevent disease in your fur babies. The reward will be healthy and long-lived dogs.

Source:By Catherine O’Driscoll at Dogs Naturally Magazine