by Charles Loops, DVM
Vaccinosis is a disease syndrome caused by a weakness that is precipitated by vaccination. It is becoming rampant in the dog and cat population. Examples of vaccinosis include autoimmune diseases, such as irritable bowel disorders, lupus and pemphigus; hypothyroidism in dogs; eosinophilic skin disorders, hyperthyroidism and asthma in cats; and chronic skin disease or allergic dermatitis in dogs and cats.
Sundance was a 7-month old puppy when I began treating him for irritable bowel syndrome. He had an average of six bowel movements a day, which had begun a 6 weeks of age, after he had received a seven-way puppy vaccination. He had been through the full course of allopathic diagnostics and treatment, taking antibiotics, metronidazole (Flagyl) and cortisone. He was on 10mg of prednisone daily, a large dose for a growing Siberian Husky puppy, and was obese from the cortisone. His pancreatic enzymes were normal, indicating that no insufficiency caused his bowel problems. Otherwise, Sundance was healthy, of good temperament, friendly, smart, dominant and stubborn. He was eating a good-quality commercial, dry dog food.
Sundance’s food was changed to a home-prepared, raw food diet. I treated him with repeated doses of thuja while we weaned him off the prednisone. A month later, he was off the cortisone and 75 percent improved. His appetite was better, and he was having two to three stools daily, which were only loose in the evenings. He had begun to lick strange surfaces, though, such as bricks and concrete, so I changed his remedy to sulphur. One month later, his symptoms had resolved and he had lost the excess weight. I stopped the sulphur and two months later, he continued to have normal stools. One year later, Sundance is still doing well.
Other examples of vaccinosis cases are aggressive behavior problems following rabies vaccinations. Aggression and fearfulness can result from rabies vaccines, but administering a dose of lyssin at the time of vaccination seems to help prevent these reactions. I recommend a 100C or 200C dose.
A recent vaccinosis case involved a 3 ½ year old tiny teacup Poodle named Gizmo. Two years ago, Gizmo had a severe reaction to his first booster vaccination. For two weeks, he was sick and his guardian reported that he had not been the same since. Gizmo developed paroxysms of fevers, several days each week. He was treated with antibiotics over one year, but his disease progressed to seizures. This is a good example of suppressive treatment with medications, such as long-term use of antibiotics, leading to deeper problems. Gizmo now has such a severe seizure problem that Phenobarbital is required to prevent multiple, intense seizures (one day he had eight seizures), which makes this case extremely difficult to treat homeopathically. The medications interfere with the homeopathic remedies, but he is so sick from suppression and the disease’s progression that removing these drugs is difficult. Gizmo also suffers from severe immune system depression and a very low resistance to disease. Gizmo could have been curatively treated immediately after the vaccinations, but now with two years of suppressive drug therapy, a worsened disease state and lowered vital force, he may not respond curatively to any treatment.
Whether to vaccinate your companions is a personal dilemma. There are risks either way. I have found that vaccinations are not safe, and are not harmless. If you choose to give them to your loved companions, you are risking their health and imposing vaccinosis on subsequent generations. You must decide what is best for you and your loved one.
Published in Natural Pet Magazine, April 1998. Homeopathic Healing – Classical Solutions. “Vaccinosis and Chronic Disease”
(transcribed by Joanna Loops, May 2003)