Today, millions of Americans are questioning the safety and efficacy of controversial childhood vaccines like the MMR while a silent epidemic of vaccine damaged pets rages on—mostly unnoticed—in the homes of state law compliant dog owners.
What doctors hesitate to admit, veterinarians and animal researchers have already well documented: adverse effects of over-vaccination on the immune system and multi-generational inheritance of epigenetic damage.
Most notably in the research available to pet owners is the strong connection between the state required rabies vaccination (immunizing pets against airborne and bite contracted rabies virus) and a myriad of neurologically altered behavior patterns, immune system damage and (occasionally) death that question the safety and efficacy of rabies vaccines for dogs not just during the life of the dog but trans-generationally. In fact, anecdotally, the rabies vaccine often induces the very behavior and symptoms of rabies itself.
As an anonymous OAMF member wrote to us:
My first eye witness account of vaccine injury to a dog was after my 4 month old Airedale pup was neutered sans medical history, which I received later from his previous owner. This was his second rabies vaccine and within hours of arriving home he stumbled into my bedroom in between seizures and collapsed in my arms. It took hours for him to stop convulsing.
Incredibly, later that year—because this is what “good dog owners” do—I took him to the Humane Society for his one-year booster just shy of his first birthday. Within days of the vaccine he had explosive diarrhea, severe anxiety, both ears developed deep infections and he suddenly seemed allergic to every food I offered. I still didn’t connect the dots and well, I was a responsible dog owner you see, since we walked in the woods a lot I was making sure my hiking companion was immune to rabies. I grew up in an area where very frequently we would find wildlife like raccoons and possums roaming the streets during the day—we were told as children these animals were “rabid” and animal control would come and euthanize them “before they bit us.” I had every good intention to see my dog safe. He was a nosy, curious little offshoot and liked to run off leash.
Sadly, my Airedale was put to sleep at 18 months old, one of the worst cases of multi-faceted auto immune illness I have ever seen in all of dogs I have observed since then. He is also the only pure bred dog I have ever owned that received 3 rabies vaccines before 11 months old. Our veterinarian marked on his medical chart “rabies vaccine not received at this office.” I asked her why and she stated, “I was not responsible for this dog’s seizures.” Slowly the realization that I had damaged my dog in my enthusiasm to protect him dawned on me. It was the beginning of a lot of research, observation and hard questions.
Not every dog has such a dramatic adverse reaction. In fact, arguably few dogs experience seizures after the rabies vaccine. More often than not, pet owners will see inherited behaviors stemming from second or third generation inheritance or symptoms creep on subtly over a number of months. This is called Rabies Miasm or “half miasm” because of its insidiously slow onset. Some of these delayed symptoms, as noted by veterinarians who have observed them, include:
- Rage, irritability and other aggressive behavior
- Drop jaw/excessive salivation (that is not breed related)
- Changes in tone when barking
- Paralysis of the face, jaw, tongue or larynx
- Fear of Water (hydrophobia, the official term for rabies)
- Sudden startling behavior when there previously was none
- Fear of loud noises, especially thunder and fireworks
Unquestionably, rabies itself is a devastating and often pet-mediated illness that in humans can have fatal consequences, the likes of which we are fortunate not to see in America. The Zoonotic Disease Program has successfully eliminated obvious rabies from general circulation and now we can see and study the aftereffects of the campaign itself.
Ohio and neighboring states manually and aerially distribute rabies baits in remote and populated areas to inoculate wildlife. These baits are deemed safe by the regulating authorities, including the CDC, and target opportunistic feeders like skunks, raccoons and possums. They contain a modified live pox virus that has been combined with the rabies virus. They’re spread in hotspots where raccoons frequently scavenge trash, often putting the public directly in contact with these fish flavored sachets. They’re reportedly so safe that they are even dropped around residential and recreational places where families are unaware until they pick one up, photograph it, maybe do a google search, and then toss it back into the woods. Sometimes children handle or even lick them. There was one report of someone being hit in the head with a bait during an aerial drop.
Our member shared with us that:
I’ve personally seen the county trucks dispensing rabies baits around East Palestine park within a few hundred yards of children playing and walkers enjoying the trail with their dogs. One such bait was laying on the trail entrance, even a leashed dog would have access to. The municipality later reported that there was a concern with how many people called the phone number printed on the baits to report their dogs had eaten them. The standard response is “a few won’t hurt, wash your hands.”
Do the wildlife targeted by the rabies campaign show an increase in “rabid” type behavior due to rabies miasm after ingesting baits? There is, in fact, evidence of encephalopathic type behavior. This may alter their immune system to allow for viral and microbial infections to overwhelm their natural defenses. The media annually reports numerous raccoons, possums, woodchucks, beavers, and deer acting strangely or aggressively (within weeks of bait drops) although most articles have mysteriously disappeared on google search. The possible mode of transmission between species? Maybe insects. Could the shared insect vectors transmit a higher microbial or viral load to humans? Further information isn’t readily available, so we are left to speculate.
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