Last week, Dogs Naturally contributor Dr Michael Dym shared this story with us.
Every day, we hear about dogs whose lives have been forever changed by vaccination and this is why we work hard to educate pet owners on vaccine dangers. Every single vaccine has the ability to cause illness and even death, so it’s critical that no unnecessary vaccine is ever given to a dog. Once a vaccine is given, you can never reverse that decision, so educate yourself, be an active partner with your vet, and read the following story before deciding on your dog’s vaccine schedule.
Maggie Bear Davis had what seemed like the perfect life, home and loving family. Maggie was an eight month old healthy and happy female German Shepherd puppy who lived in Jacksonville, Florida, with Robert Davis and Ashley Shell and their three beautiful children.
Maggie’s life changed completely on February 7, 2014. It was on that day that Maggie Bear received her first rabies vaccination.
Within hours of her vaccination, a golf ball sized mass developed at the site of the injection. Almost immediately, Maggie became lethargic, refusing food and water over a few days, as well as developing red eyes, along with nasal discharge, as her body tried to rid itself of the harmful neurotoxins that were clearly affecting her.
Within three to four days of the jab, Maggie developed what appeared to be “rabies-like” symptoms, which included increasing aggression toward her loved ones, accompanied by a deranged stare and dilated pupils, a newly found affinity to chew wood, increasing desire to ingest her own feces and other indigestible items, fascination with reflections, severe restlessness at times with destruction of bedding and pillows, inability to follow directions, loss of impulse control, development of reverse sneezing as well as, of course, the worsening development of multiple grand mal seizures daily.
Life After the Jab
In spite of multiple visits to various traditional veterinarians, no local veterinarians would admit that her rabies vaccination played any role in Maggie’s symptoms. In fact, most of the veterinarians became combative and defensive when this possibility was brought up. One veterinarian even went so far as to say that the golf ball sized lump had nothing to do with the rabies vaccination, but was more likely due to Maggie “bumping into something.”
As veterinary bills mounted, and no cause or potential solution was offered, Dr Dym responded to Robert’s cry for help on February 14th. Since that time he has been working hard to bring together a holistic veterinary team to try to help Maggie through what has become an awful nightmare for this young, financially challenged family, whose life and finances changed abruptly after they thought was a routine vaccination.
The similarities are striking between Maggie’s case and the MMR/autism regression link reported by many parents whose children were developing normally prior to vaccination.
The tendency to rabies vaccination induced disease is known as rabies miasm and vaccinosis – the often permanent mental, emotional and physical changes in the body as result of being vaccinated. Despite many vets’ resistance to see the connection, this is sadly all too common among our pets.
Rabies miasm has been recognized and potentially treated by homeopathic and holistic veterinarians for decades with individually and carefully prescribed homeopathic remedies, based on the individual symptoms expressed in the patient. Dr Dym’s experience as both a traditionally trained veterinarian of 23 plus years experience and as a homeopathic veterinarian, is the only true chance of restoring Maggie to health, without a lifetime of neurological damage and suffering.
For more information on the symptoms and treatment of rabies miasm, click here.
What You Can Do
While rabies vaccination is unfortunately still required by law in the US and parts of Canada, it’s important for both pet owners and veterinarians alike to become more aware of the individuality of every patient, and the potential long term reactions seen with any vaccination; particularly the rabies vaccine.
Hopefully with the work of the Rabies Challenge Fund, more pet owners will become better informed on these issues, and work together to reduce the required rabies vaccination interval to five and then seven years. The Rabies Challenge Fund is also working hard to increase the number of states that allow medical exemptions for those pets who are at risk for vaccine reactions.
“Not only do these unnecessary vaccinations cause suffering in this lifetime, but because of the potential viral effects on the DNA and genetic material, effects may be seen for generations to come” says Dr Dym. “It’s time to put a stop to this madness, and we can certainly start by raising awareness of cases like Maggie’s, and do what we can to help in the medical care of pets like her, who are simply innocent victims of a practice that has very little scientific validity.”
Maggie’s family has also started a petition and they’d appreciate you signing it. This petition will urge veterinarians to fully inform pet owners of both the risks and the benefits of vaccines. Sign the Petition Now
Remember that all states now allow a three year rabies vaccination schedule. If you must vaccinate for rabies, read this article to Reduce the Risk of Rabies Vaccine Reactions.