I will accept Titre Tests or Vaccination certificates, as well as cats or dogs immunised with Hampl Nosodes.
In 2018 I have seen an ever increasing number of cats come in with adverse vaccination reactions.
If you have an older cat or dog (over 7yo) you may want to consider not re vaccinating, but having your vet carry out a TITRE TEST.
Vacci Check – http://vaccicheck.com/
Personally I use Dr Felicity Harradine for my own dogs, as she is very much in favour of holistic and minimally invasive medicine.
This is a list of vets in this state that may help you http://www.civtedu.org/westernaustralia/
In Australia http://www.ahvets.com.au/complete_list.php
If your cat or dog has had an adverse reaction to a vaccine, I would be interested in keeping a database of what it was vaccinated with and where, along with symptoms it displayed. Brand of the vaccine and type. ie: Virbac. C5. Please email me the details in confidence. Your name will not be used. firstname.lastname@example.org
Some interesting reading. https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/3-puppy-vaccination-mistakes-too-early-too-often-too-much/?inf_contact_key=1f03d17e4850c96032a56858eae1140d5b5c762a57819536705bddee861a94c6
Since 2000 I have imported both Collies and Shelties from USA and Canada, these dogs had to be vaccinated for Rabies prior to coming to Australia, They are required to have a RNATT (Rabies titre test) 30 days after the vaccination and return a certain level of antibodies. Three of the dogs vaccinated with Fort Dodge vaccines never returned a titre at all, so needed to be re vaccinated and re tested at a cost of around US$500 each. This made me very aware that unless you titre test after a vaccination, how on earth do you know it has worked at all ? So you trot off to the Vet or Doctor yearly for a F5, C5 or your own Flu vaccination and blindly cough up the money believing that it has worked. How do you know that, unless you do a titre test. You just choose to believe the “stuff” they jab you with actually does something, but the truth is neither the Vet, Doctor or you, have the faintest idea if it gave you immunity at all, unless you titre test. If the titre shows you have immunity, you do not need the vaccination anyway. Drug companies do not want that happening of course. Vets want you in there at least once a year so they can value add. When was the last time you went in to a vet for a yearly vaccination and did not come out with some other procedure being done or suggested, or a product being sold to you. Hello ! It is no longer a caring profession it is a business just like any other, see it for what it is.
There is so much information on the internet regarding immunity, the dangers of over vaccination and the benefit to your animal of titre testing to safeguard against this. Many vets are still heavily pushing annual vaccinations, despite tri annual vaccination now being touted as world best practice.
Also the more diseases a single vaccine covers, the higher chance of an adverse reaction. ie: a F3 vaccine is much safer than a F7.
Also with your dog a C3 vaccine covers Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvo (DHP) you can however get a C7 vaccine which covers hepatitis, canine distemper, canine parvo virus, parainfluenza virus, bortetella bronchiseptica, Leptospirosis and Canine Corona virus. I have seen old dogs, who were my previous clients die the same day, when vaccinated with C5.
I have not personally heard of a dog with Distemper in Australia in the last 30 years, I am good friends with several vets in the Bunbury and Perth areas, so would have probably heard about any outbreaks. I am of the opinion that it is not a prevalent disease today. Neither have I heard of a dog with Hepatitis in the last decade, or more. Parvo is a very serious issue, not to be taken lightly. BUT what your vet is unlikely to tell you is that YOU can buy online a killed parvo virus vaccination and vaccinate your own dog, for a fraction of what they will charge you. You can purchase the Parvac vaccines from The Vet Shed online https://www.thevetshed.com.au sometimes it is out of stock, so email them. Or from Country Vets. https://countryvet.com.au/products/parvac-singledose
This is posted in a freezer pack for less than $20 a single dose. You can see why your vet will not tell you this and almost certainly will not get it in for you. It is a subcutaneous injection you can give yourself. You can get the similar for cats.
To read about alternatives you may wish to look at click here https://holisticanimalremedies.com/media/catalog/product/0/4/046_feline_oral_nosodes_5.pdf
Most people probably are not aware of exactly how vaccination works.
The mother if she has immunity, passes on maternally derived antibodies (MDA) to her kittens or puppies in the colostrum (first milk). These antibodies can last in the young for up to 20 weeks but most often for 6 to 8 weeks. IF you vaccinate during the period that the young still have active MDA this will negate any vaccination and leave the young unprotected. However if you wait until all MDA has left the young then vaccinate you should only need one vaccination for that animal to sero convert and have immunity. You can check this by doing a titre test 3 to 4 weeks after the vaccination. Immunity is immunity. If your animal has sero converted it has immunity.
Seroconversion – The immune system maintains an immunological memory of infectious pathogens to facilitate early detection and to confer protective immunity against a rechallenge. This explains why many childhood diseases never recur in adulthood (and when they do, it generally indicates immunosuppression or failure of a vaccine).
In the initial (primary infection) phase of the infection, immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies are produced and as these levels drop (and become undetectable) immunoglobulin G (IgG) levels rise and remain detectable. Upon reinfection, IgM antibodies usually do not rise again but IgG levels will increase. Thus an elevated IgM titre indicates recent primary infection, while the presence of IgG suggests past infection or immunization.
Dr Jean Dodds in America is one of the leading authorities on immunity http://www.hemopet.org/