Hidden Dangers of Pet Vaccinations
For people who love animals, pets are like another member of the family and most owners will do anything they can to ensure their pets safety and happiness. One of the first things we think to do when we bring home a new pet is to take them to the vet and get all of their necessary shots and vaccines. But are those vaccines actually necessary or could they cause more harm than good to your beloved animal? Whether or not to vaccinate pets is becoming a big debate in the veterinary world as there are hidden dangers with vaccinations that could harm your pet. For the most part, vaccinations for your new puppy or kitten are a good idea but occasionally pets can have adverse reactions to certain vaccines and therefore they may not be such a good idea. When bringing home a new pet, one must weigh the advantages and potential dangers of any necessary vaccines and make their decisions accordingly.
Puppy Vaccinations – types of available vaccinations and information on the necessity of each individual option
Puppy Shots: Needed or Not? - an article discussing the necessity of puppy shots and dog vaccines
Vaccine Dangers – an article on the fear of the dangers of pet vaccines from Whole Dog News
Feline Vaccination Concerns – an article on the concerns of dangerous vaccines for cats
Feline Vaccine Associated Cancer – resources and information on feline vaccines that can lead to cancer
Home Vaccination Hazards – an article on the potential for allergic reactions and infections with pet vaccines done at home
Cat Vaccinations – information from the ASPCA on various vaccinations available for felines
Dog Vaccinations – information from the ASPCA on the vaccinations available for dogs
Does My Pet Need Vaccines? – information on the factors involved in choosing which vaccines are best for your pet
Allergic Reactions – an article on allergic reactions caused by pet vaccinations including what pets are more susceptible
Anaphylaxis in Dogs – information on what can cause severe acute allergic reactions in dogs
Adverse Reactions to Routine Vaccines – information on potential reactions to routine pet vaccinations
Animal Poison Control Center – a national poison control hotline for pets from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (fee is charged for service)
Whether or not you believe vaccinations are the best option for your pet it is important for your animal to receive routine veterinary care. While some vaccines available for pets do pose a risk of an allergic or some other adverse type of reaction, you should ultimately listen to your veterinarians advice on what is best and will be most healthy for your pet.