By Sara Tan
Jul 12, 2012
This author must be an animal hater. Now, this will alarm many people and they not have any incentive to adopt or become a care giver. There are millions of animals killed because there are not enough homes. Thanks to this article there will be fewer forever homes. These disease are probably one in a million. I have some 18 and 19 yr. old cats and they have never contracted any of these diseases. Shame on you!
I agree Lisa. Although you have to be careful with the immunizations your vet gives your pet. Research each one carefully and find out the side effects because a lot of them can actually kill your pet. If you decide to go with all the vaccines, make sure to watch out for the side effects for at least 6 months and get your pet to the vet immediately if you see any of them. I lost my beautiful little girl, Star, to side effects from vaccines. She died because I didn't know that it was a side effect and the vet didn't know either and misdiagnosed her. After that I learned that there are alternatives to vaccines. You can have a titer test run on your pet which will show what vaccines your pet does not need. Anything over a 50 count means your pet is immune to it and does not need the vaccination. Have the 3 year rabies shot too, instead of the one year shot. In the long run you will save a lot of money too. Even the rabies shot is dangerous and you will see if you do any research that a lot of states are changing the law on that because of titer tests. Research has found that over immunization can actually cause the pet to get exactly what you're trying to prevent.
Are you kidding me MYGIRLTAN?!?! French kissing, sharing a glass or food with another human etc. is just as nasty if you're going to make comparisons.
WOW!!! What a misleading article obviously written by a person who dislikes pets. This person failed to mention that Lepto has only been found in rat infested areas and marshlands or tropical climates. Not to mention that dogs die of lepto often and that it's usually a form of lepto that is caused by the vaccine for it. People who write articles should have learned that they need to research the subject well first and look at all sides of the argument not just the hype that drug companies publish in order to get us to use their vaccines. I am so sick of reading fear based articles written by people who have not done the research.
It was my kids that gave me anxiety and depression! My cats give me peace and love. Should have done them first!
Wow. This article was very incomplete and misleading. Animals show no symptoms of leptospirosis? WRONG. Symptoms of rabies? They forgot to mention DEATH. Toxoplasmosis from touching cat feces? It's most commonly contracted from working in garden soil. Lyme disease from your pet? No, from the tick you picked up while you were hiking yesterday, and on, and on, and on. Poorly, poorly written.
This article calls B. henselea a bacteria, then goes on to call it a virus. Which is it??
This article says that B. henselea is a bacteria, then goes on to call it a virus. Which is it?