Many people think it’s what is being taught, or not being taught in veterinary schools. Whatever the problem; there is definitely a problem!

The oath that veterinarians take to “first do no harm” seems to have gone by the wayside.  It’s hard to believe that most traditional veterinarians blatantly refuse to even consider the harm that OVER-vaccinating our beloved pets can do. After receiving the rabies vaccine, your once healthy dog is suddenly paralyzed in the back end, or has a major tumor growing from the injection site, behavioral issues out of the blue, chronic yeast and skin problems, allergies, chronic stool issues and the list goes on and on. Yet, the vet insists that it has nothing to do with the vaccine. Hmmmm!

Twenty to thirty years ago, our dogs didn’t suffer like this from over vaccination. Vets didn’t push these vaccines like candy. Something changed.  $$$$$$$$$.

This is not about being anti-vaccine – instead we’re talking about NOT OVER VACCINATING our animals. We’re talking about offering titer testing through ALL veterinarians to check if the dog has enough of the vaccine already in the body before just vaccinating again and again! We’re talking about titer tests being accepted to replace an unneeded vaccine.

Just imagine for one minute how many times one shelter dog is vaccinated when they go in and out of shelters! This explains why so many of these animals have chronic health problems.

Why can’t my dog walk after having the rabies vaccine?

What are the side effects of the rabies vaccine for dogs?

The following infographic outlines known side effects associated with the rabies vaccine that can be both acute or chronic. One of the most frightening side effects is rear end paralysis which can take place just hours after the vaccine.

dog rabies vaccine damage

Rabies vaccine adverse reactions can happen immediately, hours, weeks and even months later. Vomiting/diarrhea, swelling around the face or location of the injection, rear end paralysis, seizures, lethargy, allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, loss of coordination, hair loss, skin conditions including yeast infections, scabs, flakes and pimples, site injection pain, pain throughout the body, tremors, behavioral changes, IMHA, shock, fever and death are believed to be associated with this vaccine.

Reversing Rabies Vaccine Damage & Driving Change

dog rabies vaccine rear end paralysis help

Use the following protocol to try and reverse your dog’s symptoms:

1. Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate or Ester C ONLY) for immune health. Vitamin C is believed to play a role in helping this condition tremendously. However, for dogs with serious illnesses such as rear end paralysis, doubling the dosage is often recommended. You must move slow when feeding vitamin C because it WILL cause diarrhea. Start with the dosage below and slowly move up every couple of days until you’ve doubled the dosage. You should always watch the stool. If your dog gets diarrhea at any point, back it down and stay there.

  • Pups or Small Dogs: 250 mg daily
    Medium Dogs: 500 mg daily
    Large Dogs: 750 mg daily
    Seniors: 500-1,000mg a day for every 40-50 pounds of body weight

2. Bentonite Clay – You’ll find the dosage on the link we shared for pets. This clay must be wet in order to be activated, either with wet food or using water to make a paste. DO NOT use a metal spoon to mix or a metal bowl to feed when using either of these detox formulas. They will be absorbed into the formulas (they naturally absorb heavy metals, etc) and you don’t want that going back into your dog’s body. We recommend feeding the clay daily for at least 6-8 weeks and use it for general maintenance for one week every 6-8 weeks.

3. Anti Vaccinosis Formula that includes Thuja and Silicea

4. Use a Rabies Nosode of Lyssin or Lyssinum 200C potency for dogs who have rabies vaccine damage. Use it for two weeks or until your dog returns to normal. If your dog experienced problems with the rabies vaccine, you should avoid this vaccine in the future. Tell your vet that you want a waiver due to the health problems it caused for your pet. Here is a link to the brand I recommend: Lyssin or Lyssinum rabies nosode 200C for dogs

For healthy dogs about to get a rabies vaccine, follow this protocol before the vaccine:

DOGS 100 lbs – 150 lbs: 5 pellets at a time (this is a single dose)
Give one dose of 5 pellets a day for 3 days prior to the rabies vaccination. Also give one dose on the day of the vaccine and daily for one week following your pet’s vaccination.

FOR DOGS 50 lbs up to 100 lbs: 4 pellets given at one time (this is a single dose)
Give one dose of 4 pellets daily for 3 days prior to rabies vaccination. Also give one dose on the day of the vaccine and continue daily for one week following vaccination.

DOGS 15 lbs – 50 lbs: 3 pellets at a time (this is a single dose)
Give one dose of 3 pellets a day for 3 days prior to the rabies vaccination. Also give one dose on the day of the vaccine and daily for one week following your pet’s vaccination.

SMALL DOGS UNDER 15 LBS AND CATS: 2 pellets at a time (this is a single dose)
Give one dose of 2 pellets daily for 3 days prior to rabies vaccination. Also give one dose on the day of the vaccine and daily for one week following your dog or cat’s vaccination. 

5. One of our success stories for reversing rear end paralysis also included using Transfer Factor which is very helpful for immunity and this is critical for dogs suffering from ANY reactions caused by vaccines. It helps nutritionally to naturally build a strong defense to fight disease and illness, cope with stress and improve bone health. You can learn more about it here on Amazon.

6. DIET– You have to feed your dog a good diet, especially now. Recovery begins in the gut! You have to feed either a home made meal, raw, dehydrated or a blend of all. To ignore this is doing your dog a big injustice.

7. Water Therapy is an excellent addition to all of the above to help build and stimulate muscles.

8. Acupuncture is another excellent addition to all of the above and help with the flow of energy through out your dog’s body.

Support the Vets that Are Trying to Drive Change

Please support Dr. Robb. He is pioneer in driving this change to new levels. The list of other wonderful, caring vets that are on the same page as Dr. Robb is growing. You can see it here.

Also, if your dog or cat has experienced a problem that you believe is associated with the vaccine — LEAVE AN HONEST REVIEW ON YELP OR DO A GOOGLE REVIEW ABOUT THE VETERINARIAN’S OFFICE THAT GAVE THE VACCINE!  One way we can make a difference is by sharing reviews since most people today are looking at testimonials. This is the only way that other pet owners will know.

Tell government agencies what happened to your pet (this is critical)

Sharing your story at these government agencies is a big help.  They MUST know what is happening:

Additional Vaccine Research

UK Research: At one point the UK conducted an ongoing health survey on thousands of dogs. “The Canine Health Census” aka the health survey uncovered a correlation between the rabies vaccine and rear end paralysis in dogs after vaccination. Sadly, this once popular Census was easily found on Google, but not anymore. You can find the article information here in this book from British author Catherine Driscoll: What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines

According to the Census”, 69% with rear end paralysis in dogs ended up that way within three months of a rabies vaccine.

We’ve shared other articles on the problems with over vaccinating. Although correlation we know isn’t fact, with numbers like this – we would hope that we would hear more about it. As we read further, the message grew even stronger.

Back in 2008, there was also an article published in Whole Dog News (can’t find this on Google anymore either) regarding how cases involving back problems, rear end paralysis and hind end weakness in dogs are increasing. The article talked about specific cases of dog owners who had put their dog’s to sleep due to lameness and rear end paralysis – not connecting the two right away. In many cases the problem was associated with old age.

According to the article, the rabies vaccine causes demyelination which is the self-destruction of the insulation surrounding the nerves of the central nervous system.

When this happens, it disrupts the signals being passed by the nerves. This is what leads to many of physical and mental problems as well that we are now seeing in dogs. Fear, aggression, phobias, paralysis, epilepsy and so on.

India Research: Apparently there is plenty of research done in India due to the large number of animal bites and rabies vaccinations. Reports indicate that many of these people develop autoimmune and neurological problems. Symptoms often associated with Multiple Sclerosis as well as acute demyelination disorders appear with an incidence rate of 1 in 300. Even though these numbers are based upon human incidents; dogs are most likely in this same range.

Please think about this for a minute. The above incident rate was based upon individual people receiving one single vaccine.

It shouldn’t be surprising that there could be a connection between the rabies vaccine and rear end paralysis. Here’s an example from the article which would be based upon a dog receiving a rabies vaccine yearly:

“By age 10 the average dog would have received 10 rabies shots, leading to a 1 in 30 chance of developing this condition.” The author goes on to say “This is much more in keeping with what I have sadly observed.”

Conclusion

This insanity has to stop. Share this with every dog and cat owner you know. Get in on the fight with Dr. Robb!  The greed has to stop for our pet’s sake.

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  • Jess
    Reply

    I took my dog for his rabies shot on Sunday evening. On Wednesday morning he woke up unable to move his back legs. He got his vaccine last year and because we were one week late they said he had to come again in a year and they did not give him the three year dosis. He was limping Monday and Tuesday and now he is half paralyzed. This is so sad and the most frustrating thing is that the vet does not think this is related to the vaccine. She thinks he injured his back (while sleeping??) He is taking some meds the vet game me. Praying for the best and hoping this is temporary and the remedies I got him (Lyssin and Milk Thistle help him detox)

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Jess:

      I’m very sorry to hear about your dog. Your boy needs more than Milk Thistle and Lyssin.

      I will send you a private email to communicate a little easier.

      Janie

  • Michelle St. Cair
    Reply

    Thank you.

  • Michelle
    Reply

    Our foster kitten went to the vet 2 weeks ago to be spayed and get the required rabies vaccine. She has never recovered. She is unable to use her back legs, and is very apathetic. We feed and H20 her with a syringe. She is able to use the litter box, though. I believe the vaccine has done this to her, I am so relieved to find your site and info. How do we healher like you all did with Isso? We love her so much and feel so sorry for her. Help!! Thank you.

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Michelle:

      I’ll send you a private email. Diet is huge part along with certain supplements and detox. I plan to add this to the article, but just haven’t had the chance. I’ll email you tomorrow.

      I’m so very sorry about your kitty. Spread the word on the danger of vaccines. Go to ProtectthePets.com and support Dr. Robb in his efforts to fight this cruel, unnecessary practice. Educate yourself and understand that it’s all about money.

      Janie

      Janie

  • Sarah H
    Reply

    Hi, I have a 4 year old French Bulldog and 1 month ago he got bundle of shots, rabies included. They did them all at once. I was bullied into getting them because I was already 1 year overdue. 3 hours after the shots Wilbur couldn’t use his hind legs. I have been back and forth to the vet about 12 times, they have put him on antibiotics, prednisone, and Gabapentin on and off for the last month.

    Throughout the month he has been on a rollercoaster going from not walking at all, to getting better for a day or so and then back to not be able to move. I have him off all western medication now for 4 days, and have isolated the pain to his rear right leg. Right where the shot was injected there is a huge knot in his muscle. Now off medication he only uses 3 legs and will barely put any pressure on his back right leg. He is shaking in pain for much of the day and now can not get up on his own.

    I started him on activated charcoal this morning but I just wanted to see if anyone could help me get on a good regiment of holistic options. I have read a lot but I am just not sure where to start and which options to use. Any advice anyone can give me would be appreciated, I just feel awful for him and I am determined to get him better.

    Also Does anyone have any success stories, I have only read 1-2 and would love to hear more about 100% recovery and if it is possible.

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Sarah:

      I’m sorry to hear about your boy. This makes me soooo angry. It’s completely unnecessary!

      Anyway, did you take a look at the video int he article with ISO who was paralyzed and is now walking and playing? We consulted with his owner for about 6 weeks until ISO was walking again.

      Janie

    • Jess
      Reply

      Hi Sarah,
      I am sorry for what you went through. We are dealing with the same situation with our 2 year old pup being unable to move his back legs. Could you tell me how is your dog and share some things that worked for you. I am really worried and like you, I cannot find many success stories.

  • Danielle
    Reply

    Hi
    I brought my Japanese Chin in for his annual appointment on Wednesday of last week and he was due for his rabies and lyme vaccines. Moments after receiving both shots he proceeded to vomit on the floor. The vet then said that she was afraid that he may be having a reaction to the vaccines and gave him a shot of Benadryl. He was standing funny with his butt down after the shot so she then said that isn’t normal and brought him up on the exam table to check his vertebrae and hind legs. He was slow to flip his paw over when she was testing it and she said that he may have the beginning of paralysis and he may need to see a neurologist, but did not say that it had anything to do with the shot. I brought him home and over the next few days he was having a very hard time walking with both hind legs, they were crossing over one another and he was standing on the tops of them without realizing it. I returned to the vet that following Monday and she did another exam and stated that he has partial paralysis and wanted me to go have a consultation with a neurologist where they would probably want to take MRI’s and whatever else they would need to diagnose him and would probably need surgery if he has a bulging disc or tumor in the spinal column. I asked how he could be fine when I brought him last time and now he can hardly walk and all she could say was that he has partial paralysis and that I needed to see the neurologist. I had to work the next couple of days so she did give me Rimadyl 25mg and Gabapentin 100mg to give him daily. I still have not been to see the Neurologist since she explained that just a consultation was going to be over $100 and then whatever tests that they needed to run would be additional. After giving him this medicine he is still not walking right and stumbling because his hind legs are literally crossing behind him and dragging as he walks sometimes. Anything that you can do to help would be greatly appreciated, we are all very upset and don’t know what to do for him. Thank you Danielle

    • Mrs. Robin
      Reply

      My Sydney was 1/2 black pitbull 1/4 blue heeler and 1/4 shepherd. We spent many years of my unmarried life together. She was always a good travel dog as she didn’t bark or howl needlessly when left alone. She was truly my companion. She protected me, she went on all hikes with me and she did live to be 16. A few months before she was to turn 17 she got a shot because, reluctantly, I thought she had not had one in six years and we had moved near a wild woods area. One day she could not eat, next day she wouldn’t even drink. The next day she couldn’t walk! We tried to put her up on her back legs but she would just fall over. She was almost blind but still full of love and life. It was sad and that 17th birthday was missed by three weeks. I did decide to have her put to sleep with me by her side gently pretending like we were doing something nice and it was a very cozy room, at least. i told her i love you papoody (nick name) and she shut her eyes and was gone. Now i have an 8 year old 1/2 Irish Terrier 1/2 shepherd and just this year i stopped her shots. Now she is illegal in our city but our city never even enforces laws they should (much less ones they should not even have) and i guess on that, i am lucky. They will never check although we have always gotten TWO rabies tags each year. Her pup is only 18 months younger than her. I don’t think I will be giving him one his next time around either. But what about all the other shots they get? Should we just avoid the rabies shots? It is very moldy here, lots of moss and mushroom type things and i wonder if this area has unique diseases due to that…? Maybe there are medicines i should have and the ones they give instantly i should say NO! or, i have heard giving them a shot in the leg is better because at least they will only get a paralyzed leg if the vet will give the shot in a back leg??? Know any truth to this??? i did read it in an article here or maybe at Care2.

  • Jennifer Gentile
    Reply

    HELP! Please I am desperate for answers. 6 days ago my extremely healthy active German Shepherd got a rabies shot. That night he was unabke to stand or walk. It got better after 2 hours and he was fine until yesterday. He collapsed and was unable to stand or walk for almost 4 hrs. I rushed him to a specialist er vet. They had no answers except to recommend a thousand dollars in bloodwork and or xrays. I menyiined the rabies and they dismissed me. After bringing him home I began frantically researching and found this thread. My boy seems fine right now, but what do I do next?? Please anyone suggestions, help, of any kind is welcome. [email protected]. Thank you, Jennifer

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Jennifer:

      I’ll send you a private email later on what you can do.

      Janie

  • Arianne
    Reply

    I am so upset. I had my 7 year old boxer girl vaccinated with the 3 year rabies shot and within a week she is dragging her right leg where she received the shot. She was a picture of perfect health when we took her in and know she is stumbling. I took her to the vet today and they are referring me to a neurologist. They also denied it could be related to the rabies vaccine. I am sad, angry, confused. Any and all prayers and suggestions needed. I am going to my wholistic pet food stores tomorrow.

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Arianne:

      They can deny it all they want. We all KNOW what the rabies vaccine does.

      Share with me what you are currently doing for him. Are you feeding any supplements and what is his diet?

      I will work with you in a private email. All I ask is that you support our website with a donation and purchase any supplements that we offer and recommend through us. We spend a great deal of time with our readers trying to help restore their best friend.

      Let me know if you’re okay with this. Did you watch the video about ISO?

      Janie

  • Jacqueline Dixon
    Reply

    My dog is 4 years old her name is Mimi each time she has gotten the rabies vaccine she has bloody stool, vomits for days and this time we told the vet we did not want her to have the shot. They told us she needed it and to give her half a tablet of benedryl for a week before to reduce her symptoms. She did not vomit or have the bloody stool after but instead had extreme pain in her limbs. Suddenly a few days ago she woke up unable to move her hind legs. I was wondering what the treatment was for ISO as we would love to try it and help Mimi. Thanks,
    Jacqueline

  • Faten
    Reply

    10 days after rabies vaccine my 5-year-old cat is not able to walk.
    All his labs are normal.
    I read the story of ISO. What protocol did he follow?
    How can I help my cat?

    • janie
      Reply

      I sent you an email Faten.

      Janie

  • Timi Smith
    Reply

    Thank you so much for your knowledge on this subject. My 5 year old mini dachshund got his shots and shortly after started this coughing thing within 2 weeks of getting his shots he is now paralyzed in the rear legs. I took him to the vet that gave the shots and told all the symptoms. He looked at my dog and said it was likely a ruptured disc. I might of believed that but I actually witnessed my dogs legs giving way. He was just walking up to me when it happened. Vets wont admit to the problem or act like they even know about it. I am so angry and sad at the same time. I am still caring for Bart and we are at week 3. He seems to be in better spirits. I am not going to put another chemical or virus in any animals I have.

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Timi:

      I’m so very, very sorry about your little guy. I will send you a private email.

      Janie

  • Manuel beltran
    Reply

    Hi where going thru the same problem with our Mollie..she can’t walk anymore due to the rabbie vaccine ..I feel so bad for her I’m doing every possible thing I can to get her back on her feet..she was a rescue and now I feel she would of been better left there ..the saddest thing is seening my son and wife cry ..please we ask you to consider not giving your loving pet that shot.

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Manuel:

      Are you located int he U.S.? I sent you an email as well.

      Janie

  • Jeff
    Reply

    My three year old Boxer is suffering from rear end paralysis, it’s been over a month. I just started an ant vax and Lyssin what else can I do?

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Jeff:

      I’m sorry to hear about your Boxer. Have you done anything to help him yet? If so, what?

      What are feeding him daily? Do you use chemical flea and tick products? When is the last time?

      I’m sorry to hear about your Boxer. Have you done anything to help him yet? If so, what? What are feeding him daily? Do you use chemical flea and tick products? When is the last time?

      Also, water therapy. AND please support Dr. Robb at http://www.ProtectthePets.com who is fighting this battle against this terrible epidemic of veterinarians profiting from over vaccinating etc. They know one rablies vaccine lasts for life! It should never be done again. One titer test tells you if and how of the vaccine is left in the body.

      AND, multiple vaccines should NEVER BE GIVEN TOGETHER! I will reach out to you later with other options Jeff.

      Warm regards,
      Janie

  • Helen
    Reply

    Thank you. I wasn’t even ware there were hokistic, or homeopathic vets. I am grateful for the guidance. We will see if we can save a mini-bull. Thanks, again.

  • Helen
    Reply

    Thank you. You offer so much good information. I read several other articles. My dad lost his Weimaraner. My friend, a maltese. My daughter is helping a woman with a mini-bull terrier, this actual minute. Any suggestions other than what I list, or feeding. I am not familiar with Thuja. What is it, and mg/kg dosage, and how often? please.

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Helen:

      Thank you for your very kind words about our website.

      I would definitely look into both Thuja and Lyssin 200C for rabies vaccine reactions and prevention. Here’s a link to both where you can purchase the products Helen. I’m not affiliated with this company at all, but I’ve researched them and like what they offer. They give a phone number as well that may help.

      Will you stop back and let us know how it goes please? Also, I’m going to send you a private email too.

      Lyssin 200C
      Thuja

      I thought you might want to know that our Myelin Sheath Helen, is the best available for dogs.

      Janie

  • Helen
    Reply

    There is a syndrome following the use of the THREE (3) YEAR vaccine. It’s proven. Most vets know of it now. That vaccine is deadly to dogs over 8, almost every time! Others, depends on the breed. Small purebreds, Weimaraners, Huskies, Maltese, mini bull terriers, and others, but it can start within minutes or hours of the injection. It is a pseudo-rabies. The rabies actually eats the Myelin sheath off the neurons (nerves) of the CNS (central nervous system). It is an ascending paralysis so it progresses rear to front. At the point it reaches the brain, the animal will die. It can, in rare cases, be reversed. Give the dog elderberry, or other natural viricidal, vitamin C in large doses, vitamin B complex large doses, omega 3, 6, 9. Some people add CoQ10. You have to stop the virus. Tumeric is antiviral and anti-inflammatory. It’s hit and miss, and if there is reversal, it will be at LEAST THREE MONTHS. Probably longer. Then slow recovery. Most dogs are put to sleep by then.
    NEVER use the 3 year vaccine. As many confirmed deaths as it’s caused, it should have been recalled. It is an “attenuated” (live weakened) virus vaccine. The one year is a “killed” virus, and cannot become active.
    Still, a ONE YEAR vaccine will last 11 years! Instead of getting the vaccine, most vets can run a “titer” on your dog, and certify immunity, and give you a certificate for legal purposes. They are over vaccinating, and they know it, and it’s killing dogs! And…they don’t care!
    Most times, when you take the dog back, they will argue it “wasn’t the vaccine”, but maybe other vaccines your dog may have received. IT’S NOT! There is a test for that, too. Saliva. They can test that or spinal fluid, but all that isn’t necessary! STICK TO YOUR GUNS! Time is of the essence, and that week of bullshittery after they tell you it’s not the rabies vaccine, then taking the dog home on benadryl, or other nonsense for an allergic or “adverse reaction, is time you don’t get back! I have forgotten any other supplements, but the idea is KILL THE VIRUS, AND REBUILD THE MYELIN SHEATH, WHILE BOOSTING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, AND STOPPING INFLAMMATION.
    I will look for my list of supplements, but list them below, that I can remember.
    Vitamin C
    Vitamin B complex
    Omega 3, 6, 9
    CoQ10
    An antiviral like Elderberry
    Tumeric (antiviral properties, anti-inflammatory)
    Get that dog back to the vet. Insist it was the rabies vaccine. Don’t back down. Research is available, and it’s hapoened enough they should find it!
    Good luck

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Helen:

      Thank you very much for sharing.

      I believe (as do many holistic vets) that vaccinations are what’s causing so many health problems in our dogs. It makes perfect sense when you understand that vaccinations in humans are typically done once in a lifetime. Yet, they force the rabies vaccine on dogs every three years fully knowing that the vaccine lasts roughly 10 years.

      The only way your dog can get rabies is if it runs wild and is bit by a rabid animal. If your dog lives in doors with you and doesn’t run loose, there’s virtually little chance of that ever happening.

      It’s sickening and this ALL ABOUT MONEY!!!!! This is a topic that infuriates me.

      Thanks so very much for sharing Helen. It is greatly appreciated!

      Janie
      YourOldDog.com

  • Annele
    Reply

    My 10 year old lab deteriorated within 5 days from being a happy healthy dog to complete paralysis. Im facing having to put him down tomorrow. Is there any alternative please or hope of recovery that someone could advise me on?

    • Brenda
      Reply

      I’m so sorry to hear this Annele, I feel for you and your boy – I’ve heard of people just treating them at home with a healthy supportive diet including enzyme supplements — and anything to support the myelin sheath. I don’t know enough about this but maybe try chelation therapy at home by feeding him cilantro? Have you spoken to a holistic vet?

      If I could go back we would have tried more than steroids and not listened to any advice from a western vet.

      Last week my parents lost their otherwise healthy six year old kitty after a feline leukemia vaccine – within hours he was in respiratory distress and his heart failed, he died in the car on the way to the ER vet.

      Animals are heavily over-vaccinated – even the rabies every three years for a dog is too much — one when they are younger is enough for a lifetime.

      If you can manage the round the clock care for your boy for now — I know it’s not easy – take him to a holistic vet as soon as you possibly can who is familiar with sudden hind leg paralysis.

    • yourolddog
      Reply

      Hi Annele:

      I wouldn’t rush into euthanasia just yet and I’m so sorry to hear about your lab.

      I would first look into the power of nutrition. I would start feeding an amazing diet that includes plenty of fresh meat and vegetables. I would look into this product here. You have to build up his immune system to amazing levels. Read my other article here where I share homeopathic remedies for the rabies vaccine reactions.

      I would do everything in your power to build his immune system super, super, super strong. This is in addition to the homeopathic remedies.

      PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know how it goes.

      Janie
      YourOldDog

  • jessica
    Reply

    My 2 year old chihuahua just got her rabies vaccination done yesterday and this morning she started limping on one of her rear legs. Now she wont even try to walk she just stands still. Wont even come towards me for a treat. After reading this im afraid of what will happen to her.

    • janie knetzer
      Reply

      Hi Jessica:

      Please, tell your vet to note this in your dog’s chart that your dog is having rear end paralysis since the shot. They may want to see him.

      Don’t allow them to buffalo you or try and say that it’s from something else. Ask for an exemption of the rabies vaccine from now on.

      Read more here about exemptions and to check how your own particular state handles it, providing you live in the U.S.

      Your dog obviously had a reaction to it. Many, many dogs do! There are two things that I would do that should help and typically offer positive results. I would start him on Transfor Factors which is a high potency immune builder. I’m not sure how much he weighs, but, you can use this as a guide and continue to use for at least three months even if your dog starts to show positive results:

      40-60 lb. One capsule once daily for 3 days and increase to two capsules a day.

      60 lb.-up One capsule twice daily to be gradually increased to 3 capsules daily.

      Large Animals One capsule 2 to 3x daily

      I would also try Thuja at 30C once a day for five days. Please keep me posted Jessica on the progress over the next couple of months. We’ll get em there.

      Hope this helps.

      Janie

    • TinaL
      Reply

      My 6 year old lab mix did the same thing. Had a rabies vaccine just 6 mo after having his last due to a dog biting him. Within a few days he couldn’t walk. Things looked grim. We made him a homemade stretcher to get him to the hospital. He was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis by the neurologist. They gave him meds that had him right back up. The cost to diagnose him was under $800. We had a free exam coupon with a different vet because I wanted an unbiased opinion and they referred us to a neurologist which we immediately went there. A month in a half later I could tell he was beyond 100% recovered so we weaned him from the meds. It could have been life long, so I am happy to say he is in remission.
      TinaL

  • James
    Reply

    My dog was put to sleep today on Easter Sunday, 2013. He had his rabies vaccination two days ago. The day of the vaccination he had a swollen nose, and yesterday he began his rear leg paralysis. He was, however, a Miniature Dachshund, but two days after the vaccination, I had him put to sleep.

    • janie knetzer
      Reply

      Hi James:
      I’m so very sorry to hear about your dog. Size doesn’t matter, rabies vaccinations affect all sizes of dogs. Would you mind sharing how old your dog was. This had to be a pretty rough day for you. My sincere condolences.

      Janie

  • rjb
    Reply

    Thank you. This was added to my FB post. A friend that rescues cats recently lost one after a bath with a well known flea soap. I now use ®dawn dish detergent. It will kill fleas. Not quickly and it must set a bit but it does work.

    • Brenda
      Reply

      For fleas and other pests, please use diatomaceous earth (DE) — food grade — you can get a 50 lb bag at a feed store for $30 — you can also get smaller amounts at health food stores and it might be labeled phytoplankton flour or fossil shell flour. DE is safe to ingest and safe to use topically — you just don’t want to breathe it in (or for your animal to breathe it in) so be mindful of how you use and apply it. We’ve used it for at least ten years and it always works!

  • RJB
    Reply

    Amanda
    i am retyping this post. My last one was lengthy. With several examples. Dish soaps of certain brands are good flea baths. Fleas breathe through their skin. I have found dusting with corn starch will smother the buggers and my dog LOVES it. It cools the skin. There is an all natural insecticide for home use called EcoSmart. It works well on some pets others it kills more slowly. But a dead bug is a dead bug.

    The same company makes a flea application for animals. It is made of natural oil. Eucalyptus, citrus and mint. I have used it for minor flea issues. It also is effective as a rodent repellant. The home version is very strong citrus odor. The pet version I think is more of a repellant than a flea killer. My dogs are large. My only problem is finding a monthly application product strong enough for them. There is a flea spray version. It will also repell rodents. They hate the odor. It is not a bad smell just strong.

    These products like BioSpot absorb into the skin. Skin is the largest organ and transdermal appication is very effective. For example the nicotine patch and pain patches. Supposedly these products are ” safe” in small amounts. Much like the supposedly safe amount of arsenic in city water.
    I killed a kitten due to a bath. Her pores were open i used an insecticide “safe” for animals. It absorbed into her skin and she died. It was not a flea powder but the label stated it was safe. I never thought of the absorption.

    Also you may try corn starch. I know of no treatment for a yard that is non poisonous. For that a feed store is cheap. But a pro would be best. I would if need be use a liquid that dries with a residual. You would have to retreat in a couple weeks. I would not use a slow release granule. I would think it could stick to their paws. Then they may lick. But for yard a pro may be best. I have successfully used a spray and allow it to dry overnight. But kept watch for signs of poison.

    Also I know a friend that during mosquito season uses a clip on off repellant. The kind that uses a fan and just clips it to the dogs collar when he goes out. This may be coincidence. But I had a Sharpei. Due to their skin issues I gave him cod liver oil. I noticed no fleas. But treating the yard is key.

    If anyone knows of a better alternative for the yard than poison tell me. It is very easy to over due the dilution. A lower dilution and an extra treatment or two worked well for me.

    • admin
      Reply

      Hi RJB:
      I wanted to share a page on our main website with you that not only includes a video that every dog owner using chemical flea treatments should watch; but also natural recommendations for the yard. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us and helping us to help others. 😮
      http://www.old-dog-treats-and-rawhide.com/flea-and-tick.html

      Janie

  • Amanda
    Reply

    Glad (or not? *sigh*) to have found this page. Over the years I’ve become more and more suspicious of vaccines, both human and animal, and as a result my dogs are “illegal” as much as they are legal. I only do rabies vaccines every 5 or so years. Last fall I had my 7 year old German Shepherd revaccinated. She has gone downhill ever since. She doesn’t have full blown paralysis, but her rear end definitely isn’t what it used to be. At first I sadly blew it off as old age and hips, and committed to watching her quality of life. Now I don’t for a second believe it’s hip dysplasia. She’ll move along just fine for a while, then suddenly start dragging her toes. After a few steps she’s moving again. Seems to have worsened considerably after her first (in her whole almost 8 years now) application of one of those spot flea treatments. I used BioSpot. I’ve never had a flea problem before this year and it got BAD quick. I think we’re finally getting close to beating them, but my poor girl is still not well. Between the (assumed) vaccine lameness and the constant itching from the BioSpot reaction (hair falling out, nasty looking inflammation) I’m desperate for help. I’m not aware of any holistic vets around here.

    What advice would you give? There is one vet who will pretty much just prescribe and give me anything I ask for without even seeing my dogs. They trust my judgement a LOT because they know I’m so research oriented and prefer to avoid meds, especially after I saved an entire (unvaccinated!) litter of 2 month old puppies from parvo with only a few antibiotic shots from them to prevent secondary infections. (In comparison, an older pup that had been vaccinated before I got her spent 8 days in ICU after being given a 10% chance).

    I also have a 2 legged child who has had reactions to vaccines. How can they continue to push these things on our kids (furry and otherwise) if just in MY family the have caused so many problems? How many kids and pets have to suffer before the insanity stops? Parvo wasn’t fun, but it was better than watching my Candy-girl suffer for nearly a year now, and those pups are stronger for their experience with it, rather than ravaged by the toxic vaccines for life!

    • admin
      Reply

      Hi Amanda:
      I’m so sorry to hear your story. It just breaks my heart that we have to put our loved ones through this. Please check out the message that I left for Tish on this same page. I offered her some advice there that would apply to your fur baby as well.

      What a great lady you are for helping that litter of pups and saving them. 😮 I definitely think you should try the advice that I gave Tish on an earlier comment; it works for many dogs! Please, please let me know if it works or if it doesn’t because this helps all of us dog owners down the road.

      Janie

      • Amanda
        Reply

        Thanks for the quick reply! But, I don’t see a Tish?

        Amanda

        • admin
          Reply

          Hi Amanda:
          There’s actually two pages to that article and you can’t see all the comments unless you go to page 2. Here’s a link for you. 😮
          https://yourolddog.com/2291/dog-vaccinations/2/

        • admin
          Reply

          Hi Amanda:
          I just happened to catch this when I was reading through some comments. I’m so sorry that I never seen your response. Anyway, my comment to “Tish” was on my page for “dog vaccinations“. It shares help for “heartworm” treatment (naturally). I apologize for the very long delay. I hope he is doing ok.

          Janie

  • Carla
    Reply

    I cried after reading this article. I have a 12 week old puppy and I took him for his second round of shots Friday, June 15, 2012, and by Wed. the 20th he was limping and watery eyes. Thu. the 21st the puppy just pulled himself around, using only his front legs. I took him to a different Vet due to mine was closed on Thursdays. They thought it was something wrong with his back did x-rays and said it looked like one of his vertebras was out of line gave me some pain meds and inflammation. Sat. 23rd. the puppy was not better, took him to the Vet. first thing Sat. morning. The Vet has no clue what is wrong with the puppy, ran blood work and could not find anything. Vet. said could be a rare virus that some puppies get and there is no cure for it. The Vet did tell me to pick up a prescription for Clindamycin. Although it has only been three day since the puppy has received this medicine there has been not changes. The puppy has a good attitude for his situation. The puppy (Sport) eats good and he goes potty when I take him outside. I plan on talking to the Vet. again today and confront them with the question about the shots. I too am hurt/saddened by this situation. I am in hopes that I do not have to put the little guy down. Any ideas or suggestion are appreciated.

    • admin
      Reply

      Hi Carla:
      I HIGHLY recommend that you avoid traditional veterinarians at this point and find a Holistic vet that can take a look at your pup. A holistic vet will look at things from a completely different perspective including the fact that vaccinations very well could have caused the problem.

      Accupuncture is something that they will also look into. Personally, I WOULD NOT SUPPRESS the puppy’s immune system with Prednisone which is most likely going to be recommended by a traditional vet.

      Please let us know how it goes. Thinking of you and your pup.

      Janie
      Admin.

    • Mary
      Reply

      Same thing with my dog a huskey/shepherd mix. Still trying to find something to make her better. It’s been 1 1/2 months already. I’ll never vaccinate another animal again. I’m sure that’s what caused this.

      • janie
        Reply

        Agree Mary!

        • Brenda
          Reply

          Seeing these updates and stories of harm and loss makes me cry all over again. I just reread my post from almost 18 months ago about our old boy Sammy who was paralyzed after a rabies vaccine and we put him down on the advice of a Western vet after trying different approaches – he couldn’t walk and lost control of his bladder and bowels, just rips my heart out and makes me angry!!! It’s not fair and this information, these stories need to be shared FAR AND WIDE!!!!!! What I’d like to know is how people maintain compliance with their county – if you aren’t current or have an exclusion in most places you can get fined, have your dog seized, etc. We didn’t want to give it to our shepherd mix girl six months ago (at the time she was 7) but we went to a holistic vet and got blood work done first (which showed zero protection against rabies). She was given a homeopathic low dose in the leg, and we gave her anti-inflammatories before and after. She is fine but now (I’m sure because she didn’t get a shot with added toxins) but after three years pass again I won’t do it. Then we have our two awesome pit boys that are five and seven now and will be due in another year and a half at which time them being older makes me not want to give it to them. Does anyone have good advice for not vaccinating but maintaining compliance on your county’s requirements?

  • Tina
    Reply

    Check under title : “Over-Vaccinated Animals, Autism and SIDS” it is an interesting article that talks about vaccines linked to delayed vaccine associated anaphylatic shock in humans and animals.

    • admin
      Reply

      Hi Tina:
      Thank you so much for sharing this article with us. Excellent information!! :-

  • Deborah Wood-Castaneda
    Reply

    I lost my 7 year old Lab/Golden mix after a rabies update in 1994 and it still haunts me. Previously, he was a healthy, happy, bouncing boy and while I can’t prove that he was paralyzed by the vaccine, after a lot of research searching for answers, I believe that it was the vaccine. I remember thinking something was off about him afterward. He was lethargic and his eyes were watery but nothing alarming enough to rush him to the Vet. I just noted it and watched for other signs, but there really wasn’t any. I had resolved a trip to the Vet was in order and put it on my list of things to do. Then one day, he was dragging one of his legs. I made an appointment immediately for that afternoon and went to work. When I got home, he was dragging his whole rear end. Rushed him to the Vet, who did Xrays and testing but found nothing. We decided to hospitalize him and try cortisone shots. After a week, there was no change and no hope so he went to sleep in my arms. It nearly killed me. Afterward, I wanted answers, like people do when things like this happen for seemingly no reason and ran across these British studies that suggested a connection to the rabies vaccine. It was bad enough to lose my dog soul mate, but to lose him because I had carelessly given him something potentially harmful without thinking about it made it so much worse. It made me very angry also and still after 17 years I can’t think about Yogi without crying, wondering how many years we might have had together if I had not exposed him to an unneeded vaccine. Since then, I have refused to vaccinate my dogs against it. Rabies is rare in our area, and the risks outweigh the benefits and still our county government requires it. I have been fined for it, but I will never again vaccinate or medicate any of my animal companions unthinkingly. We should at least be told about the risks before vaccinating.

    And no, for Yogi, there was no previous reaction to the vaccine.

    • admin
      Reply

      Wow, what a story Deborah! I am so sorry about Yogi. It doesn’t matter how long ago it was, I know the pain is still fresh in your heart. It wasn’t your fault though and I’m sure you know that, but as an avid and passionate dog lover, I also know that it’s hard for you to forgive yourself.

      Things have got to change regarding the casual attitude that big business and government has towards the products used that are hurting our companion animals. From vaccines to flea medicine, dog owners must educate themselves on what they are pumping into their dog (and cat) and not take for granted that just because the vet says to do it; it must be o.k.

      While rabies is mandatory, the other vaccines are not. For others out there, NEVER, EVER GIVE YOUR DOG A BUNDLED VACCINE!!

      Thanks again Deborah and I’m so sorry about Yogi. I can hear the passion in your words and it’s obvious how much you loved him.

      Janie

    • TinaL
      Reply

      My 6 year old lab mix did the same thing. Had a rabies vaccine just 6 mo after having his last due to a dog biting him. Within a few days he couldn’t walk. Things looked grim. We made him a homemade stretcher to get him to the hospital. He was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis by the neurologist. They gave him meds that had him right back up. The cost to diagnose him was under $800. We had a free exam coupon with a different vet because I wanted an unbiased opinion and they referred us to a neurologist which we immediately went there. A month in a half later I could tell he was beyond 100% recovered so we weaned him from the meds. It could have been life long, so I am happy to say he is in remission.

      • janie knetzer
        Reply

        Hi Tina:

        Thanks for sharing your story. I’m so glad to hear that he is doing good now.

        Remember to always use “Thuja” daily for 6-8 weeks before you get the rabies vaccine.

        Janie

        • Brenda
          Reply

          Hi Janie and everyone — what is ‘thuja’ and what do you mean by bundled vaccines — getting rabies w/ distemper parvo?

          We just lost our senior dog last week (he was 11), a month following his three year rabies vaccine — he lost use of his hind legs seemingly out of the blue and had been his normal (albeit older) active playful self before and for a couple of weeks following the shot.

          Most of his life he used only three legs due to a knee injury and surgery on one of his hind legs when he was younger –I remember thinking that we shouldn’t take him in for this vaccine anymore but it’s ‘the law’ — really, it’s the for profit business model by vaccine makers just like for humans — I am sick and heartbroken all over again reading these stories and feel like this may have also killed our old boy. It’s not fair!

          • yourolddog

            Hi Brenda:

            I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. You’re right, it’s not fair! It’s another money making scheme as far as I’m concerned. They know that the rabies vaccine (and all others) lasts a long time. Think about it. We get vaccinated once in our lives, yet our pets are forced to undergo repeated vaccinations that they don’t need.

            It’s truly awful. You are only required by law to get the rabies vaccine and in most (I believe all now, you can double check in your state online) states for dogs with health concerns, you can get a waiver from your vet for dogs with health concerns. Bundled means when the vet gives your dog multiple vaccinations at the same time (same day, etc). Never do it. You should never give more than one vaccination at a time, if at all.

            I personally believe (as do many others including many holistic vets) that vaccinations are the biggest culprit for causing skin problems, fear, aggression, disease, etc in dogs. It breaks my heart.

            For the rabies vaccine, Thuja is a homeopathic medicine that comes in extract or very tiny pellets. I usually recommend the pellets. It can be given before or after the rabies vaccination. Much depends on the symptom that the dog is having and which homeopathic remedy is needed. Sometimes Thuja isn’t right depending on the symptom. For rear end paralysis, Thuja is recommended. If using the pellets, do not touch them. Touching them can diminish it’s effectiveness. Use the lid of the bottle to drop into your dog’s mouth. I would use 200C Thuja pellets for rear end paralysis. Two doses would be necessary if you think your dog has had a reaction to the rabies vaccine.

            A dose equals a layer of pellets covering the bottom of the lid. Yes, DE is good and I’ve recommended it to dog owners. I’ll keep that in mind for my own girls Brenda. I personally prefer a natural spray, just because powders often dry out the skin.

            Again, I’m so very sorry about your loss. My thoughts are truly with you.

            Janie

          • Brenda

            Thanks for the reply and additional info Janie — I don’t know how to process this — I blame myself as I remember thinking he was so old now he just shouldn’t have it but an exemption (which I didn’t know existed) never crossed my mind. I also regret not trying other options for him, i.e. did now know about this Thuja. Traditional western vet medicine puts fear in you about keeping your pets healthy — we know rabies is deadly and distemper parvo is an ugly disease that some don’t recover from. Here’s another recent study about boosters not being necessary! Such BS that this information isn’t more widely accepted and talked about!!!!!!!! http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2015/11/05/dogs-cats-rabies-vaccination.aspx?e_cid=20151105Z1_PetsNL_art_1&utm_source=petsnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20151105Z1&et_cid=DM89529&et_rid=1199668314 — we have another dog who is now 7 years old, she’s a big girl (about 100 lbs), shepherd mix and has some arthritis. She’ll be ‘due’ for her next vaccine in a year and I don’t want to do it — is this the type of thing I should ask the vet for an exemption on? I read stuff on that site and it’s counter intuitive to say you can get an exemption IF your dog has a reaction but isn’t the point to avoid that since it might be too late?

          • yourolddog

            Hi Brenda:

            I sent you a private email.

            Janie

        • Mary
          Reply

          Can I ask you what meds he was given? My dog is paralyzed in the rear after a rabies shot too and nothing we do is helping. I’m willing to try different meds if there’s a chance. It’s been 1 1/2 months and though she’s slightly better she still can’t use those legs.

  • nancy hand
    Reply

    My dog died screaming this year 2011 only 1 week after the rabies vaccine, 30 minutes after the vaccine he began to just lay around , before he was a healthy bouncing 8 year old walker hound. He died screaming as his spleen ruptured because of this shot. After researching this vaccine I found out this is a very common thing that happens after this shot.

    • admin
      Reply

      Oh Nancy, I’m so sorry. That must of been absolutely horrible. I’m just curious as to whether or not he ever showed a reaction to the vaccine before?

      Janie

      • janie
        Reply

        Hi Jacqueline:

        I’ll reach out to you privately through email. I’m sorry to hear abut Mimi.

        Janie

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