A great deal of veterinary care for pets has been based on the use of vaccinations to prevent disease. Traditional vaccines, however, can cause a wide range of side effects, some of them life-threatening. I believe very strongly that vaccines should be given on a case-by-case basis, and their use based on an animal’s risk of exposure to a certain disease. Pumping pets full of vaccines each year is not only unnecessary, but can cause debilitating disease in some individuals.
There are alternatives to vaccines called nosodes. Nosodes are homeopathic dilutions of discharge or bodily fluids from a diseased animal. They are so dilute that there is not any actual biological substance remaining, only the energy of the substance. This energy is so potent that it will help stimulate the animal’s own energy to help fight disease. Nosodes have been shown to be very effective in preventing disease, or treating a pet after an exposure to disease in order to prevent the development of symptoms.
Nosodes may not be accepted by kennels, day care facilities, or groomers and are not recognized as a substitute for the Rabies vaccination as dictated by state law. Although they have limitations, nosodes are a viable alternative to traditional vaccines in many cases.