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By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dog Vaccine Dangers~ Veterinarians: Fully Inform Us Before Vaccinating Our Dogs and Cats

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We humans don’t get childhood shots
repeatedly throughout our lives.
Why do our pets? 
Top vet schools and these major veterinary organizations have changed their recommended vaccination guidelines to reduce the “vaccine load” on dogs and cats: The American Veterinary Medical Association, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners and The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
Unfortunately, changes have been slow to come to the veterinary clinic level.
Why does this matter? Unnecessary vaccination increases the risk of adverse vaccine reactions but does not increase immunity to disease.

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Sign our Petition
Veterinarians: Fully Inform Us Before
Vaccinating Our Dogs and Cats
       Important: This website does NOT oppose all vaccination. 
       This website DOES OPPOSE: 
  • vaccination without prior explanation of risks, benefits, vaccine effectiveness and duration of immunity 
  • revaccination of animals that already have long or lifetime immunity
  • “one size fits all” vaccination protocols
  • multiple vaccines given in one visit, especially to cats and small breed dogs
  • optional vaccines routinely given to pets not specifically at risk 
  • optional vaccines offering short immunity, limited effectiveness and high adverse reaction rates
  • vaccination of unhealthy animals 
  • vaccination before or during surgery
  • vaccination of animals too young to form immunity
  • vaccination with vaccines on the “not recommended” list of the AVMA, AAHA and/or WSAVA 
  • vaccine labels suggesting revaccination intervals sooner than supported by current research  

Veterinarians: Fully Inform Us Before Vaccinating Our Dogs and Cats


Our dogs and cats need us to make informed vaccination choices to protect them from life-threatening diseases. Unfortunately, most of us unwittingly pay for unnecessary vaccines that won’t benefit our animals in any way -- and may actually cause harm. Many of us have learned this the hard way. Did you know that certain important “core” vaccines give long -- even lifetime -- immunity and don’t require repeated “boosters”? Or that some common vaccines may not be necessary or even advisable when considering age, health or low risk of exposure? Or that certain common vaccines, and vaccine combinations, are more likely to cause adverse reactions than others?
We, the petitioners, are not opposing all vaccination. We oppose unnecessary vaccines and the unnecessary revaccination of adult pets. We oppose vaccination without informed consent.
Because vaccine damage may not be evident for weeks, months or even years, your veterinarian may never link vaccination to health or behavior problems. Though severe vaccine reactions are not common, even moderate reactions can be catastrophic for animals and their human families. Aside from physical and emotional tolls, treatment can cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars and may never restore good health. Who pays to treat vaccine reactions? We do. Who cares for vaccine-damaged pets -- or mourns their loss? We do. Who deserves to be fully informed about risks versus benefits? We do!
Top veterinary schools, all major American veterinary associations and The World Small Animal Veterinary Association have changed their vaccination recommendations for dogs and cats to reduce the “vaccine load” and prevent adverse reactions. Research scientists and concerned veterinarians have been pleading for this change since the 1970’s.
Unfortunately, most veterinary clinics have changed vaccination protocols very little or not at all. They continue to revaccinate animals that already have immunity, unnecessarily risking adverse reactions that come from repeated vaccination. Optional vaccines with low effectiveness and high reaction rates, vaccines that should be given only under special circumstances (if ever), continue to be given routinely. Chances are your dog or cat was vaccinated unnecessarily. Most are. Ours were.
Just some of the vaccine reactions listed in the 2011 American Animal Hospital Association Canine Vaccination Guidelines (sponsored by four drug major companies) include:
Acute Reactions (within 72 hours)
• allergic reaction
• anaphylactic shock
• collapse
• seizures
• loss of consciousness
• lack of coordination
• death
Chronic reactions (long-term)
• cancer
• autoimmune disease
• arthritis
• behavior change
• hair loss
• skin disease
• AIHA/IMHA (a serious autoimmune blood disease)
Cats suffer many of these same reactions. Vaccine-associated sarcoma (a malignant, highly invasive cancer) is especially problematic for cats and is on the rise in dogs and ferrets.
Help Stop Unnecessary Vaccination
Please sign this petition then go to There you’ll find Questions to Ask Before Vaccinating Your Dog or Cat plus videos, studies, case histories and articles explaining what vaccination experts believe. Be sure to share this petition and website with animal-loving friends and people influencing your pet’s vaccination -- groomers, trainers, boarding facilities and veterinarians.

By signing this petition, tell veterinarians we want the same rights to full disclosure medical doctors give humans before vaccinating. Tell pet insurance companies to encourage titer testing and to stop reimbursing and promoting unnecessary vaccination. Tell veterinary educators to start requiring mandatory continuing education in vaccinology and immunology. And tell the USDA to grant us easy access to reported adverse reactions for all companion animal vaccines, and to allow only scientifically-proven revaccination recommendations on vaccine labels.

Together we can send a message: The time has come for veterinarians to stop vaccinating our pets without first disclosing all risks and benefits and obtaining our informed consent.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional care.


This is what happened to our beautiful Bella when I took her and her sister to get their vaccines, She says: “If we had spent $ 70.00 for a titer test instead, I’d have my baby Bella right here in my lap right now.”
We’ve all received the post card from the Vet that says your dog is due for its shots. Pretty routine stuff, I used to think. After all, I’d been going to this vet for 21 years.  What would I possibly have to worry about, right?
This particular card was sent for Mercedes, our six year old Maltese.  I already had an appointment to get her and her sister, Bella, our three year old Maltese, groomed the following Monday. Because Bella would need her Bordatella shot for the groomer, I decided to take them to the Vet together.   
Upon arrival, we went into the room and they weighed 9 lb. Bella on the table. Her big sister, 15 lb. Mercedes, got weighed outside on the big girl scale.  The Vet came in and ask how the dogs were doing and if they had any problems.   I told her they have been healthy and had no problems at all.  Although her shots weren’t due for another two months, I asked the Vet if it was okay for Bella to go ahead and get her vaccines early since we’re already here for the Bordatella shot. The Vet said it would be just fine. 
One of the techs took Bella in the back to administer a heart worm test and returned minutes later.  They also checked both dog’s temperatures. Bella was normal. Although Mercedes had a slight temperature, the Vet said she was fine to get her vaccines today.  Along with the heart worm test, Bella received a DA2PP Annual, Leptospira Annual,  and the Bordetella Injectable Annual. 
While paying at the front counter, preparing to leave, I remembered to ask about the results of Bella’s heart worm test.  The attendant went back to check and returned to tell me it was okay.
Within 48 hours, now Saturday night, I noticed Bella wasn’t feeling so good.  She ate her dinner but was notably a lot less energetic as her usual self.  By Sunday, she stayed in her bed,  wasn’t eating and felt warm to the touch.  Not Bella at all.  I called the Vet Monday, told them the situation and ask if I could bring her in.
We arrived around 10 that morning. They examined her, checked her gums and said she is very pale.  “What does that mean,” I asked? They took her in the back, returned a few minutes later and said I needed to get  her to VMS Specialist of DFW.  “She needs a blood transfusion,” they said.  
“A blood transfusion,” I asked? I was in shock! “What are you talking about? What happened to her? She was perfectly healthy last week, I got her vaccinated and now she’s sick?  What did you do to her?”  I called my husband crying hysterically! He arrived within minutes and we drove to Bella to the VMS hospital as fast as possible. Was this a nightmare? This can’t really be happening, can it?
Upon arrival at VMS and almost immediately, we were talking with one of the emergency Vet specialists.  Shockingly, she told us Bella would only have a 50/50 chance of survival if we would allow her treatment.  She started a blood transfusion as soon as she could. We started praying.  

Bella with mom and dad getting a 8-hour immunoglobulin transfusion
Our beautiful angel fought hard for 11 days.  Bella’s sheer will to live amazed the entire medical staff, several of whom became as emotionally attached as we are.  Even 5 blood transfusions, 3 immunoglobulan transfusions, and every drug available to some of the best Vets in the country wouldn’t be enough to save her.
Bella died from what is called Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA). Unfortunately, it has a name, not a cure.   Most likely, the IMHA was brought on by her little body trying to cope with the vaccine injections. The body’s own immune system, put into a state of hyperactivity, attacks the red blood cells and basically destroys itself! 
There is no happy ending. I wish I had one to give. The only thing we can do is warn others in hopes they don’t have to endure the same torture.  Ask questions, pay attention, be informed.
We believe our beautiful Bella is saving lives now.  Everyday we think of her and I know she’s with us.  We promised her we would not let her die in vain.  It’s our mission to share her story with anybody that Loves their dog or cat as much as we Love Bella.

Bella 2009-2012, now in Heaven
Bella, we Love you. You’ve made us better people. We promised you we wouldn’t rest until your story is told and other dogs and cats are safer. That’s a promise we are keeping.
– Lori Turner
Editor’s Note: Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA), also called Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA), is a serious, often fatal, blood disease linked to vaccination.  See AAHA Guidelines p. 20. The patient’s own immune system begins attacking his own red blood cells. Here is an article about it:  Do an Internet search for more information.
Giving small dogs like Bella multiple vaccines in one sitting greatly increases the chance of a vaccine reaction according to the 2005 Purdue study of 1.2 million dogs.  For more information, read Vaccinating Cats and Small and Medium-Size Dogs: A Special Danger 
Don’t let this happen to your dog. Read Questions to Ask Before Vaccinating and Titer Testing: A Crash Course
This is from Bella’s hospital paperwork:
Click this link to tell your own story on a vaccine-related illnes

Learn the facts:
Search by subject or category or cloud tag (at right)
Read 7 Quick Things Most People Don’t Know About Vaccinating Pets
Read Ask These Questions BEFORE Vaccinating Your Pet
Attention Veterinarians, vet techs, Certified Animal Welfare Administrators and others interested in serious education on titer testing see Dr.  Ron Schultz’s Saving Lives with Antibody Titer Tests speaking in a video approved for RACE continuing education credits.

Milan’s injection-site sarcoma surgery

 Learn about vaccine reactions.
 This website is dedicated to all cats who have been diagnosed or lost their lives to Vaccine Associated Sarcoma and their human parents who have cared and grieved for them.
    Angel Kitty Kat Gonzalez was a beautiful and sweet long haired Tortoiseshell cat.  I had never owned a cat before Kitty Kat showed up on my doorstep in the fall of 2003.  I had just moved from Rockport, Texas, to Corpus Christi, Texas, with my other fur baby, Sissy.  Sissy is a miniature dachshund who is scared of her own shadow.  Kitty Kat became Sissy's very welcomed friend and protector immediately.  When Sissy went outside to "do her business" Kitty watched over her to make sure she made it back in through the doggy door safely.  Kitty was very independent and loved to bring me "live" birds as presents to show her love.When I took my pets to the veterinarian for wellness or illness visits I never questioned their care or treatment.  I was naive in believing that my veterinarian was up to date on the latest and best medical care.  I believed they loved my fur babies as much as I did.  My baby, Kitty Kat, was euthanized on February 14, 2011, due to Vaccine Associated Sarcoma.  I am currently involved in litigation against the veterinarian who treated Kitty Kat. I LOST......It's official....Corpus Christi now has the lowest standard of veterinarian care.  I lost my veterinarian lawsuit because "if all Corpus Christi veterinarians adhere  to same standards then it's not negligence".  So what this means is the  veterinarian standard of care in Corpus Christi, Texas, is......

a. The Corpus Christi veterinarian DOES NOT have to explain to you what vaccines he recommends, he can just inject your animal with whatever vaccine he wants.

b. The Corpus Christi veterinarian DOES NOT have to explain to you the risks and benefits of the vaccines they inject.

c. The Corpus Christi veterinarian DOES NOT have
to obtain informed consent from the animal guardian.

d. The Corpus Christi veterinarian DOES NOT have to use the safest vaccines available.

e. The Corpus Christi veterinarian DOES NOT have to follow instructions on the vaccine manufacturers label.

F. The Corpus Christi veterinarian DOES NOT have to
perform a feline leukemia blood test to check for exposure prior to injecting a
feline leukemia vaccine. Or even offer the blood test to the pet guardian.

g. The Corpus Christi veterinarian DOES NOT have to inform pet guardians that
Corpus Christi allows a three year rabies vaccine, they can continue to inject
the rabies vaccine into your pet ANNUALLY subjecting them to over vaccination illnesses while banking profits.

h. The Corpus Christi veterinarian DOES NOT have to follow the recommended vaccination schedule set forth by The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, The American Association of Feline Practitioners, and Texas A & M University.

Thanks Judge Brent Chesney for adding another LOW standard to Corpus Christi.

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  1. I am so surprised by all this I will definitly ask questions next time ,i am so sorry for your loss,Thank you for what you are doing

  2. Read here what can happen to cats

  3. Hi Jena
    Thank you so much for sharing the story. I added your information to make sure people understand that this is something happening to all of our pets. Dogs and Cats!
    Be Blessed!
    Jean Robb

  4. My dog was hospitalized not once but twice from vaccinations. It took the 2nd time happening to realize it was from vaccinations. The first time was when he was a year old. It didn't happen the same day he was vaccinated, he was fine right after. A few days later he started vomiting and had diarrhea, the vet said to just watch him that day. As the day went on he got worse. By evening he was vomiting more and diarrhea, even at the same time and started shaking uncontrollably. I immediately took him to the animal hospital where they put an IV for about an hour and gave him medicine. I didn't know what was wrong but thought Maybe he ate something. I had searched for the problem and found small pieces of deodorant under my dresser that must've come off the cap, however, vets said it shouldn't have gotten him that sick if he did. Plus, it was in a hard to reach spot so didn't think it was likely but thought it couldn't be anything else. It was a mystery. I brought him home and Kept checking on him, thank god I did bc 2 hours later his gums were so pale. I rushed him back to the hospital. When we arrived his heartbeat was very faint, I could barely feel it and wasn't responding to anything. They immediately worked on him and finally got him in stable condition but had to stay there. He spent 3 days at the hospital. The following year when he received his shots, again a few days later he started vomiting and diarrhea and then the shakes started. This time he spent 24 hours at the hospital. I said there was no way he ate anything he shouldn't have and realized this couldn't just be a coincidence that he's hospitalized just days after vaccinations. Someone told me of a similar experience they had and now they make the vet give her dog only half the amount since they give small dogs the same amount as big dogs(I had no idea) my dog is also small and they give him all his shots at once which I hear is also a problem. Just wanted to share my story so this doesn't happen to others.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I really believe we need to keep telling people. I think most pet owners think it will never happen to them. Thanks so much for caring!
    Be Blessed!
    Jean Robb