Why did Oliver die?
By Catherine O’Driscoll
When Oliver was four years old, we awoke one morning to find that his back legs were paralysed. Although we rushed him to the vet and left him there on a steroid drip, our little boy died that afternoon.
For two years, I asked every vet I met: “why?”. Eventually, I learnt that Oliver had had a fatal reaction to a booster vaccine.
One of the known and acknowledged side-effects of vaccines is ‘encephalitis’, which is the Latin name meaning ‘inflammation of the brain’, which can also involve lesions throughout the brain and central nervous system. One of the symptoms of encephalitis is ‘paresis’, which means paralysis of one or more limbs. Some dogs and humans will recover from vaccine-induced encephalitis, others will die.
In the human field, encephalitis is sometimes called polio. Sometimes it is called Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Sometimes it is called meningitis. All of these conditions are well-documented post vaccination. If you would like to read more about the effects of vaccines, particularly in relation to potentially mandatory swine flu vaccines coming up following a predicted human pandemic, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free copy of the July 2009 CHC newsletter.
You might also be interested to know that Prudence, who died when she was six, suffered from leukaemia, which has also been linked to vaccines. Many scientific studies point towards the practice of cultivating vaccine components on eggs. It is thought that an avian leukaemia virus finds its way into the vaccine, causing cross-species infection.
Samson also suffered at the hands of vaccines. Sam had a reaction to his second puppy shot: his back legs became paralysed. Luckily, Sammie recovered but the next year, when he was boosted, his head swelled like a football and he went running around screaming. By the age of two he was diagnosed with autoimmune disease, and he died of cancer at the age of five. There is much evidence, now, linking the practice of vaccination to the rise of cancer in human and animal species. If you’d like to read more about this, click here.
The good news is that, by the time Oliver, Prudence and Samson had died, I had learnt not to vaccinate my dogs, and to feed them real food.
Chappie and Sophie, although suffering from thyroid disease (which can be vaccine induced) and arthritis (which can also be vaccine induced), thrived on the new regime and lived until they were 17 years of age – which is fairly uncommon for Golden Retrievers. Gwinnie, who was only vaccinated as a puppy, lived until she was 15.
Edward and Daniel, now 12, have never received a single vaccine. Their vet bills have averaged around £10 ($20) per year. They continue to teach me.