Beware of early spaying, neutering and dangerous cocktails of vaccines and toxic products
Yesterday, I had a pretty surreal and quite upsetting experience.
Friends of mine adopted an eight-week-old puppy from the Vancouver SPCA. It didn’t take long and the whole family fell in love with their new addition.
This puppy is their second dog and they already knew how to raise a puppy naturally, but still had a few questions they needed to clarify. They knew what a safer, holistic approach to vaccination is, but their puppy was already vaccinated. The puppy was given “a 6-way vaccine” at the age of eight weeks, plus it received dewormers and Advantage, a toxic flea product that is known to cause neurological symptoms such as seizures, which I have seen before.
It took only a few days and their puppy became very tired and started having tremors. I have seen this before in other dogs due to side effects from both early, excessive vaccination and Advantage.
Naturally, my friends and I were concerned about the side effects and that the SPCA was insisting on neutering their 10-week-old puppy now.
Personally, I have always been against early neuters. I understand the need for population control because of dog homelessness, but neutering before eight to 12 months of age negatively affects the development of the joints, bones and connective tissues.
However, there was another, even more serious concern, about my friend’s puppy. His neurological symptoms suggested that he suffered either from flea product or vaccine side-effects and didn’t feel well. I called the Vancouver SPCA and proposed postponing the procedure with my personal guarantee that my friend will not leave her dog intact.
I was shocked that the staff of the Vancouver SPCA, including the chief veterinarian, insisted that according to their policy, the puppy had to be neutered otherwise it would be taken away from the family!
There was no conversation, no compromise, just the same automated, uncaring reply. NO, NO, NO AND NO…
Every veterinary college student knows that surgery or other stressful procedures should not be done if a patient is unwell.
I confess I am very upset about this situation. It is a prime example of how very little the Vancouver SPCA cares about the true wellbeing of animals.
Those of you who have known me for a while know my response to frustration is often writing and informing others to beware of organizations like the Vancouver SPCA. Every reasonable, thinking person knows sick animals, especially vulnerable, young ones need to be protected from the effects of drugs, vaccines and unnecessary procedures. Instead, the Vancouver SPCA only seems to be an extension of the conventional medical system that forces toxic flea products and vaccines on dogs too early.
I am not against vaccination, but after 30 years of practice, I can see clearly that unnecessary boosters harm dogs. There are other safer immunity protocols for puppies and dogs that work and prevent side effects.
We do live in a world, where the conflict of conventional medicine and the holistic system is ever present. You and I know that the drug and pet food industries are at the core of the problem.
If you have the courage and passion to help, I have prepared a few important blogs and articles about puppy care with the hope that you will share them with those you love and care about.
- A complete guide to raising a puppy naturally
- Holistic approach to vaccination of adult dogs and puppies
- How to choose the right puppy and avoid puppy mill disasters
All I am asking you for is to share them with others. Thank you for caring and helping to make the world safer for the animals.
I am very grateful for your help!
© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM