The current controversy regarding human CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS is an
entirely separate issue from PET VACCINATIONS. The issue with animal
vaccinations in a nutshell is mainly a question of unnecessary
REPEATED inoculations, giving TOO MANY shots at the same time and
giving UNNECESSARY SHOTS for diseases a pet will never be exposed
to. "Stop the Shots" is intended to mean to stop vaccinations until
the pet caregiver is FULLY INFORMED. The book is not a screed
against vaccinations in general, but a plea to follow the guidelines
of the leading veterinary professional organizations.
the Shots! - Are Vaccinations Killing Our Pets?
Pet Vaccination Dangers
Most pets today are
being given too many vaccinations too often. Many caretakers are
unaware of the known risks inherent in vaccines. Studies upon
studies have been performed that show the very real dangers in
over-vaccinating and the risks involved every time a pet gets a
But the word is not getting out. Dogs and cats continue to be
over-vaccinated, resulting in compromised immune systems, serious
diseases and (more often than you might imagine) death.
John Clifton, pet advocate and award-finalist author, thoroughly
researched the topic, devoting a year to this single subject. He was
amazed to find that all the major animal health organizations
such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American
Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline
have recently issued
guidelines emphasizing the need to minimize rather than
maximize vaccines. The risks range from simple allergies to
cancer to terminal shock.
But most veterinarians are not following the guidelines of their
own professional literature!
Mr. Clifton's stated mission is to spread
the word to every pet owner in the hopes of preserving the health
and saving the lives of our beloved animal companions. This is not a
marginal issue. A search on Google for pet vaccination dangers will return tens of thousands
of links on this topic. Here is a
sample site, written by veterinarians.
So many devoted pet lovers, believing they are dutifully
doing the very best for their pets, discover the truth too late.
They're devastated to learn that giving all those unnecessary vaccines
("just to be safe!") and annual "booster" shots has resulted
The result of Mr. Clifton's work, and the work of countless
researchers, is encapsulated in this little volume
very easily read and understood by all. It is not an
"anti-vaccine" book, but a balanced look at the facts. Once armed
with the information in this book, you can make the best decisions
for yourself and your pet.
We urge you to read this book as soon as
certainly before your next
vaccination appointment with your veterinarian.
comprehensive look at
both the pros and cons of vaccinating" Beatrice Ehrsam, DVM
"The Vet at the Barn," NY
"Finally, a book I can wholeheartedly recommend
to every person who loves animals and wants to do the best they can to keep their companions, patients, and customers healthy for many long
years. John Clifton's book is articulate, easy to read, accurate, well organized, current and full of love.
Your animals are begging you to buy, read and implement this book - TODAY.
In my 30 years of holistic practice and lecturing to thousands of veterinarians and animal guardians I can say categorically that vaccines have caused extensive long term harm and animal suffering for susceptible animals.
I applaud the conventional researchers recommendations for fewer vaccines and encourage everyone to give very few to no vaccines.
Christina Chambreau, DVM, Homeopathic veterinarian and author of
Healthy Animal's Journal
information is right on well-researched and balanced. I sincerely
hope that the general public can easily access this book, as it very
well may SAVE THEIR PET'S LIFE. . .An important volume, one that was
sorely needed in the pet community"
Steven Diller, Author of
Dogs and Their People: Choosing and
Training the Best Dog for You
VIEW VIDEO "Pet
Vaccinations - Disease Fighters? or Disease Inviters?"
Webinar with John Clifton
VIEW VIDEO "MATRIX
NEWS" America One TV Network (August 2009)
"STOP THE SHOTS - Interview with John Clifton"
Dog-Cat/Care & Health
it were a magazine article, it would be one of the most important on
health you'd ever want to clip, save, and pin to the fridge with
makes it simple for the rest of us, providing such important information
as how vaccines work, the difference between "live virus" and "killed"
vaccines, an explanation of titers, and why only vets
NOT pet-shop personnel
should administer inoculations. Clifton is not opposed to all
vaccinations; his goal, he writes, is not to turn readers against their
vets, but to be their pets' first line of defense against potentially
The book is short and easy to read, from its large typeface to its
concise, clearly-outlined chapters... " Julia
New York Post
Award-finalist author and pet lover John Clifton logically and
rationally argues against so-called conventional wisdom, such as
vaccinating against diseases that pets will never be exposed to...or
the use of annual booster shots. Chapters discuss how vaccines work,
the health detriments to over-vaccination such as increased risk of
pet cancer or curtailment of the pet's immune system's ability to
naturally fight off diseases, factors to keep in mind when deciding
when the proper time is for a booster shot, and much more." Midwest
"Mr. Clifton does a really good
job of presenting the facts in an easy-to-read book that is also
easy for any pet owner to comprehend. I hope all pet owners read this
and then take a copy to their veterinarian." Gary VanEngelenburg, DVM,
TV's popular "Dr. Van"
"This book is a MUST read! I had the pleasure of
being a vet tech for seven years under an "old school" veterinarian
who NEVER PUSHED UNNEEDED VACCINES. Unfortunately, when he retired I
was left to work for his two "new school" colleagues who pushed
vaccines, experimental medications/anesthetics, used brute force
instead of psychology. I was in the front line when injection-site
sarcomas were being tracked by the AAHA (right rear rabies!)...I've
seen animals "crash" after vaccines (especially cats and ferrets).
I've also seen how "old" vets treated vaccines (prevention) and how
"new" vets now treat vaccines ($$- it's a business). Sad. Very Sad.
READ THIS BOOK...while it's not a pedagogical text on immunology and
vaccines, it is an easy read for the non-technical that has a great
reference section and will provide the caring pet owner with food for
C. A. Filecco,
am more than impressed!!!
Clifton successfully and gently guides the reader through the
intricacies of the process of vaccination while at the same time
conveying an easily understood "picture" of the natural
power that is the immune system. Through it all he somehow
still keeps this complex topic easy to follow for the pet owner.
In terms and analogies that are both effective, and CORRECT, he
encourages the reader to venture outside the proverbial box. His
message is clear, concise and fact based.
This is the handy
little book we breeders have been longing for and will be adding to
our puppy buyers' required reading list. I urge everyone here to order
their copy today. This book is a must have in any pet
lover's home library." Dianne
Sever Owner/Co-founder of
Say No to Vaccines" e-community"and "Holistic
Naturally Reared Ravette-Jodevin Collies
PROTECT YOUR PET
THIS BOOK WILL TELL YOU:
IF YOU HAVE A DOG
VACCINATE until you read
Clifton, co-author of Sparky Fights Back: A Little Dog's Big
Battle Against Cancer (DWAA book award finalist
2006) and Editor of Fighting Back: Canine Cancer Monthly tells
all you need to know about vaccinating and NOT vaccinating your
how to tailor a plan for YOUR pet.
what LEADING VETERINARY ORGANIZATIONS are saying about pet vaccination
what your veterinarian may NOT tell you!
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