There has been a recent surge in the number of people who are refusing to vaccinate their children for fear that it could lead to autism, or potentially even death. While there are some kids who have reacted poorly to vaccinations, it’s a really small number. Anti-vaxxers seem unwilling to listen to the data that proves vaccinations to be incredibly safe for their children, which is causing diseases like measles to begin returning in droves. The anti-vaccine message seems to be spreading, too, with parents of fur babies, dogs and cats now also getting in on the act.
Yes, pet owners are refusing to get their dogs vaccinated now for the same reasons that parents refuse to have their children receive inoculations. The real concern here is that the people who are making this decision are doing so based odd of nothing more than videos they have seen on YouTube or second-hand stories passed down via the internet. It’s a trend that has veterinarians in Dulong, Mapleton, Kureelpa, and beyond incredibly worried, as they look to get the science out to the masses as opposed to fake news being passed off as fact online.
Some vets have even come out and said that they don’t believe that the anti-vaxxers should be considered good pet owners. Some even suggest that these are people who do not really deserve the right to own a pet. The reason that vets feel so strongly about this subject is because of the love that they have for the animals that they treat. Failing to vaccinate an animal is a terrible idea because there is simply no holistic alternative that can do the job the way in which immunization does. Going the holistic route may seem like a good idea, but it’s the furthest thing from it.
As mentioned earlier, the belief among anti-vaxxers is that their dog will somehow become autistic if given the routine round of vaccinations. It’s an assertion that vets view as ridiculous, yet they are having a tough time proving otherwise, as people seem more inclined to believe what they see and hear on the internet. The problem now is that the dogs who do not receive these crucial shots may well be in for a tough time of it, with serious illnesses likely to be in their future. Furthermore, they pose a risk to other animals and people that they come into contact with when they are not vaccinated.
If you are thinking about skipping pet vaccinations such as distemper, parvovirus, and the other core shots, you really need to take a moment to reconsider. Your best solution is to visit your local vet, as they can fill you in on the real story about the potential dangers of not vaccinating your pet. There is the belief that skipping those shots altogether is bordering on negligence. If you have not vaccinated your dog and they become ill later on, curing them is going to be a good deal tougher.
People who oppose vaccination – a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated or to have one’s children vaccinated.