It is with extreme sadness that I write to let you know how horrible this vaccine truly is! You most certainly know how to keep a reader amused. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. We have gone through our house and bleached everything, thrown out bedding, bleached areas in the large back yard where she could have contracted it. But again the little folks vs the big drug companies….Its just NOT right! He could neither eat or drink. Leptospirosis is more common in rural, wooded areas. Here's everything you need to know about the vaccine and its side effects. Russian dog killed by Lepto 4 vaccine - owned by Carol Blackburn-Harvey, who sold dogs to Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Identifying the vaccines given to your dog As shown above, all vaccines are known by an initial to save saying or writing the whole name of all the vaccines. My dog contracted Lepto in November although he was extremely sick & hospitalized thank god he made a full recovery. Plan for ortho consult and further imaging if pain persists. Nobivac L4, a new tetravalent vaccine against leptospirosis, was introduced in 2013 to cover newer strains of the bacteria found in Europe, and reports have since accumulated indicating that the vaccine has caused so many deaths and severe adverse reactions that the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has warned against using it in puppies younger than 12 weeks of age, though other sources say the WSAVA disclaims that statement, and the vaccine is in fact routinely given to very youn… So he called the veterinarian’s inquiry line at the CVB and was informed that adverse reactions wouldn’t be discussed with him – that they were “proprietary” and property of the vaccine manufacturers. Sign up for the Dogs Naturally Newsletter and get over 200 FREE Health Plans and Guides in 2020. Mix gently until dissolved. He had never done this before. He was lethargic, vomiting, diarrhea, shaking and could not even stand. During a routine checkup for my 7yr old Pitbull, my vet said that he needed a Lepto vaccine shot. Definitely, first and last time we give this to him or any other dog. She fnally was put to sleep with nothing found to be wrong. We all knew this was such an unnecessary death. At the time I thought he was just being kind. The presence of maternal antibody is known to interfere with the development of active immunity in dogs and additional boosters will be required in most young animals. Leptospirosis is uncommon in areas where widespread vaccination of dogs is routine. We did the leptospirosis shot for both of our dogs, 12 & 6 1/2 back in May 2018. Introduction of the organism through skin woun… . Surely if this disease was as dangerous and prevalent as this website claimed, somebody would be keeping track of the actual numbers of dogs dying from lepto? I take my dogs to the dog park all the time so about a year ago I got the lepto vaccine after being told that they would catch it at the dog park. I have also observed other “poor veterinary medical science” linked to the Mercola site in the past. Someone should start a Class Action lawsuit. Two of my dogs are completely fine but my 3 year old Shepard/ dingo rescue developed focal seizures 1 month after having the vaccine and she would have 1 every month for 3 months. He can’t walk. We thought it was a good idea to protect him as we have wildlife on our property. Most veterinary experts agree the lepto vaccine is the one that’s most likely to cause serious adverse events. I am so sad that I allowed a vet at a mobile clinic to give this vaccine to my 14 year old Pomeranian. Lepto is a zoonotic disease – which means it can be passed from animals to humans like rabies can. Oh and those dogs in Los Angeles County with lepto? American Veterinary Medical Association. My heart goes out to all of you who have dogs that were hurt and are suffering from the effects of this vaccine. Too cool! Copyright 2016. He had a bad reaction from the vaccine and I had him treated but he now has become very aggressive. We were eventually referred to our state university animal hospital not once…but twice..along with emergency vet hospital visits. We were baffled. So we only know how many dogs had antibodies to lepto, not how many dogs were actually sick from it. If your vet does not use Lepto 4 vaccine, please ask your vet to email info@dorsetdog.com with their contact details so that we can add them to the list of vets only using Lepto 2 vaccine. My 12 week old pug was given the shot yesterday. Now, since I generally see another vet unless I have no choice, they won’t even fill prescriptions for me, per the owner’s orders. In affected dogs, symptoms can include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, blood in the urine, lack of appetite and lethargy. September 20, 2010 Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health reported today that its Nobivac Lepto4 is the first and only four-way canine leptospirosis vaccine to be approved for protecting dogs against mortality. Unfortunately without my permission the vet did what he wanted to all of them, including the lepto. My dog who will be 13, an Aussie/Husky mix got sick and had severe diarrhea. I am also beating myself up because I blindly trusted the pet hospital to give her whatever they thought she needed, but now I know it’s all about money. Your pups experience sound very similar to my pups. This is all they have to offer us. As you have read the adverse reaction started within hours. Think about the thousands of dogs and cats that died from melamine poisoning a few years back. Leptospirosis Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (LERG). The meds helped but didn’t totally resolve the issue. It was only after our own extensive reading, that did we on our own, that we figured out what was wrong with him, and then went to the vet with the recommendations based on our readings, for a course of action to save his life. And that vet’s office is money hungry anyway, at least the owner is. Payton’s platelets and blood count increased. According to the Daily Mail, more than 2,000 adverse reactions to the vaccine, including 120 deaths, have been linked to Nobivac L4 in the last two years.7 Reported side effects have included epileptic fits, swollen glands and blindness. We had a fenced in yard with a wire mesh to keep larger animals (like skunks, deer, raccoons) out…they never left that fenced area…but still small animals such as a mouse or squirrel could get in. © 2020 Dogs Naturally Magazine Inc. People occasionally die from it there, if they leave it untreated. Payton stayed there for 12 days and was given prednisone, laflodamine and cancer fighting drugs and transfusions. 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