Vaccine associated sarcomas (VAS), as the name suggests, are sarcomas (malignant tumours) that result from a vaccine. For some reason these are more common in cats than dogs. However, this is not the only problem with vaccines.
Currently, veterinarians are suggesting that the vaccines are injected into areas where the sarcoma can be more readily removed, such as a leg. Then, they argue, if the sarcoma has spread, the leg can be amputated.
Surely, the more sensible and more responsible way is to stop doing what is causing the sarcomas? Many vets argue that vaccinations are helpful and that the problems associated with them are negligible. The merits of this argument depends on what you understand at ‘helpful’ and ‘neglible’.
The idea behind vaccines is to induce an immune response, to alert the recipient’s body to the possibility of disease and so to create protection against said disease.
Once there are antibodies in the blood, the argument goes, there is protection. However, this argument fails on at least six, probably more, important points.
- Natural immunity is always passed down to the next generation. This does not happen with vaccine ‘immunity’. This begs the question whether it is immunity.
- Natural immunity comes from a healthy immune system, which works at subtle layers by preventing antibodies reaching the blood. If antibodies do reach the blood, the immune system has failed. But this does provide a modicum of protection against the potential of that disease.
- Vaccines cause the virus to mutate, creating new diseases which are mostly not linked to the original disease.
- Vaccines contain many questionable ingredients that are known to cause health problems – mercury, aluminium, formaldehyde, adjuvants, cross species tissue to name just a few. Neurological problems are not uncommon. The end result of a vaccine is to LOWER the effectiveness of the immune system. It has introduced hazardous toxins and unnatural substances.
- Natural immunity is for life. Boosters are not necessary.
- There have never been any double blind, placebo controlled tests done on vaccines in any species. Where is the scientific data, that medics are so keen to ask of other health modalities?
The best, the most effective, but also the most economical way to protect against ALL disease, not just against specific ones, is to insure your cat’s immunity is in excellent working order. And therein lies the answer, I suspect, to the whole vaccine argument. Vaccines are lucrative for both the vets and the companies who make them. They will not give them up without a fight to the bitter end. This means, that you need to do your own research to avoid vaccine associated sarcomas in your cat.
So how do you make sure your cat’s immune system is in excellent order? First, and most importantly, by feeding a quality, natural, species specific diet. And second, by treating any ails with a natural, immune boosting, system of medicine, that works alongside the body’s own efforts. The best one is homeopathy.
For more information on a quality, natural diet, click here.