Autoimmune Disease in Standard Poodles
12/27/2019 2 Comments
Vaccines and Immunity.
Indeed, time and again, we know that giving humans and animals – who already have an immune deficiency, autoimmune disease or immune dysfunction – a vaccine may, in fact, cause the disease it is trying to prevent.
The debate remains controversial. Can vaccines trigger immune-mediated diseases in the general population or in patients with PIDD? While young babies, puppies, ponies or kittens exposed frequently to polyvalent vaccine antigens may not demonstrate overt adverse effects, their relatively immature immune systems may be temporarily or more permanently harmed from such antigenic exposures. Consequences in later life may be the increased susceptibility to chronic debilitating diseases. Some veterinarians trace the increasing current problems with allergic and immunological diseases to the introduction of MLV vaccines some 20 years ago. While other environmental factors no doubt have a contributing role, the introduction of these vaccine antigens and their environmental shedding may provide the final insult that exceeds the immunological tolerance threshold of some individuals.
From my 50-year perspective as a veterinary immunologist and hematologist which included my being the Executive Secretary of the New York State Council on Human Blood and Transfusion Services, vaccines can trigger these diseases. The caveat is that affected individuals must first have the genetic predisposition to have vaccine-associated disorders.
Overall, we have to remember:
As I stated, this is multifactorial. In my opinion, why vaccinate an animal or human that has sufficient immunity to a disease, if the risk of infection is low and the symptoms are not life-threatening, particularly if we know that adverse effects can happen.
TreatmentInherently, we want to boost the immune system of an individual with an immunodeficiency. However, during an immune-mediated or sensitivity flare up, we want to “suppress” or down-regulate that portion of the immune system. This is an important point to make: people often assume that immune support or boosters will correct an immune-mediated disease. However, this may actually exacerbate the problem. It is quite a balancing act for all conventional and holistic medical professionals, because we want to boost one side of the immune system but down-regulate the other side.
The good news though is that standard conventional treatments such as corticosteroids and other immune suppressant drugs used for immunologic disorders can often be replaced or augmented with holistic alternatives and homeopathic remedies.
GlossaryImmune Disorder: An umbrella phrase for dysfunction of the immune system which can be either overactive or underactive.
Immune-Mediated (Autoimmune) disease: A disease that results when the body’s immune system reacts against the individual’s own tissue(s).
Immunocompromised: A state in which an individual’s immune system is absent, weakened or dysfunctional.
Immunodeficiency: A state of either a congenital (present at birth) or an acquired (secondary) abnormality of the immune system that prevents adequate immune responsiveness.
Immunomodulator: A chemical agent, drug, or other substance that modifies the immune response or the functioning of the immune system.
Immunosuppression: Suppression of natural immune responses.
Vaccine: A substance that contains components from an infectious organism or other antigen (protein) which stimulates an immune response in order to protect against subsequent exposure to that organism or antigen.
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Feeding a Standard Poodle For Health and Longevity
At 9 to 12 months of age you may feed 50 to 75% RAW with their kibble.
We don’t recommend feeding raw chicken leg bones, only wings and necks.
They also love their steamed Normandy vegetables also from Costco, a Tablespoon of Coconut oil each day for a healthy shiny coat. I cook / steam the vegetables in chicken broth until very soft and mushy when they are babies, then gradually increase the firmness of them until they will eat raw carrots, sweet potatoes and anything else vegetable or raw greens by 12 months of age.
We give a tablespoon of fresh plain (or honey) organic yogurt as well.
They can have any good quality human food and table scraps, just NO junk food i.e. frozen, prepared and packaged or highly processed, if it's not good for us or our children then it's really not good for them.
So basically just plain unadulterated food.
Vets don't recommend table scraps because most Americans diet isn't fit for a dog (or kids)
Feed your new Standard Poodle Puppy the best diet you can which is homemade food, it's not that expensive when you consider the vet bills your saving.
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Here are several articles that go in detail why this is the best for poodle health or comfort.
TREATMENT FOR” PARVO. If you have a dog or puppy with "parvo", then give 25 mg of Cephalexin per lb, twice a day until the diarrhea stops. If the dogs are at the vet's office, then tell the vet they must give the Cephalexin.
Dogs and puppies who have been vaccinated for parvo will usually test positive for parvo--the test means nothing. A vet even admitted to me that the normal parvo test is useless, and that the only test that would be accurate takes 2 weeks to get results. It is heartbreaking when this is so easy to cure. The safest thing (and the reason why I have never lost a dog to "parvo" ) is to treat the puppies or dogs at home. All you need is the Cephalexin (available as "Fish-flex antibiotics at www.kvvetsupply.com and lactated ringers. It is best to give sub-q fluids when dogs have parvo or campylobacter which is often misdiagnosed as parbo. I gave 100 ml for every 10 lbs, 3 times a day. Show people were losing entire kennels of overvaccinated dogs to "parvo" when they figured out that it wasn't parvo at all. Breeders have lost puppies at the vet because the vet was treating for "parvo", and when the breeder treated the rest of the litter for campy (campylobacter), the puppies lived. The former manager of the Joplin shelter began treating all her "parvo" puppies for campy and show miraculous cures. The important thing is to give accurate doses. 25 mg of Cephalexin per lb is a high dose (the normal use of Cephalexin is 10 mg/lb. It is available in Capsule form as fish antibiotics. Therefore, sometimes you must use part of a capsule t...o accurately get the correct dose. For instance, a 10 lb dog would get 1 capsule. A 15 lb dog would get 1 1/2 capsules. The cephalexin must be oral, as it has to go through the GI tract. Campy is similar to e-coli. It is a bacteria that proliferates very quickly. It causes the intestines to shed their lining, just like parvo. It can kill overnight, but is just as quickly cured. I have always used Cephalexin with success. Amoxicilian, Tetracycline, and metronidazole are also available as Fish Antibiotics without a prescription at www.kvvetsupply.com Sometimes, it will present as a dog looking lame in the hind or even front end or like the dog has a back injury. That is because it can cause severe cramping and the dog will hunch over. Other times, they will simply stop eating and the gums will turn white quickly. The moral of the story is: assume campy first. If it is ruled out, then start looking at other options. If your vet is skeptical, insist that no harm can be done by trying the Cephalexin. Again, it has to be oral. The show people are the ones to thank since they are the ones who figured this out.
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