Avoiding Vaccinations During Heat Cycles
Avoiding Vaccinations with Hormonal Imbalance
by Stephen Holt MD
There is a body of scientific literature that cautions against vaccination during changes of hormonal status in animals and humans. Whilst it is recognized that vaccination is best avoided during times of illness, less concern exists about vaccination during major hormonal changes in female pets. The events associated with major change in hormonal status include:
1. One or two months prior to the pet going into "heat"
Vaccination occurring during the above listed circumstances is believed
to contribute to uncontrolled immune aggression and the precipitation
of autoimmune disorders.
Far to many individuals have ignored the importance of hormonal status
at the time of vaccination. I believe that avoidance of vaccination
during major changes in sex hormone status in female pets may reduce
post vaccination problems. If vaccines are administered during times
of hormonal change, close monitoring is required and the administration
of nutritional products that help prevent the propagation of immune
damage is prudent. In particular, antioxidant
therapy with vitamin C and other antioxidants may be useful.
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