She has had a Lepto jab already and will be getting another one in May but I … Is it possible to check for titers with regard to Lepto like you can do for Rabies? When I was growing up, our pets didn’t get all of these vaccines and they were so much healthier. Dogs that are at an exceptionally high risk should be vaccinated every 6 to 9 months … Immunization lasts for one year. You most certainly know how to keep a reader amused. I was told she has a brain tumor but I now have serious doubts as she is still with us after nearly 9 months. We have him on Benadryl now, and his leg pain appears to have gone away. Usually, unless the dog’s head swells to the size of a football while he’s still in the clinic after his shot, vets don’t ever consider vaccine reactions as a cause of illness in dogs. My vet said that it probably wasn’t the vaccine, but I think it is. I called the vet less than 5 minutes later (while my husband was trying to resuscitate Wren) bawling … incredulous, asking him ‘Hank – how could this have happened? I’m so sorry he got sick. [src=""], [src=""], Why I Changed My Mind About Bach Flower Remedies, FDA Releases Report On Toxic Ingredients In Beneful®, World Small Animal Veterinary Association. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Now , 4 months later , he is all of a sudden afraid of cars in the street . We are devastated by our loss. Healthy Pets June 10, 2015. “You can see all bad reaction reports on the vaccines humans take anytime – they are posted online.” says Hines. Meanwhile, $1500 later, I still believe with all of my heart it was the vaccine that started everything. He started screaming that something was wrong. Dana has been a raw feeding, natural rearing breeder since the 90's and is a sought after speaker and outspoken advocate for natural health care for dogs and people. Plus I have to give him Benadryl for the next 2 days. Our dog Attitude had an absolutely perfect yearly exam. I’ve been reading the sad stories of people who have lost their pets to this lepto vaccine. Same for traditional vets , who , like pediatricians , get office visit fees every time you bring your dog in for a battery of shots . Reports say that since its introduction to the UK in 2014, over 2,000 reports of adverse reactions to Nobivac L4 have been received by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, which regulates UK animal drugs. Two … Rodents can carry and spread the bacteria that causes this disease. There is a terrible peracute (very sudden) form of the disease where animals go into rapid shock and die; and that’s the lepto we’re all led to fear. There is so much more cancer in our pets these days. (Several years ago one of her dogs had the Lyme vaccine and died from a reaction to that.) Dog owners concerned as thousands of dogs dying or suffering Vaccination helps safeguard dogs from leptospirosis, which can be fatal Owners recommended giving vaccination to puppies from 8 weeks old Major et al. I grabbed him up and brought him inside. The next day he showed all the side effects and died four days later! Having seen some worrying remarks on the BARF facebook feed about Lepto 2 and 4 vaccinations, I checked Maisy's vaccine record as she is due her boosters soon. I am sure the illness, leptospirosis is a dangerous disease. 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. Vaccines against leptospirosis reportedly are associated with “as many or more adverse reactions than occur for any other” optional vaccine on the market. We lost Payton! The 2014 European Medicines Agency Veterinary Pharmacovigilance Report investigated the Nobivac L4 vaccine and found: “Several signals were identified, mainly relating to anaphylaxis and various immune-mediated conditions such as anaemia, thrombocyte-penia and arthritis. I’m heartbroken after reading these….our 10 year old perfectly healthy and active shitzu went in for a routine visit to Banfield Pet Hospital. When I first bought her in 2005, I took her for her checkup and vaccines. Nobivac Lepto 4 Vaccine (L4) You may have heard of a new vaccine on the market, the Nobivac Lepto 4 vaccine produced by MSD Animal Health, we have put together this information sheet to help you understand what it all means.. What is leptospirosis? There are vaccines against leptospirosis, but they are not on the “core schedule,” meaning they are only optionally offered. The organism is usually spread through infected urine, but contaminated water or soil, reproductive secretions, and even consumption of infected tissues can also transmit the infection. And in most cases, leptospirosis is highly treatable when recognized early. A dog can become infected when he comes in contact with water contaminated with infected urine. come with a price. I am also so angry about trusting both the vet and the drug company to give me all the information related to this vaccine. His is much more aggressive than in the past and seems to be disoriented alot. The vet brushed off my concerns about the timing of the vaccine and her seizure. MSD funded a 2014 project headed by Christopher Ball from the University of Liverpool. Vets are not willing to admit or are in denial about the risk posed by the vaccine—it can kill perfectly fit and healthy dogs. Veterinarians generally decide whether or not dogs are good candidates for the vaccine by assessing their specific risk levels. She fnally was put to sleep with nothing found to be wrong. I’m not sure what to suggest. So he still needs his second dose & im extremely scared to get it for him the vet said next time could be worse reaction. He had a reaction to this shot. Just like the stray dogs in the UK, healthy dogs who come in contact with lepto may never show any symptoms. © 2020 NVIC Legal & Privacy Policy - Sitemap. For more information about rodent control, see: Prevent rodent infestations. We were baffled. My three dogs are due for their lepto shots. This never should have happened….we never even gave consent to allow the vaccine to be administered. I just want others to make an informed decision. Our beloved Mishka was pronounced dead at the ER. He had never done this before. You said he was getting better!’ He was just as shocked as we were. He has been seizure free for a week now but I am sure it is because of the meds he is taking. Initial signs of leptospirosis include fever, lethargy, and lack of appetite. But the recent deaths and illness of the dogs in the UK are showing us that the lepto vaccine isn’t as safe as the vaccine manufacturers would have us believe. My fur baby went into stage 4 kidney failure and had elevated liver enzymes after being vaccinated–I took him to my vet and he said my dog probably already had a decline in kidney function, due to his age, before getting this vaccine. You have blessed my animals. almost…HaHa!) The vets are selling this shot and after I looked at the research it is not worth the injury to your animal. Pet Smart told me I needed to give this vaccine to my 7-year old malamute for her trip to Mexico. Could this be a result from the vaccine? Let’s not be ignorant to the facts. My 12 year old Irish Setter, Flicka, got the Lepto vaccine last Thursday. They would yelp in pain. pom. At the same facility, 7 weeks earlier he had seen a Cardiologist because he had a heart condition that he was being treated for over the previous 6 months period. The only 2 times my dog had to have a rabies vaccine was those times I (unfortunately) HAD to bring her to the vet for physical issues that I couldn’t address at home. The lepto vaccine for dogs covers only certain strains of leptospirosis, so is not 100% guaranteed effective in all cases. It looks like they’ve completely removed it, as we can’t find their lepto information any more (see if you can find it on their site!). I just posted our experience here. I believe these veterinarians are building up their businesses in big expensive, high-tech buildings and they have to pay for it somehow and one of the ways is to vaccinate our pets for everything they can think of. This one s for leptospirosis which is not recommended as a “core” vaccine to be given routinely to your dog unless in a leptospirosis area, though it has course of course become the norm for all dogs today. Debbie- Personally I’d not get the vaccine again. We thought it was a good idea to protect him as we have wildlife on our property. He was lethargic, vomiting, diarrhea, shaking and could not even stand. But MSD defends the safety of their vaccine, saying: “We appreciate that, on rare occasions, vaccination may adversely affect canine health. I’m so grateful for your honest recounts of what happened. And I only do that because it’s required by lanw. We rushed him to emergency hospital and they would not acknowledge the lepto vaccine had anything to do with the seizures. Here’s how good a job the CVB does at monitoring vaccine safety. Approval of four-way canine lepto vaccine protects dogs against mortality. Here are the cases of lepto in Los Angeles County for the last ten years. 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Nobivac Lepto 4 Vaccine (L4) You may have heard of a new vaccine on the market, the Nobivac Lepto 4 vaccine produced by MSD Animal Health, we have put together this information sheet to help you understand what it all means.. What is leptospirosis? Of these, by far the largest response came from vet practices which had seen no lepto cases in the previous twelve months. My Lilly immediately became lethargic, she lost her appetite, slept more than any baby should the rest of the day and night, she was shaking, coughing, vomiting and having diarrhea. But I doubt it. I’m going to try to find a holistic vet within an hour or so of us. Yesterday my 15-year-old dog had a CT scan for what we thought was an adrenal tumor (Cushing’s disease). My dog was mistakely given an overdose of this vaccine and now she is not eating,she is vomiting and her stool is watery . My heart goes out to all of you who have dogs that were hurt and are suffering from the effects of this vaccine. My dog contracted Lepto in November although he was extremely sick & hospitalized thank god he made a full recovery. 2 hours later he seized and died right in front of my eyes. I have to carry him around. He was sent to the Rainbow Bridge just last week. 5th – Vaccine given after 20 weeks of age. Unfortunately without my permission the vet did what he wanted to all of them, including the lepto. He had a bad reaction from the vaccine and I had him treated but he now has become very aggressive. 6 Guthrie A. WSAVA Slams Daily Telegraph Story About Leptospirosis Vaccine. She is very lethargic, but thankfully she is still eating and drinking well. Forty minutes later he was seen.