Autism Symptoms in Pets Rise as Pet Vaccination Rates RiseJust as the incidence of Autism-Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) has risen alarmingly in children over the last half century, there is evidence that similar behavioral disorders have been observed in pets, most widely reported among pet dogs. From paralysis to seizures, and from immune-mediated hemolytic anemia to injection-site fibrosarcomas, adverse reactions to vaccination are not uncommon in pets. Often attributable to annual vaccinations that some veterinarians consider totally unnecessary, vaccine reactions also may lead to allergies, skin problems, behavioral changes, and autoimmune diseases. Some of the most common behavioral changes are associated with the rabies vaccine, which is the only vaccine federally mandated for pets and must be re-administered at least every three years if not annually, depending on how the vaccine is labeled.
Autism Symptoms in Pets Rise as Pet Vaccination Rates Rise
Around a year and a-half ago, as I was walking my terrier chihuahua dog around the apartment complex grounds - I noticed a neighbor walking only one of her dachshunds. I asked where that dog was, and she said she had to put her down because the dog was paralyzed. She said maybe her dog's paralysis came from a fall because her dog liked to climb some furniture pieces.
Knowing the woman was a vaxxer, I asked if the paralyzed dog had been recently vaccinated. She said yes. Prior to putting the dog into a kennel before traveling, she was required to have her dog vaccinated against kennel cough.
The dog was paralyzed less than 48 hours after the vaccination. So I told her up front - it was probably the vaccine that caused the paralysis. That happens sometimes - GBS. She seemed confused and numb as we parted ways. I'm sure the vet didn't raise that possibility!