This week, November 5-12, is being promoted as “Vaccination Awareness Week” by  This effort is in support of the work being done by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a non-profit organization advocating for vaccine safety and protection of the ethical principle of informed consent to medical risk taking, including vaccine risk taking.  Dr. Karen Becker, DVM has joined the effort by advocating for our domestic pets by providing information on the risks associated with animal vaccines.  She specifically addresses the impact of vaccines and spay/neuter procedures on the hormonal systems of cats and dogs and the resulting health consequences.  We have posted several articles on the risks of not only vaccines but also premature spay/neuter procedures.  In our own effort to raise awareness of the risks involved with these procedures we would like to direct your attention to this presentation by Dr. Becker. 

Below you will find two links, one to the vaccine awareness week explanation and second to the Dr. Becker’s presentation.  We think you will find it easy to understand and very informative.  You have rights with regard to your own health and the health of your animal.  The choices you make in both cases can influence your health and your pet’s health for years to come.

Link to Vaccine Awareness Week:

Link to Dr. Karen Becker’s presentation: