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I have been trying to find out online but not too much luck.

http://designerbostons.homestead.com/misc.html#anchor_13038

I found that which lists gelatin as used for vaccine fillers/ingredients.

Does anyone know if gelatin is used in pretty much all vaccines? I tried looking for ingredients list on different vaccine brand websites but they don't list them.

My dog is highly allergic to gelatin.

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Melissa
 

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You could call the manufacturer of the vaccine that you would like to give. They would be able to tell you if it contains gelatin and possibly guide you to one that doesn't. Or contact your vet and they can call the manufacturer for you.
 

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Some dogs do have bad reactions to vaccines or vaccine preservatives. It's disappointing to hear that even the manufacturer can't tell you what's in their own product...
 

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Some dogs do have bad reactions to vaccines or vaccine preservatives. It's disappointing to hear that even the manufacturer can't tell you what's in their own product...
OP has not contacted the manufacturer yet. Her vet wasn't sure.
 

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Well after a bit of red tape .... of the company not giving me ANY info because other vaccine companies might find out what they use ... I finally was able to convince them to tell me YES OR NO - GELATIN IN VACCINES

LOL! I sent them a picture of Pickles after he had his reaction to Jello. Then they realized I wasn't a rival company :D


Here was the info they were able to give me:

The only vaccines listed below that are manufactured by our company (Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health) are Galaxy and IntraTrac. I found out that both of these vaccines contain a small amount of gelatin. Generally, "modified-live" vaccines will contain a small amount of gelatin, whereas inactivated, or "killed" vaccines (such as rabies) do not. I would recommend discussing with your vet the option of only using inactivated vaccines in your dog. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any distemper/parvo combination vaccines that are inactivated, but your vet can check with other vaccine manufacturers. Your vet can also measure titers in your dog to see if he has protective antibody levels for these diseases.



So ... he has been getting itchy from vaccines. But I also put him on a fish based food in case dog food would have it in there as well (the meat)

Oh and here are the pictures of him after he ate a tiny piece of jello:


NORMAL:





AFTER EATING JELLO:




 

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Poor baby, those pictures make me wince. =(

It's great you got the company to tell you what's in their products... it sucks that it was apparently an ordeal! I know that that their adjuvant ingredients are basically trade secrets.
 

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Yeah, that's the thing with vaccinosis. Skin allergies are a known side effect of vaccines, but because people may not even know what in the vaccine is a known allergin ingredient (since most are secret), they don't even consider that it could be the vaccine's fault! And the vet themselves, also not knowing, will scratch their heads and I guess recommend medication or a diet change.

This is why yearly vaccines should not be taken lightly. That plus the fact that modern immunology knowledge doesn't even support the practice.
 

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Melissa, no help to offer, but wanted to say, your dog is adorable! I love Shar Peis. I always wanted to get one and name it either "Rip van Wrinkle" or "Rumplestiltskin".
 
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