Flea and Tick Prevention

I do NOT recommend ANY “spot on” flea or tick products on a regular basis teamviewer 14 for free. I do not recommend using products such as Frontline or Advantix or any flea/tick drops as they put pesticides in your dog’s blood stream and these companies are being investigated by the EPA how to from soundcloud.

“The public must recognize that any decision to use a pesticide, or to otherwise be exposed to pesticides, is a decision made in ignorance,” says Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General of the New York Environmental Protection Bureau download skype voor windows 10. “We do not know the identity of the chemicals to which we are exposed. We cannot make informed individual decisions on the acceptability of those exposures, a basic element in the maintenance and protection of our own health.” Spitzer adds, “The requirements for marketing a new product fall considerably short of providing safety for our animal and human families.”

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There is a connection between these products and cancer hörbuch auf handyen. To see an article on the link between lymphoma and flea and tick products, see http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/pestcontrol.htm .Also note the lethal effect these products have on humans: http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/pets/execsum.asp download songs for free. Spot-on flea/tick products do not prevent a tick from biting.

Safer Products to use on your Dog

It’s better to use a safe product such as Dr dropbox mehrere bilderen ipad. Paws and Claws, a product that we’ve used effectively against ticks and fleas. We sell the cedar oil spray at Save A Dog for as low as $10. The tic clip is a magnetic tick repellent collar has a good reputation for being effective to keep ticks/fleas off  (http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Anibio-Tic-Clip/900000.aspx bilder bei dropbox herunterladen. You can buy it online. Another similar product is Shoo Tag Tick Barrier on Amazon. A good article to read on ticks and Lyme disease is http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/ticks-natural-prevention/ netflix series download op mac.  Also, brewer’s yeast and garlic supplement will naturally repel insects. You can order it from http://www.naturalk9supplies.com/. An interesting Web article to get you thinking is: http://www.liquorman.net/gotfleas/.  See the Lyme Disease category for more information on treating Lyme homeopathically tiptoi manager for free.

Treat the Environment

Diatamaceous earth is quite effective at treating the environment. You can put it in a shaker and sprinkle it on your pet’s bedding and even on your pet thunderbird imap nachrichten nicht herunterladen. We’ve used it in our foster homes and recommend it for at home use as well. The only thing you have to be careful of is that the dust particles are not ingested by your pet as it can cause respiratory problems. That said it is safe to put it in your pet’s food. Make sure it is food grade. A great web site to refer to is:



Beware! Over-vaccination is the Norm

If your dog is under the care of a veterinarian, you probably receive post card reminders listing vaccines that are due. It’s hard to sift through the list of vaccines to figure out which vaccines are required by law and which are designed by the industry that profits from vaccines.

The only vaccine required by law is the rabies vaccine.

The distemper/parvo (DAPP) booster should NOT be repeated every year or even every 3 years, as some vets recommend. There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support a 3 year schedule for this vaccine. Parvo/Distemper vaccines should only be given to puppies (using Dr. Dodd’s protocol) . Dr Ronald Schultz, vaccine researcher and expert witness on vaccines, gives his puppies one vaccine at 15 weeks and then he titer tests the pup every 3 weeks afterwards harvest moon pc kostenlos herunterladen. He has never had to give a second vaccine – not ever. Do not be pressured into the 3 year vaccine as an over-stimulated immune system can lead to auto-immune disease and other chronic diseases such as renal failure.

Dr. Ron Schultz and Dr. Scott reported back in 1978 that vaccines were not needed yearly and if that was done, it was for the generation of revenue and the hook to grab clients, but never scientifically researched nor does it today fit evidence-based medicine.

Here’s a shocking revelation: Although every vaccine manufacturer has completed studies as to length of immunity for their products and although every product has at least of 3 years protection…not one of these results has been published or publicly acknowledged until the 3 year recommendations came out from the AVMA, AAHA and AAFP. In other words manufacturers have always known these vaccines would generate immune titers for a lengthy amount of time and all at least 3 years and yet never informed the public, they also never completed any safety studies against carcinogenicity none for the multiple use of vaccines and year after year use of the ‘mumbo jumbo’ vaccine cocktail google drive app download multiple files. 

Here’s a quote, from Dr. Ronald Schultz and Tom Phillips, DVM, that appeared in Current Veterinary Therapy XI in 1992 (Dr’s. Schultz and Phillips are respected veterinary immunologists in the academic community): A practice that was started many years ago and that lacks scientific validity or verification is annual revaccinations. Almost without exception there is no immunologic requirement for annual revaccination. Immunity to viruses persists for years or for the life of the animal. Successful vaccination to most bacterial pathogens produces an immunologic memory that remains for years, allowing an animal to develop a protective anamnestic (secondary) response when exposed to virulent organisms spanisch kostenlos herunterladen. The practice of annual vaccination in our opinion should be considered of questionable efficacy unless it is used as a mechanism to provide an annual physical examination or is required by law (i.e., certain states require annual revaccination for rabies).

Dr. Alice Wolf, Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, stated in an address (Vaccines of the Present and Future at the 2001 World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress: The recommendation for annual revaccination is a practice that was ‘officially’ started in 1978. This recommendation was made without any scientific validation of the need to booster immunity so frequently.” She also stated that “some veterinarians use the recommendation for vaccinations as a way to ensure client visits for yearly examinations and, least appropriate, as a ‘profit center.

The AAHA’s guidelines state: There is no scientific basis for the recommendation to revaccinate dogs annually with many of the current vaccines that provide years of immunity herunterladen.

According to Colorado State’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital  “Yearly booster vaccine recommendations for vaccines other than rabies virus have been determined arbitrarily by manufacturers.” 


Bordetella is not a vaccinatable disease, according to Dr. Ronald Schultz, leading vaccine expert! To prevent and cure kennel cough, it is best to build up your dog’s immune system with vitamins and probiotics.  For more information on the bordetella vaccine, see http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/bordatella-vaccination-dogs/ as well as http://www.dogs4dogs.com/blog/2012/03/21/bordetella-does-your-dog-really-need-the-kennel-cough-vaccine/.

Lyme disease vaccine causes heart disease and heart attacks in humans and was taken off the market in 2004.  If it was determined to be unsafe for the human market, why is it okay to give to dogs authenticator-app? It offers only minimal protection and the side effects are worse than the actual disease. It is not worth the risk of heart disease and painful arthritis. Your dog will have better protection with a strong immune system. Veterinarian Dr. Patricia Jordan strongly warns against this vaccine due to the connection with heart disease and crippling arthritis.

 Leptospirosis (Lepto), as added to the DAPP (distemper/parvo) vaccine, is very dangerous as it has the most adverse side effects of any other vaccine.  See: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/read-this-before-you-vaccinate-for-lepto/

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Warning Regarding “Annual” and “3-Year” Distemper

Studies show that it not only does NOT provide additional protection after a year, but that it can cause damage to your dog’s health. We follow Dr. Jean Dodd’s protocol.

Don’t be pressured into giving this potentially dangerous vaccine if your dog has already had it as an adult. You can always request a titer test if you have concerns about his/her protection against distemper. We have seen too many dogs die from the subsequent diseases that this vaccine causes.

Dr. Jean Dodds, Vaccine Expert, says:

“Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a modified live virus vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it produces immunity, which is good for the life of the pet (ie: canine distemper, parvo, feline distemper) sad videos to download.

If another MLV vaccine is given a year later, the antibodies from the first vaccine neutralize the antigens of the second vaccine and there is little or no effect. The titer is not “boosted” nor are more memory cells induced.”

 Not only are annual boosters for parvo and distemper unnecessary, they subject the pet to potential risks of allergic reactions and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia.”

 There is no scientific documentation to back up label claims for annual administration of MLV vaccines. Puppies receive antibodies through their mother’s milk. This natural protection can last 8-14 weeks. Puppies & kittens should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8 weeks. Maternal immunity will neutralize the vaccine and little protection (0-38%) will be produced.”

 Vaccination at 6 weeks will, however, delay the timing of the first highly effective vaccine herunterladen. Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart suppress rather than stimulate the immune system.

A series of vaccinations is given starting at 8 weeks and given 3-4 weeks apart up to 16 weeks of age. Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months of age (usually at 1 year, 4 months) will provide lifetime immunity.”

Dr. Schultz says about Veterinary Practices that Push Vaccines 

For many veterinary practitioners canine vaccination programs have been “practice management tools” rather than medical procedures. Thus, it is not surprising that attempts to change the vaccines and vaccination programs based on scientific information have created great controversy and unique methods of resistance to the proposed changes have been and are being developed die drei hörbücher kostenlos downloaden. For some practitioners the issues are not duration of immunity for the vaccines, nor which vaccines are needed for the pet, instead it is felt that every licensed vaccine should be given to every pet on an annual or more often basis. A “more is better” philosophy prevails with regard to pet vaccines. On many occasions practitioners say that “I know that many of the vaccines I administer probably aren’t needed, but it won’t hurt to give them and who know the animal may need them some time during their life because of unknown risk.” I have also been told by many practitioners that


“I believe the duration of immunity for some vaccines like distemper, parvovirus, and hepatitis many years, but until I find another way to get the client into my office on a regular basis I’m going to keep recommending vaccines annually.”


Annual vaccination has been and remains the single most important reason why most pet owners bring their pets for an annual or “wellness visit.” The important of these visits for the health of the pet is exceptional. Therefore, dog owners must understand the vaccines are not the reason why their dog needs an annual wellness visit. Another reason for the reluctance to change current vaccination program is many practitioners really don’t understand the principles of vaccine immunity.

It will be necessary to correct many of these and additional misunderstanding by providing education to veterinary practitioners, kennel owners, and pet owners before significant changes in vaccination programs can or will occur to reduce the over-vaccination of both cats and dogs horse life demo kostenlos downloaden.

In Conclusion

Do not be bullied into having your dog over-vaccinated by anyone who is profiting from that service and the ensuing repeat business. You are your dog’s ONLY advocate!

Before allowing your vet to vaccinate your dog ask him/her what is the plan if your dog has a vaccine reaction after arriving at home. Most do not have a plan or they will tell you to give Benadryl or they will send you to an emergency vet hospital and after spending a small fortune you will be told to buy Bendadryl. I’ve listened to countless pet owners tell me their stories of vaccine reaction and how they were left out in the cold with no help. My advice is to give homeopathic thuja after every vaccine. You can buy it at a health food store or directly from Boiron in a 30c potency. Tap a couple of the pellets on your pet’s tongue directly after vaccines and also keep it handy for any vaccine reactions. Thuja is the #1 remedy for treating vaccinosis, both in humans and animals.


Your Dog’s Wellness Visit — You be the Driver

What Service Does your Dog Need during the Wellness Exam?

  1. A complete physical exam to detect any obvious health issues and to provide the vet a baseline for future exams download ebook for free nu.
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This test is called a Quantitative C6 and takes about 1 week for results. It actually quantifies the antibody level, or gives a specific number of antibodies bau simulator 2015 dlc kostenlos downloaden. Based on this, we can determine if treatment is recommended. The Quantitative C6 also gives us a baseline for future monitoring, allowing us to determine if treatment was effective, or if it needs to be performed or redone in the future Download itunes for free windows 7.

The key point about this C6 quantitative test is that the level correlates with the level of circulating antigen-antibody complexes, which are the components thought to cause the dog significant pathology, such as life-threatening kidney disease openatv. The C6 test is about $115.

  1. We also recommend a urine test to check for protein in the urine. This includes a full urinalysis and quantitative protein check if necessary unicode herunterladen. This is recommended as a screen for Lyme nephritis (kidney disease), especially in high risk breeds such as Labs, Golden Retrievers and Shelties. This test is about $55 bei netflix filme herunterladen. This test also provides other valuable information on general health.
  2. Heartworm preventive pills (only available from your vet or by prescription) disney spiele kostenlos herunterladen. Generally Interceptor is recommended over Heartguard as it’s safer for Collie and Australian Shepherd breeds and it has a reach-back effect of up to 4 months.

If you’re worried about lyme disease, see the articles on Lyme Disease in this blog.

Before allowing your vet to administer any vaccines, be sure to read the other blogs on this Web site. Certain vaccines have adverse side effects that you may not see for a few months, but vets only consider it an adverse reaction if it happens within a day or so. My advice is to avoid bordetella, lyme, and lepto vaccines in general as all can lead to chronic disease.