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The Bordetella Vaccine Fraud ~

Every once in a while I get an Email from a puppy owner telling me about the reactions their puppy is having to a vaccination and asking me what to do. This always prompts me to go looking for more ways to drive home the importance of learning about these poisons and their effects on our dogs health. I figure if I say it enough and quote enough specialists that hopefully ALL my new puppy owners will take it more seriously. In the end, vaccination for Bordetella is at best fruitless and at worst, a pathetic fraudulence at the hands of veterinarians and vaccine manufacturers. It is up to you whether or not your dog receives this vaccination and that is not overstating the obvious. Sadly, most pet owners are aware of this but choose vaccination because they feel they are at the mercy of boarding kennels, training schools and veterinarians.

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Rabies Vaccination ~ 13 Ways To Vaccinate More Safely

Yes, here is another article on vaccinations. I feel there is just so much that is up to us to learn so we can TELL our vets what we want, after all they work for us and are supposed to do what we want them to right? With the Blue Lacys carrying the blue gene and making them even more susceptible than your average dog it is up to us to inform ourselves about the most important, life changing drugs we will administer to our dogs! Even a matter of life and death in many cases. An over abundance or wrong type of vaccination will affect the quality and life span of your dogs life. Please keep in mind that your average vet has little to no vaccination education, so they are just following the manufacturers recommendation.

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Titers Testing ~

Why test? The parvovirus/distemper test can help you or others (vets, groomers, kennel owners, etc.) determine if your dog requires additional vaccination, and may save your dog unnecessary shots. It is especially useful when making a decision about vaccinating an animal with unknown vaccination history, or for determining if puppies have received immunity from vaccination (more below).

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Great Article On Vaccines

As a Homeopathic practitioner and holistic breeder of Australian Cattle Dogs for the past 16 years, I believe that the first thing that needs changing is the myth that vaccines are not harmful. The bodies of animals and humans have a tremendous capacity to detoxify poisons but they have a limit!

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Prepare Your Home For A Puppy

Inviting a puppy into your life provides a great opportunity for housecleaning on a major scale.

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History Of Recommended Vaccine Schedule

The increased evidence linking over-vaccination to acute and chronic diseases in dogs has finally caused a mainstream conviction that vaccination protocols are not a one-size-fits-all healthcare decision. Vaccinations now are also suspected of creating vulnerability to illnesses and chronic conditions such as anemia, arthritis, seizures, allergies, gastrointestinal and thyroid disorders, and cancer.

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I Hereby Declare ~

Chosen by the Dog Writers Association of America as the best article for 2004.

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To Microchip or Not To Microchip?

Are microchips dangerous? Do they cause cancer in dogs and cats? As the irreverent veterinarian, I’ll work to give you information and alternative opinions about controversial topics. Here is information about the controversy surrounding dog and cat microchips.

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How To Read A Pedigree For Breeding ~

Reading a pedigree for application ~ By that I mean learn to read your pedigree, or proposed pedigree, by genetic information being passed.

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What Is Hip Dysplasia?

From this article it is easy to see why CHD is such a difficult problem to control. However, through careful breeding selections of OFA certified animals that have a low incidence of CHD in their littermates and in their pedigrees, we should be able to reduce, although not eliminate, CHD.

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