I am against this pet vaccination marketing today. When I was a kid, I've never heard of this kind of annual vaccination and a variety of them in Japan. My grandparents who lived close to 100 years old had dogs and cats that never went to veterinarians and eat human grade organic food without seasonings. They didn't develop any cancer and died by age.
I met a 20 years old dog looking healthy, happy and strong. I asked the secret. The owner said, "don't give vaccination shots! She never got those poison in her body. She eats the best food, does exercise, and sleep well. This is why she lives long and healthy." I TOTALLY AGREE!!!
A titer test is a laboratory blood test. It checks for the presence of certain antibodies in the blood stream. Testing involves drawing blood from a patient and check it in a lab for presence of bacteria or disease. It is often used to see if someone is immune to a certain virus or needs vaccination.
The fee for titer testing varies from region to region and lab to lab however the going rate for a distemper/parvovirus titer is from $40 to $60 and the rabies titer will average about $120 (plus the cost of an office visit).
I had a couple of vaccinations(the set I don't recall) at once on my dog's lower back. I noticed an immediate adverse effect the next day. The site was swollen like a golf ball. When I touched it, I felt such negative energy, very cancerous. I cried because I felt guilty doing this to my dog who was naturally strong and healthy. I planted cancer in his body to grow with age. Fear of developing mast cell skin cancer at the site of yearly dog vaccines made me research massively.
Because I was ignorant.
And this ignorant is the scariest thing in reality.
Be aware of the adverse effects. Choose real compassionate, up-to-date well researched and practiced Vets.
Let me tell you the truth...
Your dog needs the best food, exercise, pure water, love, and sleep, but not vaccinations! The dog will have the strongest immune system against most issues that many vaccines cannot perform.
You know what?
This applies to human reality as well.
Research who is cashing in by destroying your pets and you...
If your service provider is afraid your dog will contract kennel cough at their establishment, offer to sign a letter of informed consent saying you’ve been informed of the risk and will waive liability. That should do it. Should. It’s really just liability at issue, not your dog’s overall health.
If they don't waive liability, look for another place.
We’ve created a downloadable chart that you can print off and take with you (or look at before you make an appointment). In it, you’ll see two parts, one for Core and one for Non-Core vaccines.
Myth #1: Vaccines saved the world.
Fact: Vaccines actually help spread disease.
Myth #2: Vaccines are safe, harmless and effective.
Fact: Vaccines are not safe. Never have been and probably never will be.
Myth #3: The science on vaccines is settled.
Fact: Not even close! The studies are biased, don’t test for long enough and are heavily weighted in favor of vaccine manufacturers.
Chew on this for a minute: according to market research firm MarketsandMarkets, the global veterinary vaccines market is set to be worth $8.66 billion by 2022. That’s up from $5.5 billion in 2015.
Step #2: Find The Right Vet
Step #3: Consider The Alternatives
Step #4: Don’t Cave To Convention
Step #5: Create A Solid Foundation
Whole foods, clean water, a clean environment and a happy stress-free life will do that.
Your dog’s body is miraculous. When your dog’s healthy, his body has the ability to heal and protect itself all on its own.
According to the Intervet data sheet, dogs will develop permanent immunity to hepatitis over the age of 12 weeks. So why keep vaccinating against that? Kennel cough is easily treated in most cases, and the vaccine isn’t very effective. So what’s the point? Leptospirosis is rare (my vet tells me he hasn’t seen it in ten years, either), and the vaccine is associated with some of the worst adverse reactions. Isn’t this vaccine an unacceptable risk, then? And parvovirus is – according to the Concise Oxford Veterinary Dictionary – rarely a problem for the normal healthy adult dog.
The next question, of course, is how do you get yourself a normal healthy adult dog? Aha – catch 22. In my view, you get a healthy adult dog by not vaccinating at all!
CATHERINE O’DRISCOLL is the founder of Canine Health Concern, a non-profit organization that seeks to help dog owners raise healthy, happy, vibrant dogs. She has brought the truth about pet vaccines to light, and promotes natural canine health care.Her books “Shock To The System” and “What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines” have opened the eyes of thousands of pet owners world-wide.
I put his treat in the born and let him chew. That seems to occupy his mind and energy. Also it works better and longer than just giving teeth cleaning expensive treat.
I call it a space food. It's a delicious dehydrated food, and it's human grade. Give good food to dogs so that they stay healthy and live longer. (same for human) To save $$$, I mix this with some grain free good dry food. And I don't give dog treats that are sold at stores. Instead, I give my dog peas, watermelon, broccoli, cabbage, the most expensive healthy dog food as treat, baked salmon(remove bones) and etc.. My dog almost died by eating Chinese dehydrated chicken treat. Thus I am going back to my grandparents' way. Give the best food without junky treats. You pay up front, but you won't pay later for dog's bad health issues. (same for human)
1. Pasta and rice without seasoning
2. Cooked meat w/o seasoning
3. Carrot, cucumber, zucchini, lettuce, bell peppers, corn (cut off the cob), and celery. Or steam these favorites: green beans, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, and hard winter squash. Skip avocado, which can upset her digestion.
4. Whole wheat bread w/o salt
5. Except for grapes and raisins, most fruits are OK for your pup. Try slices of fresh banana or apple (without the seeds), chunks of cantaloupe or watermelon, blueberries, or orange sections.
6. Homemade sweet potato jerky can also satisfy a sweet tooth:
7. Scramble an egg and add grated bell pepper, tomato chunks, and a sprinkle of cheese. Serve warm.
8. Cooked pumpkin mashed, and cottage cheese or plain yogurt. Crush a bit of low-fat graham cracker on top. Serve warm or frozen.
1. Chocolate == toxic to dogs.
3. Milk, dairy
6. Raisin, raisins, grapes, macadamia nuts, Nuts,
9. Tea any caffeine
10. Apple seeds, any pits
Enlightened veterinarians and pet parents have become increasingly wary of the health risks, and lack of benefits, associated with repeatedly vaccinating dogs after their initial “puppy shots.”
A titer test (pronounced TIGHT er) is a laboratory test measuring the existence and level of antibodies to disease in blood. Antibodies are produced when an antigen (like a virus or bacteria) provokes a response from the immune system. This response can come from natural exposure or from vaccination. (Note: titering is also called serum vaccine antibody titering and serologic vaccine titering.)
You should avoid vaccinating animals that are already protected, and titer testing can determine if adequate, effective immunity is present,” states Dr Ronald Schultz.
Rabies antibody titers (determined by fluorescent antibody virus neutralization, or FAVN) are only available through a limited number of certified laboratories. In most states, however, a rabies virus antibody titer won’t be accepted in lieu of revaccination, regardless of the proven level of immunity.
The Simple Guide To Titer Testing Dogs
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There are countless ways rabies vaccination can harm your dog – often permanently.
Dog owners often accept the one-year rabies vaccine because it’s cheaper, and because they don’t know two important things:
The AAHA and WSAVA guidelines are just that – guidelines. There’s no law or formal requirement for vets to follow their suggested schedules for annual dog vaccines.
But many dog owners seem to be under the impression that core vaccines are “required” – that they’re a legal obligation. They’re not!
Most dogs are protected for several years – even for life in many cases – by the core vaccines they got as puppies (or, for adult rescues, shots they got at the shelter). And that’s without any boosters! Decades-old research by veterinary immunologist Ronald D Schultz PhD showed that immunity from most core vaccines can last as long as nine to 15 years, making annual dog vaccines unnecessary.
We’ve got more essential information about vaccine duration of immunity [Find it here]
My Heartworm Action List: Do only seasonally Wait to give Heartgard until the average temperature is 57F(14C) or more for a period of 45 consecutive days and at least two weeks of temperatures over 80F(26c). Give Heartgard, preventative med(heartworm killing agent- buy for one large size dog and break one into 2 times=> save money) during mosquito season or after the period above only. And once a year Heartworm(DNA test) test($40) at the end of the mosquito circle.
**once-every-three-months dose of Ivermectin(Heartgard etc..) will give your dog 100% protection.
A formula from Steve Marsden DVM is published in the Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine and is used successfully by holistic veterinarians to treat heartworm.
The formula includes:
BPA-free plastics are no healthier so don’t believe the marketing on that one! It’s already becoming obvious that these plastics contain equally harmful compounds.
1. Do Away With Plastics
2. Eliminate Artificial Products
3. Don’t Use Pesticides
4. Don’t Feed Commercial Pet Foods
5. Cut Back On Electronics
6. Use Natural Bedding
Now, following some of the above recommendations might seem impossible, but it’s really not. The kicker here is that everything you do to help your dog on this front is helping you and your family to be healthier, too!
Again, feed holistic organic human grade food for pets. That's what my grandparents did in Japan. Good food without seasonings!
Balancing the alkalinity and acidity of the diet is important to your dog’s health.
Vegetables provide proteins, lipids, fats, carbohydrates, phytonutrients and fiber, making them a complete food – at least for herbivores like cows, sheep and rabbits.
Fruit and veggies are an excellent source of water. Many dogs today live in a chronic state of dehydration, which contributes to problems such as kidney disease or the formation of bladder stones.
Raw vegetables provide most vitamins
Dark leafy green vegetables contain important minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Grasses and algae (phytoplankton) have a full complement of essential fatty acids and are rich in Omega-3 (even more so if they’re grown in a cold climate).
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Anyone who thinks a dog does not remember or does not feel guilt has not lived with a dog. Just look at the expressions on the faces of these three dogs when they are asked the same question at the same time..... NOTE the immediate reaction of the two darker dogs on the right side of the screen.
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