Health Hazard of Routine Vaccination: placing our animals at risk
Dr. Charles E Loops DVM - "The first thing that must change
with routine vaccinations is the myth that vaccines are not harmful.
Veterinarians and animal guardians have to come to realise that they
are not protecting animals from disease by annual vaccinations, but
in fact, are destroying the health and immune systems of these same
animals they love and care for. "
Dee Blanco, D.V.M - "You take healthy animals and often very
quickly after you vaccinate, you can see simple
things like itching of the skin or excessive licking of the paws, sometimes
even with no eruptions." Vaccinations represent
a major assault on the body's immune system.... Vaccine induced chronic
diseases range from life-threatening conditions such as auto-immune
crises to conditions destroying the quality of life of an animal as
in chronic skin allergies."
Prevaccination Protection Dr.
Falconer D.V.M. explains how to protect your animal from vaccines damage.
Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?
Cindy Engles, Ph.D - " - "Eating feces (coprophagy) is one way animals such as gorillas, elephants, rabbits, and hares add to their supply of essential bacteria through adult life. It is therefore an important aspect of their health care."
Dr. Christine King- "Manure eating (coprophagia) can be normal behavior in horses. In young foals, eating the mother's manure is a normal developmental stage. Through this behavior the foal learns to explore his environment and use his senses to make choices about what is palatable and what is not. He is also getting some dietary fiber and the beneficial intestinal microbes needed to support his own digestive processes once he begins eating solid food. In addition, the healthy intestinal microbes are an effective barrier to pathogenic bacteria which could adversely affect the foal's health."
PAUNCH MANURE FOR HEALTHY CARNIVORES
Optimum Pet Nutrition
Dr. Ian Billinghurst D.V.M. - "Most of the disease problems we vets see
are caused by only one thing - poor nutrition. Most modern dog owners are taught to believe that
feeding dogs is such a difficult task. Nothing could be further from
the truth. "
T.J. Dunn D.V.M.- "There is ample proof that today's pet dogs
and cats do not thrive on cheap,
packaged, corn-based pet foods. Dogs and cats are primarily meat
eaters; to fill them up with grain-based processed dry foods that barely
meet minimum daily nutrient requirements has proven to be a mistake."
William Pollak D.V.M. - "Recent studies have shown processed
foods to be a factor in increasing numbers of pets suffering from cancer,
arthritis, obesity, dental disease and heart disease. Dull or unhealthy
coats are a common problem with cats and dogs and poor diet is usually
the cause, according to many veterinarians and breeders.
The number of cases of kidney failure among dogs and cats that ate poisoned pet food could
total in the tens of thousands says Dr. Paul Pion, president of the Veterinary
Information Network. Irradiated pet food endangering
pets health, killing pets
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The Immune System: Animal's body defense department
Rob Robertson, M.D - "Nearly everything that goes wrong with
us and our pets, with the exception of trauma - i.e. broken bones, etc.,
can be traced directly to an immune system failure". Pollution, drug
overload and nutrient-poor diets compromise our immune health.
to self-healing is a strong defense system, which protects dogs and
cats from everything from the flu germs to cancer cells. More than their
mainstream counterparts, holistic veterinarians believe that a weak
immune system plays a key role in causing disease. Antibiotics fight
infection, but they don't affect whatever weakened the immune system
in the first place. This is why holistic veterinarians focus less on
things that cause diseases and more on those that affect the body's
Dr. Will Falconer, DVM - "Most of the chronic diseases we
commonly see in animals (and humans) have an immune basis, e.g. diabetes,
allergies, asthma, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, repeated
ear infections, cancer, etc. While they can be cured through the careful
use of homeopathy, the road to cure can be a long one -- often years
if the animal has had years of disease.
Transfer factors can significantly shorten the course, by giving
a much needed balancing effect to the immune system. If the immune system
is overactive as in allergies, ear infections, asthma, diabetes, or
hypothyroidism, Transfer Factor can balance this overactivity so the
system is not attacking its own organs, overreacting to things that
shouldn’t be perceived as a threat. If, conversely, the immune system
is under-active as in mange, parasites, viral infections, or cancer,
Transfer Factor Plus can clearly stimulate it to better meet the challenges
it needs to be alert to."
Is Your Pet Deficient In Key Nutrients?
According to Dr Donald R. Collins D.V.M dogs will eat anything they can get their paws on if they are lacking in the nutrition to supply them with adequate energy. Dr. Collins states in his writing, "If there are insufficient amounts of nutrients in the food to furnish all of the calories a dog needs, then the dog will not gain weight and will remain hungry all of the time. It will eat almost anything, including dead animals, feces, carrion or garbage to fill the hollow feeling within its belly."
To help ensure a wholesome diet with the appropriate nutrients avoid diets that are made of inferior ingredients or is made using high heat for processing and choose a diet for your friend that is comprised of human quality whole food ingredients.
Are You Poisoning Your Pets
Each year, Americans purchase and apply to their pets a vast array of toxic chemicals intended to kill fleas and ticks. These include collars, sprays, dusts and more. Other pet owners take theirpets to veterinarians to be dipped in chemicals. Many consumers probably assume that the products they and their vets use have been subjected to rigorous testing, and must, by virtue of their very ubiquity, be safe. After all, how could the government let deadly poisons be sold on grocery store shelves without applying stringent standards? Spot-On Pesticides such as Frontline, Zodiac, Defend, Bio Spot, Adams and Advantagetrigger adverse reactions in dogs and cats, shorten life spans, cause terminal illness, and premature death.-
Immediate effects of pesticide overdose include vomiting, diarrhea, trembling, seizures, and respiratory problems.
Rearing Healthy Pups and Kittens
Breeders are seeing more incidence of complications with pregnancies and premature birth in their kennels; frequent C-section required; smaller litters; tiny, weaker or sick whelps and high rate of mortality.
Learn how some breeders are improving the health of their animals resulting in larger and healthier litters. Pet owners often complaint that their new puppy is sick with diarrhea, vomiting, running eyes and ear infections. A lot of money is spent on veterinary care and medication, often with poor result.
Glutathione's Role in Animal Health, Disease and Aging
By supporting glutathione biosynthesis Immunocal enhances the
detoxifying function in the body, Glutathione is continuously defending
our animals against attacks from disease, toxins, poisons, viruses,
pollutants, radiation and oxidative stress. Without Glutathione the
liver would soon become overwhelmed with the accumulation of toxins,
resulting in organ failure and death.
Clinical evidence links *low* glutathione levels to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging diseases.
Glutathione levels diminish as we age and many diseases normally
associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency."
Homeopathy for Animals
Homeopathy is one of
the fastest-growing Alternative veterinary medicines available today.
Homeopathic remedies use minute amounts of substances to act as a trigger to the body and stimulate its natural immune system. Homeopathy stimulate the natural healing processes.
Marcie Fallek, D.V.M.- "Some conditions that can be treated
with homeopathy and holistic care: cancer, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism,
feline leukemia, feline aids, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes,
chronic sinusitis, cystitis, ear infections, asthma, skin allergies,
behavioral disorders, upper respiratory infections. stomatitis, seizures/epilepsy,
arthritis, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, pemphigus, paralysis,
intervertebral disc disease, wobblers syndrome, eosinophilic myositis,
Allergies and Hotspots
Jeffrey Levy, DVM - "Fleas can be viewed as an indicator of an animal's
general health. Parasites in general, and fleas in particular, are most
attracted to the weak, unhealthy, or very young animal whose immune
system is not functioning well.
The long-term solution to a flea problem
is to reduce your pet's susceptibility to fleas by improving his/her health."
Alfred Plechner, D.V.M - "The most common and most visible
symptoms of nutritionally caused deficiencies are
allergies of one kind or
another. Because many commercial foods are woefully deficient in key
nutrients, the long-term effect of these foods makes the dog hypersensitive
to its environment. Allergies
can be, and often are, unrecognized
Animal Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)
Russell Swift, DVM on kidney disease - "Fortunately, since I have turned to a holistic approach to wellness, I have seen many dogs and cats outlive their death sentence by years. I believe there are three major reasons for kidneys to degenerate and eventually fail: 1) poor quality nutrition, 2) toxicity and 3) chronic disease.
I have discussed in many previous articles the failings of processed foods. Inadequate and improper protein sources and low moisture content (of dry foods) are the two major kidney stressors I believe occur in commercial foods. The kidneys also take a hard hit from many toxins to which the body is exposed. Many conventional medications, notably nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and certain antibiotics, are very damaging to the kidneys. Ultimately, there is not much known about the long-term effects of many food additives and preservatives; fluoride in the drinking water; and all the pesticides and herbicides used in, on and around our companion animals (and ourselves!). Item number three on the list above is a term used by homeopaths to describe a chronic disturbance in the body's function that results in symptoms.
Are Antibiotics and Steroids Making your Animals Sick?
Richard J. Holliday, DVM - "Antibiotics disrupt the normal population of beneficial microbes in the gastrointestinal tract of all animals, these beneficial bacteria are the first fine of defense against most diseases, without them the animal is more susceptible to other infections. Antibiotics depress the immune system by decreasing the number of circulating white blood cells. This lowers the animal's ability to fight infections.
Dr. Karen Becker DVM - "Steroid medications are serious business for animals. They inhibit several normal GI processes and also suppress the immune system, allowing opportunistic disease-causing pathogens to colonize. Vets often use a different term for steroids, such as an “anti-inflammatory” shot or pill. I recommend you ask that your pets records to be marked with the words, “No steroids without owners consent” -- or your vet could prescribe them without your knowledge. Although there are rare life-threatening diseases for which treatment with steroids is sometimes warranted, the majority of steroids prescribed in veterinary medicine are for non-life threatening issues. If your dog or cat is itching, or is achy, you might receive a steroid medication to treat this minor condition. This is an unacceptable practice to me."