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Friday, March 23, 2018

On NATIONAL PUPPY DAY, please remember to adopt from a shelter, and then go easy on pet vaccines - THE LETHAL DANGERS OF DOGS AND CATS VACCINATIONS

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National Puppy Day encourages you to always consider adoption from a shelter first, instead of buying pets born in puppy mills.  Don't forget the importance of spaying and neutering to reduce the overpopulation of unwanted pets and unnecessary suffering.  And BEWARE of the dangers of vaccines.
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CONTINUE READING about puppy adoption and the dangers of vaccines

By the National Puppy Day website
There approximately 8,000-10,000 puppy mills in the U.S. and this would include many businesses that call themselves breeders such as "backyard breeders", people who purposely allow their dog to get pregnant in hopes of selling puppies through their local paper or online.
Image result for IMAGES PUPPIESPet stores that sell designer puppies are the number one reason that so many puppy mills exists today.

Convince each and every pet store to stop selling puppies and the mills will go out of business.

The most successful way to accomplish this is by organizing rallies and peaceful demonstrations outside of pet stores that sell puppies.

The tragedy of puppy mills is that they don't care about the animals more than a commodity to be sold. Most of these animals live in crammed cages with no room to move, in complete and utter squalor.
Many puppies are sick and never given true health exams, necessary vaccines or proper health care.
The puppies are always taken way too early from their mothers, so they're denied the basic social skills they need to behave well in the home, thus, resulting in many dogs later being abandoned at the shelter.
Image result for IMAGES PUPPIESAfter a female dog's fertility wanes, she is often killed, abandoned or sent to another mill that will attempt make her produce one more litter.
Puppy mills and backyard breeders are the number one reason we have an overpopulation of dogs in this country...that and a lack of spaying and neutering.

Responsible breeders have a limited number of litters per year, they care for their animals like their own and help to keep bloodlines pure.
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However, people need to do their homework if they want to buy a pure breed puppy from a breeder.
They need to make sure that the breeder is licensed by their city and state, has a good reputation, no BBB complaints, no law suits, valid customer testimonials, a health certificate from a reputable vet and no signs of illness with their puppies. If you go to visit your prospective puppy from a breeder, be wary of the following:

Bad odor/unhealthy conditions in kennel
Breeder unwilling to allow you to see the puppy's mother and father
Puppies with weepy eyes and overall lethargy
A puppy that shows no interest in interacting with people
A skinny puppy
A limping puppy

Better yet, there are many pure breed puppies and young adult dogs that are orphaned for one reason or another and there are plenty of pure breed rescues that you can visit to give one or more of them a forever home.
National Puppy Day encourages you to always consider adoption first and don't forget the importance of spaying and neutering to reduce the overpopulation of unwanted pets and unnecessary suffering.


1. Adopt a puppy from your local shelter, rescue or pure breed rescue organization.
2. Are you prepared for puppy parenting? Start off on the right paw! Hire a professional that can help you.
3. Donate money, food and toys to your local shelter.
4. Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells puppies.
5. Write your Congressman and ask that he/she support the ban of Puppy Mills in your state.
6. Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their puppy.
7. Have a puppy party and invite all your friends and their puppies!
8. Join a fun, dog friendly community online and post pics of your puppy for the world to ooh and over!

 9. Host a community event to raise money for your local animal shelter.
10. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to walk a puppy or play with a puppy, clean cages or anything else they need help with.
11. Have a portrait painted of your puppy to suspend the fleeting magic of puppyhood.
12. Buy your puppy a fun, new puppy toy.
13. Give your puppy some fun exercise by taking him or her to puppy daycare.
15. Brush your puppy to eliminate excess fur.
16. Give your puppy a massage or holistic spa treatment.
17. Get your puppy some leash training lessons.
18. Buy your puppy a cute new outfit or fashionable collar and leash.
19. Have a tee shirt made with your puppy's photo on it.
20. Take your puppy to the beach.
21. Throw out all your chemical cleaners and purchase non-toxic cleaners for your home to keep your puppy cancer-free!
22. Puppy-proof your home and yard with a "puppy safe" inspection.
23. Revamp your puppy's toy bin with new, clean toys and get rid of the old, bacteria infested ones!
24. Install a car safety harness to keep your puppy safe during travel from
25. If you haven't already, switch to a holistic brand of puppy food to keep your puppy healthy.

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 26. Hire a pet photographer to capture your puppy's fleeting moments.
27. Pamper your puppy in pure luxury by purchasing all natural bath products.
28. Buy your puppy a comfy new bed.
29. Take your puppy on a pet friendly vacation.
30. Buy yourself and your puppy some matching tee shirts.
31. Join our Facebook page 32. From the first bark, make sure that your garden is puppy safe from toxic plants and materials.
33. Buy a puppy gate to keep your puppy out of hazardous areas of the home.
34. Puppy-proof your pool to prevent the risk of drowning.
35. Buy a canine first aid kit and put it in your car in case of injury while away from home.
36. Microchip & I.D. Tag your puppy so the shelter can locate you if he gets lost.
37. Make sure you have all required vaccines and a regular health exam.
38. Pledge to feed your puppy only all natural food and treats.
39. Switch to filtered water only from now on, to prevent illnesses related to toxins in normal water supplies.
40. Teach your children and their friends to be kind to your puppy by never pulling on his ears or tail.
41. Pledge to walk your puppy every day for proper health and behavior management.
42. Teach your puppy some fun tricks.
43. Take your puppy to an elderly community and spread some love.
44. If you like your puppy to snuggle in bed with you, buy him some puppy steps to make it easy for him to join you.
45. Buy your puppy a designer crate that fits with your interior décor style.
46. Make your home pet friendly by choosing pet friendly fabrics that hold up to your puppy's wear and tear.
47. Install a fence around your unfenced yard so your puppy can run and enjoy some freedom at home.
48. Pledge to never chain your puppy to a tree or doghouse. Always include your puppy in your family by letting them live inside the home with you.
49. Carpet any stairs you may have to reduce risk of injury to your puppy by slipping and falling.
50. And last but not least - pledge to never yell at or hit your be patient and kind and give your puppy lots of love and praise every day.


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This blog would like to add one more recommendation:  go easy on the number of vaccinations and especially the number of boosters that your vet will want to give your dog.  Boosters are unnecessary and potentially dangerous. 

Side effects from vaccinations range from mild itching and swelling to anaphylactic shock leading to death. Cats may develop vaccine sarcomas, which are cancers that develop at the site of the injection. And dogs may develop certain autoimmune diseases.
Veterinarians have suspected for years that annual vaccinations for cats and dogs aren’t necessary, but large, well-controlled studies just didn’t exist to prove it one way or the other. With the exception of rabies vaccine, the U.S. Department of Agriculture doesn’t require data beyond one year for any vaccine.
With that being the case, vaccine manufacturers arbitrarily recommended annual vaccinations, and most veterinarians, concerned about liability issues, concurred.
More recently, however, several published studies have shown that immunity provided by some vaccines lasts for much longer than one year and in some cases for a lifetime.

"We know that for [canine] distemper and parvo, for example, the immunity lasts a minimum of five years, probably seven to nine years, and for some individuals for a lifetime,” says veterinarian Jean Dodds, founder of Hemopet, the first nonprofit national blood bank program for animals, located in Santa Monica, Calif.

“For cats, so far we have challenge data out nine years showing that immunity is still protective," says Dodds. And with rabies vaccine, new data indicate the immunity lasts for at least seven years, she says.



Annual vaccination is unnecessary and dangerous for your dog. And despite what we know about the risks, it seems to be on the rise.

Experts like leading veterinary immunology researcher Ronald D Schultz PhD proved decades ago that most dogs will be protected for many years (and probably for life) by one round of core vaccines as puppies – usually when they’re about 16 weeks old.
Despite what your veterinarian may tell you about the safety of vaccination, I’ve seen it cause dangerous, sometimes deadly, vaccine reactions and lifelong chronic illness … including autoimmune diseases and cancer.
Vaccinating annually is an extremely high-risk procedure … and it doesn’t make your dog any more “immune” from disease.
Yet in the US, about 60% of veterinary clinics completely ignore this research (and their association recommendations) and still push their clients to vaccinate their dogs annually.
And the rapid spread of large veterinary clinic chains is making matters much worse.  There’s a reason I call them “shot shacks.”
As these corporate chains gobble up independent veterinary clinics, the trend towards over-vaccination is getting worse, not better!
You’d like to think your vet’s primary concern, above all else, is your dog’s health.
But you have to assume profits are the real goal when you read stories like the ones I’m about to share.


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Why Vets Are Still Over-Vaccinating

“Profits are what vaccine critics believe is at the root of the profession’s resistance to update its protocols. Without the lure of vaccines, clients might be less inclined to make yearly veterinary visits.

Vaccines add up to 14 percent of the average practice’s income, AAHA reports, and veterinarians stand to lose big. I suspect some are ignoring my work,” says Schultz. “Tying vaccinations into the annual visit became prominent in the 1980s and a way of practicing in the 1990s. Now veterinarians don’t want to give it up.”
This is bad news. Most vets are either unaware or unwilling to vaccinate based on research. And your dog pays the price of dangerous over-vaccination.

Regardless of which side of the vaccine debate you are on, it is important to realize that vaccines can and do cause cancer in pets.  There are many reasons for this but one of the most dangerous vaccine ingredients appears to the vaccine adjuvants.

Vaccine adjuvants are chemical substances which are supposed to enhance the immune response to the vaccineThere are several types of adjuvants. Some of the most common adjuvants include aluminium hydroxide, aluminium phosphate and calcium phosphate.
Veterinarian Patricia Jordan, states that the World Health Organization named aluminum hydroxide, a component of most of the currently used veterinary vaccines, a grade 3 out of 4 carcinogen, with 4 being the most carcinogenic.  The veterinary vaccines that include these carcinogenic adjuvants include Rabies, Leptospira and Lyme.
“at least 563 cases of vaccine-associated sarcomas in cats have been reported in just six years, with an estimated annual incidence of 1–13 per 10 000 vaccinated cats. Vaccine-associated sarcomas have been mostly associated with administration of recently introduced feline vaccines containing adjuvant.
Tumors that develop at vaccination sites are morphologically different from those that develop at non-vaccination sites. A cohort study found that cats developed sarcomas in a shorter time at sites used for vaccination than at non-vaccination sites and that there was an increased risk for sarcoma development with increased numbers of vaccines at a given site.”


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