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Heartworm In Dogs: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
08/07/2019
Heartworm In Dogs: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Heartworm In Dogs: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Heartworm season can be scary! But before you buy those heartworm meds for your dog, here are 10 Important Things you need to know first ...

10/25/2018

UPDATE 10/30/18 - we posted this freedom video on our main page last Thursday, but thought we should share it here as well. Please note that Addy was pulled from the shelter by another rescue organization, we do not know who. Needless to say, the poor mama has been through a lot. We wish nothing but the best for sweet Addy as she starts her new life.

https://youtu.be/wETemZTUwo4

This Is What Happens When The Pavement Is Too Hot For Your Dog
05/31/2018
This Is What Happens When The Pavement Is Too Hot For Your Dog

This Is What Happens When The Pavement Is Too Hot For Your Dog

Close to Home This Is What Happens When The Pavement Is Too Hot For Your Dog By Sarah V Schweig Published On 06/11/2016 Share on Facebook Tweet this article Pin it Email Comments Close to Home This Is What Happens When The Pavement Is Too Hot For Your Dog By Sarah V Schweig Published On 06/11/2016 S...

Keep Your Pet Away From These Noxious Plants
04/29/2018
Keep Your Pet Away From These Noxious Plants

Keep Your Pet Away From These Noxious Plants

Surprisingly, some of these plants are customer favorites that are used in landscaping and for house plants, but they can have disastrous effects on your pet's.

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04/02/2018

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SO JUST HOW LONG DO YOUR PET’S SHOTS LAST?

Definitely longer than a year!

According to the top pet immunologist (aka vaccine expert) in the world, Dr. Ronald Schultz, Ph.D. – “ Annual revaccination provides no benefit and may increase the risk for adverse reactions.”

What the heck are adverse reactions (or side effects)?

Well according to the other rock star pet immunologist Dr. Jean Dodds:

“Side effects from dog vaccinations can occur anywhere from instantly up to several weeks or months later. Vaccines can even cause susceptibility to chronic diseases that appear much later in a dog’s life (Dodd, 2001).

Severe and fatal adverse reactions include:

•Susceptibility to infections.

•Neurological disorders and encephalitis.

•Aberrant behavior, including unprovoked aggression.

•Vaccines are linked to seizures. Distemper, parvovirus, rabies and, presumably, other vaccines have been linked with poly neuropathy, a nerve disease that involves inflammation of several nerves. (Dodds,2001)”

SO HOW LONG EXACTLY DOES YOUR PET’S VACCINE LAST?

According to the recommendations of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), (basically the dudes who set the standards for the vets): “Among healthy dogs, all commercially available [core] vaccines are expected to induce a sustained protective immune response lasting at least 5 yr. thereafter”

Here’s the breakdown of the core vaccines from Dr. Ronald Schultz:

Minimum Duration of Immunity for Canine Vaccines:

Distemper- 7 years by challenge
Parvovirus – 7 years by challenge
Adenovirus – 7 years by challenge
Canine rabies – 3 years by challenge

The moral of the story here, if you have no idea when your pet is due or has been vaccinated, then just run a titer test and this will confirm if you are due, rather than over-vaccinate your poor pet, setting the stage for future problems!

What’s a titer test?

A titer test (pronounced tight-errr) is a laboratory or in-house veterinary test measuring the existence and level of antibodies (necessary to fight off disease) in your pet’s blood. Basically, it’s a test that will tell you whether or not you actually need to vaccinate your pet.

It’s also super useful when making a decision about vaccinating a pet with an unknown vaccination history, or for determining if pets have received immunity from vaccination.

Vaccinating your pet is super important so don’t lose the overall message here: VACCINATE, JUST DON’T OVER-VACCINATE!

According to Dr. Dodds:

“Vaccines have achieved many important benefits for companion animals, and has saved more animals' lives than any other medical advance.”

Want more on titer testing? Check it out:

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"An educated, informed and well-researched community of pet owners can only put more pressure on the pet food industry to be better! When pet owners know better, they will only do better!"

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04/02/2018
Veterinarian's Own Dog Dies from Rabies Vaccine

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Dr. Margo Roman's Standard Poodle Wailea succumbed to the after effects of a rabies vaccine. Read her touching story and learn why she believes in testing titers before vaccinating.

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02/09/2018

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Why CBD Oil for Dogs Is Important at Every Age
12/04/2017
Why CBD Oil for Dogs Is Important at Every Age

Why CBD Oil for Dogs Is Important at Every Age

Pet Releaf's product line offers an array of options for pet owners no matter the current age or health of their loved ones. Try our CBD oil for dogs.

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12/04/2017

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NOVEMBER.

THROW AWAY YOUR RETRACTABLE LEASHES.

Besides the fact that they can break and do not provide adequate control over your dog, they are also dangerous....DO NOT EVER ALLOW A CHILD TO WALK A DOG, ESPECIALLY A LARGE DOG, ON RETRACTABLE LEASHES.

11/14/2017
Increasing Number of Autoimmune Diseases in Dogs
08/17/2017
Increasing Number of Autoimmune Diseases in Dogs

Increasing Number of Autoimmune Diseases in Dogs

Holistic veterinarians have been aware of the link between vaccines and autoimmune disorders; however, traditional veterinary community has yet to come around.

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