* Not primordial * Easily Oxidizes * Heated and Processed * Not Sustainable * Lacking Selenium and Minerals * Safer alternatives exist.
High in Polyunsaturated Fats * High in Omega-6 Fats * Not Primordial * Processed, * Contains Pesticides * May be GMO * Only 5-15% can be converted to EPA/DHA.
Did you know that there is actually a disease named vaccinosis? This is the acute and later chronic collection of illnesses that have been caused by injectable immunizations in animals and people. Vaccines disturb and attack the immune system so that the entity can no longer live in a healthy state. Every time your pet is boostered, the immune system gets weaker and weaker. No wonder so many animals are succumbing to cancer at early ages!!
Almost every vaccine that your pet receives from the veterinarian is what is termed a multi valent injection. This means that when you see DA2PPL w/R on your pet's health certifcate or invoice, your dog was just attacked with small amounts of 7 diseases!!! No immune system knows how to react to so many diseases being thrown at it at one time! Mammals can only react on one disease at a time - whether it's the actual illness or a shot!!
Can you imagine your dog catching distemper, kennel cough, and parvo at the same time?? How could it survive?
Very few pet owners know that one vaccination covers their pet for it's entire life.
No animal over 6 should have any more vaccines!
There is no data base where veterinarians can record reverse side effects or fatalities from shots.
There are brand new cancers - sarcomas and fibrosarcomas specially - that are associated with vaccines now at the site of the injection.
Most epileptic seizures in dogs can be traced to vaccines, usually rabies.
Cats can typically incur bladder infections within several months of vaccinations.
Chronic skin and ear conditions are directly related to vaccines along with a myraid of behavior issues. These signs begin shortly after vaccination and are intensified with every yearly booster.
Routine vaccinations are probably the worst thing that ever hit the companion animal population! Many veterinary immunologists report that viral vaccines need only be given once or twice in an animal's life. Whenever holistic vets begin to work on chronic illnesses in dogs, vaccines often have to be addressed first.
Sadly, the end result of all these vaccines is often a life time of trips back to the vets for chronic health problems. This in turn leads to an onslaught of drugs, steriods and untold hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of therapy. More toxins for an already over-taxed body to try to get rid of. What the owner is bewildered by: cancers, chronic skin conditions, lethargy, allergies and total lack of wellness.
The most common affliction that occurs after boosters is chronic inflammatory dermatitis. Because it is a vaccine induced condition, it usually becomes very, very chronic and of course, intensifies after every booster. Another very common skin condition is extreme licking of the feet - between pads-top or bottom. This is often with incredible eruptions or pustules. This leads to a life-long regime of visits to the vet clinic, courses and courses of antibiotics and steriods, and frustrated owners.
Why is hypothyriodism almost epidemic among middle-aged dogs. Because the thyroid is one of the biggest members of the immune system.
There are alternatives out there!
Their are Homeopathic Nosodes (Vaccinations) for all dog and cat diseases. These again can be used in prevention or treatment. They are comparatively inexpensive and so safe to use.
Your animals are hoping you have realized the damage vaccines cause in their lives!!!
If Your Vet Shames You Like This, High-Tail It Out of There
Pet owners are asking the right questions about vaccines — they are the questions veterinarians should be asking, but aren’t.
As more pet parents question the wisdom of repetitive and unnecessary vaccines, some conventional veterinarians are labeling these clients “anti-vaxxers” and digging in their heels
If your vet is more casual than cautious about vaccines, or can’t adequately address your concerns about over-vaccination, it’s up to you to advocate for your dog or cat
The conventional veterinary community would be wise to reevaluate its position on repetitive vaccinations and make antibody titer tests available and affordable
In the meantime, it will continue to be up to pet parents to explain the difference between responsibly vaccinating and an “anti-vaxxer” to their veterinarians, and insure their animal companions aren’t receiving unnecessary noncore vaccines, or boosters against diseases to which they’re already immune
More and more pet parents are questioning conventional vaccine "wisdom" with regard to dogs and cats. They're asking questions like, "Does my pet really need all those vaccines," and "Why do we automatically revaccinate pets all their lives, but not people," and "What if my pet gets sick after a vaccine?"
This is actually an encouraging trend, because pet owners are asking the very questions veterinarians should be asking themselves, but aren't. In fact, many conventional vets call concerned pet owners "anti-vaxxers," suggesting these clients are conspiracy theorists who are against all vaccines in every situation.
There's a monumental difference between responsibly vaccinating your pet and being an "anti-vaxxer." Vets who presume they're the same are only further demonstrating their ignorance on the subject.
From my perspective as an extremely cautious vaccinator and titer test advocate, if veterinarians were more concerned about what type and how many vaccines they're injecting into their patients, clients could relax and be less anxious about the likelihood their pet is receiving potentially unnecessary and harmful vaccines.
Vet Laments the Increasing Number of 'Anti-Vaxxer' Clients in Her Practice
I'm hesitant to quote from an article on anti-vaxxers I ran across recently, written by a conventional vet (Dr. Sarah J. Wooten) for a conventional veterinary journal, because it's really quite condescending and offensive. Unfortunately, I suspect it's a fairly accurate illustration of the way many vets erroneously view pet owners who are concerned about vaccines.
The purpose of the article is to warn other veterinarians that the anti-vaccination movement has spread to pets. Wooten writes "… some of your clients may firmly believe that vaccines cause autism in their pets and may refuse lifesaving inoculations."1
I'm not sure how many pet owners worried about autism Wooten has encountered in her practice, but I doubt it's very many. I think she's using the autism example (a diagnosis that currently doesn't exist in veterinary medicine) to illustrate just how supposedly misinformed, misguided and perhaps downright crazy anti-vaxxer pet parents are.
Do People Who Refuse to Allow Their Pets To Be Over-Vaccinated Deserve the 'Anti-Vaxxer' Label?
The term anti-vaxxer generally indicates someone who's against any and all vaccines. It should never be used to describe someone who refuses to over-vaccinate an animal companion, but I believe that's how many veterinarians choose to use it.
In my experience, most pet owners understand very well the importance of the initial series of core vaccines given to pups and kittens. In fact, many very young pets are kept completely isolated by owners fearful they'll be exposed to a life-threatening disease before they're fully immunized. My guess is Wooten is primarily trying to administer revaccinations and noncore vaccines, and she's getting some reasonable pushback from vaccine-savvy clients.
Again, there's a huge difference between too many vaccinations and protective vaccinations. Those of us (pet parents and vets) who are cautious vaccinators are not advocating never vaccinating under any circumstances. We're advocating the smart use of minimal vaccines to create immunity against disease in puppies and kittens, with follow-up titers for the lifetime of the pet.
Interestingly, upon admission to veterinary school students must all be vaccinated for rabies. My guess is Dr. Wooten does not boost herself annually or every three years with the rabies vaccine, so she too could be considered an "anti-vaxxer." Why aren't veterinarians continually boosted for rabies throughout their careers? Because we know this is unnecessary (via titer testing) and could lead to other health consequences long term (for people, but not for pets, according to Wooten).
There's a big difference between creating protective immunity in a pet and creating vaccine toxicosis. Some veterinary vaccines are substantially more toxic than others. It's your job as your pet's advocate to know enough about the subject to make the best decisions for your animal companion. As my friend and colleague Dr. John Robb puts it:
"The job of veterinarians is to vaccinate to produce immunity with the smallest volume and the smallest number of vaccines to produce that immunity. Once the pet is immune, we're done."
Don't debate about core vaccines. They are required.
The only core vaccine required by law is the rabies vaccine. If your puppy or kitten received the full series of the other core vaccines (e.g., distemper, parvo and adenovirus for dogs), my recommendation is to titer every three to five years to monitor ongoing immunity.
The truth is that many pets retain immunity throughout their lives after receiving their puppy or kitten shots. Revaccinating a pet who is already immune doesn't "boost" his immunity, but it does increase his risk for adverse reactions.
Vets don't understand how they work, either, because if they did, they wouldn't revaccinate pets who are already immune. Instead, they would offer antibody titer testing to determine immunity, and for those pets who need boosters, they would give single agent (versus combo) vaccines against only the diseases with low titers.
Draw parallels to human health where applicable — for example, the recent whooping cough and measles outbreaks due to the rise in people not vaccinating their children. Educate, don't scare.
Any vet who attempts to draw parallels between human and veterinary vaccines. There are problems with both, but they're simply not comparable. Any vet who brings up disease outbreaks in children as a way of convincing you to accept additional pet vaccines is most definitely using scare tactics.
Interestingly, I recommend that pet owners find another veterinarian who's a "hardcore" or casual vaccinator. You are ultimately responsible for and in charge of your pet's health. If your veterinarian has no respect for your role in your pet's life or your legitimate concerns about too many vaccines, it's time to find a new vet.
If a veterinarian genuinely wants to be a wise counselor to there clients regarding vaccines, they need to become a subject matter expert. At a minimum they need to be able to explain why repeated revaccinations are preferable to titer tests (hint: they aren't). To be a wise vaccine counselor, your vet must be at least as concerned about over-vaccination as you are.
Above all, remember that you are the client that wants to be heard, wishes to be respected, seeks credible information, desires informed consent and wants to be involved in decisions about their pet's healthcare.
Pet owners who are concerned about vaccines don't want or deserve to be called anti-vaxxers. They don't want to be disrespected for refusing unnecessary or questionable vaccines. They don't consider "Because I said so" or "Because that's what I learned in vet school" to be credible guidance or an argument for informed consent.
Pet parents most definitely want to be involved in decisions about their dog's or cat's healthcare. And from my experience, what they want most of all is to feel they can trust their veterinarian to do what's best for their furry family member.
Questions to Ask About Every Vaccine Your Vet Recommends
Is my dog or cat healthy? If he/she has allergies, endocrine issues, organ dysfunction, cancer (or is a cancer survivor) or another medical issue he's not a candidate to receive vaccines.
Is the vaccine is for a life-threatening disease (this eliminates most noncores immediately)?
Does my pet have the opportunity to be exposed to the disease?
Is the vaccine considered both effective and safe (most aren't, especially the bacterins).
Has my pet ever had an adverse reaction to a vaccine? Do not vaccinate your pet that has had a previous vaccine reaction of any kind.
Understand that several noncore vaccines are only available in combination with other vaccines, some of which are core. I recommend you check with your vet to insure none of the noncore vaccines are being piggybacked on core vaccines your pet receives. Unfortunately, most traditional vets do not carry single vaccines, so it's a good idea to ask to see the vaccine vial before assuming your pet is only receiving one agent at a time.
Why Pets become ill or diseased
Inflammation and infection is a sign of toxicities in the body. We continually find the commercial pet food industry guilty of producing an inferior product compared to the normal, natural diet of the early carnivore.
Instead of raw meat, with live vital energy force and nutrients, commercial pet food companies have a product that is not only lacking of nutrition, but actually contains many harmful chemicals damaging to the physiology of the body.
These come from pesticides, herbicides and fungicides applied to the grains and vegetables and heavy metal contamination from the water and soil, as well as the vaccination, antibiotics, wormers, steriods and cortisones alike.
Arthritis - the toxins go to the joints.
Renal Failure - the kidneys can no longer function properly as a result of toxic overload.
Liver Failure - the liver cannot function because it is full of contaminates, cancer always starts from the liver/weakness.
Liver damage happens from the drugs our pets are given monthly, bi monthly and yearly.
Breathing difficulty - the lungs are full od contaminates causing oxygen deprovation among other difficulties. All of us know oxygen is paramount to health.
Tumors - the body is trying to push out the toxins out of the body. It has found a weakness in a particular tissue and now you see the tumor with your naked eye. Cysts are resulting.
Skin problems - the skin is the largest organ of the body, hence the first clues of toxic overload or reaction usually appear as skin problems and itching.
Cancer - contaminated blood will cause irregular cells which are how cancer is medically described.
Ear problems - continual use of antibiotics and other toxic drugs will cause severe ear issues.
Diabetes - as a result of nutrional deficiences.
Epileptic Seizures - toxin of chemicals where a pet has sensitivity to many chemicals has reached the brain tissues.
By switching to a natural diet only, and only using natural products, is a start to good health. There is very limited success in any kind of therapy until the body is detoxified and can maximally ultilize the aerobic of, homeopathy, herbs, vitamin supplements, or other healing modalities.
Popular Pet Flea Treatments May Not Be so Safe After All
If you’re using conventional flea and tick products on your cat or dog, you may be surprised to learn they’re not as safe as what your veterinarian may be telling you.
Many conventional spot-on flea and tick preventives are unsafe for dogs and cats
Recent studies link some of the “active” and “inactive” ingredients in popular spot-on treatments to serious health effects in both pets and lab animals.
Please, check the label right now if you are using a spot-on product on your dog or cat, or plan to in the near future, and make sure it doesn’t contain one of these potentially harmful ingredients:
- Fipronil (a member of the phenylpyrazole chemical family) doesn’t remain in the skin’s oil glands as its maker claims – rather, it enters your pet’s body and organ systems, and in lab animals, caused thyroid cancer, altered thyroid hormones, reduced fertility, liver and kidney toxicity, and convulsions.
- Imidacloprid, a known neonicotinoid neurotoxin, increased cholesterol levels in study dogs and caused thyroid lesions, liver toxicity, and showed the potential for heart, liver, lung, spleen, adrenal, brain, and gonad damage.
- Pyrethroids aren’t the same as pyrethrins – the naturally occurring compounds from chrysanthemums, and caused over 1,600 pet deaths during a 5-year period, and account for more than half of major pet pesticide reactions including brain damage, heart attacks and seizures.
- Permethrin, a pyrethroid thought to be both a carcinogen and neurotoxin, is suspected of causing lung cancer and liver tumors in lab animals and disrupting endocrine function, causing tremors, increased aggressive behavior and learning problems.
If you need a topical spot on product for your dog, we have Spot On Topical Herbal Repellent for Dogs and Puppies. This long-lasting monthly treatment contains no harsh ingredients and no synthetic pesticides, and repels annoying fleas, ticks, and mosquitos with the use of three effective plant essential oils.
We also have Herbal Repellent Collars for Small Dogs and Puppies, Large Dogs, and Cats and Kittens that use special blends of plant oils instead of harsh chemicals.
Our Flea and Tick Defense, made with Brazilian oils and other non-toxic ingredients is another option to use on your dog or cat to help repel pests.
Did you know that "Fleas" do not "live" or "breed" on your pet. Once the flea is in a hospitable breeding environment, the fleas will jump off and on your pet. With some pets, when a flea bites them, they get an allergy reaction in that area, hence the biting and scratching on the skin irritation.
There are two types of flea's sand fleas and canine fleas. The idea is to stop them breeding and jumping on and off your pet. They will breed in the sandy areas of the garden or park. Once brought inside when they jump off your pet & also start to breed in the carpets.
Why poison your pet's body (blood) with toxic insecticide chemicals, when it is the environment we need to control and stop the flea egg cycle.
SOY IN COMMERCIAL PET FOOD
- Soy in pet food, which was all the rage just a few years ago, has experienced a significant decline in popularity due to concerns about its appropriateness for dogs and cats
- Most U.S. varieties of soy are genetically modified, and the plants are also high in antinutrients (natural toxins) and phytoestrogens
- Raw, mature soybeans also contain phytates that prevent mineral absorption and substances that block the enzymes needed to digest protein
- Captive cheetahs fed soy suffered fatal liver disease and infertility; parrots fed soya beans suffered early puberty, infertility, and premature aging and death
- In dogs and cats, soy has been linked to gas and bloat, bladder stones, blood sugar fluctuations, thyroid damage and seizures.
Soy is a boon for processed pet food manufacturers because it’s inexpensive and abundant. In fact, according to the article, the “… constant supply is due in part to decades of intensive genetic selection and even genetic engineering to improve yields of soybeans.”
In addition, soy is higher in protein than many other plants used in commercial pet foods, and even though it’s a biologically inappropriate type of protein for dogs and cats, pet food manufacturers include it in their crude protein percentages on the guaranteed analysis printed on pet food labels.
Soy also contains other antinutrients, including:
- Antigens in the form of non-denatured proteins that can create serious allergic reactions in both animals and people
- Trypsin inhibitors that hinder the action of proteolytic enzymes in the GI tract, reducing the digestibility of proteins
- Oligosaccharides — indigestible sugars that cause gassiness and diarrhea
- Phytic acid, which can interfere with the body's use of vital minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc
The soy in traditional oriental diets has been fermented for long periods (18 months on average) using molds, cultures or other substances that radically alter its biochemistry. This transformation through fermentation lessens the impact of antinutrients while making the amino acids in soybeans available for use by the body.
In contrast to fermented soy, factory processed soy starts with defatted soy protein meal rather than the whole bean. The meal is produced in a crushing process. Raw beans are crushed into thin flakes. The flakes are mixed with a petroleum-based hexane solvent to extract the soy oil. Flake waste is toasted and ground down to soy meal or soy flour, both of which wind up in animal feed. The soy oil is then cleaned, bleached, degummed and deodorized.
"Naturally brewed" soy sauce means the processed soy protein meal has been mixed with mold spores and "aged" at high temperatures for three to six months. Regular, non-brewed soy sauce takes only two days to produce. Soy flour is blended with hydrochloric acid at high temps, under pressure and the result is hydrolyzed vegetable protein.
Various preservatives and additives are used to improve color and taste. This method employs the use of the enzyme glutamase, which in turn produces large quantities of the "g" (glutamate) in MSG.
Soy in Pet Food
Soybeans and soybean-related products can be found in a variety of processed pet food formulas, dry, semi-moist and wet, as well as veterinary formulas and prescription diets. Because plant proteins are less expensive than meat proteins, pet food manufacturers use them to increase profit margins.
The ingredient label might not even say soy, as it is commonly listed as vegetable broth, textured vegetable protein or TVP and perhaps other aliases. Pet nutrition experts agree soy isn't good nutrition for cats or dogs. It’s considered a low-quality, incomplete protein well known to create food allergies and potentially much worse in pets. According to Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., authors of “Cinderella's Dark Side:”
"The soybean contains large quantities of natural toxins or ‘antinutrients.’ First among them are potent enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. These inhibitors are large, tightly folded proteins that are not completely deactivated during ordinary cooking. They can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake.
In test animals, diets high in trypsin inhibitors cause enlargement and pathological conditions of the pancreas, including cancer. Soybeans also contain haemagglutinin, a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. Trypsin inhibitors and haemagglutinin are growth inhibitors."
Soy’s Disastrous Effects on Other Species
Approximately 35 years ago, captive breeding of North American cheetahs was undertaken to reverse a population crisis within the species. But in 1985, 29 cheetahs in American zoos died, many from liver disease. Only 18 were born, and seven of those died before reaching adulthood.
As few as 10 percent of adult female cheetahs living in captivity in North America produced live cubs in the mid-1980s. Yet in other countries, 60 to 70 percent was the norm. The difference? Cheetahs living and breeding successfully in other parts of the world were fed whole animal carcasses. North American cheetahs were fed a commercial feline diet of horsemeat and soy.
Researchers in Ohio studied the food the North American cheetahs were eating. They found the soy portion of the diet contained plant estrogens similar to the hormones found in female mammals.2 Four cheetahs in a U.S. zoo were switched to a diet of chicken meat and no soy. Liver function improved, however, whether the cats would ever be able to breed successfully remained a question mark.
The researchers theorized the cheetahs were probably extra-sensitive to the effects of plant estrogens due to inbreeding (the result of a previous population crisis). However, the amount of soy in their diets was relatively small, leading the scientists to conclude all felines probably have difficulty ridding their bodies of excess estrogens.
In the early 1990s, a couple in New Zealand was raising parrots and decided to feed them a new “wonder food,” soya feed. Parrots in the wild don’t eat soya beans, but the couple assumed they were feeding their exotic birds the best diet available. Sadly, the experiment was a disaster. Some of the birds became infertile. Many died. Young males hit puberty years early and aged prematurely.
Soy Is Also Linked to Health Problems in Dogs and Cats
A 2004 study at the University of Pennsylvania looked at the amount of phytoestrogens in 24 commercial dog foods. Results revealed all the foods containing soy ingredients had concentrations of phytoestrogens in large enough quantities to have a biological effect on the pet.3 Soy has been linked to gas and deadly bloat in dogs. It’s high in purines, making it a completely inappropriate protein source for urate-forming dogs. It’s also high in silicates and promotes the formation of silica stones.
The carbohydrate action of soy can cause a rise in blood sugar in cats. Soy is also linked to thyroid damage, and since hyperthyroidism is common in kitties, this is yet another reason it should not be part of a feline's diet. The ingestion of soybean products is also linked to seizures in both dogs and cats.
All this and more is why I recommend avoiding pet foods containing soy products. The potential risks associated with feeding soy are unacceptably high, especially when you consider your carnivorous cat or dog receives a much higher level of nutrition from animal protein sources.