What you need to know before vaccinating your pet.
Protect the Pets is a grass roots movement lead by Dr. Robb to educate pet owners about the realities of over-vaccination and to inspire veterinary professionals to value the health of pets over the drive for profits. Protect the Pets promotes the idea that veterinarians should be able to make decisions that are in the best interest of an animal's health and to reduce the impact of vaccine side affects by using graduated dosages and titering. The ultimate aim is to amend the rabies laws in each State by amending the laws to include a rabies titer rather than a mandated and medically unwarranted re-vaccination.
Dr. Robb is an experienced and respected Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Connecticut. He has a reputation as a 'maverick' within his profession for his commitment to exposing the peril to pets of unsafe animal care.
To know more and join the movement, please go to www.protectthepets.com.
Pet Fooled - The documentary that brings an investigative expose of the inner workings inside the commercial pet food industry is on!
I am so grateful Netflix released this film.
Most of you know I am a huge advocate of the raw diet. Yes, I am. But, I wasn't in the past, until my four years old miniature schnauzer was diagnosed with spleen cancer. Her death opened my eyes and I promised myself never stop studying.
Knowledge is my goal today. I want you empowered to make the right decision for your dog and cat. My happiness is to see you helping them thrive.
Luckily, I am not alone. People like Dr Karen Becker and Dr Barbara Royal are speaking out and making our voices to be heard out there.
Please, take your time to watch this and see for yourself everything you can do to the best of your pet.
Pet Fooled | Directed and written by:
RAW Food Diet is simple. Yes. It is. Simple and natural. However, sometimes people complicate.
Let’s put this way. Your dog is a carnivore (if you have doubts, please, open his mouth to check his teeth). As a carnivore, he is equipped to take care of meat, organs, bones, etc.
Well, technically, any kind of, but think of his size to decide… Some preys make more sense for big dogs, another for small ones and so on.
WHAT ABOUT BACTERIA AND MICROORGANISMS?
His stomach pH is close to one (which means “super acid”) believe me, he will get rid of bacteria easily.
DO DOGS NEED VEGGIES?
This is an endless debate between BARF feeders (Dr. Ian Bilinghurst) and Species Appropriate or Prey Model Diet feeders (Dr. Tom Lonsdale). To make it short; when you buy minced meat meals, you are going with BARF, when you buy raw meat bones, like morsels or a whole chicken, for example; you are going with Species Appropriate or Prey Model.
BARF Feeders believe that the dog can benefit eating veggies (to mimic the stomach content of the prey), but not more than 25% of the total food intake.
Species Appropriate Feeders believe that dogs don’t need to eat veggies, they can get all nutrients from the meat, organs and other meat parts of their diet. They say wolves shake their prey stomach to clean its content before eating it. But, because of the depletion of the soil and environment changes, they cannot claim the preys are getting all the minerals and nutrients they need in order to offer our carnivore pets the same nutrients as well. As of now, Species Appropriate Feeders accept veggies or, even better, greens, since they don’t represent more than 10% of the total food intake.
The internal anatomy of dogs shows that they have short digestive tract, which means quick digestion.
Veggies, especially the starchy ones and greens rich in cellulose, need time to be digested. In addition, the enzyme amylase, required to digest the starch, is produced in small amounts by your dog or cat’s pancreas. Small amounts are also produced in the pet’s intestine and liver but most amylase that finds its way into your pet's blood stream comes from its pancreas.
If the ingestion of carbohydrate is too much, pancreas and liver start to be overloaded.
By Dr Jeannie Thomason and Dr Kim Bloomer
I am a Portuguese writer with certifications on Small Animal Nutrition.