Vaccinations and Preventive Medications

  • Vaccinations and Preventive Medications

    Ask a Vet: Does Trifexis Really Kill Dogs?

    This article is straight from Dogster.com A while ago I was speaking with my editor at Dogster. I mentioned that I would like to write a piece on canine Internet rumors and how to detect them. These rumors are common. They also have a great deal in common with each other. Most canine Internet rumors involve websites dedicated to stating that a product kills dogs. These sites usually contain heart-wrenching stories of tragic loss. The perpetrators of the rumors, in most cases, have not intentionally set out to start a false rumor. Rather, they honestly believe their stories. They have attributed or more frequently misattributed their dog’s death or illness…

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    Preventives – Heart worms, Fleas & Ticks

    I continue to mention to all puppy owners that I come in contact with that I don’t recommend Trifexis because of all the bad publicity I have heard associated with it.  In my research and reading through this article it leads you to think there is not a direct link to all the complaints against Trifexis causing deaths in their pets.  I also read that the FDA has received almost 1000 complaints from pet owners stating their pet died or had complications after taking Trifexis. The reason I am so against using Trifexis is when there is that much negative feedback I would rather gamble on finding a few fleas…

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    Titer Test

    What are titers for immunizations? A titer test is a measure of the antibodies in the blood, providing a check of disease immunity.  The results of a titer test then allow a clinician to determine whether a vaccination is required.  A titer test involves a simple blood draw.   How long is a titer test good for? A three-year interval is appropriate for the majority of adult dogs when quantitative tests are used. The manufacturers of a in-clinic (yes/no) screening tests recommend  they be used annually. A titer test within the first 6 months of life and again at one is appropriate for puppies. Breeder:  So the way I understand this…

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    Are you vaccinating your pet too much?

    While I know the importance of vaccinating your pet I also have come to feel strongly that you can vaccinate your pet more than is needed. I have recently read two articles from Dr R.D. Schultz. Dr Schultz has over 40 years of research about the dangers over vaccines and one article is called, Are you vaccinating your dog too much? I will try to attach both of these articles so that everyone has the opportunity to read them and then you can decide how you feel and even discuss with your vet.  I will have to say that with my pet, Oliver who was a part of our family…