Category Archives: Living with Dogs

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  1. Clean Dog Training Sessions

    Clean Dog Training Session   [caption id="attachment_5277" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Clean Dog Training Session[/caption] What is a "Clean" Dog Training Session?   No, it doesn't mean that your dog has to be clean! In order for training to stand out in your. . . Read more

  2. Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus  Quarantine-Resources

    [caption id="attachment_779" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the  Coronavirus Quarantine[/caption] Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus  Quarantine-Resources   Products to Prevent Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus Quarantine Please note that I receive a small compensation. . . Read more

  3. Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus Quarantine – Part 2

    [caption id="attachment_779" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus  Quarantine[/caption] Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus  Quarantine-Part 2 This is the second article in the series Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety during the Coronavirus Quarantine, and we. . . Read more

  4. Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus Quarantine-4

    [caption id="attachment_779" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the  Coronavirus Quarantine[/caption] Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus  Quarantine-Part 4 This is Part 4 of the series Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus Quarantine, and it. . . Read more

  5. Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During Coronavirus Quarantine - Part 1

    [caption id="attachment_779" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Isolation Quarantine[/caption] Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus  Quarantine-Part 1 This is such a stressful time for all of us, and our dogs are a. . . Read more

  6. Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus Quarantine - Part 3

    [caption id="attachment_779" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Isolation Quarantine[/caption] Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety During the Coronavirus  Quarantine-Part 3 This is the third article in the series Preventing Puppy Dog Separation Anxiety during the Coronavirus. . . Read more

  7. The right size treat for puppy dog training

    Choose the Right Size Treat when Training your Dog or Puppy

    [caption id="attachment_5172" align="aligncenter" width="200"] The right size treat for puppy dog training[/caption] Choose the Right Size Treat when Training your Dog or Puppy There are different types of treats for different types of dog or puppy training. Please go here to. . . Read more

  8. Changing Your Puppy Dog's Food

      [caption id="attachment_5162" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Changing Your Puppy Dog's Food[/caption] Changing Your Puppy Dog's Food   Have you ever wondered about Changing Your Puppy Dog's Food You've come to the right place! This article will give you some guidelines about changing. . . Read more

  9. Dangerous People Food for Dogs

    [caption id="attachment_5154" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Dangerous People Food for Dogs[/caption] Dangerous People Food for Dogs The ASPCA has an enormous list of poisons and symptoms. If you think your dog has ingested any poison or dangerous food, you may call them at. . . Read more

  10. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 18

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! MY OPINION In preparation for this article, I read several vaccination guidelines from several different organizations and many, many, many articles on the Internet.  So, here’s my opinion – Do I think. . . Read more

  11. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 17

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! Why is there such a concern about giving the vaccines at three months versus four months?  This information was taken from an interview of Dr. Dodds by Dr. Karen Becker.  Dr. Dodds. . . Read more

  12. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 16

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! Specifics about ABA 272  This bill was introduced by Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez to amend the California Health and Safety Code to change the age that rabies vaccinations are given to puppies from. . . Read more

  13. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 15

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! How do we know how long a vaccination lasts in the body before we need to revaccinate?  You would need to vaccinate your dog and then test it by using titers at specified. . . Read more

  14. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 14

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! Follow-up questions for Dr. Dodds Is there a correlation between puppies that have had adverse vaccine reactions and development of the medical and/or behavioral issues that were listed in the questionnaire? Dr. Dodds. . . Read more

  15. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 13

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! Adverse Vaccine Reactions W. Jean Dodds, DVM Viral disease and recent vaccination with single or combination modified live-virus (MLV) vaccines, especially those containing distemper virus, adenovirus 1 or 2, and parvovirus are increasingly. . . Read more

  16. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 12

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! From the CDC Website, “While dogs have historically been associated with rabies transmission to humans, cats are more likely to be reported rabid in the U.S. Cats are often in close contact. . . Read more

  17. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 11

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! Do vaccine reactions to different diseases differ? Dr. Dodds – Yes, but, besides anaphylaxis  -- which any vaccine can cause idiosyncratically -- most delayed vaccine reactions occur within 2-21 days afterwards, and are. . . Read more

  18. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 10

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! Then I wrote Dr. Dodds and Dr. Breitman, asking them the same questions.  All responses are minimally edited.  Dr. Dodds provided many citations and studies in which she participated.  Dr. . . Read more

  19. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 9

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! Is there an issue with fetal calf serum and why? e-mail Dr. Dodds at hemopet@hotmail.com) I found this information http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/VaccineSafety/ucm187810.htm "Why is fetal calf/bovine serum in some vaccines? In. . . Read more

  20. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 8

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! Now, believe it or not, we’re going to talk specifically about rabies.  I chose two doctors – Dr. Jean Dodds and Dr. Linda Breitman (their CVs appear at the end of this. . . Read more

  21. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 7

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! What are the vaccine requirements for all the states? Each state makes its own laws as to when you should vaccinate your dog. 12 states have 3-month laws/regulations: Alabama Arizona Connecticut Idaho Indiana. . . Read more

  22. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 6

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! Can a vaccine fail?  Yes, a vaccine can fail for various reasons: Because of the maternal passive immunity Because it’s a new strain of virus that’s not protected by the vaccine Because the. . . Read more

  23. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 5

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! What is a vaccine reaction? Any vaccine has the potential to cause a reaction.  The reaction can come from the disease itself or the adjuvants in the vaccine.  If your dog. . . Read more

  24. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 4

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! What is a vaccine? A vaccine is a manufactured preparation that helps to boost the body’s immune system to a specific germ that can cause disease, disability, or death so that it can. . . Read more

  25. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 3

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! What are all the A’s – antigens, antibodies, attenuated vaccine, adjuvants, anaphylaxis? An antigen is a foreign substance (germ) that invades your body.  Antigen=irritant.  It can come from the environment such. . . Read more

  26. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs Part 2

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch!     The entire process of looking up definitions was very frustrating, and here’s an example.  (I learned very quickly that if I looked something up in a medical dictionary, it used. . . Read more

  27. Rabies Vaccination for Dogs

    Rabies Vaccination for Dogs - AB 272 Ouch! In the spring of 2013, I sent an email to my clients and colleagues about my opposition to AB 272, which is a bill in California proposing the age that puppies get their. . . Read more

  28. Dog Training Links

    Dog Training Links I'm busy searching for good doggie stuff! I have handpicked these dog training links for your reference. Dog Activities and Sports Dog-related Organizations Dog Behavior and Training Articles Dog Bite Prevention Dogs and Kids Dog Parks Dog Health. . . Read more

  29. You Can't Train Your Dog When...

    You Can't Train Your Dog When You're Doing Something Else I'm soooo busy! What does this mean? If I handed you a scalpel and told you you had to do brain surgery and then got mad at you because the patient. . . Read more

  30. veterinarian and dog

    Help Your Vet Help Your Dog

    Help Your Vet Help Your Dog My dog loves my vet! Dogs can be afraid of going to a veterinarian or they can love it -- it all depends on how they are trained before they go to the vet's office. . . Read more

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