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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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    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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    Stop Dog Chewing

    Stop Dog Chewing Yummy! How Can I Stop My Dog from Chewing? Okay, your dog chews. That really is normal behavior for him. The problem is that he chews the wrong things. So you need to teach him how to chew. . . Read more

  23. Dog Videos

    Dog Videos Action! These dog videos are both funny and educational.   They show some cute stuff, and some dangerous stuff.  They also show different facets of dog behavior dog training, and dog body language. Please remember that many of. . . Read more

  24. Senior Citizens and Young Dogs

    Senior Citizens and Young Dogs We can do anything! I just got a phone call from a man who I will call Rob. Rob's father (Ben) is 82 years old and has a one-year-old Golden Retriever who I will call Parker. . . Read more

  25. Make Yourself Relevant!

    When Training Your Dog Make Yourself Relevant! Who's the boss?! Many dogs think they rule the world. They demand something, and they get it because *we* give it to them or they're too strong for us to handle, so we don't. . . Read more

  26. Frightening Encounter with Offleash Dog

    Frightening Encounter with an Offleash Dog Please keep me on leash! I've lived in West Los Angeles in a middle class, well-populated neighborhood for about five years. Most people with dogs are very respectful and courteous. Never did I think this. . . Read more

  27. Stop My Dog Digging

    How can I STOP MY DOG DIGGING? Watch me excavate your yard!   "I can't get my dog to stop digging!"  If your dog has a problem with digging, chances are you have scolded him, he has felt remorse (or. . . Read more

  28. Help Your Groomer Help Your Dog

    Help Your Groomer Help Your Dog Dog Grooming is all wet! Understanding Your Dog's Behavior before Taking Your Dog to the Groomer There are things that happen in our lives that we don’t like and situations we are afraid of. But. . . Read more

  29. Defensive Dog Handling

    Defensive Dog Handling   Please stop! I had been writing at my computer all day and decided to take a break and take my dogs for a walk. I went out my front door, and there were three women and a. . . Read more

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    Los Angeles Stormwater Program

    This article is written by and provided as a service for the Los Angeles Stormwater Program. Please pick up your dog's poop!   PLEASE pick up after your dog! Protect Your Pet and Keep LA Healthy Los Angeles’s wonderful weather. . . Read more

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