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A Pilot Study: 1/2 Dose Vaccines for Small Dogs

    For the past two years, I have conducted a pilot study on whether or not a half-dose distemper and parvovirus vaccine elicited enough immunity to these viruses in adult dogs weighing less than 12 pounds. I thank the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation for supporting this study and am pleased to share the…

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Kennel Cough Complex: A complicated phrase for the canine common cold

Infectious canine tracheobronchitis or canine infectious respiratory disease complex has multiple causative agents and its symptoms range from sneezing and bronchitis to inflammation of the throat. In plain English, it is Kennel Cough, the so-called common cold for dogs, which prevails in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas. Just like a child catches a cold at school,…

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Stray and Owner Surrendered Canines and Vaccines

Background Shelters and rescue organizations are overflowing with abandoned or owner surrendered dogs. As dealing with these animals involves complex medical, social and management issues, a standard vaccination protocol is usually adopted for all dogs and cats to mitigate potential viral or other infectious diseases and parasite outbreaks. The standard protocol is usually to give…

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