Is it for health, or is it just marketing?

This will be short and sweet. If you follow any type of conventional vaccine schedule for your cat, dog, or horse for that matter, you are trading a ‘maybe’ acute disease that they currently don’t have and maybe will never get, for lifelong chronic issues, or the side effect known as ‘death’. Please know that…

Puppy Classroom Trade Secret #27

Here we go, between you, me, and the interweb. Puppy parents have questions and I must have the answers. From potty training, to tricks, to hiking off leash, there is a lot of information to share, and share I do. Sometimes the questions are a bit trickier, maybe something about body language, or appropriate food…

The Ostrich Effect in the Dog World

In the social sciences, behavioral sciences, behavioral finance, psychology, and maybe a few more disciplines, including the likes of canine behavioral sciences, there exists the Ostrich Effect. It is the attempt made by a person to avoid information that they may not be ready to absorb, hear, or know. It is the Ostrich burying its…

Purdue Vaccine Study – what you should know

Please print and give your veterinarian a copy of the letter below, regarding the research being done at Purdue University Veterinary School under the direction of Dr. Larry Glickman. This study started in the late 1990’s, the study of Vaccine-Induced Autoimmunity in the dog and there is already some evidence of thyroid, heart, bone disease (HOD…

wolf hunt, is it a witch hunt?

I wrote a post a while back, simply titled The Wolf – my thoughts. It drew such passionate responses, and some very long responses, that some of them I had to move into the body of another blog post. Many by professionals in the field of wildlife biology. Educated discussions are awesome, we all learn…

being wrong … a great place to learn

I’ve had a fortunate life when I consider all of the amazing teachers I have had the privilege to learn from. From formal school settings, to personal interest, to accidentally stumbling upon someone who taught me when I didn’t even know I needed a teacher! They have shaped the way I see my world, and…

the wolf – my thoughts

I posted this over a year ago. After reading through how I felt then, I still feel the same. With trapping in our near future, it’s worth more conversation. I am not uniquely qualified to give an expert opinion on the North American Wolf. I am not a wild life biologist, I don’t work for…