If you have any questions after reading the below information, please feel free to email your questions to:  Holly Potts. I would be happy to answer any questions.


Dog Food:

Feeding your dog the appropriate diet represents the second most important contribution to its health and welfare.  So, with a plethora of choices in dog food, how does one know which dog food to feed?  The answer is simple.  You should feed a species-appropriate food.  Believe it or not, a  species-appropriate food for a dog is a raw diet.  How can we say that with such confidence?  Click here for the answer and an overview of the prey-model raw diet.


Vaccination/Over Vaccination Information:

The decisions you make regarding vaccinating your dog will have a direct impact on its risk of acquiring an autoimmune disease.  Therefore, we recommend that you spend some time researching and educating yourself on this important subject.  The below articles will help you in this endeavor.

"Vaccination," Homeopathic Care for Cats & Dogs, Small Doses for Small Animals, Revised Edition, (pp. 385-431) by Don Hamilton, DVM.  I have been granted permission to post this information on my website; click on the above link and give it a minute to download.  This is not a quick read.  However, the time you spend reading this chapter will be time well spent.

"Schultz:  Dog Vaccines May Not Be Necessary," Dr. Ronald D. Schultz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, University Communications, News Releases, posted March 14, 2003, Wisconsin Week, March 26, 2003.

"Annual Pet Vaccinations May Be Unnecessary, Fatal," Minnesota Issue Watch, October 2002.

"Veterinarians Urged to Shift Away from Annual, Grouped Vaccinations - Adverse Effects Cited," Dr. Ronald D. Schultz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, Vetmed News, posted March 13, 2001.

"Taking the Risk Out of Puppy Shots," posted online at Dogs Naturally Magazine.

"Pet Threat" is the title of a news story regarding the dangers of vaccinations.  To read the story, click here.  To watch the video, please click here.



"New Evidence Shows Link Between Spaying, Neutering and Cancer," Karen Becker, D.V.M., June 13, 2014.  The published research paper which this article is based upon is "Evaluation of the risk and age of onset of cancer and behavioral disorders in gonadectomized Vizslas," JAVMA, Vol. 244, No. 3, Feb. 1, 2014, p. 309.

"Early Spay-Neuter Considerations for the Canine Athlete, One Veterinarian's Opinion," Chris Zink, D.V.M., Ph.D., 2005.

"Long-Term Health Risks and Benefits Associated with Spay/Neuter in Dogs," J. Sanborn, M.S., May 14, 2007.

"Behavioral and Physical Effects of Spaying and Neutering Domestic Dogs (Canis familliaris)," Parvene Farhoody and M. Christine Zink, D.V.M., Ph.D., May 2010.

"Exploring mechanisms of sex differences in longevity: lifetime ovary exposure and exceptional longevity in dogs."  Waters DJ, Kengeri SS, Clever B, Booth JA, Maras AH, Schlittler DL, Hayek MG, Dec. 2009.  Note a sentence or two from the research study's abstract:  "Removal of ovaries during the first 4 years of life erased the female survival advantage. . . . .  Our results document in dogs a female sex advantage for achieving exceptional longevity and show that lifetime ovary exposure . . . is associated with exceptional longevity."


General Dog Health:

Homeopathic Care for Cats & Dogs, Small Doses for Small Animals, Revised Edition, by Don Hamilton, DVM.  Order Online   Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 16 are well worth reading.  I have been granted permission to post Chapter 16 entitled "Vaccination."

It has been said that the primary cause of death in dogs over two years of age is cancer, and that half of all adult dogs will die of cancer (one in three for cats).  If you do not want your dog to become one of these statistics, then prevention is where you should start:

Back to Menu          Next