(Natural News) Vets around the world are seeing horrific reactions from over-vaccinating, yet many pet owners remain unaware of the problem and continue to bring their pets in for yearly shots without questioning the risks.All pets are given the same vaccine dose regardless of their size, which means a cat that weighs five pounds will get the same dose as a 150-pound dog. The same, incidentally, is also true of humans. It’s mind-boggling to consider a kitten getting dosed with the same amount of neurotoxins as a 150-pound Great Dane. Small pet breeds have a 10-times higher likelihood of experiencing negative reactions to vaccines, and they can show up anywhere from two months to ten years after the pet is given the jab.Therefore, it’s little surprise that vaccine reactions in pets have reached an all-time high, with 10 percent of U.K. dogs and cats experiencing adverse reactions to vaccines.Dr. John Robb is a Connecticut vet who has 34 years of experience saving pets’ … [Read more...] about PET HEALTH WARNING: Veterinarians are wildly overdosing small dogs with toxic vaccines, causing devastating side effects
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“Turn me into a Terminator,” joked Paul de Gelder with the surgeon who was going to amputate what was left of his right leg after a 10-foot-long bull shark had made a meal of his hamstring and most of his quad. Two days earlier, in February 2009, the 31-year-old Australian Navy diver had been swimming on his back for 5 minutes in Sydney Harbor at 7 a.m. as part of a routine anti-terrorism drill when he felt a hard thump against his right thigh. It didn't hurt, but it caught him off-guard—and took him about a second to realize that a shark had just clamped down on his leg, biting through his wetsuit. The next 9 seconds were essentially a real-life scene from Jaws. “This big shark head was on my leg and its eye was just staring at me," de Gelder recalls. "Every time I had entered the water up to that point, I had been scared of sharks, but no one had been attacked by a shark here for the past 60 years. It was literally my worst nightmare." The Navy hadn't … [Read more...] about This Man Lost His Hand and Leg in a Brutal Shark Attack. Two Days Later, He Was Doing Pushups in His Hospital Bed.
(Natural News) If your own health, or even your family’s health won’t get you to think twice about lighting up, then maybe your pet’s health will. Researchers from the University of Glasgow have found that pets are also affected by passive smoking, perhaps even more than humans. This can lead to many undesirable health conditions in the animals, from weight gain to cancer.“Our findings show that exposure to smoke in the home is having a direct impact on pets,” Clare Knottenbelt, professor of Small Animal Medicine and Oncology at the university’s Small Animal Hospital said in an article on the university’s website. “It risks ongoing cell damage, increasing weight gain after castration, and has previously been shown to increase the risk of certain cancers.”The study said that pets are especially vulnerable to secondhand smoke because they spend more time at home. They are also generally closer to carpets, where carcinogens … [Read more...] about Secondhand smoke puts pets at risk of cancer, experts warn
Many of us know that ultraviolet rays are damaging for the skin, so as the hottest months of summer approach, a lot of us are stocking up on sunscreen and hoping for a beautiful, radiation-free tan. But what if we could get a darker skin tone without any of the risks? New research investigates. In the United States, skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that in 2013, almost 72,000 people had melanomas of the skin, with some studies indicating that the number of those affected has increased in the past few years. Ultraviolet (UV) rays and sun exposure have been suggested to cause skin cancer, and it is commonly accepted that these rays damage the skin. Particularly in the case of fair-skinned individuals, UV exposure has been shown to significantly increase the risk of skin cancer. This happens because fair-skinned people do not produce eumelanin, which is a protective, dark pigment. Although products such … [Read more...] about How a small molecule can induce UV-free tanning
Dreams are stories and images that our minds create while we sleep. They can be entertaining, fun, romantic, disturbing, frightening, and sometimes bizarre. Why do dreams occur? What causes them? Can we control them? What do they mean? You will see introductions at the end of some sections to any developments that have been covered by Medical News Today's news stories. Also look out for links to information about related conditions. The second part of this article, discussing how we dream and why we have nightmares is available here. There are several hypotheses and concepts as to why we dream. Are dreams merely part of the sleep cycle or do they serve some other purpose? Possible explanations for why we dream include: To represent unconscious desires and wishes To interpret random signals from the brain and body during sleep To consolidate and process information gathered during the day To work as a form of psychotherapy. From converging evidence and new research … [Read more...] about Dreams: Why do we dream?
Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the US. You can also catch it from infected people and contaminated surfaces. Now, new research raises the question of whether humans can catch it from dogs. Writing in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, veterinarian Sarah Caddy and colleagues explain how they found some dogs can mount an immune response to human norovirus - a strong clue that they have been infected by the bug. Caddy, who is working toward her PhD at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London in the UK, says: "We also confirmed that human norovirus can bind to the cells of the canine gut, which is the first step required for infection of cells." Together with evidence that human norovirus has been isolated from domestic dogs in Europe, the findings raise concerns that people could catch the bug from animals. Norovirus is a leading cause of gastroenteritis, or "stomach flu," causing vomiting and diarrhea in both adults and children. It … [Read more...] about Could your dog give you norovirus?
Halloween is a time when some pet owners worry about their animals becoming agitated as a result of the extra volume of people and noise in and around the home. Halloween is an important time to take additional precautions to ensure that our pets remain healthy and happy as we celebrate. Safe and sound Consider keeping your pet indoors on Halloween. Many adoption agencies and animal shelters will not allow the adoption of black cats at this time of year—some for the entire month of October. According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), shelter workers have witnessed abused cats that have been burned and poisoned by humans. The HSUS also reports that less than five percent of cats taken in by animal shelters are ever reunited with their families. There are no concrete statistics on how many animals are stolen from their owners each year, as police don’t make a distinction between property theft and pet theft. However, the pet registry PetLynx reports … [Read more...] about A Carefree, Scare-Free Halloween
Psychiatry causes an incalculable amount of harm in modern society, particularly when the pharmaceutical drugs that psychiatrists prescribe make a person homicidal. Most of the mass shootings that have made the news have been shown to have been committed by people on psychotropics. It is well documented that selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) make people prone to violence. The best source of information on this is the book Medication Madness The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide, and Crime, by Peter R. Breggin. M.D. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies are doing everything in their power to suppress such information. Whenever someone is killed in a mass shooting, it would be most appropriate for the surviving family to learn what psychotropic the shooter had been taking, and sue the pharmaceutical company for wrongful death. We won’t be freed of the albatross of these atrocities until we hold these companies legally accountable. Psychiatry is … [Read more...] about Psychiatry Is a Religion
Which is the best healthy food for dogs? It’s a question that gets asked time and time again, and it seems like every inquiry gets a different answer. From veterinarians to breeders to lifetime dog owners, everyone has their favorite dog food to recommend, one that they’ve had good experience with. Good experience with a dog food doesn’t make it the best choice, however. Sometimes, not even the one recommended by the veterinarian is the best choice. Now hold on there! Veterinarians know the most about proper feeding, right? Any diet recommended by a veterinarian will be the best diet for your dog… right? Well… not necessarily. Most times, asking a veterinarian for best dog food advice is a conflict of interests, simply stated. The reason for this is two-fold: lack of actual nutritional training in vet school, and the “perks” received from major pet food companies. Although it may seem surprising, most veterinarians only get a … [Read more...] about The Business of Dog Food – Which is Really the Best?
So, how does one turn a $1.29 cube of bubble gum into a medical emergency with a bill ranging from $200-$1200? Did you know that sugar-free gum is supposed to be good for your teeth because of the natural sugar derivative called xylitol? That sounds like good news but I was not aware until last nights adventures involving our 10 year old, a cube containing 40 pieces of bubble gum and our 4 month old german shepherd puppy that as few as 2 pieces of gum with xylitol can be deadly! When we heard the puppy shaking something that sounded like a rattle last night at 11:30pm, we went in to find her finishing off the last of the delicious pink bubble gum. Immediately my mind flashed to all those things big brothers tell you when your growing up, “If you swallow your gum, it stays there forever until your dead” or “It will grow a great big gum tree in the middle of your stomach that will bust out of your gut and you’ll die”. Maybe you had … [Read more...] about Warning: Don’t let your dog chew gum!