By Dr. Andrew Jones
A happy Wednesday to you all.
I hope that your dogs, cats, and significant others are doing well.
My 2 dogs, Lewis and Jessie are quite healthy and happy. Gussie, my mom’s former older cat is doing great, while my older cat Cleo- not so good.
Cleo has unexplained weight loss- Blood tests I performed about 30 days ago were normal, but I’ll be re-testing him soon.
I was suspecting him to be Hyperthyroid, or have Kidney failure, but the values were normal. Now my big concern is Cancer- I am hoping not, but I’ll keep you posted.
Old pets FORCED to get vaccines
Some boarding kennels STILL require ALL dogs and cats to be current on EVERY vaccine to be allowed into a the kennel.
Meaning the older, decrepit 14 year old pet with Heart disease and failing kidneys can also get blasted with vaccine antigen.
I sure wouldn’t advise this to ANY older pet.
The multiple vaccines could make your older pet REALLY ill. Many dogs and cats after vaccines will be lethargic, not eating or drinking for 24-48 hours. IF this were to happen with an older pet with compromised kidneys, it could be the LAST straw and send them into Kidney failure.
Don’t do this to your own dog or cat.
The risks of your older pet spreading infectious diseases to other animals is virtually ZERO.
Talk to the Kennel owner about newer vaccine regimens – if they are able to talk to your Veterinarian (assuming they agree with this idea), then likely the kennel will comply.
I am now finding that most of my local kennels are fine with a signed letter stating that these dogs and cats are not at risk for spreading any infectious disease.
The one vaccine we still give to older dogs is Intranasal Bordetella, which fortunately has few side effects.
P.S. MORE importantly, the POINT of the vaccines was to PREVENT disease. I suggest that most SENIOR pets would be better off with supplements to boost their immune system, and ultimately PREVENT disease.
What to use?
Essential Fatty Acids.
Antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Selenium, MSM.
Immune stimulating components, such as Colostrum, and Aloe.
You can get a variety of dog AND cat supplements with some of these ingredients. OR you can use my Complete Canine and Feline supplements.
These are the supplements I am feeding to my newly aquired older pets Gussie and Jessie, who have responded wonderfully to them.
See the immune and other benefits for your older pet here, and get 50% OFF:
Dr Andrew Jones, DVM
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