Immune System

Arthritis, Chronic Diseases & Our Dog’s Intestinal System

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Essential Healing Helps, Featured, Immune System | Comments Off on Arthritis, Chronic Diseases & Our Dog’s Intestinal System

Arthritis, Chronic Diseases & Our Dog’s Intestinal System

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason “90% of chronic diseases are caused from an unhealthy intestinal system, primarily the colon.” ~ The Royal Society of Medicine of Great Britain These chronic diseases can be anything from allergies, yeast, arthritis, gastrointestinal conditions, and much more. Arthritis in dogs for example,  as with most other chronic dis-eases, can be a direct result of gastric-intestinal toxicity due primarily to impaired digestion. Faulty digestion in our carnivore companions is generally the result of improper and inadequate diet/nutrition. Over time, feeding an...

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Vitality, Vital Force, Vital Animal

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Featured, Immune System | Comments Off on Vitality, Vital Force, Vital Animal

Vitality, Vital Force, Vital Animal

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason You have most likely read or heard the term “vitality”,  “vital force” and most likely, “vital animal”; quite a lot over the past few years, but what does this mean? It is defined in a few different ways but in animal naturopathy, we define it as: balance, homeostasis, high vibrational frequencies, a strong, properly functioning (or balanced) immune system.   Immunity and Vitality You see, immunity is a joint effort encompassing the entire being – all parts of the organism. The Vital Force plays a primary role, because it coordinates immune...

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Titers and Immunity

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Articles, Dog Vaccinations, Featured, Immune System | Comments Off on Titers and Immunity

Titers and Immunity

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason Do Titers Measure Immunity? A titer test typically measures only ONE aspect of the immune system’s response to exposure to a virus or microbe – Particular antibodies circulating in the bloodstream.  Titer testing cannot and does not measure immunity or memory cells. A titer test does not and cannot measure immunity, because immunity to specific viruses is not reliant on antibodies, but on memory cells, which we have no way of measuring. Memory cells are produced by T and B cells. These cells exist for the life of the dog (or cat or human, etc.). Circulating...

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Rebuttal to article: Raw Chicken Linked To Paralysis in Dogs

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog Health - Immune System, Featured, Immune System | Comments Off on Rebuttal to article: Raw Chicken Linked To Paralysis in Dogs

Rebuttal to article: Raw Chicken Linked To Paralysis in Dogs

REBUTTAL, A CLOSER LOOK AT the Recent Article: RAW CHICKEN LINKED TO PARALYSIS IN DOGS By Animal Naturopath, Dr. Jeannie Thomason I have taken this article as originally written, one paragraph at a time and put my ow comments and questions in italics and  purple font below (all bolded words are also mine) in a rebuttal to this article.   Here is the article: Chicken necks are a common treat for dogs, but pet owners are being warned they have been linked with a potentially fatal form of paralysis. By Dr Nerissa Hannink, University of Melbourne As pet ownership increases across the world,...

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What is Canine Microbiome?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, Articles, Dog Health - Immune System, Featured, Immune System | Comments Off on What is Canine Microbiome?

What is Canine Microbiome?

Microbiome The word microbiome is defined as the collection of microbes or microorganisms that inhabit an environment, creating a sort of “ecosystem”.   It is in reality,  the full collection of genes of all the microbes in a community. The microbiome (all of the microbes’ genes) can be considered a counterpart to the genome (all genes). The genes in our dog’s or our own microbiome actually outnumber the genes in our genome by about 100 to 1! While studies on animals are still few, human studies have connected microbial imbalance in the gut to a variety of conditions, including...

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