Immune System

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, our...

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What is Canine Microbiome?

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

What is Canine Microbiome?

While studies on animals are still few, human studies have connected microbial imbalance in the gut to a variety of conditions, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, immune disorders, and liver and brain diseases. Let’s look at microbes, the Microbiome and Biological Terrain: Microbe A microbe is general term used to describe many different types of life forms or “microscopic organisms”. They are living things that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Examples of Microbes are: Bacteria Archaea Fungi Protists Viruses Microscopic Animals Microbiome...

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