Thoughts on Vaccinations

A number of years ago, several veterinary organizations (including the AVMA) published updated vaccine recommendations for dogs and cats. Briefly, these recommendations include reduced vaccination schedules for all pets. The recommendations were made following years of research showing that the current vaccines available can produce immunity in dogs and cats that lasts many years. As a result, the AVMA and…

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Obama Care and Your Pet-Why Pet Care Costs Might Rise This Year

One of the many unintended consequences of Obama Care is the new tax on human medical devices. Medical device manufacturers or importers will be assessed a 2.3% tax which will be passed along to the purchaser of the device. Unfortunately, this will affect the cost of caring for pets. Here’s how. Most medical devices used by doctors as well as…

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Risk Factors for Developing Breast Cancer

The following is an excerpt from Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How YOU Can Win The Battle!, by Dr. Shawn Messonnier. Risk Factors for Developing Breast Cancer Early age of the first full term pregnancy may lower breast cancer risk-possibly as a result of increased p53 suppressor protein levels or activity. The earlier you…

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A Few Facts on Dental Care for Your Pet

Thanks to VPI for providing the following information. February is Pet Dental Health Month. For some pet insurance companies, dental claims are the sixth most common type of claim submitted for reimbursement. Preventive oral care is not only necessary for pets, but it’s financially sound for pet owners. In 2012, the average claim amount for pet teeth cleaning was $166.…

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Healthy Qi Helps Support a Healthy Immune System

Thanks to all of you who have ordered any of my new products. Recently I was able to negotiate MUCH lower shipping rates for my store, so if the prior shipping rates held you back from ordering you can now save even more by simply ordering off of the website. And don’t forget to enter code “drshawn” to save an…

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