Saturday, October 2, 2010

Help Quinte HS!

Over 70 dogs were rescued from horrible conditioners. The Quinte Humane Society has taken in all the dogs and needs our help to support their efforts.

Sojourner and pal Emmy hang out in the store. Sojourner is wearing his ComfortFlex harness. He knows he is stylin' and very visible as the sun sets earlier. He is safe on our walks. Not to mention the Comfort Flex harness is easy for him to run and play in. He loves to jump in ponds, pools and puddles and his harness dries quickly. He even wears it when he is Dockdiving.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Pet Vaccination

We encourage all our customers to read about vaccinations and make an informed decision about how you vaccinate your pets.

"Vaccinations: All Veterinary Schools in North America Changing Vaccination Protocols
Recent editions of the Senior Dogs Project's newsletter have reported on the ever-broadening trend of eliminating vaccinations for adult dogs, except for rabies, where required by state law. We have now had a report that all 27 veterinary schools in North America are in the process of changing their protocols for vaccinating dogs and cats. Here, in a nutshell, are the new guidelines under consideration: "Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a modified live virus (MLV) vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it produces immunity, which is good for the life of the pet (i.e., canine distemper, parvo, feline distemper). If another MLV vaccine is given a year later, the antibodies from the first vaccine neutralize the antigens of the second vaccine and there is little or no effect. The titer is not 'boosted' nor are more memory cells induced. "