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Archive for April, 2011

Purdue Vaccination Studies and Auto-antibodies

Posted by Erich Trapp on April 26, 2011

There’s an interesting article written by Catherine O’Driscoll and published on-line by Dogs Naturally Magazine about a study done at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine to determine if vaccines can cause changes in the immune system of dogs that might lead to life-threatening immune-mediated diseases.

The article is quite extensive and goes on to discuss a wide range of vaccine-induced diseases, including some cancers. There is also a helpful source of references at the end.

In summary:

Not only are annual boosters unnecessary, but they subject the pet to potential risks such as allergic reactions and immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia.

In plain language, veterinary schools in America, plus the American Veterinary Medical Association, have looked at studies to show how long vaccines last and they have concluded and announced that annual vaccination is unnecessary.

Further, they have acknowledged that vaccines are not without harm.

Please check out the complete article here.

Please note: Articles of a medical nature are posted here merely for your consideration. We know that as responsible pet owners you will do your own research. We post these studies, opinions, and articles to encourage further discussion and research, and welcome your thoughtful remarks.

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Puppy Up! Walks 2011

Posted by Erich Trapp on April 18, 2011

In 2010, our Puppy Up! Walks were a huge success! We are currently planning our 2011 Walks for Sunday, November 6 in the following cities:
Aliso Viejo, CA
Atlanta, GA
Auburn, WA
Allentown, PA
Boston, MA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Edinboro, PA
Fairborn, OH
Hendersonville, NC
Huntington Beach, CA
Irvine, CA
New Milford, CT
Pittsburgh, PA
Plymouth, MA
Poughkeepsie, NY
Providence, RI
Raleigh, NC
Richmond, VA
San Antonio, TX
Garden City, Kansas
Michigan (city to be announced soon)
New Jersey (city to be announced soon)

We also have a Walk in Bloomington, MN
Sunday, May 15, 2011
10:30 to 5:00
Rain or Shine
Normandale Lake Park
84th and Chalet Road
For more information on this Walk, go here.

Don’t see a city near you? Interested in starting a walk in your area? Want to sign up for a Walk near you? Please contact ginger@2milliondogs.org.

How did the Walks begin?

Our Puppy Up! Walks all began with a promise to raise awareness about the increasing prevalence of canine cancer. With his two Great Pyrenees dogs, Hudson and Murphy, Luke Robinson walked over 2300 miles from Austin, Texas to Boston, Massachusetts, through 16 states and the District of Columbia, to fulfill his promise to his dog Malcolm who died from metastatic bone cancer in 2006. That promise included telling as many people as possible about their story, and educating the public about the many similarities between canine and human cancers.

Luke and his Boys’ historic walk ended on June 19, 2010 when they walked into Boston surrounded by hundreds of supporters and friends. But the work had just begun. Thus, 2 Million Dogs was formed with the belief that if 2 dogs could walk 2000 miles to bring awareness about cancer, surely 2 million dogs can walk 2 miles with the same objective.

Our mission benefits the study of canine cancer and comparative oncology, and the funds raised from these events will be used to fund canine cancer and comparative oncology research, particularly focusing on the causal relationship between infections, immune response, and cancer. We are in the early stages of our process as we are currently looking for research partners and raising monies to fund the study.

Come and be a part of history this November 6th as thousands in cities all across America join in on the promise.

Sign up now for this year’s 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk in your area.

A cancer-free world starts with one dog, each mile at a time.

2 Million Dogs 2 Miles, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

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