Web Only Article July 19, 2010

The August issue of Whole Dog Journal is now available online! Here is a brief summary of what you'll find...

Annual Vet (Not Vaccine) Visits - It is Whole Dog Journal's opinion (and that of the experts we consult) that annual vaccination for most canine diseases is unnecessary and potentially harmful. Most veterinarians, unless prompted by you, will assume that you're there for "the usual" and will go ahead and recommend annual vaccinations. It is up to you to educate your slef and advocate for your dog and know what vaccines and tests might benefit hime and to know that laws concerning how frequently the rabies vaccine must be administered. This article is good starting point in that education and future conversations with your veterinarian.

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