W. Jean Dodds DVM

NUTRITIONAL APPROACHES FOR A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM


Wholesome nutrition is a key component for maintaining a healthy immune system and resistance to disease.

Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs


A list of 148 purebred dog breeds, each of which is accompanied by a number or series of numbers that correspond to the genetic diseases identified and described in Section II.

Canine Autoimmune Thyroid Disease And Symptoms Of


Most of the confusion about the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease in purebred or mixed breed dogs today stems from the expectation that affected animals must show clinical signs of inadequate thyroid hormonal production (i.e. hypothyroidism) in order to have the disease. The term hypothyroidism has been loosely applied to describe all stages of this disease process whereas strictly speaking it should be reserved for the end-stages when the animal's thyroid gland is no longer capable of producing sufficient hormone(s) to sustain clinical health. At this point, the dog can express any number of the non-specific multisystem signs of thyroid dysfunction. But let's start at the beginning.

Is your dog hypothyroid?


Here is a list of symptoms that may mean your dog is hypothyroid.

VACCINE PROTOCOLS FOR DOGS


The challenge to produce effective and safe vaccines for the prevalent infectious diseases of humans and animals has become increasingly difficult. In veterinary medicine, evidence implicating vaccines in triggering immune-mediated and other chronic disorders (vaccinosis) is compelling.

ETHOXYQUIN AND OTHER ANTI-OXIDANTS


Anti-oxidants are added to pet foods to protect fats from rancidity.

BEHAVIORAL CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH THYROID DYSFUNCTION IN DOGS


In North America, the principal reason for pet euthanasia stems not from disease, but undesirable behavior.  While this abnormal behavior in dogs and cats can have a variety of medical causes, it also can reflect underlying problems of a psychological nature.

The Canine Immune System and Disease Resistance B-Cell Immunity T-cell Autoimmune Immune-Suppressant Viruses Thyroid Genetic Screening Hormonal Modified Live Vaccines Cancer and Immunity Tumor


This article discusses the essential role of the canine immune system in maintaining the body's overall general health and resistance to disease.  The focus will be on environmental factors or events which may cause or trigger immune dysfunction leading to either immune deficiency or immune stimulation (reactive or autoimmunity).

THYROID CAN ALTER BEHAVIOR
BIZARRE BEHAVIORAL CHANGES?
CHECK YOUR DOG FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM


Abnormal behavior in dogs can have a variety of medical causes; it also can reflect underlying problems of a psychological nature.

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