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Canine Health Concern

The latest news from Canine Health Concern

I interviewed Catherine O'Driscoll in Episode 96 of DogCast Radio, and she talked about her personal experiences that lead her to found Canine Health Concern. She is very worried about the amount of animal vaccination going on, and it is indeed a worrying subject. We all want to do the best we can for our dogs, but it can seem we are trying to pick our way through a minefield. Here is the latest news from Canine Health Concern:

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Injections and inter-species communication - food for thought

A couple of headlines caught my head in the newspaper I bought on Saturday. One was Vaccines 'are making our dogs sick as vets cash in' and featured quotes from Catherine O'Driscoll of Canine Health Concern. I interviewed Catherine for Episode 96 of DogCast Radio, and I know her worries come from her experiences with her own dogs.

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The Science of Vaccine Damage

By Catherine O’Driscoll

A team at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine conducted several studies 1,2 to determine if vaccines can cause changes in the immune system of dogs that might lead to life-threatening immune-mediated diseases. They obviously conducted this research because concern already existed. It was sponsored by the Haywood Foundation which itself was looking for evidence that such changes in the human immune system might also be vaccine induced. It found the evidence.

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Vexing vaccinations

Apparently I’m now going where no other media organisations have gone before, because although the press release below was sent out, it has not been published – so you read it here first. (probably) It comes from Catherine O'Driscoll and Canine Health Concern (http://www.canine-health-concern.org.uk/) and I find it very worrying.

I want to know what is safe for our dogs – and I don’t want any attempts to brow beat me into having my dog vaccinated. For example if there is an event I want to take my dog to, I don’t want to have to produce a “valid” vaccination certificate.

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187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

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