DESIGNER BREED REGISTRY
health health links
LYME DISEASE VACCINE AND HEALTH LINKS
List of some labs that do canine genetic
health, DNA profile, and breed identity
DDC Veterinary www.vetdnacenter.com
OFA - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
CHIC - Canine Health Information Center | 2300 E.
Nifong, Columbia, MO 65201-3806 573-442-0418
CANINE HEALTH INFO
MORRIS ANIMAL FOUNDATION
DETERMINE A DOGS ANCESTRY
VET GEN WISDOM PANEL www.vetgen.com
MIXED BREED DOG DNA TEST www.muttmart.com
Home Again Microchip
Lyme Disease Vaccine and Vaccine caused agression
Lyme Disease & Lyme Vaccine Aggression
There appears to be a direct association between Lyme vaccine aggression
and the unprecedented rise in school shootings and Dog Bite Statistics (1955
to present) as evidenced in TheDogPress.com
Dr. Jordan reports "The neurological manifestations with Lyme disease or with
Lyme Vaccine Disease have a wide range of symptoms; mood disturbance,
confusion, depression, anxiety, and adjustment syndrome as the spirochete is
known to penetrate the pituitary gland." see ref. links below
This situation begs for study and input from those who, upon reflection, may
have experienced inexplicable "bad temper" or aggression which their vets did
not relate to a recent vaccination. Here is an example from Peppertree
…MOJO had continued to do well, extremely well after his treatment for Lyme
disease which seemingly eradicated his sudden and serious aggression. On
Saturday, we had an outdoor clinic/book & bake sale and in the beginning he
was just fantastic: our good old happy boy back. Nothing rattled him, not
even some snipping from an older, "grouchy" Golden girl. He just looked at
her and turned away like "Bad manners, ma'm. “I'm a good boy."
During the last hour of the four-hour event, however, his behavior spiraled
downhill badly. The first (and second) episode were inexplicable and
One of our volunteer's sons (around 10 - 11) had been charmed by him and
even asked his parents if they could foster him. His mom explained that a dog
with any aggression in its past can't be fostered or placed in a home with
children – but added that it seemed he had really been cured by having the
Lyme treated. Later Garrett was walking with his father, who had Mojo, and all
was fine. Garrett then turned to leave and Mojo launched himself at the boy,
growling and clearly intending to do harm. The father stopped him of course
and Garrett turned back to see what the commotion had been about. Mojo
settled down again, tail wagging, 'smiling' at Garrett – the same nice dog he'd
been before. But when Garrett again turned away to go elsewhere, Mojo did it
again -- launched himself after him trying to attack and hurt.
We, of course, crated him and assigned someone to stay beside him. He
would seem fine for a while, but on two occasions, as some children were
calmly walking nearby, he went "ballistic", growling and trying to jump through
the crate to get to them.
One of our volunteers wrote in this morning that she had recently had a
chance to discuss this with her vet, who had been to a Lyme conference.
I asked her if she had heard about aggression with Lyme positive dogs and
she said yes it means it has started attacking their neurological system and
unfortunately she felt there was little hope for them once it got this far.
With a great deal of heartbreak, we have to assume that this is the case with
Mojo. Treatment helped, dramatically, but it didn't totally reverse the damage,
apparently. And it's turned him into a sporadically - unpredictably - dangerous
We've also learned in all of this that Lyme is from the same family as syphilis.
As history students will remember, that too could cause mental derangement
and violence, and that too was not reversible.
So -- unhappy, very upsetting conclusion, but important knowledge still. I
wonder if rescues in areas which have had more Lyme cases for a longer time
have seen an increase in inexplicable aggression in dogs they felt pretty sure
had good temperament?
Betsy Sommers, Peppertree Rescue
Albany, NY http://www.peppertree.org/
We contacted Peppertree regarding any additional info or occurrences of
Lyme treatment and neurological problems. And by the way, the website
indicates a dedication and capability beyond that of the average rescue
group. Worth a visit!!
The only new information was that we had a similar case afterward,
unfortunately with the same results- as Ms. Sommers post noted, once the
disease attacks the nervous system to the point that it can result in aggressive
behavior, there is no treatment to reverse the effects.
Lyme disease vaccine can cause neurological damage and aggression
misdiagnosed as rage syndrome.
Dogs can become aggressive for no apparant reasonSudden, serious
aggression in a previously well-mannered dog can be a reaction to Lyme
vaccine. When it happens to dogs vaccinated in a diligent rescue facility, it is
Dr. Jordan's rescue case history and the dog bite statistics below are
connected. Remember this information when a friend confides in you that their
dog has become aggressive. If it is Lyme vaccine related, it is tragic but having
to destroy a beloved pet due to lack of knowledge and foresight is an even
Inexplicable aggression called Rage Syndrome in Springer Spaniels was
attributed to an inherited flaw introduced by an outstanding English import
back in the 80s. Today we would say that dog's "rage syndrome" was caused
by having received a full battery of vaccinations, from rabies vaccine to Lyme
Disease vaccine, just prior to export.
As 2013 draws to a close, we can state that "rage syndrome" affects all
breeds, from Golden Retrievers to Yorkies! That knowledge raises significant
questions. Why is uncharacteristic and sudden aggression more common in
purebred dogs? Answer: They are more likely to receive a full barrage of
vaccines, including Lyme vaccine. Do mutts and mongrels suffer from sudden
unprecedented aggression? Answer: Yes, but they are more often euthanized
or dumped at the shelter than are purebred dogs.
When this was first compiled in early 2011, we were only beginning to learn
about excitotoxins in dog foods as causing behavioral anomalies but we had
long been aware of sudden aggression as a reaction to certain vaccines
known to affect the neurological system. We do not excuse aggressiveness
but it is our duty at TheDogPlace to present emerging information about Lyme
Disease vaccines. If knowledge can save one dog from being PTS (killed)
when in fact, it needs veterinary treatment, we will have done our job.
Lyme Vaccine Background
Some thirty years ago a certain pharmaceutical company charged that a
competitor had released a vaccine for Lyme Disease before it had ever been
diagnosed in the canine. At that time, Lyme Disease was extremely rare. The
tick-born illness was first diagnosed in humans in 1975 and not until about
1984 in the dog.
We refer you to the reference links below for information on the origin of Lyme
Disease and the possible connection to the Plum Island research facility
near Lyme, Ct.
Dog owners, frightened by pharmaceutical hype, rushed to vaccinate their
pets against Lyme Disease. Dog bite statistics are unreliable so we can't
correlate the vaccine epidemic to increased aggression or bite statistics but
Lyme vaccine today is a non-essential, “non-core vaccine”.
AMVA released the now-famous list of core and non-core vaccines in 2006
when the veterinary associations, red-faced and forced to admit unnecessary,
risky vaccines had been widely recommended, finally relented to public
A large part of that exposure and pressure was due to Project 2000: Vaccines
launched by this site and referenced by dozens of veterinary, medical, and
other professional sites.
David Sawicki Secretary/Treasurer
The possibility that Lyme Disease vaccine causes increased canine
aggression can not be denied.
The clear option for owners is to vaccinate their dog for Lyme disease only
once as an adult
Over 1.2 million people (not "hits") visit TheDogPlace every month to learn
how to help their vet help their dog! If you have new information or would like
to contribute, email editor
Is Your Dog Acclimated To The Cold.
If you must keep your dog outdoors make sure that the house you
provide has an entrance that is properly sized, a baffle to keep out the
wind, a door facing the south will provide the best as far as warmth from
the sun and protection from north/west winds, it is best to build a platform
that has styrofoam to add theinsulation in the floor of the dog's house.
Plenty of dry, fresh bedding (No Straw Please)
Dogs who are outside in cold weather will need extra calories to keep
warm. When the temperature is below freezing, you may need to increase
calories by as much as 30%, depending on the pet and housing conditions.
Shivering is a sign your pet is too cold and indicates the start of
hypothermia. A shivering pet should be slowly warmed until signs of
hypothermia are gone.
that can be changed easily. Plenty of fresh clean water that can be easily
reached by your dog .please make ssure the water is monitored a
minimum of five times a day
Two dangerous winter ailments to watch out for:
"Cell damage, tissue dehydration, and oxygen depletion caused by
freezing and thawing can lead to blood-cell disruption, clotting in
capillaries, and gangrene." Essentially your dog will freeze slowly from its
extremities inwards; the condition is extremely painful
Frostbite however, occurs in three stages of differing severity. So what
should you be looking for?
The early stages, or first degree frostbite, are easy to miss but look for
pale skin at the extremities of your dog such as, the ears, lips, tail, face,
feet, and scrotum; the affected area may also be hard or cold to the touch.
When the dog warms, its skin will look red, swell, and will become painful
before turning scaly. If your dog's circulation has been badly affected, the
tips of its extremities may even rub off; careful handling is essential.
Second degree frostbite will also see your dog developing skin blisters.
Third degree frostbite, the most serious, can be identified through your
dog's skin turning dark or black over a period of several days. Where the
flesh is badly injured, there is usually a clear difference/line between
damaged and healthy tissue. Sometimes third degree frostbite results in
gangrene and the necessity to amputate an affected area or limb.
Get your dog inside and gently warm the suspected frostbitten areas with
warm, never hot, water. Do not rub or massage the affected areas as this
could release toxins into your dog's bloodstream; you could also try
applying a warmed Vaseline type ointment. Once your dog is warmer,
gently dry it, taking care not to rub the affected parts; it is also important
that you stop your dog from licking or scratching the frostbitten areas. The
actual amount of damage that has been done to your dog's tissues will
probably not manifest itself for several days. In the meantime, your dog will
be in pain and may pain killers and may also require antibiotics to combat
infections. It is advisable to take your dog to a vet as soon as you can.
However, do not be tempted to turn up your vehicle's heating too high on
the journey; warm or slightly cool is best.
The best way to treat frostbite is really not to have your dog get it at all
through your vigilance on cold days and/or a selection of preventative
steps, such as, not allowing your dog to be outside too long, heated
shelters, and you, paying particular attention to your dog's ears, tail, and
feet; you should also be aware that frostbite is often accompanied by often
life threatening hypothermia, which should be treated first.
What To Watch For
The first sign of hypothermia is paleness and strong shivering. This may
be followed by listlessness to the point of lethargy and frostbite of certain
body parts such as the tail, tips of the ears, scrotum, and foot pads. If left
untreated, coma and heart failure may occur.
Hypothermia can occur in any of the following situations:
1.Exposure to cold for a long time
2.Wet fur and skin
3.Submersion in cold water for long time
5.Anesthesia given for a long duration
1.Immediately warm some blankets on a radiator or in the clothes dryer.
2.Wrap the dog in the blankets.
3.Wrap a hot water bottle in a towel and place it against the dog’s
abdomen. Do not use it unwrapped, as this will burn the skin.
4.If the dog is conscious, give him warmed fluids to drink.
5.Check the dog’s temperature every 10 minutes: if it is below 98°F (36.7°
C), get immediate veterinary attention.
6.Once the temperature is above 100°F ( 37.8°C), you can remove the
hot water bottle to avoid overheating. Keep the dog in a warm room.
Please advise your veterinarian if you suspect your dog may be
hypodermic, the above steps are for immediate care
Hypothermia can be prevented by avoiding prolonged exposure to cold
temperatures. This is especially important for dogs that are considered to
be at-risk. Factors that increase an animal's risk for hypothermia include
very young or old age, low body fat, hypothyroidism, and anesthesia. Dog
clothes, boots, and other accessories can help breeds with thinner fur and
those less used to cold weather.
It is important to learn the signs of these two conditions – to keep your dog
healthy on winter times!
TRAVELING and BOARDING TIPS:
If traveling with your pet for the holidays, be sure to make the necessary
Dog carriers and crates are the best way to restrain your dog while
traveling. Check the condition of your pet's crate, and if traveling on public
transportation, be sure the crate meets the carrier's requirements. Doggie
seatbelts are another option
Clip your pet's nails so they will not become caught in the crate door or
Reservations with airlines and hotels should be booked early. Be sure
they know you are bringing your pet so they can advise you of any special
requirements. A health check-up for your pet and up-to-date vaccinations
are important. An interstate health certificate and a copy of the vaccination
records may be necessary in some cases.
Pack your pet's medications and special diets where they are easily
accessible. Be sure your pet has water available.
Pet ID TagPlace a collar on your dog, and always have a pet identification
tag attached to your dog's collar or harness. Make sure the address and
phone number are current. Include a phone number that can be reached
when you are away from home.
If heading South, remember it will be warmer and make allowances for
your pet. Protect your pet against fleas and heartworms, make sure to visit
your veterinarian before you leave for your trip.
When traveling into snow country, your pet may need a sweater. Boots
can help protect your pet's feet from ice, snow, and salt.
If you are traveling during the holidays, and need to leave your pet(s) at
home, start to make accommodations for your pet(s) early. Many boarding
facilities fill up very fast. Responsible pet sitters are a good alternative. If
they are unfamiliar with your house or pet(s) have them come over and
get acquainted before you leave.
CANINE BRUCELLOSIS UPDATE JUNE 2017
Canine brucellosis is a reproductive disease caused by the bacterium
Brucella canis (B. canis), which can cause infertility, abortion, and severe
spinal infections in dogs.
Canine rescue and shelter populations and may be a source of infection t
othe general human population breeding kennel and pet owners dog
The B. canis bacteria can be transmitted several ways: during a heat cycle,
at breeding, through contaminated hands or clothing, and from the bitch to
the puppies during whelping and nursing. There are often no clinical signs
following infection, and there are currently no cures or effective treatments.
The clinical signs that may appear, such as weight loss, lethargy, and
swollen lymph nodes, are often like those of other diseases, which may delay
and complicate diagnosis. Male dogs may also experience swelling of the
prostate, testicles, and epididymis (the tube that carries sperm).
Preventing Inaccurate Diagnosis of Brucellosis
Principal Investigator: Christina Larson DVM; University of Minnesota
Brucellosis testing is often made difficult by the fact that the most commonly
used brucellosis test, the rapid slide agglutination test (RSAT), also gives
false positive results when the dog has recently been infected with a
different bacterium, Bordetella bronchiseptica, which is one of the common
causes of kennel cough. Vaccinating a dog for Bordetella (kennel cough) is
likely to cause false positive results on the RSAT. This study will evaluate
whether false positive RSAT results are obtained after vaccinating the dog
with an intranasal, commercially available Bordetella vaccine.
•Development of a Brucellosis Vaccine for Dogs
Principal Investigator: Angela Arenas DVM PhD; Texas A&M AgriLife
•An Epidemiological Study of Brucella canis
Principal Investigators: Tory Whitten, MPH and Joni Scheftel DVM, MPH;
Minnesota Department of Health The investigators will measure how
commonly rescue and shelter dogs entering Minnesota are exposed to B.
canis, as a first step to understanding the prevalence of this important
reproductive disease. The results will be used to determine the prevalence
and raise awareness of this disease in rescue and shelter dog populations,
help identify risk factors for canine brucellosis, and develop a diagnostic test
for canine brucellosis at the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. An
important outcome of this study will be to create prevention and control
measures applicable to this population of dogs.
To learn more about canine brucellosis, please take this link USDA animal