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Shock to the System: The Facts About Animal Vaccination, Pet Food And How to Keep Your Pets Healthy [Paperback]

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Item description for Shock to the System: The Facts About Animal Vaccination, Pet Food And How to Keep Your Pets Healthy by Catherine M. O'Driscoll...

Over-vaccinating-combined with stress, poor nutrition and other factors-is putting our companion animals at risk for serious diseases including auto-immune disorders, cancer or even death. In this well-written and carefully researched book you will discover how typical vaccination protocols and environmental and genetic factors may be combining to turn your dog, cat or horse into a ticking time-bomb of health problems. In Shock to the System will learn how to avoid these health problems by better management of vaccination schedules, reducing stress in the lives of our animals and optimizing health with diet.

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Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 30, 2005
Publisher   Dogwise Publishing
ISBN  1929242298  
ISBN13  9781929242290  

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Shock to the System by Catherine O'Driscoll  Aug 31, 2008
Most interesting book regarding vaccines, pet food, etc. This British author has done much research, but tends to agree that not all dogs and cats are suited to a raw diet (which I feed), but points out that some do better on cooked or even dry food depending upon their age or circumstances. She has done extensive research on diseases and vaccines which I found most informative. A lot of technical reading and much to absorb.
The researchers SHOULD BE INDEPENDENT from big money  Apr 6, 2008
This is not the first book of this type I have read about vaccines, how awful pet food really is and alternative ways to keep your pet healthy. This book is very informative and has articles that relate to what I have found in other books by different authors, so there is a real problem in the pet food industry as well as with the vaccines and drug industry. Driscoll even gets into historical psychological facts about humans to show a correlation between human and animal side affect from drugs, vaccines, poor food and that modern medicine is not what it is cracked up to be. I have seen first hand what modern medicine can do to cats. I rescue, break up colonies and adopt them out. I have seen Revolution give cats seizures after only a couple day, high fevers for now reason appear after about two weeks for no reason. One of my cats has a burn from where I put the Revolution. This is a pesticide, I knew this, but I am having a really bad time with ear mites and was at my wits end. I have not used conventional anything on my cats in eight years and regret even this time. Revolution is a suppose to be safe and the conventional vet I bought it from thought I was a fool for waiting so long to use it. My cats are indoor only, but the rescues pose a problem sometimes and with all black cats I missed the ear mites in one. I pay very close attention to my cats and this is why I caught the problems. Most people put Revolution and their cat or dog and send them out the door. And, especially a cat, if it does not come home for a few big days no big deal. They have no idea the animal could have been suffering badly. I a dog they will probably run it to the vet and no one will suspect the Revolution is the culprit because the drug company says it is safe. Vioxx was said to be safe and how many other drugs are now under the gun for being not safe. Please get Dr. Pitcairn's book Naturally Healing for Dogs and Cats. Start with this and learn all you can about how to better the life of your dog and cat.
GREAT!!  Aug 29, 2007
A very eye opening book for those that truly care about your pets. If more people would read this there would be alot less pets going to the vet every month for allergies, etc..
A Shock To My Senses!!!  Mar 12, 2007
I was able to get my hands on Ms. O'Driscolls other book which is out of print now,"What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines" and I found it admirable she openly admits in this book she doesn't blame vaccinations only for the illness of her pets. She now is factoring in other possibilities. "Shock To The System" is full of information but I did not find it an easy read. I have read many many books on this topic and consider myself well informed. However it was hard to break down this book in layman's terms for easy understanding and comprehension. I did "get it" but I had to re read many topics over again. I do like that she factors in other reasons as to why our pets are dying horrible deaths at such young ages! Such as pet foods, stress and genetics. I'm a firm believer that vaccines are harmful to our pets and any responsible pet owner really needs to research this before handing over their pet to a veterinarian to decide what is best for them. Ms. O'Driscoll does point this out. Maybe your vet doesn't have your pets best interest at heart but rather their pocketbook !! The more I read the more I understand this. This is a good book to have but please do not stop with it. Protect your pet and read on!!!
Are we over vaccinating our pets? Yes!  May 3, 2006
Catherine goes into details with research from vets on the effects of vaccinations on our pets. Do they need annual vaccinations or are they causing our pets to become ill? Are vaccinations a moneymaker? Yes, pets should be examined yearly to insure good health, but vaccinations should not be the reason for this yearly health check. Catherine also encourages the reader to do more research on their own.

Catherine talks about food and stress and their effect on your animal's health. Catherine used to feed exclusively a raw diet, but has since modified that stance to allow that it can be too much 'energy' for some animals and that a cooked or prepared diet may be more appropriate. Rare for those who have made the conversion to admit that it may not be the 'best' for all dogs.

Shock to the System will make you think - not a bad thing!

I'm looking forward to her visit in May 2006 on CSDogBookReview and learning more from her.

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