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Jan R. Healthy Living Professional

San Diego, California
Hi. I am Jan Rasmusen, author, lecturer, newsletter writer, and dog health and safety advocate. I... Full Bio
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Is Your Dog’s Bad Behavior Caused by a Health Problem? by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Is your puppy or adult dog acting strangely, being aggressive, fearful, phobic, hyperactive or depressed? Many of these and other canine “problem” behaviors can re ... Read on »
Over-Vaccination of Pets: An International Scam by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health My friend and colleague in the war against over-vaccination, Australian Elizabeth Hart, posted this as a response to my article, What to Do When Your Dog Has a Vaccine Re ... Read on »
What to Do When Your Dog Has a Vaccine Reaction by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health I S THIS AN EMERGENCY?  If your dog is breathing heavily, his face is swelling and eyes watering, and/or he’s vomiting, has hives or is having a seizure or collapsing, yo ... Read on »
Rabies Vaccination Caution: A Veterinarian Speaks Out by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health I recently posted Rabies Vaccination: 13 Ways to Vaccinate More Safely .  Adverse reactions to rabies vaccines are the most common reactions reported to the USDA’s Center ... Read on »
Rabies Vaccination: 13 Ways to Vaccinate More Safely by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Peaches Displaying Her Rabies Vaccine Reaction Note: this is an expanded version of an article by Jan Rasmusen previously published by DogsNaturallyMagazine.com ... Read on »
Rabies Vaccination Medical Exemptions for Unhealthy Dogs by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Note: This information  is important to everyone living in a state (including California) that does not allow medical exemptions from rabies vaccination even if  vaccinati ... Read on »
Dog Flu Shot: Thoughts from a Vet about H3N8 by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Want to learn more about the dog flu shot? Read this article by my friend, Dr. Paula Terafaj, of Founder’s Vet in Brea.  I think it’s an excellent companion to my Truth4Dogs ... Read on »
Rabies Vaccine Injection-Site Tumors by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Zsazsa and her Injection-Site Tumor A Chihuahua named Zsazsa developed a large injection-site fibrosarcoma after a rabies shot.  Looking for information, Angel Moran ... Read on »
Help with Vet Bills by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Looking for a list of organizations that help people in need with their vet bills? Dr. Jean Hofve has allowed me to reprint it here. Please bookmark this page and send it ... Read on »
Facts about Lead Content in Pet Supplements by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health On 10-09-09, I received an e-mail in response to my post Pet-Tabs Multivitamin: Alert! The e-mail was from Todd Dean, National Sales & Marketing Manager, OTC Products – PE ... Read on »
Protecting Dogs From Vaccine Reactions by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Unless a vaccine reaction is strong and immediate, most people – and a shocking number of vets – don’t connect a new or worsened health problem to a shot, let alone report ... Read on »
Vaccinating Small Dogs: Risks Vets Aren’t Revealing by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health At last, a smoking gun … discovered pointing directly at Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Maltese, Yorkies and other small dogs … in fact, pointed at all dogs receiving multiple va ... Read on »
Combination Shots for Dogs: Weapons of Over-Vaccination by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Whombo combos, mumbo jumbos: that’s what veterinarians who understand immunology call combination shots. Unlike a vaccine such as rabies, which contains a single virus, co ... Read on »
Pet-Tabs Multivitamin: Alert! by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Important disclaimer. I received this alert via e-mail from Dr. R. J. Russell (who earned a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Zoology from Duke University and writes widely about dogs) ... Read on »
Treating Adverse Vaccine Reactions by Jean Dodds, DVM by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health World-renowned pet vaccination expert Dr. Jean Dodds has written a wonderful article on managing and treating adverse reactions to vaccination (published here with her p ... Read on »
Dry Dog Food: Safely Handling and Storing Kibble by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Do you feed your dog or cat dry commercial pet food?  Do you know that there are special ways to handle and store it?  Here’s some excellent advice Chelsea of Hero’s Pets ... Read on »
Vaccinating Safely: Does Your Vet Take Every Precaution? by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Most people treat vaccination of their pets as fairly routine —  until something horrible happens. Then it quickly becomes apparent that vaccination is a serious medical pro ... Read on »
Is Your Dog’s Vet a Vaccination Expert? by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health Some veterinarians are avid readers of veterinary journals and attend the seminars of top experts. They’re always up to date on the latest scientific findings regardin ... Read on »
Dog Food: 10 Scary Truths by Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Pet Health 40% of dogs are obese. 46% of dogs and 39% of cats now die of cancer. Heart, kidney and liver disease are epidemic. Like people, dogs are what they eat. Save your dog a l ... Read on »