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Dr. Dodds has a long history of promoting questionable and unproven tests and treatments. Real experts in veterinary endocrinology, nutrition, immunology, and other relevant fields rarely agree with Dr. Dodds beliefs or claims. Some of her recommendations are unproven (e.g. her beliefs about thyroid testing), others are demonstrably false (e.g. the Nutriscan food allergy test).
The CellBIO saliva test for inflammation and oxidative stress is another unproven idea being sold well before it is properly tested. There is no specific published research showing the test is accurate, that its results are clincally useful, or that the treatments Dr. Dodds recommends based on using the test have any value. All of the claims for this test are based on theory, dramatic extrapolation from complex research evidence in humans and lab animals, or anecdote.
Both the details of the claims made for this product, and Dr. Dodds track record, should inspire significant skepticism about the value of this test. Perhaps this will be the exception, a test Dr. Dodds promotes that is one day actually validated with strong research evidence, but based on the past I am not optimistic that this will happen, and I would not recommend using this test in the meantime.
Topic: Discount on titer test
Dr. Jean Dobbs of Hemopet is offering 10% off distemper and parvo titers from June 29- Sept. 7th. You can go to Hemopet.com and she will explain how to send it. I used her lab in Oct. and she emailed me and my vet the results in a week or less. Just wanted to put that out in case anyone’s titers are due.
I just received an email from Hemopet saying Bailey’s results were high(15 whatever that means) He had not had the vaccine in 3 years and they were still very high. I am upset because my vet had to give the vaccine because of the law. He will never get another one. Is their anything I can do to detox. He had the shot Sept29. I just text my vet and told him I was upset and he said Bailey would be fine. He had been in meetings all weekend in aAthens and their was no link between vaccines and health issues.I don’t care what the law is he will NEVER receive another one. What are your views on this? I’m soo upset. So afraid something is going to happen to him.Can’t believe they give these every year.
Just received an email from Hemopet about my parvovirus distemper test and they were very good level. So excited no vaccines. It had been 3 years since shots. OH YEAH!!! It only cost me $52. Cheaper and better than vaccines!
Well this is a first… Noticed topic on a Greyhound Forum :
“Feeding Raw Foods to your Pets can Cause Hyperthyroidism”
WHAT? I’m sorry. Can you say that again?
Yeah, that was pretty much my reaction when one of the world’s leading veterinarian immunologists, Dr. Jean Dodds of Dr. Jean Dodds’ Hemopet, Petlifeline, Hemolife & Nutriscan, announced that statement.
While attending one of Dr. Dodds’ seminars, we were going over the topic of thyroid dysfunction in pets and the current “epidemic” of hypothyroidism in dogs and hyperthyroidism in older cats going on today. As she went deeper into the subject, she brought up a study involving both raw foods and dogs. The study by Dr. Mark E. Peterson showed that feeding certain raw foods caused a previously unexpected dietary hyperthyroidism effect. While hypothyroidism is a common endocrine disorder in dogs, canine hyperthyroidism is rare.
How could this be? Quicker than the Roadrunner escaping Wile E. Coyote my hand flew up into the air! “How was this possible?” I asked.
Some raw food manufacturers are grinding up the neck of the beef cattle into their mixtures/pet food. Inside that neck is where you find the thyroid glands of the cow. The thyroid tissues are being ground up and mixed into the pet food. This terrible mixture causes dietary hyperthyroidism in dogs.
Moral of the story: It is suggested to make sure that if you’re feeding fresh, raw foods to your pets, be sure to find out if the neck (gullets that still have the esophagus and thyroid attached) of the cattle is included. How do you find out? Contact your local farmer or manufacturer! (Side note: There is no concern in feeding chicken, turkey or duck necks.)
Feeding fresh foods to our pets is always the way to go, but educating ourselves beforehand makes it even better. Knowledge is power.
Took m y yorkie back today to check his t4 level. 7 weeks ago it was 0.5, he’s been on soloxine 1/2 tablet twice a day(1mg total) today it was 3.7 so I’m to continue this dosage for 4 to 6 weeks and then er are going to send blood in for a complete thyroid pane. this is my question: My vet usually sends thim to michigan state. I told him about hemopet, Dr.Dobbs testing center. he said he would check it out. I think michigan is known for tyroid testing. any suggestions on which one to use. thanks
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