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Vaccinations--Yearly or Not?

Want to be a smarter “vaccination consumer” at the vet’s office?  In this discussion, Dr. Becker comments and gives insight on how you can choose what vaccinations are right for your pet and how frequently they should get them. Click here for the full article.

“How Much Money Are You Wasting on Pet Vaccines?”

Profit-hungry drug companies and vets are ‘frightening’ dog owners into inoculating their pets more often than necessary, according to U.K. based pet charity, Canine Health Concern.
Some puppies have developed conditions including autism and epilepsy after a raft of injections, it warns.
Catherine O’Driscoll, from the charity, said: “We are not anti-vaccination. What we are saying is that currently our pets are receiving far too many. The latest scientific research shows that after the first course of injections as a puppy most dogs are immune against these diseases for at least seven years, if not for life.”
Canine Health Concern maintains that some puppies and dogs have suffered dramatic changes in behavior or been diagnosed with cancer within months of receiving vaccine injections.
In a letter backed by 17 vets and other pet experts, the charity has called on the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, which monitors animal vaccines, to issue new advice on their use.

Dr. Becker’s Comments:

The current canine vaccine schedule used by many veterinarians calls for annual immunizations for the following diseases:         click here to read Dr. Becker’s commentary…


Along the same lines, if you are planning for a puppy in your future, check out this FREE ebook from Dogs Naturally Magazine.  It’s called “Puppy Vaccination: A Guide To Reducing Risk” and is a great guide for helping you be more involved in your puppy’s vaccination strategy.  Click here for the free ebook!




Nail Clinic at EOTL Pewaukee

The nail clinic in Pewaukee starts THIS SATURDAY, September 8th! This location will be hosting the nail clinic the second Saturday of every month.  Barkin’ Up Hickory Boarding & Grooming, also of Pewaukee, will be providing the nail clinic service at our store.  Mark your calendars!


September Dates for Lakeland Animal Shelter Adoptables

If you want to get up close and personal with adorable dogs and cats for adoption, stop by End of the Leash in Mukwonago during Lakeland’s September visits!  They will be here:

Friday, September 7th from 1-7pm
Friday, September 14th from 11am-3pm

Don’t miss the chance to find your forever furry buddy!  We hope to see you this month.


Spinal Manipulation & Holistic Consultations
for your pet at End of the Leash

Dr. Deanna Witte with Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care will be at the Mukwonago store twice in September to do consultations and/or spinal manipulations for your pet.  She comes the 2nd and 4th Thursdays: Thursday, September 13th and Thursday, September 27th.

You can also make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Witte to discuss holistic options for your pet (nutrition, supplements, essential oils etc…).

About Witte’s Veterinary Care:

Veterinary service providing traditional and alternative treatment options for your pets. Services include spinal manipulative therapy, wellness exams with individualized vaccination schedules, medical treatment, aromatherapy/therapeutic oils, western herbs, nutrition counseling, and whole food supplementation.

Appointments are for 20 minutes and include a consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.


Talk to Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe About Pet Behavioral Issues

Dr. Claudeen working with a trainee :)Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe from HAWS will be in Mukwonago every third Thursday of the month to answer your questions on behavioral issues and offer techniques and supplement suggestions that may help.  She will also be in Pewaukee every fourth Thursday. 

Her next visits are:
Thursday, September 20th in Mukwonago from 4:30-6:30pm
Thursday, September 27th in Pewaukee from 4:30-6:30pm

Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe, Ph.D., M.Ed., CAP-2, CDBC, manages the Behavior Department at the Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha, WI and is an adjunct faculty member in the Biology Department at Carroll University, Waukesha, WI. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (IAABC) and a certified Level 2 Tellington TTouch® practitioner for companion animals.


Happy September!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

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