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The Piper’s Song

The following is a verse from the Poem “The Piper’s Song
By MJ Lieberman

The Fox went to a better place

Where every being is dealt an ace

No longer chased by the hunters hounds

Ducking & dodging the marksmen’s rounds

A wonderful land, with no need to hunt or kill

Where the sun shines without the Winter’s chill

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2007 The MK9 Triple Twitch System

This last 2 years MK9 has done a large amount of tread mill experimentation. Our challenge is to develop specific movements that will isolate muscle fibers. Working Slow twitch, fast twitch as well intermediate twitch. We have learned a great deal, but do not have all the answers. Certainly mill design infuences the ease of isolating muscle fibers.Mill design also helps with breed specific  issues.

We will keep you posted as to our progress!

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The Egg

The chicken’s egg is a near perfect food for the Canid. Dog conditioners have utilized the egg for well over 100 years. The egg provides high quality protein at a reasonable price. For those that feed raw flesh foods the egg is a good alternative to beef. Hard or soft boiled,scrambled, sunny side or raw, it is difficult to beat the hen’s egg.

When going over old notes I rediscovered a little tid-bit about the near perfect egg…. Avidin is found in egg whites, it is said to be an anti vitamin. It is also said to inhibit biotin activity. The yolk however, is a rich source of biotin. This certainly suggests the nutritional balance of the egg !

On average I consume 6 egg whites per day. Predicated on my blood work, I am not biotin deficient. However, I take a multiple vitamin each day, which may make a difference. Bottom line feed whole eggs to your dogs.

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By: Dr. John Fudens, D.V.M.

I would like to give you, the reader, the truth about the so called required vaccinations, particularly rabies. There are two basic forms of law. One is the legal Constitutional and Common law that this country was founded on, and the other is “colorable” law passed by Administrative agencies/bureaucrats who have been given so called authority to pass laws. Black’s Law Dictionary 5th Edition defines colorable law as “That which is in appearance only, and not in reality, what purports to be, hence counterfeit, feigned, having the appearance of truth.” Yes, I study the law, am a paralegal, and have an extensive law library. So any and all mandatory rabies vaccination programs are colorable law, in that they have been passed and mandated upon the pet owning public by certain vested interest groups. Who are these groups? First and foremost are veterinarians, in general, and veterinarian medical organizations. Second are the local animal control personnel, bureaucrats and politicians. What are their reasons? GREED, POWER AND CONTROL. Both these large powerful interest groups stand to benefit greatly by having rabies mandated by colorable law.

Veterinarians receive a large percentage of both their gross income and profit from vaccines given in the office. On average vaccines cost 60 to 95 cents per dose and are charged to the client at $15 to $25 per injection and substantially more in the large cities. Therefore, if veterinarians lobby to have a colorable law passed to give rabies vaccine every year that enhances their financial picture.

The veterinary medical societies, by working with other groups and area politicians, are rewarded by increased prestige and professional standing in the community. After all we are protecting you from the dreaded disease rabies, whether it exists or not. Some areas of the country are more enlightened and fortunate to have the rabies vaccine mandated every three years. You can be assured the rise of rabies is never taken into account as to whether the vaccine should be required or not. More on this later. The local government personnel benefit by extending more control over our lives, enriching the public treasury with fees, tags and fines, and giving the appearance that local government is doing something about animal populations, disease and risks to the public. Since rabies vaccines have been mandated, what county or area has seen less dog and cat bites, better animal control, more public awareness and educating of pet owning responsibility, better birth control of unwanted animals, less euthanasia of animals and decreased growth of animal control facilities?

These special groups and lobbies will use any argument, realistic or not, to justify their position. They are excellent at using the media to spread the lies and distortions. Examples: We have increased numbers of dogs biting people, pitbulls attacking and killing children are on the increase, more dogs and cats are running loose terrorizing neighborhoods, killing wildlife and other domestic stock, etc…ad nausaem. The only thing rabies vaccination is for is the protection from rabies virus, all other justifiers for the vaccine fall under human control and exist because there are a certain number of humans, connected to animals, who are irresponsible. Rabies is spread by the bite of an infected animal. The number of dog/cat bite cases in the U.S. that expose humans to rabies is as rare as shark attacks. This low incident rate has nothing to do with mandatory vaccination as the number of cases was low before the mandatory requirement.

Let me give you an example of Pinellas County , FL where my Affinity Clinic is located. I secured information from Pinellas Animal Control through the Freedom of Information Act. The record of animal control starts in 1964. From 1964 to 1978 there were zero cases of dog rabies in the county. Magically in 1978 rabies vaccine was mandated to be given every year and all dogs tagged and licensed. WHY? Well it seems four veterinarians, with animal control bureaucrats, pushed the county board of supervisors to pass a law mandating rabies vaccination every year. There were three local vets and one professor from the State Veterinary College who were behind this. It was interesting reading their letters pushing this law and the minutes of the county meeting. There was talk of dogs biting people (no actual figures given), dogs running loose, animal overpopulation, rabies on the increase in the U.S. (the increase was in wildlife, not dogs). Not once was the issue discussed that there was no rabies in the county in dogs. To this date there still has not been one case of dog rabies, including the population of dogs whose owners, GOD BLESS THEM, do not vaccinate for rabies. Let’s go further.

From 1964 to 1989 there were no cases of rabies in cats in Pinellas County . Magically in 1989 a law was passed mandating rabies vaccination, tags and licenses for all cats. Same tired worn out excuses were used. Since the 1989 law there was one cat with rabies contracted from the bite of a bat. DO YOU READERS REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT I HAVE JUST STATED? This is standard throughout the Country. No allowance is made for dogs/cats who never leave the house or yard, could never be exposed to rabies under any circumstances, or who are so ill, old or at the end of their life cycle that the rabies vaccine would throw them over the edge. No, all dogs and cats are treated the same because we have the bogeyman, rabies, stalking the streets waiting to strike unprotected dogs and cats.

Is there rabies in this Country? You bet. Are there areas of this Country that have rabies in their wildlife population and do some dogs/cats become infected? You bet. But let’s be realistic. Rabies has been on this earth long before man walked here and will be here long after we are gone. The only way to get rid of rabies is to remove mankind and the upper animals susceptible to the virus. Then maybe the virus will die off. It is a self limiting disease in the wild as it is fatal. So the virus has an extremely hard time spreading far and wide.

What is wrong with targeting those areas of the Country that have a problem with rabies using a realistic and specially formulated program that will protect the population at risk? Too logical and the special groups don’t make any money. Why not educate the pet owner to the risks and dangers and let them decide whether the immune system damage from rabies vaccination is greater or lesser than contracting the disease. We do have a God given Constitutionally secured right to LIFE, LIBERTY , AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Public health officials always have the right to mandate emergency health care procedures in case the public, in general does not respond properly. But why should every day, month and year be as if an emergency or crisis exists? And why should we have more and more control of our lives taken from us?

The vaccines, particularly rabies, are a political and economic scam being forced upon pet owners because they do not know the truth. Rabies, nationwide, is nowhere near the problem the veterinarians, media, politicians and bureaucrats would like you to believe. If you wish more of the truth go to your local city or county government building and look up the codes and statutes concerning vaccines and rabies. Get figures from local animal control for rabies in dogs, cats and wildlife in your area. Then you can start to fight back, take control of your life, and protect your pet from the only dreaded disease that is important–special interest groups pushing their program leading to vaccine induced damaged immune systems. Only you can set yourself free.

Current Veterinary Therapy by Kirk, the textbook bible for veterinarians in general, has an article on canine and feline vaccines by two researchers. Near the end of the article is a paragraph called Annual Vaccinations. It states “The practice of annual vaccinations lacks scientific validity or verification. There is no immunological requirement for annual vaccinations. The practice of annual vaccinations should be considered of questionable efficacy unless it is used as a mechanism to provide an annual physical examination or is required by law.” Sure, if we can’t manipulate you with annual vaccinations let’s pass a law to get you into the office. Nice trick!

Well reader, it is your choice. I can only hope to stimulate you to look and go further. You don’t have to take this suppression. Fight back. The only thing you have to lose is your freedom and you have already lost a great deal of it. I can fight with you but I can’t do it alone.

Wow! Does he tell it like it is or what! Dr. Fudens can be contacted at the Affinity Holistic Clinic, 1171 Lakeview Road , Clearwater , Florida . Phone: (727) 446-3603.

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Stomach Contents Examined In The Wolf

The following information has been taken from “The Wolves Of North America,” Part 1, By Young & Goldman. Pg 214

08-16-1820 “Like The Coyotte, the Wolf is not strictly a Carnivore. On the Red River near the Rocky Mountains, Grapes & Plums, so abundant in this portion of the country, are eaten by Turkies, Black Bears & Wolves” We conclude this from observing plumstones in the excrement of these animals.”

Page # 216,  Charles Sheldon, while hunting in Alaska killed a Caribou bull. Sheldon left the bull over night. The following day Sheldon found Wolves had completely eaten the animal.Even stripping the Velvet from it’s antlers. THE STOMACH CONTENTS WERE GONE! Grains & ALL Gone!

Conclusion: In studying the book Wolves of North America the stomach contents of killed Wolves  & Coyottes have been examined in great detail. Some contents would include grains & grasses along with eggs, carion, Rabbit, Deer, Mice, etc.

Some of the oddest contents found in Wolf & Coyotte stomachs are Skunks, insects like Beetles, Pinacote bugs, Grass Hoppers, Spiders & Dragonflies.Mesquite Beans, Cactus Fruit, Owls, Black birds, Cray fish & sweet Persimmon fruit are also found.

For those that are convinced grains do not belong in the Canid’s diet, kindly consider the wisdom & scholarship in these two volumes. Many students view the part 1 & part 2 of “Wolves Of North America,” as if axiomatic or perhaps biblical in stature. Few books address America’s Wolves & our North American fauna with more detail & factual information.

Still doubt dogs, Wolves & Coyottes consume grasses & grains ? Hit the woods & examine Deer carcases. I suggest you take notes & bring a camera. I have seen my own Terriers with their heads inside the abdominal cavity of fallen Deer (carrion). The dogs eagerly eating the remaining contents of the stomach. I have also seen the same thing with Wood Chucks, these varmints taken by Terriers. The dog’s little black faces caked in blood with tails wagging devouring intestine & stomach contents. Dogs being true Canids, a wonderful sight to behold!

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Most dogs that weigh 100 pounds plus are less athletic & shorter lived than canine middle weights & the smaller variants. This situation being similar to larger humans. In boxing, wrestling & MMA, the heavier weight classes are less efficient, resulting in less entertaining, weaker performances.

As a result of this handicap, cooling/recovery time must be carefully monitored. The challenge is the relationship of the oral cavity, the airway & the dogs ability to remain cool under stress.

The late Sugar Ray Robinson, had a trainer that could taste his sweat & determine if Robinson was physically peaking. Similar skills prove to be assets as well. For example, a conditioner (perhaps) would test the dog’s gum line & know if a dog was at risk for being over conitioned. Pinching or pulling the dogs skin is also an indicator, but less accurate. Should the skin not snap back quickly you may have an over worked dog. Watch for foot placement on the tread mill,or in an open field. Should the dogs coordination or motor skills be an issue, this too may be  a negative indicator. Keep a diary with the dogs body temperature, respirations etc.

In general, dogs have a serious cooling problem. Some dogs perspire through the pores in their feet, others may not. However, this makes little difference in cooling. Nature has given us an animal that when worked hard will produce excessive heat.The dogs oral cavity, a some what limited cooling system, requires a skilled conditioner. This challenge is amplified with bigger dogs! The dogs mouth in relationship to its size & weight creates a handicap in terms of hard work.

Try to focus on pure performance & make the issue of your dogs appearance a distant second. When you & your dog score high, or win a significant event, even a butt ugly dog looks great.

If you are working a Rottweiler, Boer Boel or Corso type dog, air is far more important than power. With better wind the mastiff type dog will take longer to shed power. In fact, I would suggest 10 to 15% power trainning, the balance to be pure endurance trainning. Unless you are competing in a weight pull event, prioritize endurance ! Do not take a draft horse to the Kentucky derby.  Hope my essay helps.

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“One day I would like to see a nationwide canine Olympics based on function. Those would be the dogs to breed.” pg. 128

“Some Veterinarians,even though the blood tests are normal, will still act on the signs & administer Thyroid hormone replacement anyway & obtain excellent results.” pg. 64

“Many pet owners are oil happy.Feeding extra oil can block calcium absorption.” pg.46

“A product such as high protein kibble may be double trouble. The protein may promote calcium excretion. It may also irritate the stomach & intestines, creating inflammation that hampers digestion & absorption of nutrients.” pg.46    These quotes originated in the book Pet Allergies by Plechner DVM. Alfred J. plechner is (perhaps) one of the worlds leading Veterinary Allergists.

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On Dog Houses

Responsible dog owners want to protect their dogs against inclement weather. In the fall, people replace older houses or perhaps purchase a new house for the first time. My houses have always been made of heavy ply wood preferably with insulated walls. Three quarter inch marine ply wood is ideal. The key to keeping your dog safe and quiet is a small entrance, bearly big enough for your dog to fit through. Make certain the lip is at least 12 inched high. This will not only protect your dog but prevent your dog from dragging hay or straw out of his dwelling. The door should not be in the center of the house, as an off set entrance will keep the dog out of the wind & toasty warm. The dog house should be off the ground with 4×4 inch posts or cinder blocks. This will also add to the dogs comfort.The roof should not be overly pitched. Many dogs love to lay on the roof enjoying a better view  as well the warmth of the fall sun. For the purpose of proper sanitation make certain the roof is removable.

Most commercially manufactured dog houses lack the substance & features needed to protect your dog.Your best bet is to build your the house on your own, or perhaps pay a carpenter to do it for you. You may want to check with your local government to make certain it is legal to keep a dog outside for extended time periods.