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January 2016—Wholistic Tip of the Month
Welcome to the monthly Freedom From Illness wholistic tips newsletter from Russell Louie and Margaret Auld-Louie at Optimum Choices. To receive this newsletter by e-mail, click: Subscribe Newsletter. To unsubscribe, see the bottom of this e-mail.


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Pet Food Recalls
Over-Vaccinate No More
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HINT: for maximum savings, order any Starter Pack (three bottles) of BioPreparation, BioSuperfood and/or ALPHA-G for a 5% discount AND in addition, get the 5% monthly discount above, for a total of 10% off the full retail price of a single bottle. No other discounts can be applied.

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Current News

Because of our low, mail order, Internet prices and the amazing demand for our "wholistic" consulting and revolutionary products, we limit every inquiry (e-mail and telephone) to 15 minutes in order to help all those in need. After the first 15 minutes we charge our normal consulting fee. Please make use of all the free resources available 24 hours/day, by clicking on the buttons in the left-hand menu of every product page (Ingredients, Usage, FAQ, etc.). Thank you in advance.


Pet Food Recalls

The pet food recalls continue. The best "wholistic" suggestion to prevent danger to your pet is — STOP feeding dry kibble dog food. In our "wholistic" opinion, dry kibble dog food is the least nutritious form of food to feed a carnivore. Furthermore, a majority of all pet food recalls is with dry food. Canned food, freeze-dried food and raw food have a much lower percentage of recalls.

To read more on our "wholistic" philosophy on pet food, go to the following links:

Pet Food Recall
Holistic Pet Food

For a very revealing report on pet food, click the link:

What Pet Food Companies
Don't Want You to Know



Over-Vaccinate No More

We and our holistic veterinarians have always practiced a minimal vaccination policy with our pets. While the benefits of vaccinations in conventional veterinary medicine studies are many, there is a growing body of evidence that over-vaccination may cause future problems. We are glad to see the veterinary community agree and to that end have commenced numerous studies to determine what is holistically best for our companion dogs and cats.

Out of concern for the suspected causal relationship between fibrosarcoma tumors and vaccine associated sarcoma and feline injection-site sarcoma (FISS), The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) started a Vaccination Guidelines Group (VGG) in 1996. The Feline Vaccination Guidelines (1998) was the outcome, which included recommendations for fewer vaccines over the life of a cat, while making separate categories for “core” and “non-core” vaccines.

The WSAVA just published an update of their Guidelines for the Vaccination of Dogs and Cats (first version 2007) in January, 2016. Here are some highlights:

  1. Core canine vaccines are distemper virus (CDV), adenovirus (CAV), variants of parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) and rabies when required by statute or endemic in the area.

  2. Core feline vaccines are parvovirus (FPV), calicivirus (FCV), herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1) and rabies when required by statute or endemic in the area.

  3. Most dog and cat core vaccines have a 1-year minimum DOI (Duration of Immunity) with a recommendation for annual vaccination by the manufacturer.

  4. VGG recommends core vaccines should not be given any more frequently than every three years after the 6- or 12-month booster injection following the puppy/kitten series, because the duration of immunity (DOI) is many years and may be up to the lifetime of the pet.

  5. A 3-year license for vaccines is a minimum DOI for core vaccines. For most core vaccines the DOI are likely to be considerably longer, if not lifelong, for the majority of animals.

  6. Killed rabies vaccines were initially manufactured with a 1-year DOI. These same products now carry a 3-year DOI in many places but laws may need to be modified to incorporate this change.

  7. Vaccines (particularly adjuvanted FeLV and rabies) should not be injected into the interscapular region of cats because of the link to feline injection site sarcoma (FISS).

  8. Animals that are already diseased, hyperthermic, stressed or under anesthesia should not be vaccinated.

To be clear, the WSAVA vaccination guidelines are NOT a set of globally-applicable rules for vaccinating dogs and cats. They are a set of current scientific advice and best practice vaccination concepts. It is up to the individual nations, regional governing bodies and individual treating veterinarians to determine what is appropriate for your pet. Always check with your vet regarding local laws for rabies, core and non-core vaccine requirements. Also check Mikkithe acceptability of serological testing (titers) as an alternative to routine core revaccination. The scientific evidence is slowly catching up to our “wholistic” practice of giving our pets only the minimum required vaccines, using titer testing and only giving non-core vaccines no more frequently than is deemed absolutely necessary.

The full 45-page guidelines can be downloaded at:
WSAVA Guidelines for the Vaccination of Dogs and Cats

For another holistic viewpoint on vaccinations, go to:
The Purdue Vaccination Studies and Auto-antibodies - Dogs Naturally Magazine


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 Russell, Margaret & MikkiMikki at Great Salt lake


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