Primarily, we realize that each being has her/his own unique set of needs that must be met for them to have the happiest, healthiest life they can have.
In addition to appropriate allopathic or conventional veterinary care, a holistic, natural approach to wellness care is essential for your pup's long term good health.
The most basic components of a holistic lifestyle include:
Eating good food & treats, made from human-grade ingredients, free of by-products, chemicals, & other harmful additives
Getting the right amount of appropriate exercise, training, & rest, including playtime with like-minded pups
Receiving limited vaccinations
Having limited chemicals used in, on, & around them
Getting lots of love!
When your pup is provided with these building blocks, their body is given the opportunity to develop a strong immune system & an increased ability to heal itself.
We believe that the discussion about what vaccinations are appropriate for your pup & how often they need to be revaccinated should be between you & your vet. It's inappropriate for us to require a certain number or type of vaccinations. This is a choice you should research for yourself & discuss with your veterinarian.
For over 30 years, we have limited our dogs' vaccinations to a modified series of puppy vax or one Distemper/Parvovirus vaccination for dogs who come to us as older pups or adults. We believe that these vaccinations provide lifetime immunity, & our dogs have never contracted any of the diseases dogs are generally vaccinated against, despite being exposed to hundreds of boarding and rescue dogs. Almost all of our pups live well into their teens, with many staying with us until they're 15 to 18 years old. (Still not long enough, but we're working on it.) Many of them rarely even need to see the vet between puppy vax and their eventual passing.