What is Natural Rearing?

Natural rearing here at PenDachs means that my dogs are raised eating a raw, meat based,
natural diet that is appropriate for carnivores.  It also means that I practice a well modified, well
researched vaccine schedule.  They are not exposed to flea, tick, and heartworm
preventatives.  Nor are they exposed to pesticides in the yard or chemicals in the home.  It
means that I believe in seeing my veterinarian when necessary but prefer to treat my dogs
homeopathically and holistically as much as possible.  This isn’t something that is difficult to
understand or something that requires years of training.  I am simply following practices that
have been around forever and that take our dogs truly back to nature as God intended.  I
hope over time to be able to break this page down into easy to understand information that the
common person, a newbie to this way of thinking can easily understand.  If you are reading
this page and have questions please don’t hesitate to email me.  I am more than happy to take
the time to explain why I do things the way I do.  Don’t let my judgment replace your own and
as always research things well before making decisions that affect your pets.  Remember this
though….your vet is your hired employee and YOU and only YOU can decide what is best for
your pets.  Please read on for more information…..

Damage that is caused by vaccinations is forever!  There are so many harmful aspects to a
vaccination that even knowing where to start is hard.  I don’t want you to just take my word for
that so many links will be provided for you to research on your own.  Have you thought about
how a vaccination introduces a disease to your pet versus how that disease would be
introduced in the wild?  Imagine a dog walking through the woods and encountering the Parvo
Virus for example.  How would that dog be exposed to it?  It would be absorbing the exposure
through it’s paw pads and its mucous membranes.  When vaccinating your dog they are being
subjected to the disease either weakened and live or by a killed virus and this is done into the
dogs muscle.  This is not a normal way for a dog to encounter a disease at all.  In addition to
being subjected to the disease in such an unnatural way the dog is also exposed to many
other toxins.  Vaccines carry numerous other toxins such as but not limited to Aluminum,
Formaldehyde (a product to preserve dead bodies), and Thimersol (an antiseptic and
preservative).  Many other toxins are found in vaccinations for animals as well as people.  Not
only is your pet being exposed to harmful, deadly toxins but the vaccinations don’t always
protect against all the strains of the disease that they are suppose to be protecting against.  
For instance the Parvo vaccine only covers a particular number of strains however new strains
are always developing and the vaccination does not protect your pet from those strains.  It also
does not guarantee that your pet will not be affected by Parvo but it does guarantee to weaken
your pets immune system so that if it does get sick it may not be able to fight off the disease.  
Many dogs die from Parvo who are vaccinated!  Parvo is not the only vaccination that does
more damage that good.  Please check out the links below and make your own judgment.
Here's a list of ingredients commonly found in vaccinations

• aluminum hydroxide
• aluminum phosphate
• ammonium sulfate
• amphotericin B
• animal tissues: pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain,
• dog kidney, monkey kidney,
• chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg
• calf (bovine) serum
• betapropiolactone
• fetal bovine serum
• formaldehyde
• formalin
• gelatin
• glycerol
• human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)
• hydrolized gelatin
• mercury thimerosol
• monosodium glutamate (MSG)
• neomycin
• neomycin sulfate
• phenol red indicator
• phenoxyethanol (antifreeze)
• potassium diphosphate
• potassium monophosphate
• polymyxin B
• polysorbate 20
• polysorbate 80
• porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein
• residual MRC5 proteins
• sorbitol
• sucrose
• tri(n)butylphosphate,
• VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells, and
• washed sheep red blood