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Myths, lies, half-truths and outdated dog
much of it sold to us by advertisers and
"experts" mostly interested in profit-making
or maintaining the status quo -- determine
what your dog eats and even what
vaccinations and "pet meds" he or she gets.
Too often, it's not about informed consent
and science. It's about money.
It doesn't have to be that way. I'll
help you make informed choices the fun, easy
way without your having to make dog care
your full-time job. (All my book royalties benefit
Jan Rasmusen. That's me pictured here with my two dogs, Jiggy (left) and Chiclet (right). Nine
years ago I gave my two “furry kids” the very best care possible -- or so I
thought. They ate a top brand of “natural” pet food, were “up-to-date” on their
shots and always protected with monthly heartworm and flea meds.
I religiously followed advice from my
veterinarian and (I'm embarrassed to
admit) television ads. Not for
one moment did I suspect that my good intentions were actually shortening
my dogs' lives.
awoke to the truth when Jiggy contracted a life-threatening autoimmune liver
disease. Two years into researching his illness, I came to the shocking
realization about all the harm my "care" had caused. I became so angry that
I decided to share my findings in a very different kind of dog care book.
wanted my book to be unbiased, independent of special interests and so much fun
that people might actually read it. I called it Scared Poopless: The
Straight Scoop on Dog Care -- not your average title and not your
average dog care book. It's narrated by Chiclet, an opinionated four-pound
Maltese with a wicked sense of humor and a burning desire to set humans
I'm a consumer advocate for people who love
dogs. Let me help you help
your dog stay healthy. All
proceeds of Scared Poopless
benefit animal causes.
is a wonderful book! I was utterly hooked within a few
sentences....I have rarely been so impressed by any
Dr. Jean Hofve, DVM, Editor-in-Chief,Journal of the American
Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
a book on canine health care that’s
also fun to read. …[It's] packed with everything you need
to know about giving your dog a happy and healthy life.
A word of caution – Scared Poopless is written in such
an attractive, conversational style, you may find it hard to
conceived and hosted the 2010 Safer Pet Vaccination
Benefit Seminar offering veterinarians six continuing
education credits and raising more than $50,000 to study
rabies vaccine immunity.
adverse reactions are reported to the USDA for the
rabies vaccine than for any other.)
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Scared Poopless has two
info-packed chapters on how to feed your dog, but people
wanting to prevent or cure disease often want to learn even
more. To fill this need, I teamed with Dr. Jean Hofve, one
of the top pet food and pet nutrition experts in the
We produced three recordings:
#1: Truth, Lies & Pet Food (about selecting the safest
#2: Diet, Disease and Longevity (how to feed dogs and cats
with health problems)
#3: From Mere Survival to Glowing Health (how to feed for
Most Dogs Need a Lifestyle Makeover
most of us have been
misled about how to care for our dogs--mostly by people and
companies trying to relieve us of money. As a result, our dogs get too many drugs and mostly eat junk
food. They have toxic lifestyles that make them sick, pile
up vet bills and end their lives prematurely.
expect our animals to thrive on fast food. Most pet
food is overcooked and over-processed, not unlike our
own "fast food" -- except that pet food often contains
ingredients condemned for human consumption--like meat
from dead, dying, diseased or disabled animals or
pesticide-contaminated plant matter. The current
melamine contamination is a symptom of the
problem...but not the problem itself.Let Chiclet tell
the truth about dog food.
vaccinate for the wrong things and we re-vaccinate too
often. Top immunologists and every North American
vet school changed their vaccination recommendations
years ago ... yet outdated vaccination practices persist
at most vet clinics. Tragically,
over-vaccination--vaccinating too often and with the
wines--can cause major disease, autoimmune
dysfunction, allergies, seizures and even death. Click
to learn the dangers of therabies vaccine.
give antibiotics too often and replenish good
bacteria too infrequently.
fail to give important supplements every dog needs
to build and maintain health because they don't come in
pet food or multi-vitamin mixes.
We CAUSE food allergies with our feeding practices.
give medications that may be toxic--even deadly. We
need to learn how to easily check them out BEFORE
there's a problem.
Countless dogs are injured or killed by easily
tear stains, bad breath and brown teeth are
seen as cosmetic problems, not the health problems
chubby dogs may be cute, but overweight dogs face
grave health risks including early death, diabetes,
increased joint and tendon damage, and much more.
give year round meds for heartworms even though these
worms require sustained warm weather to develop. (Watch
for our new heartworm article on
fail to understand that diarrhea coming from changing
foods can be a sign that we need to change foods.
I didn't realize how much harm I was doing until Jiggy's
illness forced me to reevaluate my actions and begin my
research. I was doing the best I knew how to do, but it
wasn't good enough.
Do you know what you need
to know to avoid illness, premature death and huge vet
1. What is the safest way to clean your dog's teeth?
2. How can you make anesthesia safer?
3. What blood tests does your dog need, and when does your dog
4. Should I
These questions come up all the time. The answers can change
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Fun with Chiclet T. Dog
Chiclet, canine narrator of Scared Poopless.
I've been campaigning against processed dog food,
over-vaccination and dangerous pet meds for years --
trying to get you humans to listen. Mine is the story
of how a tiny dog overcame her scandalous past as a party
dog to become an award-winning author, teacher and
this video may be too thrilling for some of you! Also,
this video will tell you to go to another website. Don't do
it. You'll just end up back here. Dogs can be tricky.
TO PLAY my video,
big center button.
Do You Really Need Another Dog Care Book?
Is Scared Poopless That Different?
Scared Poopless Covers Subjects
You Won't Find Elsewhere: Need a
crash course in anesthesia safety or post-surgical rehab?
Does your dog really need that blood test, or that surgery?
Want to protect your dog if something happens to you? Our
book has 20 chapters in 272 pages. Click to see the Scared Poopless TABLE OF CONTENTS or INDEX.
Unbiased: Most books are written from one expert's point of view.
Unfortunately, expert opinions differ. Some of them have undisclosed
financial motives … some stopped learning years ago ...
have always been just plain wrong.
My opinions came from years of research and
interviews with the top vets in the country --v ets on the
forefront of change. Where experts differ, I tell you. I
had only one motive: improving the health of my own dogs. Click to see all the
veterinarians we interviewed.
Fun to Read: No matter how good the information, it's useless if you don't read it and remember it.
Click to read our
It's Gift Quality:The photos on this website are just a few of the 89
full-color dog photos in the book; and we saved the best for
inside the book. The pages are heavy, glossy stock.
It won the Ben Franklin Award for design as well as content.
Friendly:Each chapter of Scared Poopless is a standalone
mini-book. Read the entire book in a few sittings, peruse a
chapter at bedtime or use it as a reference guide for when
specific problems pop up.
review of Scared Poopless in the American Holistic Veterinary Medical
AssociationJournal said, “The
90 incredible photos alone are worth the price of admission,
but this is much, much more than a cute picture book.”
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“This is an incredible work, important, passionate and
thoroughly researched, with the potential for bringing about
a long-overdue revolution in canine care. It's an invaluable
resource for everyone who loves dogs!
-- Joe Camp,
writer/producer/director of the Benji movies, animal
welfare advocate and Benji's loving caregiver
"Two big paws up!"
-- Benji, movie star and activist
is a great book! There are a million books out there on how
to take care of your dog, but there is only one Scared
Poopless! It's so fun, with beautiful color pictures. Very
easy to read. A terrific
Hal Abrams, host of Animal Radio Network
Bet Your Dog's Life On Advice From People Profiting From
beloved Maltese Jiggy is now eight years beyond his diagnosis with
immune-mediated hepatitis. I still have to keep a close eye
on his health, but today he's 90% well. He's rambunctious
and happy, and has been off "prescription food,"
steroids and other pharmaceuticals for more than three
years. My "co-author" Chiclet is healthier and happier (and
more beautiful) than she's ever been before. Everyone thinks
she's a puppy -- and she's nine!
At the end of the day, I know I've done everything that
can be done to help both my dogs live the longest,
healthiest life possible. I hope you'll let me help you and
your dog do the same.
P.S. If you're
thinking of buying
please, don't put it off. I
particularly urge you to read Scared Poopless
before your dog's next trip to the
vet -- especially before you go in for shots. The
money you could save avoiding shots your dog may not
need will probably pay for the book…and then some!
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