Hi. I’m Jan Rasmusen, author, lecturer, newsletter writer, and dog health and safety advocate. I have appeared on radio and television many times advocating for dogs. I have an article/video blog called Truth4Dogs.
After my dog Jiggy was diagnosed with life-threatening immune-mediated hepatitis, I began what is now almost five years of research and interviews with dozens of America’s most innovative veterinarians and other experts. (Note: I am not a veterinarian. If your dog is ill, please consult a qualified professional.)
My research culminated in a book –– Scared Poopless: The Straight Scoop on Dog Care — winner of two national awards: the Ben Franklin Award for the Best Health Book of any kind and the USABookNews Award for Best Pet Health Book. Scared is recommended by the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association , Animal Wellness Magazine , the Animal Protection Institute and countless veterinarians. All author royalties benefit animal causes.
In 2007, I was appointed to the Advisory Council of the San Diego Union-Tribune’s pet care magazine: sdPets . My website is www.Dogs4Dogs.com . If you’re interested in my free e-newsletter, please sign up by clicking Sign Up.
I recently donated $10,000 in matching funds to the Rabies Challenge Fund Charity Trust, a nonprofit group working to prove that the rabies vaccine gives immunity for at least seven years. The rabies vaccine is arguably the most dangerous vaccine dogs and cats get, and the only one required by law. I have a special page and video on the vaccine’s dangers, plus tips for making vaccination safer, at www.Truth4Dogs.org . We will be posting more dog care videos and articles on this blog soon. Sign up for this blog at the upper right of this page. “Subscribe” to just the videos by clicking this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pQHQw-5XCw .
Important: None of my opinions are influenced by financial gain. I do not sell products for a living, but only to cover direct business expenses and to donate money to dog causes.
I have no ties to, nor do I sell products from, the pharmaceutical industry, the pet food industry or the veterinary establishment. My only obligations are to my family and friends and to dogs.