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Sick Fish? Diseases in Koi and Ponds? Dr Johnson's Health Pages Here.

Fishdoc Information is HERE. Also handily searchable and ultimately readable.

About the Book I Wrote:

Koi Health & Disease: Everything You Need To Know 2nd Edition
A lot of experience is in this book and keeping it simple is important. Buy on Amazon

NOTE: The "Sporn Halter" I'm always talking about....(Link)

NOTE: Do not give PORK bones. Please.

NOTE: Your dog WILL NOT STARVE when you feed dry dog food offered dry.

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If Your Dog is Atopic - Here Are Some Thoughts

If Your Dog Is severely ATOPIC
Every kind of 'dust' that gets into her coat breaks her out (makes her lick like 'pink insulation' or 'just got a haircut and now it's in my shirt' itching...)
Most of the 'dust' is from I-75 and is a "combustion by-product"

Wet washcloths and "Dermallay" make a difference but mostly, there are three meds that work:

1) Steroids work great but:
--- Cause other side effects like thirst, liver enzymes and weight gain.
--- Help set up infection and a dependence on antibiotics.

2) Cytopoint works well but
-- Costs a lot (not so much in little dogs and if she dropped the extra she'd be even le$$)
-- Will not work in diseased skin. (But she has no infection so it's all-good for Lucy)

3) Apoquel works amazingly, almost every time, and VERY well but:
--- Causes cancer in 10% to 12% of the dogs that take that medicine. Possibly more, the longer they're on it.
--- No thirst, liver or weight-gain problems. Just the possibility of cutaneous t-cell lymphoma. The company that sells Apoquel, calls THAT "just a coincidence. Or they assert that your dog had cancer before it started the Apoquel."

#optionsforatopy #atopicoptions

I use this brush on Ajax because it picks up great, and it unloads the hair with the push of a button. Cheap, too.

Oxyfresh has been around a VERY long time and still hasn't been surpassed. I love the water additive. I recommend it's made fresh daily with distilled water, and for bad mouths - double strength. Always safe. this will NOT dissolve tartar but it will kill germs, reduce pus and infection and keep teeth from getting "bad" if they're not already. Kit includes gel and brushes.

Oxyfresh complete dental kit.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

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You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.