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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.

NOTE: Fish Health Pages here in DrJohnson.net

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You've Been Told That Your Cat's Bladder / Urethra is Blocked:

Cats that are "blocked" can't get urine out of their bladders due to swelling in the urethra plus or minus crystals, and other sediment, even 'stones' made of crystals.

It's a life threatening condition because the Kidneys can't work while the bladder is blocked. So kidney failure is working in the background.

What HAS to happen is the bladder needs to be unobstructed.

Sometimes Vets will attempt to put a needle into the bladder but there is a HIGH risk that the bladder will POP instead of drain. *ALWAYS* it's better to anesthetize the cat and install a drain through the urethra. This is easily accomplished (straighten the urethra to pass the catheter) under anesthesia but as such, is an "in-patient" (hospital-stay) process. They may even be left with catheter IN and anti-inflammatories on board to allow cats to un-swell, and pass their urinary calculi.

Urinary tract infection, and nutrition (high ash diets) are usually the underlying cause.

If the bladder RE-obstructs after the removal of the catheter, a surgery is available to open the urethra and KEEP it "big enough".

This is an emergency situation until it's unblocked. If undetected or un-obstructed, cats will die.

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Omega Paw Elite Self Cleaning Litter Box Large (Not electric - Not $499 either. LOL)

There's another one of these that sometimes opens when you roll it. Oops! But this one is upgraded with thicker material and better clips. You just roll it and it cleans itself into a scoop inside. PATENTED SELF CLEANING SIFTING GRATE Separates waste from clean litter. It uses clumping litter. It's super-highly reviewed on Amazon. (Buy One Here for under $80)

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

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.

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.

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