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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)

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

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Cardio Pulmonary Hypertension

Do you want to know what kills a LOT if not MOST, of the tiny and toy breed dogs? It's CardioPulmonary Hypertension which is where the little dog's chests are too small for their heart and two lungs. But it's faster when they're fat.

CPH stands for "Cardio-Pulmonary-Hypertension" a condition where the blood pressure gets high on the lung-side. It's one thing to have high blood pressure ALL OVER but another thing to have it mostly in your lungs. Small breeds with really excessive weight have this. Folks don't realize there's fat in your chest around your heart and between your lungs. Google: "Mediastinal fat"When a dog gets heavy the mediastinal fat gets BIG and compresses the lungs and heart. That compression on the lungs increases the pressure needed to perfuse the lungs. This wears the heart out, early. Related-but-unrelated to CPH, the mediastinal fat and resultant enlargement of the heart ALSO pushes a flat-spot in the trachea. Google: "collapsing trachea" Collapsing trachea is caused by, and worsens with, overweight that's impacting the lungs. Your dog isn't 'about to die' or anything LIKE that. It's not a panic. Follow feeding instructions and their weight comes down and everything backs off. Have your dog longer. Doc Johnson

#chf #cph #littledoglung #baddoglungs #cardiopulmonary #hypertension

Best. Brush. Ever.
I use this brush on Ajax because it picks up great, and it unloads the hair with the push of a button. Cheap, too.
This is one of the foods I like the best for my own dog Ajax.
It combines a good price, home-delivery, a healthy formulation with moderate taste and calories and delivers a good clean poop. Careful though: The bags look similar even though pellet size and age-to-feed differs. You could end up with a bag of large bites for your Yorkie.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Turkey and Brown Rice.

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.

They are ALSO available right down the street at just about any store that sells makeup or cotton balls. So good.

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