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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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Ear Is Closed:

Ear is Closed meaning the ear is so swollen that the canal is closed with swelling.
This is a VERY big deal. Because the ear (once closed) will start to calcify (calcinosis) and turn into a chunk of stone on the side of the head. Infection trapped behind the closure can rot into the skull. If you're a Googler: "petrous temporal bone invasion in otitis media"
So we HAVE to get the swelling down, open the ear hole with medications, and then kill the organisms that have caused so much swelling. The CHALLENGE: The ear hole is closed - so how do you get the medicine BEHIND the bottle neck?
Entederm has a long thin dispensing tip. You should try to fish that through the ear canal. At first you might simply NOT be able to.
So we give SYSTEMIC meds to help at first. Then YOU have the job of clearing the Malasezzia in there.
SOMETIMES there's a rare 'germ' in ears like this. The last one was MERSA. It's gonna be fine but it took a CULTURE to find out. Let's hope just medicating works!


Step one in the morning: Instill and massage iodine in the ear, wipe excess
Humco 232516001 Povidone Iodine 10% Topical Solution, 16 oz.
Step two in the evening: Clean ear with this ear cleaner and blot dry
Virbac Epi-Otic Advanced Ear Cleanser for Dogs & Cats, 8 oz
Step three after cleaning: Instill this silver-cream and massage into canal. Wipe excess.
Curad Silver Solution™ Antimicrobial Gel

*Note: Silver Sulfadiazine is far superior to the Curad Silver Cream and any colloidal silver but it's prescription only. I have it if you want it.

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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