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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)

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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"EGC in Cats":

EGC is the development of red sores on the bellies of cats. These sores may have an "edge" around them, and they may actually be thickened and hard. They've been described as 'plaques' of diseased tissue.

Turns out they are deeply inflamed tissue that shows up MOSTLY because the cat is dumping massive numbers of inflammatory cells there. For reasons we don't know.

We can give those cats corticosteroids unless you're the kind that doesn't. You can also use other chemotherapies but I'm a fan of steroids.

Some topicals may help, but cats lick those off. A cone collar helps.

So if your cat has red sores on the belly what we would do is shave the hair away from these sores so they can dry out. We'd have you cleaning them up daily to remove spit and serum. And MAYBE a topical medication to put on once or twice a day as possible.

Steroids like Prednisolone would be instituted. I like PrednisOLone better than Prednisone because it just seems to be the best steroid-species in Cats.

If we have to use 'more' or 'more aggressive' medications we can discuss this.

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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.

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.

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