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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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Heartworms In Dogs Primer:

Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes and are a year-round problem with dogs in Georgia.
A dog left outside without heartworm prevention will have heartworm disease within two years and will be hopelessly compromised after 12 months of infection.
A dog kept indoors without heartworm prevention may live its entire life without contracting heartworms. More so with Chows and Pomeranians due to their 'bushy' coats, and MUCH less so with outdoorsy dogs like Labradors who live mainly indoors but are constantly roaming creeks and fields.
The most common dogs with heartworm disease are indoor dogs because the OUTDOOR dogs are always kept on heartworm prevention.
We see a positive indoor heartworm dog every 6-8 weeks. That's just one clinic.
As you can see it's not a "rampant epidemic"
But it does happen with a degree of regularity.

There's a medicine you give once a month that kills the baby-heartworms before they become adult worms and settle in the heart chambers.

I'm pretty slack about my own dog's heartworm pills for two reasons.

First, I forget.
Second, I can treat mine for free. LOL

Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller; Highly Effective Mosquito Repellent for Patio; No Candles or Flames, DEET-Free, Scent-Free, Bug Spray Alternative; Includes 12-Hour Refill

These are cool because they're pretty cheap, VERY effective and you can tell when it's working, and when it needs refills on mats or fuel. If you run it continuously the mats last 4 hours, the fuel lasts 12 hours. I use it for 1-2 hours grilling.

Mosquito Repellant That Actually Works

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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