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Koi Health & Disease: Everything You Need To Know 2nd Edition
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"Infantile Vulva"

Click for link to full sized imageThe "girlparts" are made of the outer piece which is a "vulva" and that structure needs a minute to grow up. And some puppies are a little slow about it.

Sometimes the vulva is still a recessed little 'button' by the time they're spayed. Some organizations with Facebook Consultants (not vets) will spay or neuter when a puppy is "two pounds" without regard to....well....pretty much anything, but.... "what do you want for nothing?"

IF the pet is spayed while the vulva is small, or recessed it will REMAIN 'infantile' and can potentially be a problem for urinary tract infections and chronic irritation. So, a Vet should notice if the pet still has a recessed vulva. It's ALSO possible to have "infantile vulva" when a normal dog simply gets fat. Like almost all dogs. They're not fat, they're ridiculously 'big boned'. Having nothing to do with the condensed milk and bacon added to the diet to 'make it eat' (and push it to BCS 7)

ANyway a fat dog can have infantile vulva and there's a surgery to fix that and it works really well and heals really fast. An incision is made surgically under anesthesia (unless Facebook Experts say it's okay to do awake) but the fold of skin is removed and stitched up. Presto.

Other dogs just have to lose weight. And THAT is easy. Feed a measured amount of dry food served absolutely dry and UNaugmented twice a day.

Oxyfresh has been around a VERY long time and still hasn't been surpassed. I love the water additive. I recommend it's made fresh daily with distilled water, and for bad mouths - double strength. Always safe. this will NOT dissolve tartar but it will kill germs, reduce pus and infection and keep teeth from getting "bad" if they're not already. Kit includes gel and brushes.

Oxyfresh complete dental kit.

BABYLTRL Dog Cone Collar for After Surgery, Soft Pet Recovery Collar for Dogs and Cats, Adjustable Cone Collar Protective Collar for Small Medium Large Dogs Wound Healing

Anymore these days companies are NOT making cones that are long enough to protect feet, OR stop head shaking. You really just need a cone. And this is the most important part - YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO FIX IT TO THE COLLAR because NO CONE is tight enough to resist a back foot pushing on it. And they'll do it! (Buy The Right One on Amazon)

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.

Dog Canine K9 Knee Stifle Brace Wrap

Labra Dog Canine K9 Knee Stifle Brace Wrap Metal Hinged Flexible Support Treat ACL CCL Luxating Patella Cruciate Ligament Sprain Strain Tear Injuries

I couldn't get behind these until this one came out. It has a strap that keeps the thing from sliding down. THAT strap has a strap that keeps the thing from rolling down off the dog's rump. And the whole thing does NOT wrap around his weiner area (which would have been fine for a female dog of course) so this one has THREE key engineering points.

Buy the proper knee brace and put it on tight! 

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