We're opening for limited face-to-face appointments. Ask when you make your appointment if you can visit in person. We will try to accommodate. Pretty soon we'll be 100% in-person. Thank you
Doc Johnson

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

Search Any Word In Your Case Notes For Further Resources:

index sitemap advanced
search engine by freefind

Kennel Cough:

Kennel Cough

Is a 'generic term' for a cough that is contracted AROUND THE TIME OF, or just-after boarding.

There are five causes of "Kennel cough" to be separated.
1) Kennel cough germ. (Bacteria - vaccinable)
2) Other unrelated random airway germ
3) Influenza (virus - vaccinable)
4) Parainfluenza (virus - vaccinable)
5) Airway allergy
6) Excessive use of under-diluted disinfectants
7) Hair in throat

A fever all but PROVES numbers 1-4
Airway allergy is a seasonal thing and can sometimes be inferred from that if the dog's not going around other dogs.

Often we'll just treat symptoms and let things work out - offering clues as to what's actually going on.

Doc Johnson

On occasion there's something more significant going on and those items would be assessed if remedy was not achieved with treatments. Cardiac disease and PIE can be ruled out by the physical examination (but a neuro exam and a skin scrape might help, in corporate 'literally anything's possible here" veterinary arenas)

The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition) Hardcover

I've been a hard core endorser of the ORIGINAL book from like, 20 years ago. But recent reviewers call this book "The Best of the Best" on Amazon so I have to defer. And these Monks, they train German Shepherds which are the hardest to bring to heel.

Voted the BEST Dog Training Book

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.

© 2022 Dr Erik Johnson drjohnson.com and drjohnson.net