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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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Legs Go Out:

Legs 'going out' on hardwood floors
This is from:
Fur between pads and long nails costing traction
Loss of agility with age or Loss of strength with age.
Poor or tender joints (arthritis) which makes quick movements uncomfortable
Mechanical impingement (pinching) of nerves between arthritic bones resulting in sudden outages of nerve function to extremeties. They go down, the 'nerve-pinch' is released and they can get up.
Tiny epileptic events (exceedingly uncommmon)

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I get very good feedback from this: Have (or shave) the webbing of the feet so there's no hair between the pads and then treat the pads with a hearty Burt's Bees or other Jergen's / Keri Lotion for heels. Their pads become nice and 'grabby' and they fall a lot less.

Dog boots can aid traction in some dogs whose agility and strength are lacking. Removing the hair between the paw pads is also useful. After an hour's worth of complaining (Or just standing there dumbfounded) a slipping old timer will adapt and enjoy more sure-footing.

Non Slip Well Made Dog Boots (Four pack)

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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