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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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Meibomian Gland Cyst:

Meibomian glands are little oil-producing glands all-along the edge of the eyelid.
Yeah, fun-fact: Your actual eyeball is covered with water and then a very thin layer of oil reduces evaporation.
Sometimes one of those stupid glands grows 'inside out' and it's FINE. But you can see 'em.
But then they get stupidder and grow BIG and then they push / rub on the eyeball - and the dog has discomfort.
They can also jack up the ability of the eye to 'squeegie' itself and then pollen and stuff can get ON the eyeball and NOT be squeegied off with a well-fitting lid.
Sometimes a dog will rub the eye and THAT can do even more damage than the stupid oil gland itself!
So, somtimes we have to remove a gland.
It's called a "V-Plasty" and if you call around it's VERY expensive. That's because it makes a lot of vets nervous and some of us won't even TRY it.
When I was a kid fresh out of school I didn't know to be scared of them so now, they're like walking a tight rope like an idiot who isn't worried about falling.
I do those very well. And they're not-that-bad expense-wise. You could get a quote from Heather.
770 977 5377 'Heather' for quote.
Sometimes in the meantime we use an oily ointment to soothe the eye and replace the missing squeeginess, and oil from the eye.
Doc Johnson

Similasan (Where to Buy)

I've recommended Similasan Allergy Eye since I heard about it from a colleague more than ten years ago. It "can't hurt" an ulcer but it can really soothe conjunctivitis. Is it "as good as real medicine"? Rarely. But it helps a TON. Any pet-parent first aid kit... Similasan Allergy Eye.

When you cant't use a steroid on a corneal ulcer - this is what you include in treatment plans to diminish redness and inflammation without vasoconstrictors.

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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