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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.

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Panting at Night:

Panting esp at night
MOST of the time an old dog with panting at night has:
1. Some anxiety about diminished hearing and diminished vision during the scary part of the 24-hr day.
2. Some anxiety about being left alone with the above infirmities while the owners are unavailable (asleep)
3. Sometimes is manifesting arthritic or other physical discomfort.
4. Decreased pulmonary compliance. Yep, old dogs get 'stiff' chests. The bones of the ribcage are less and less bendy and eventually the dog breathes 'differently' because the chest-bones don't move. Compare the compression of a young dog's chest with the incompressibility of the old-dog's chest. It's like a wooden barrel. There are actually 'joints' made of cartilage in the middle of the ribs, and where they join the breastbone but those stiffen and eventually freeze with advanced age.
5. Enlarged hearts. There is nothing you can do about it. Eventually it will be coupled with heart failure and I'll medicate.
6. Lung cancer. There's a costly workup for that, with nothing you can do about it. You could see blood spit up.

Keep Calm Stress Support

In canines, the three best "happy" compounds you can get over the counter do NOT include CBD, how about that!? Valerian Root, Bacopa and St. John's Wort when found together are DYNAMITE and even help with epilepsy. This is the closest thing I've found and I sometimes have owners give this to anxious pets.

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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