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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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"Hyperthyroidism in Cats Feline":

There's a gland in pretty much all mammals called the "Thyroid" gland and it produces an essential hormone called thyroxine. This hormone is a metabolic stimulant and provides the metabolic basis for other systems in the body like the immune system.

Sometimes the thyroid is UNDERactive for example in dogs, they'll become overweight and lethargic.

Sometimes, in cats, the thyroid is OVERactive and the cats will throw up a lot, become QUITE thin and their resting heart rate will be quite high. Sometimes over 180bpm. They may also develop a heart murmur.

To control the hyperthyroidism in cats, there used to be a surgery to remvoe the thyroid gland (and just hope to leave some parathyroid gland behind)

Nowadays they just give these cats a medicine that "kills" thyroid gland tissue. You simply give this medication every day and it annihilates the thyroid gland tissue until there's "pretty much none left" and that's how it's controled.


Somebody figured out they could put a radioactive molecule on an Iodine molecule and the thyroid gland would suck up that Iodine. And in so doing, the gland would be concentrating radioactive material WITH it and then the gland would (practically-speaking) "die" and that's all.

And it works. VERY well in 98+ percent of cases.

And, it's less than two thousand dollars.

Two of my customers have already used this service and are VERY pleased.


Dr. Bryon Hawkins
Dr. Hawkins is an Emergency Clinicians in the greater Atlanta area.
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There's a location nearby in Georgia Greater Atlanta Area.

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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