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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.

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"Dog Starvation Starve Not-Eat Not Eat For 45 Days"

I don't know what nerdy bastard does these studies but some guy starved a bunch of dogs to death. They went THIRTY days without permanent damage. After thirty days many of them lasted 15 MORE days by burning brain, cardiac muscle, intestine, and liver parenchyma.

In the disease 'pancreatitis' I'll often advise NO FOOD FOR DAYS - and people go out of their minds that the dog might not get to eat for up to five days. But the core of treatment for Pancreatitis is NO FOOD BY MOUTH until the pancreas heals.

Or when you STOP mixing water, chicken broth, bone broth (97% fat), green beans, beans, canned food, cat food, water, sweetened condensed milk, bacon puree, powdered skittles, peanut butter, rocky road ice cream, water, vanilla ice cream, Crisco, steak fat, regular Land-o-lakes butter, or water - with the dry food - a 'very obese' dog might not take the dry food served dry - for DAYS. And they'll hope you break down and give them what they want.

And owners go out of their minds when the dog refuses dry food for only a day or two?

So I'm sharing with you a dirty secret from Veterinary Medicine research circa 1945 where some sick bastard starved dogs til they died. To point out that even a WEEK of a spoiled, "I won't eat dry dog food" hunger strike is the Diet Coke of life-threatening. Meaning: It's NOT.

Oxyfresh has been around a VERY long time and still hasn't been surpassed. I love the water additive. I recommend it's made fresh daily with distilled water, and for bad mouths - double strength. Always safe. this will NOT dissolve tartar but it will kill germs, reduce pus and infection and keep teeth from getting "bad" if they're not already. Kit includes gel and brushes.

Oxyfresh complete dental kit.

BABYLTRL Dog Cone Collar for After Surgery, Soft Pet Recovery Collar for Dogs and Cats, Adjustable Cone Collar Protective Collar for Small Medium Large Dogs Wound Healing

Anymore these days companies are NOT making cones that are long enough to protect feet, OR stop head shaking. You really just need a cone. And this is the most important part - YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO FIX IT TO THE COLLAR because NO CONE is tight enough to resist a back foot pushing on it. And they'll do it! (Buy The Right One on Amazon)

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.

Dog Canine K9 Knee Stifle Brace Wrap

Labra Dog Canine K9 Knee Stifle Brace Wrap Metal Hinged Flexible Support Treat ACL CCL Luxating Patella Cruciate Ligament Sprain Strain Tear Injuries

I couldn't get behind these until this one came out. It has a strap that keeps the thing from sliding down. THAT strap has a strap that keeps the thing from rolling down off the dog's rump. And the whole thing does NOT wrap around his weiner area (which would have been fine for a female dog of course) so this one has THREE key engineering points.

Buy the proper knee brace and put it on tight! 

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