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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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"Winterlungs ":

Dogs respond to cold dry air same as we do. They don't catch "our bugs" but they are weakened by the cold too. Wolves? Notsomuch.
They're used to it entirely.
So when I see a dog or cat with a scratchy throat and a gacky hacky "cough" or wretch, I wanna know if there's a fever, how the pet's acting otherwise, whether it's eating and pooping and peeing okay, and that it's NOT a heart problem.
What these USUALLY end up being is a mild bronchitis and larynx-irritation / with secondary infection sometimes. A "walking pneumonia" has surprised me more than once so it's not weird if I put a pet on an antibiotic to spare you a trip back to see me in a couple days.

So, winter bronchitis is a "thing" same as in people and managed pretty easily. "Response to Therapy" actually confirms the diagnosis and reduces the necessity of Xrays and bloodwork.

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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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