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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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None of these resources are intended to advise or shape the treatment plan of any individual or individuals who are NOT 'face-to-face' customers of Dr Erik Johnson's because THAT would be stupid. If he's not your Vet then you can't call for clarification or even know whether the information APPLIES to your pet. You could be treating heart failure with Robitussin and then wouldn't YOU feel like an ass?

Additional articles and topics

Important Definitions

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Humidifiers are crucial to certain airway issues - use STEAM

Kennel Cough: Is it just one germ? There are more causes.

An Old Chihuahua or Toy Breed With a Chronic Cough: Five Things

An Older Dog Who Pants All Night Long Could Have Several Things

"Old Dog Lung" is a Synthesis of Very Real Problems You Should Know

"Reverse Sneeze" Paroxysmal Sneezing Hacking and Wretching

Rhinotracheitis in cats, chronic recurrent snuffles

"Winterlungs" Wintertime Impacts on Some Dog's Lungs


What You Should Know About Anal Glands in Dogs

Anal Glands: How To Express Them and What They Are

Infantile Vulva - "Tiny Girlparts" and How To Prevent This

Shakey Shaky Leg Tremors in Older Dogs Common

Bariatrics / Weight Management

Ideal Weight for a Dog: Illustrated.

BCS4+ What "BCS4+" Means

Exactly How To Feed a Dog Under Ten Pounds

Lipidosis: Hepatic Lipidosis Fatty Liver From Innapetance in Obese Cats

"Your Dog Could Weigh Less" Advice for Fat(ish) Dogs

How to Feed a Cat to Accomplish Weight Loss Without Wrecking the Liver

BCS Body Condition Score Defined

If You Served Dry Dog Food DRY - The Dog Could Go DAYS Without Eating.

Dentistry Dental Health

Rec Scrapey - Recommending Scrapey Dental Exercise

A Fifteen-Inch, Abscessed-Wound For Years - Untreated

Oxyfresh - Full Details, Illustrations, Handouts and Sources

Pros and Cons of Brushing Teeth and Other Options

Bones for Better Teeth - Beef Bones!

What Happens When Your Dog Chews Like THIS?

Retained Puppy Teeth

Bone-In Ribeye Bones for Very Small Dogs Miracle In "Scrapey" Exercise

Your Dog *NEEDS* Scrapey Dental Exercise!

LPG CUPS Lymphocytic-Plasmacytic-Gingivitis Dog and Cats

Retained Baby Tooth Dog or Cat Should be Removed

Rec-Bones - Recommending Beef Bones For Your Dog

The best dental exercise.
Single Knucklebones are good when you don't know if the dog is gonna want to chew one. I buy several knucklebones at a time and it's a little cheaper most of the time.


Moist Excema Hot Spots Chewing Allergic: Customer Overview and Details.

Lip Fold Pyoderma is Moist Excema of the Lower Lips - To Know:

Miliary Dermatitis in Cats: What it is and What To Do.

Certain skin and other lesions can be managed with THIS combination of over the counter creams.

Cetaphil Wipes are the BEST way to manage inflammation, infection, crusts. Even ear cleaning.

Ears And Diseases of the Ear and Pinnae

Endocrinology (Organ Sciences)

DIABETES: How to give an insulin shot and some of the gear you might want for this.

DIABETES: Initial Overview and "What Now?"

Hypothyroidism Low Thyroid in Dogs What Now?


Hairballs: Cat hairball remedies and how to prevent them

Inulin Fiber Soluble FOS for Bowel Health and Normalized Stools

DIARRHEA: Doctors instructions on feeding and medications

COLITIS: What is it, Why is it? What can be done?

HGE or Hemorrhagic Gastro Enteritis in Yorkies

Pancreatitis is Inflammation of the Pancreas and Is Diet-Related

Parvovirus: The worst puppy GI virus there is. Can be fatal.

Pumpkin: How Much and Why? Soft or Hard Stools?

"Ropey Intestines" Thickened Bowel Loops in Dogs and Cats (All Ages)

Lipidosis: Hepatic Lipidosis Fatty Liver From Innapetance in Obese Cats

Constipation Obstipation or Obstruction of the Bowel

Medications / Protocols

Motion Sickness in Dogs and Meclizine 25mg

Trazodone. What, Why? Day-to-day Happy Pill

So TRIAD Worked, What Now?

Why I Will Never Again Write a Prescription for a "Pet Pharmacy"

Tussigon: Hydrocodone Homatropine Cough Suppressant

Aspirin is "pretty okay" for dogs. Be careful. Here's How:

I Think We're Gonna NEED Your Guy To Take a Pill to Come In.

Trazodone for daily use to soothe anxieties aid training


Flintstones Complete as a Multi-Vitamin for Dogs - ESPECIALLY if you're home cooking for your dog.

Home Cooking: Healthy low carb diet based on egg, whey and vegetables.

Brocolli as Treats - Salted - Frozen Yummy

You Don't Have to Feed Expensive Food from Washed-Up Vets and Liars.
Decent grocery and pet store foods I really like and use myself.

I'm Not-So-Much About Puppy Foods Especially When Diarrhea is the result

"Floating the Food" for Dogs NOT Soggy for GERDS

Vitamin C and Ascorbate and Detailed Downloads too

Inulin Fiber Soluble FOS for Bowel Health and Normalized Stools

Chewable Kids Vitamins, Complete Multivitamin for Kids and Toddlers with Iron, Calcium

Flintstones "Complete" have Vitamin C -> AND Iron at 18mg a tablet.
Read labels but last I saw it was the purple bottle with orange label.

Flintstones Complete.


Iris Atrophy Changes in the Eyes of Elderly Cats and Dogs

Eye Ointments: Illustrated - Apply by Using Your Fingertip not the Tube.

CORNEAL ULCERS: In dogs and cats all the What and Why and How.

Similasan Eye Drops are VERY Useful for Dogs and Cats

Hair Will Scar The Corneas if You Let It Stay In The Eyes - Nose Bridge

Plasma Drops Made From Your Dog's Blood for Corneal Ulcers

Meibomian Gland Cysts - What and What to Do

Very runny eyes - Cats - Without squinting or redness. Why?

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.

Parasitology (Worms and Bugs)

Fleas and How To Treat with Links

"Additional Subjects":

"Poop" Diarrhea the "How To" Discussion

Knee Braces for Dogs

"Leg Tremors in Dogs" RLS Parkinson's Nope. Harmless too.

EGC Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

Radiation for Cat Hyperthyroidism

Putting a Big Dog Down for Repeated Human-Biting

The Lady Who Wanted to Be Buried With Her Dog


Oxyfresh - Full Details, Illustrations, Handouts and Sources


Meibomian Gland Cysts What They Are and What To Do

PIE Eosinophilic Asthma

No Steroids Policy Killing Dogs

Delayed Type Hypersensitivity Reactions

Dislocated Hip

Geraniol: The OG of Terpenoids and Antioxidants. (Ref I) (Ref II) (Ref III) (Ref IVThe idea is that this naturally occurring antioxidant has numerous benefits including 'anti-cancer' benefits. My guess is that it's NOT exactly the geraniol specifically but ANYTHING that is *that* powerfully antioxidant.

NutriSuppz Anxiolytic - Good?

Narcissism: An Exploration of The Spectrum From Benign to Malignant.

Omega Paw Elite Self Cleaning Litter Box Large (Not electric - Not $499 either. LOL)

There's another one of these that sometimes opens when you roll it. Oops! But this one is upgraded with thicker material and better clips. You just roll it and it cleans itself into a scoop inside. PATENTED SELF CLEANING SIFTING GRATE Separates waste from clean litter. It uses clumping litter. It's super-highly reviewed on Amazon. (Buy One Here for under $80)

Best Brush Ever

This is the best brush on the planet. This is the one I use on Ajax and I *did* used to use a Furminator - used to recommend that but for Ajax, it kinda grated on his elbows and knees. This is smoother and it CLEANS itself with the push of the button on the back the tines retract and then you just remove the mat of hair. They're cheaper than you'd think, too!

Amazon has them click here.

This is one of the foods I like the best for my own dog Ajax.
It combines a good price, home-delivery, a healthy formulation with moderate taste and calories and delivers a good clean poop. Careful though: The bags look similar even though pellet size and age-to-feed differs. You could end up with a bag of large bites for your Yorkie.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Turkey and Brown Rice.

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.

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.

They are ALSO available right down the street at just about any store that sells makeup or cotton balls. So good.

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