Snake Bite (Envenomation) of Dog or Cat by Copperhead
(Alt Copperhead Snake Bite)
With the turn of Veterinary Medicine towards ‘not using steroids’ in animals, I’ve watched delayed-type-hypersensitivity reactions, and Addisonian-crises dogs die in the care of knowledgeable Emergency Clinic and Specialty Hospital clinicians. I’ve seen Copperhead bites cause unnecessary damage, and take weeks to heal. Continue reading Copperhead Snakebite
Uses Vicryl small suture, 2-0 or smaller.
One knot finishes the whole line and the tails can’t get into the eye.
2-0 Vicryl is used in case any suture remains in the skin there will be minimal consequence.
The suture starts with a very long tail at the edge of the lid. The pattern is a simple continuous, except with each returning throw you either capture or avoid the first ‘free end’ as it follows the line down to the terminus of the incision. Continue reading New Suture Pattern for V-Plasty
Small yard features under $100,000. Lol If you have a lot of money, ignore this and get a professional to do sod and Mondo….
What do you do AROUND the NORMAL feature? Grass?
Grass seed is just okay but doesn’t handle trampling. Roll on grass sheets are a little better. Still doesn’t do ok with trampling…. Continue reading Sod or Plugs Around A Pond
I am a fan of Vitamin C in dogs. (And people)
I take 2 grams once a day. That’s not a recommendation but it IS a statement of experience. I know how it feels, tastes and it’s influence on my health and habits. (There is a concern about bowel effects and I’ve experienced none) Continue reading Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) for Dogs In Powder Form
Pilling The Impossible Pet Dog or Cat
You will need:
- A Muzzle
- A Pill Crusher
- A bulb syringe (Kids Nose Snot Sucker)
A LOT of the time, you have to give a medicine to a dog or cat that won’t eat.
Worse, there are dogs who have no problem at all with biting their owners. (My dog would sooner die)
When you get a dog that won’t eat a pill, in a treat or piece of cheese or bread, you need to push the pill down their throat, or make it into a ‘drink’. And syringe that into the dog. Continue reading Pilling The Impossible Pet Dog or Cat
How To: Build a Woodpecker Feeder. It’s time to figure out what it would take to keep the woodpeckers from beating up our houses. So I’ve designed a woodpecker feeding station, with the intent to keep them so ‘full’, they have no interest in your house anymore. Just so you’re aware, I am not an ornithologist, I don’t even know what that means, and I could be completely wrong. Continue reading Woodpecker Feeders