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All Things Dog and Cat, canine and feline diseases, treatments, trends, nutrition and more.

Feeding a Dog in One Page

How to Feed a Dog In One Page

So when my clients come in, the single most common physical exam “defect” I find is the dog’s weight. And the thing is, they’re quadripeds which means they bear a lot of weight straight ACROSS the back and not up-and-down like we do.

And they’re not gifted with endless spinal health so “He can’t get up” is the death knell for the big dogs and DCM / airway embarrassment is the end of a lot of toy breeds –  BOTH mitigate by weight.

So how does LEPTIN play in this? Learn below.

How Leptin Plays in Feeding a Dog Correctly and How Much to Feed.

Atopy – The Leading Cause of “Itching” in Marietta, Georgia

Atopy is a condition in which multiple ‘systems’ (airway, skin, eyes, ears) may become inflamed and pruritic (itchy) because to some animals, “ground level micropollution” breaks out their skin and surfaces, like pink insulation does to me.

Imagine how you would lick your feet if you walked barefoot in pink insulation all day?

How your sinuses would run down the back of your throat (post-nasal-drip) if you lived in a house with exposed insulation.

Atopy can even affect the ears and eyes.

Here’s my latest discussion in two, succinct pages that talk about Atopy and some new ideas I’ve had, and the second page talks about some treatments.

 

 

 

 

https://drjohnson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ATOPY.pdf

 

 

 

The Definitive “Arthritis in Dogs” E-Book Free

“Arthritis in dogs” is a free online e-Book, bringing home the most important points I make with my clients as I counsel on mobility issues in older aging dogs.

The absolute most important issue in the management of mobility issues associated with aging and arthritis is the WEIGHT of the dog. I see dogs all the time that are at 70% carrying capacity under 130-150% load.

Fat dogs on crappy joints. 

Continue reading The Definitive “Arthritis in Dogs” E-Book Free

The Epic “Arthritis Triad” Approach to Canine Arthritis

I’m no genius but these three medicines work wonders on Arthritis in canines. I’m sure it’s because it intercepts three out of five of the common factors in canine arthritic symptoms. (I’ll pick all that in another article)

  • Here’s the three medicines
  • How they’re used
  • What we want to achieve
  • What we do with those results

Best regards

Doc Johnson

The Arthritis Triad

Kidney Failure in Young(“ish”) Cats

Kidney Failure in Young(“ish”) Cats

See also:  Kidney Results

When you get blood work back on a pet (Cat), it’s about nine years old and it shows kidney failure it’s not always clear what’s going on. There’s another test or two that you’d run on a dog and there are some tests you could run on a cat. Actually, there are ways to spend thousands. Or, treat the treatable? Give this a listen.

The above does not constitute advice or replace the necessary input of your regular veterinarian within the confines of a VCPR. The above is as much a ‘document’ for the benefit of a particular client I sent to this, as it is to others who may face the same situation.