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
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
The arthritis “triad” is a combination of THREE commonly used medications for canine arthritis discomfort. Tramadol is used WITH the other three medications in highly severe cases of osteoarthritis pain. Normally “triad” refers to the combination of Deramax, Methocarbamol and Gabapentin. Methocarbamol and Gabapentin have a WIDE therapeutic index but given together can make a dog kind of “out of it” at first. Continue reading Triad
I’ve answered this question a thousand times and never wrote anything down ha ha ha ha. This article answers all possible quesstions from what to feed, how much to feed, what brands to feed, when to feed and how many times a day to feed among other concerns. It’s downloadable or read online. Continue reading Feeding Puppies (Exhaustive, Complete)
Diarrhea is a Black Box. You Can’t Tell What’s In There.
See also: drjohnson.com/poop
Diarrhea is a Black Box
Research seems to be validating more and more of Linus Pauling’s hypotheses about Vitamin C (ascorbate). Linus Pauling won the Nobel Prize, twice. Continue reading Vitamin C Ascorbate for dogs
Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxer used in the arthritis “triad” I published on recently. How could a MUSCLE relaxer impact arthritis, especially in the hips? It’s possible that it’s a little-known spasm in the pectineal muscles. Continue reading Methocarbamol for HIP Arthritis? Whaaaaaaat?
Blue Spray is surgical grade Chlorhexidine solution (not scrub) which happens to have benefits in cleansing a dog’s skin, clearing yeasts living in the coat, cutting oils from seborrhea, killing germs living in the skin without oral antibiotics in some cases and keeping the coat fresh smelling. All at a reasonable cost and effort. Continue reading Blue Spray Chlorhexidine For Atopy
Well, never, if you’re a retired Human Dentist because human dentists are veterinary experts now, because they read an article.
But the facts are only half-presented in her diatribes against the whole world who wants to spay and neuter animals. (See here) Continue reading When To Spay or Neuter a Dog
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.