Triad

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.

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Trip to Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery @ Zokomo

I went to Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery this spring to give a seminar for the folks at Garden State Koi –  it was a LOT of fun. I put the notes on here somewhere. 

There was a guy there named Andrew Hedman and he shot a bunch of video and pieced it together into a tour of Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery and it’s a good video. Pretty much captures the meat-and-potatoes of that visit. 

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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. 

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Covid

COVID 19 Protocols & Policies, October 2020

“Please wait in your car, call 770 977 5377 and we’ll call you there to bring your pet to the door at your appointed time. We’ll have him back to you in a short time (and sanitized) and you’ll get a call DURING or AFTER the appointment depending on the need for communication.” 

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DHEA 2019

DHEA So there are hormone systems in the body which involve testosterone in males and estrogen in females. Those hormones are vital in the performance of the young male or young female dog or cat, reproductively, as well as for strength, endurance, overall health, muscle mass bone density fitness. Very solid studies have demonstrated that … Read more

Case: Can My Dog Food Cause DCM? Cardiomyopathy?

Hi, Dr. Johnson, Just ran into this article on the internet and was horrified that the food from Costco that was recommended to us is on this list. Should we stop feeding the “Nature’s Domain” to our dog? https://whdh.com/news/fda-announces-dog-food-brands-that-could-cause-heart-failure Answer to: Can My Dog Food Cause DCM? Cardiomyopathy? A diet that’s truly “grain free” BUT … Read more

How Cold Laser, (K-Laser) Red Light Therapy Works

Many people have not heard about Cold Laser, or Laser Therapy, Red Light Therapy. It’s basically red. light. Want an audio explanation of how laser really works at the cellular level? (Click to listen) The “veterinary” version of laser is called “K-Laser” and I have no idea what the “K” stands for but the unit … Read more

How (Not) To Adopt A Rescue Dog

“I’m going to go see a dog today that I am thinking about adopting. It’s a rescue, is there anything I should be looking for?“ Without a doubt the first thing you have to do, is add 15 to your current age. Take that number and put it at the end of the following sentence: … Read more

Euthanasia Consent Form

All dogs and cats ‘wear out’ or face ‘end of life’ and when it’s time, there’s things we do. Euthanasia is one of those things. Georgia and a bunch of lawyers got together and made it necessary to make a “form” that gets signed to allow euthanasia. Nothing fancy, really. But it identifies someone as … Read more