Copperhead Snakebite

Copperhead head

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.

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Claro

A duplicate of the other Claro article for clients who type in drjohnson.com/claro

Claro One Time Ear Treatment for Canine Otitis Externa

Outer ear infections can be treated with a one-time application of a medicine called “Claro” which contains three medications to combat fungi, bacteria and inflammation. The owner doesn’t have to apply anything, and in fact, should avoid getting anything in the ear which might dissolve or remove the Claro treatment

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Assessment of Silybin / Which is Pretty Much “Denamarin” (Of Which I Hold a Low Opinion)

Denamarin was a “me too” veterinary preparation of Milk Thistle sold as a ‘proprietary’ answer to the far-more-effective “Urso” which is ‘ursodehydrocholic acid’ and had been working WELL for liver disease, cirrhotic, fibrotic, infectious….But Veterinarians didn’t ‘control’ the drug and there was a generic. Milk Thistle contains minuscule amounts of UDCA and so it was … Read more

Dogs and Cats Shouldn’t Have Chicken Butts

Dogs and cats should never have chicken in their butt. Trying to get your attention with that headline. How does chicken end up in the butts of dogs and cats? (Alternative title: “Inflammatory bowel disease due to whole protein maldigestion in colon” much less provocative.) The gastrointestinal tract could be broken into three segments. The … Read more

Overgrown Head Growth, Cap or Wen in Orandas

Overgrown Head Growth, Cap or Wen in Orandas A peculiar disorder of goldfish is the overgrowth of the cap to the extent that the eyes are covered. In most instances, this does not matter to the fish. Blind fish can apprehend food as effectively as the sighted colleagues in the aquarium. However, it is true … Read more

Robitussin DM (Guaifenesin) For Dogs

Robitussin DM (Get it) Has been recommended for your dog. (Printable version) There’s good news, by the way. Robitussin DM is available in a pill form. When you’re dosing that, there are two parts: Guaifenesin and dextromethorphan. You dose based on the Guaifenesin. So the dose for Guaifenesin in dogs is 3-5mg per kg up … Read more

Tooth Root Abscesses and Swelling Under the Eye in the Canine

Canine tooth root abscesses are common, and sometimes there’s more than meets the eye. What if it’s cancer from Apoquel? How can you tell? What should you do? How do you treat a tooth root abscess, antibiotics? Is it always ‘yanking the tooth’? Canine tooth root abscess management Management of a canine tooth root is … Read more