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Without taking too much of your time, let me show you some new resources, which are of benefit to Dog, Cat, Koi and Pondfish Lovers.
I did a page and a video on dental cleaning in dogs and WHY – it's not just cosmetic in fact that's secondary: It's actually the comfort of the dog to eliminate / control dental disease with recession of the gum line and exposure of roots. Also, and MOST importantly, the elimination of bacteria going from the very capillary-rich gums into the airway, and bloodstream.
I also did a video and page on a Way to control and eliminate bad breath in dogs SIMPLY by addition of a product called Oxyfresh to the dog's water. It's a perishable disinfectant that the dog can safely drink, and then it's inactivated by the HCl (stomach acid) — so there's no disinfection of the "good Bacteria" in the gut. That's here.
A video you might also like is about Koi and Pond Fish Ulcer Disease. This link takes you to a three video series which covers the causes, and management of Koi Ulcer Disease / Body Sores and Finrot. It's a Springtime disorder for the most part. You will learn a LOT from the video.
Lastly for this resource announcement is a way of supporting pH in your pond or aquarium. It makes "PH Crash" a thing of the past. The video talks about a PILL made of Plaster of Paris. The video shows you HOW to make the pills, WHY to make them, WHEN to use them, WHEN NOT to use them, HOW they work, HOW LONG they usually last, and a LOT more. That's why the "pH PIll" videos are a series of three starting with the link I put in this paragraph.
I hope you like these items.
How To Support pH in Aquatic Systems like ponds and aquaria with more convenience and even better residual safety.
There are two videos on Youtube done by Dr. Erik Johnson regarding a way to make a pH Buffer into a pill form, that slowly dissolves to support pH and prevent pH Crash. A real thing.
It's as easy as making pills of Plaster of Paris but then again, it's NOT that simple. You need the right Plaster and you need to make sure they are VERY dry before you use them.
- What fish should NOT be exposed to PH Pills?
- Where should you put the pH Pills?
- How long do they last and what impacts that?
- What do you make these in and how does the oven factor in their production?
My second marriage was driven by an issue of hardship for the mother.
She had lost her husband to prison, and suddenly had inadequate income to support their four kids.
So before her husband had even been sentenced, she was on EHarmony and picked me out. She researched my veterinary license and checked me out on social media to make sure that I was a strong earner, and basically a good person, and reached out. She used her counseling skills to assess my needs, and provided those. I’m a “fixer” and I was needed, and made to feel that way.
I adopted the kids within months at the request of their family, to protect them from their father who was in prison for abuse of those kids. But that was my undoing.
She and her kids were emotionally and financially supported for four and a half years. When she no longer needed me because her new business had become profitable (I paid her car note, cell phone, insurance and 100% of her needs while her new business startup was in the red), I was ejected from the family in a extremely hostile divorce complaint, a result of which is I am saddled with providing $200,000 in alimony, health insurance coverage and child support for seven years. We were only married for 4 1/2 years and not a drop of my blood flows in their veins. I am paying child support for kids that aren't even of my making, and I've only known for 4.5 years. Even her parents turned on me as a financial target (and bankrolled her divorce proceedings). Ironically, my Alimony reimburses her for the entire expense. (“And then some”).
The adoption had been intended to protect the kids from their actual father, but it turned out to be nefariously intended for their mother’s financial portfolio as well.
I have to live with the fact that I was just a pragmatic solution, a necessary “utensil”. Obviously not particularly wanted, loved, respected or valued.
Or at least not valued for anything that couldn’t be replaced by the letter of the law in a divorce proceeding, than would be provided in a marriage. Namely, a male presence and emotional availability. The message was clear: “That will be all, my drone, you may go now, but your money stays.”
Less than 60 days after filing for divorce, she was back on E harmony chatting with doctors; (including myself under the pseudonym of a Canton radiologist of the appropriate age and income level).
When I realized that I was just a tool, it annihilated my trust and belief in that family. I had never encountered anything so reptilian.
On sad reflection, I believe that besides myself, the most significant victims are the children. Besides a few years of marriage, I have no significant ties to the adults/history/culture of that family. Besides my longterm financial tether, I can completely exit the blast radius of that kind of calculating, Machiavellian world-view. The kids were born into it, and may have difficulty avoiding some of the behaviors they may internalize as ‘normal’.
My hope is that some day I will be regarded accurately as the gullible ‘patsy’ that bought their freedom from mandatory visitation with their biological father and who paid their way until they were 18.
#KarriLynnJohnson #Karri-Lynn-Johnson #Karri-Wright #Karri-Williams
I don't think Koi and Goldfish viruses could be covered better than the following documents. These are things I found online visiting some sites while I got my USDA/accreditation. They open as flip books. You have to have Flash but they open plain, Flash, regular and mobile. Pretty neat.
The viruses covered include Spring viremia, the Herpes Viruses. Koi and Goldfish both get Herpes Viruses.
The BEST one of all is something you haven't seen unless you went for your Veterinary Accreditation for USDA and took the module – – Emerging Viruses of Koi and Goldfish.
Also a link or two to some recent videos I released lately.
I'll explain how cannabis (THC) tetrahydrocannabinol kills cancer cells. It's amazing. It doesn't work on slow-dividing cells, but works quite well on the softer, smaller and more rapidly growing cancers. Especially in areas where surgery is poorly considered. As an adjunct to ANY cancer therapy, consider the positive effects on appetite, nausea, cancer cell survival times, and pain relief as well as reduction in anxiety.
Ultra Low Carb Feeding Takes No-Grain to the Next Level
Ultra Low Carb Feeding, Like Raw Diet for Dogs, only it's Not Raw.
A video I'd like you to look at:
A shorter, simplified video regarding using ultra low carb feeding to reign in the weight of dogs on the glucose / carb appetite-machine and improving their skin due to adverse food reactions to grain rich diets. Keys include changing diets slowly, mixing low carb foods with water but not making them soggy, feeding ONLY ultra low carb and not changing back and forth or concurrently, and giving freeze dried liver treats as snacks instead of carbs.
- Skin improves.
- Weight drops.
- Appetite normalizes. May even drop off for a few days.
- At a lower body weight, life is prolonged.
Fish Health Help & Other Pet Resources
Welcome to Dr Johnson’s web presence, sites linked based on pet health, pet keeping advice, fish health and answers to questions like “My fish are sick, what should I do?” as well as supporting various aspects of the Koi & Fish health topic. Pet information regarding kennels and some small business ventures are also discussed in these web sites. Hope you like them. Below is a listing of my secondary sites, my major sites include: Koivet.com, Drjohnson.com, Koifoods.com, plus my Youtube Channels, Koivet.com and Fishmedicines, Diseases and Treatments.
An orientation to sick Koi and pond fish crises for 2018. An overview of what you can do to start reigning in fish losses.
Help For Sick Fish Koi & Pond Fish Disease Season 2018 Intro
"My Fish Is Sick, What Should I Do?" is the cry of the season, and it's all going back to water quality. I got off the phone with a person who assured me the situation with his pond was bacterial and not water quality. I said "To help you ANY more, I will require n actual number for the pH Ammonia and Nitrite. And an actual number for temperature, not "They're all good"
He emailed back: "My pH has crashed. You were right. It's 6.2" And so the bacterial lesions he was seeing were actually the least of his worries and probably caused by the deteriorated water. So there's that.
In the most basic of "summaries": You can't use it in people, and it causes new cancer in about 15-18/300 NON-elderly dogs. Severe bacterial/fungal infections in @30-35/300 dogs.
Now let's get to the meat and potatoes:
Video "Apoquel and Cancer in Dogs"
A customer asked me about a new medication called Apoquel. It is prescribed for dogs that are itching because of allergic reactions to substances, fleas, and more. Apparently it is effective in many of the cases it is used in. If you check the internet, you will read hysterical reports from some of the dog breeder sites that say that "50% of animals getting Apoquel will die of cancer". Not surprising. However a veterinary dermatologist who prescribes Apoquel regularly arrives at a more refined / conservative conclusion per the packaging material and that is that about 5% of animals getting apoquel will suffer cancer. However in that author's opinion (the dermatologist's) it was thought that 5% of non-elderly animals would have gotten cancer over the course of a year anyway. I disagree. Because, if you read the testing results more closely they were able to attribute specific cancers to Apoquel. It was not usually random; in the types of cancer contracted. Later on in this article I will list the specific answers researchers found in Apoquel studies.
In almost all of the trials, cancer was not the most common negative side effect. Severe infections and pneumonia were also noted to the extent that in some cases the trial had to be stopped for those animals. Depending upon how you interpret the results of these studies, upwards of 10 percent and possibly closer to 20 percent of animals had significant reactions that compromised quality of life as a result of this medication.
Apoquel has been around a while. It was out in late 2013 and was not tested in many animals at all. It has a fearsome list of direct effects…..and to create THAT much cancer and pneumonia in such a tiny study group of no more than 500 dogs, total. :u(
Better than twelve percent of all dogs given Apoquel developed: pneumonia, bullous foot and node infections, or any one of a dozen cancers directly related to Apoquel.
It isn't used in people, and even has hazard instructions if you simply get it on your skin. (Open / broken capsule)
300+/- Dogs in field trial:
Eighteen dogs were euthanized because of suspected malignant neoplasms: including thoracic metastatic, abdominal metastatic, splenic, frontal sinus, and intracranial neoplasms, and transitional cell carcinoma after 17, 120, 175, 49, 141, and 286 days of APOQUEL administration, respectively. Two dogs each developed a Grade II mast cell tumor after 52 and 91 days of APOQUEL administration, respectively. One dog developed low grade B-cell lymphoma after 392 days of APOQUEL administration. Two dogs each developed an apocrine gland adenocarcinoma (one dermal, one anal sac) after approximately 210 and 320 days of APOQUEL administration, respectively. One dog developed a low grade oral spindle cell sarcoma after 320 days of APOQUEL administration.
From the above statistic, what is commonly overlooked is that those all occurred within a group of less than 300 animals.
When they went from clinical to field trials; 6% (six-point-zero-percent) of their study got cancer!
Infections were essentially twice as common (@10%) but only a few were life-threatening or lethal.
It's just too immunosuppressive.
The doctor-to-consumer selling point is; "It won't cause thirst hunger and weight gain like prednisone-category meds". Which is crazy-attractive I know. But the risks are too high in most patients with the garden variety itching.
This may come as a big surprise to some people, but drug manufacturers quite possibly rely on the fact that folks won't read the fine print, and I suspect even some doctors won't. When I refer to fine print I am NOT necessarily talking about the 'massaged' fine print provided by the manufacturer. Sometimes better and more accurate information can be interpreted from National Institutes of Health, publicly funded research and university level tracts, and PubMed.
Apoquel is powerfully immune suppressive, not unlike Cyclosporine (Atopica°) however Apoquel is in a drug class and category by itself.
So far, I don't know much that is as safe, or cheap as steroids for skin issues (whose cause is exclusive to other infectious causes), but; nutrition is making headway.
Dr Erik Johnson
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Dec 2017: I have posted a video of the first dog I've gotten off Apoquel (without cancer). We took advantage of information on low carb / carb intolerance in dogs. His video is somewhere in this thread. Sorry.
I put details and citations of this article at: drjohnson.com/apoquel.html
"Sciency" folks wanted me to 'back up my random internet post' so I just linked to Zoetis' own prescriber information. That was easy peasy. I'm sure they wish they didn't have to post their fine print on the internet LOL.
For the record, I don't like Prednisone much either. It's the mildest thing (that works) for now, but I am ALWAYS on the hunt for the Grail.
Addendum: Between the above writing and July 2017, I have put five cases on it after a lot of discussion with owners about possible consequences. I am already back down to four cases on Apoquel since Bella T. now has lymphoma and has left the group. In fairness, Bella was better off dead than in the skin she lived in before Apoquel. Which is the only criteria I use these days before putting a dog on Apoquel. It works extremely well.