Ms. has a nasty torn toenail *again*. I’m attaching an image for your review and opinion if we need to bring her to the office today (Tuesday). The injury happened Monday afternoon. Treatment provided has been a couple of soakings in warm water and cleaning as she would tolerate with antibiotic solution from my med bag. No dressing has been applied.
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Yeah pull that off. If you think you'll get bitten, bring her in. I'll do it.
Epsom soak occasionally. (When looking dirty or crusty)
It can be licked. They'll clean 'em better than you can. With less pain.
Needs antibiotics (if mine, I would) to prevent infection ascending the capillary bed.) Sometimes infection gets into the third phalanx (“fingertip” and the bone turns into a bulky 'hive' of germs and lytic bone. And has to be removed.
You can call the office (in this case because I've seen it) and ask 'em to fill Baytril, Zeniquin, Clindamycin, Clavamox or Simplicef for at least a week.
So I just saw Lexxie T. the terrier and she has this mouth like, it’s brand new. And she’s ELEVEN years old.
So, what this owner did was have the teeth professionally cleaned. (We did it) and she IMMEDIATELY started on this Leba III dental spray. Just once a day, at night before bed: She opens Lexxie’s mouth and sprays ONE pump of spray onto her tongue and encourages her to go lay down and sleep. No water or food, just >spritz< and that’s it. Off to bed.
She also uses Dentastix. Lots of my clients give Dentastix, but their dog’s mouths are ‘just okay’ like Toy Story II.
Lexxie’s teeth are unusual. And I think it’s the Leba III
They’re sparse with the ingredients. And it’s made in Canada and the label’s primarily in French but there’s an English 'sig' you can understand. I don’t know what’s in it, but it works.
Mrs. T said it was expensive, and it is: Like $45 but a bottle will last months. That’s a better deal than Oxyfresh.
Resources when facing fish health diseases, symptoms of illness like white spot, and parasite treatments.
There is a lot of information on the internet but it can come from inexperienced sources, and in many cases now, may be a ‘bad-translation’ of stolen content. It’s a “thing” these days.
“Change enough words and it’s not plagiarism!” so they say. And when non-English speakers are ‘changing words’ I’ve seen some amazing errors.
The best fish health information can be found on DrJohnson.com because it’s coming from ONE person and not a panel of self proclaimed experts. (Forums)
Other sites in the same family include: Fishdoc.co.uk and Koivet.com
But, sometimes you don’t want a computer near the pond, and prefer details in a written paperback format so, perhaps your best bet is Dr Erik Johnson’s textbook “Koi Health & Disease” 2.
It’s written in a cookbook “How to” format that almost anyone could understand. It’s been well reviewed. In fact, the ONLY criticism of the book on Amazon.com is that the images inside the book are black-and-white greyscale. You don’t lose any information with that, but people expect full color these days.
Another resource is Fishtreatments.com (A sister site to drjohnson.com) Things are different on that site.
At that Fishtreatments web site, which calls itself a “What To Buy For That Bug” web site, you get the symptom, plus a brief description and then HOW TO TREAT IT.
You’ll see an emphasis on improving water quality but you’re not left wondering how to do that. Everything is spelled out from lighting to filtration, medications and resources on how to use them –
The site focuses on Amazon.com-availability because they have Prime shipping, which allows virtually overnight delivery of most things.
You’re just LUCKIER when your local pond supplies store has everything in stock.
Many times they do.
Goodbye Dear One
How old am I?
I just couldn’t say,
I lived in the moment,
For each day to day.
All I’ve known
Is chase, and play
Guarding you, to
Do as you say.
It’s been so great
to be in your Pack
Included in all things,
We each “got our backs”
But then life got harder
I gladly endured,
For the love of my family
It kept my heart moored.
Then like a pen,
I ran out of ink,
It got harder to move
Even harder to think.
And when it got bad
My people took note;
“We should send him to Heaven”
Came the merciful vote.
So, again I’ll stand tall,
with The Dog’s endless spirit
To serve as a new pup,
The one who endears it.
by Dr. Erik Johnson
Dr Johnson writes a brief article with video of the phenomenon, as an explanation for why overweight cats often “chew the air” (and anything else they can reach) when you scratch the top of their tails.
Here’s a link to “My Cat Bites Me or The Air When I Scratch His Tail Top”
Excerpted from this candid and accurate article:
“When a dog is eventually at a healthy weight it will get PICKY about dry dog food. If we left it at that, our dogs would never get fat.
At that point it’s your call whether you mix something in the dry food to coaxe a lean dog to eat, or simply let her eat per her needs, and stay lean.
“She stopped liking her food. She just wouldn’t eat it.”
This is because they don’t NEED many calories when they’re mostly indoors, lean and healthy.”
Dr Johnson goes over how a dog should eat and describes the “figure” most dogs should have. This makes it easier for owners of “heavy” dogs to recognize the problem.