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.
I should talk with Dr Phil about this, huh?
Dear Ex Wife from E-Harmony:
We were married only four and a half years, but I have seven more years of child support to pay you and not a single drop of my blood is in any of your kids' veins.
When I met you, and your four kids, the stated intent of their adoption was to protect them from their father, (your ex-husband), Mr. Jessie Williams. A strategy requested by you, your parents, endorsed by me, and everyone else who knew about it. They were "Karri and Jessie's kids", and I'd known them only a few months, but I was willing to sign that piece of paper to protect them from being HIS kids on his release from prison. And we all understood that. But it was a set up. And only a few years later it was twisted and abused as hard as your dad, you, and your lawyers could dream up. Nine months of twisting that dagger in my back to settle your suit for divorce. And then making me pay for your attorneys / alimony on top of seven years of child support and health insurance.
I was there for you and the kids, through thick and thin. Doctor’s appointments, trinkets, from trampolines to trumpets, your surgeries, paid for and took you to your meetings with Brian Smith, cruises, I paid for kids cars, lived at hospitals, paid everyone's health insurance, paid for, opened and supported your businesses, all manner of financial bail outs, picked you up off the floor over and over and over and over and over… and over and over….. and over and over…. I was deeply scarred by the experiences we shared through a harrowing time in your life. You and your four kids were expensive to support until your business took off; but as soon as your receivables showed positive cash flow to contribute to the family budget, you left. And you turned on me like a vicious, stone-cold sociopath.
I'll be paying you roughly a hundred dollars every *DAY* until 2023, as my repayment for adopting your kids, at your request, to allow to prevent you having to share them with your ex husband Jessie Williams. So not only did you secure your kids' protection from one man, you got them paid for by another.
No experience of karma in our lives will ever equal the betrayal and abuse of the good intentions of what (and who) the adoption was really for.
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.
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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.
So there comes a time when you need to find a set of stairs or a ramp to help your dog get up onto the bed? I mean, if your dog sleeps on the bed.
So what I've done is curated a mess of dog beds and steps that are functional, well rated, and attractive. My personal favorite are the higher quality, furniture grade dog steps / stairs with carpet on the runners. It's amazing how many different sizes and prices are available.
So when I built http://hscri.org/ I made the site to allow you to sort JUST dog beds and stairs and then sort them by price. I specifically omitted crappy dog beds. The kinds of dog beds that a dog wouldn't use unless they HAD to. Like if they were caged with the dog bed, they'd use it.
And of course in the Cool Dog Beds section I put dog beds I'd like to have for ajax.
So check out the dog steps and stairs at HRSCI.org.
Dr Erik Johnson
How Can You Tell If Your Koi Food is Good Or Bad?
Do You Know How To Read and Assess A Koi Food Label?
Is Your Koi Food Priced On Par With Better Foods?
Koifoods.com is a curated web site where Dr Erik Johnson rates and assesses more than twenty Koi Foods and teaches about Koi nutrition, nutrients, and feed labels so you can understand what's going on, and make good choices.
Then, the Koi foods are broken into groups (ratings) and you can even shop by quality and price.
Some very good foods can be bought very affordably.
Some of the very most expensive foods (over $10/lb) are poorly formulated. But you'd never know without Koifoods.com
Learn about Koi and Pond Fish Nutrition, read the articles and shop the shop. You can choose from A, B and C grade foods and for a real savings, buy food from the "I Wouldn't Feed This to MY Koi" category lol
Now, a word on that…If the food is in the "I Wouldn't Feed…" category it usually means there's a cheaper food with better formulation. NOT that the food is badly done.
Dr Erik Johnson