This morning, everything looks normal, but we are going to watch her closely in case it happens again. This was not like a stye, it was like a "white" cherry eye, a membrane that rose up from under the lower eye lid. I thought maybe it was a cherry eye starting up.
I still wonder if eye drops would help with her allergy mucus buildup in her eyes. I think I am going to get some and try them.
Our 5 year old Cocker Spaniel just came in from outside and we noticed there is a "white" bulge in the bottom inside corner of her right eye. When we got her as a 10 month old in 2008, she had cherry eye in her left eye, which we had operated on and fixed.
She has always been bothered by pollens, etc at certain times of the year, and lately it has been real bad. We have been wiping "eye buggers" out of her eyes a good bit the last few days.
My question is, could this white bulge be a plugged tear duct, since the cherry eye was red. Or is this a cherry eye just starting?
Also, I heard somewhere that you can put regular over the counter human eye/tear drops in a dogs eyes to help with dry eye. Anyone have an opinion one way or the other on this?
I guess if she is not better in the morning, we will be visiting the weekend emergency clinic. Nothing ever happens until Friday evening or Saturday.
Our Hoover Nano Lite vacuum cleaner was purchased for the RV, but it is used full time in the house and then goes on vacation with us when we leave. The two things we don't ever leave home without are the Nano Lite and the Cocker Spaniel. Our large Kenmore is now an orphan.
I live in NW Travis County, Bee Cave, close to Lake Travis and our weather this past winter has been very mild. We did have a windy day on Feb. 25th that blew shingles off several houses in our neighborhood, but that is rare. Our weather would be about the same as Stonewall. You might check the LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority)web site. They track and report all sort of weather related topics.
When we got our Cocker Spaniel in 2008, she was pretty much full grown, about 25 lbs. I, at our Vet's suggestion, purchased a 26X18X18 Bargain Hound Crate, but DW would not hear of her sleeping in it at the time, so it was never used. Lately, I have started putting her into the crate for a few hours at a time, and it seems to be working pretty well. My question is, do you think the crate we have is big enough for a 25 to 27 lb Cocker or should I purchase the next size up which is 28L X 20.5W X 21.5H. I don't want her to feel like I am making her sleep in a sardine can.
Take a look at this one...works great, compact, versatile, powerful, easy to store...only down side for me is that it's bagless.....
We had the nano and it worked great so the DW put it in our house. We now have the newest version in fiver & it works great. I would recommend this vacuum.
Just bought one for our 5th wheel...wow
With two English Springers and tbey play in the sand all day..
The Nano works awesome.
The only problem with the Nano is that it is so good that you have to empty all the dirt and pet hair so often.
My understanding is that my G.S. Roadside Assistance covers "any vehicle" that I own. So, if my 27 year old son is driving a car that is owned by me and has my name on the title, and he breaks down, he can call G.S. Roadside Assistance and get towed or what ever help he needs?
Even tho the line has been discontinued, will Starcraft and your dealer stand behind the normal 1st year warranty? If so, I wouldn't have a problem purchasing it if it was the unit I really liked. Major items are normally covered by the manufacturer, i.e. Dometic, Coleman, Dometic, Atwood. Structure, roof and manufacturing defects/problems would be under the unit's warranty. On appliances, the dealer submits the warranty work/items to appliance mfg. anyway. I would worry about leaks, minor stuff you can't repair yourself if the dealer/Starcraft won't stand behind it. I haven't heard that Starcraft Mfg. has gone out of business. If so, I would think a second time and
probably buy it anyway if it was THE unit and purchase an extended warranty.
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As I mentioned, I found it on a consignment lot, so basically, it is a used unit. The date sticker on the license plate expires in March of 2013, so it was purchased and licensed in March of 2012, probably only a couple of months of warranty left. I had not even gotten to the point of thinking about warranty, I had never heard of the Lexion line, and was trying to get a little background on them. After I could not find much, I decided it was discontinued, and that I might be better off in the long run continuing my search. It is a real shame, because it looks like a beautiful first class rig.
I saw a 2012 Starcraft Lexion 344LKTS Fifth Wheel on a consignment lot this afternoon that was brand new, had never even been slept in. The bed still had the cellophane wrap on the mattress,and it had that great "new smell", not formaldehyde.
In looking around on the Internet, it appears the Lexion line of Fifth Wheels have been discontinued. Does anyone know the history of the brand, and why the Lexion 5ers have been dropped from production? It was beautiful and I was ready to try and figure out a way to purchase it, until I decided it was an orphan.
I had attended a Halloween party as an "Over The Hill Chippendale Dancer", dressed in a pair of white, long underwear, highlighted with a pair of red thong underwear over them. I did for modesty's sake, cover my 67 year old, 225 lb., bald headed, pot gutted frame with a robe which I would "flash open" every so often to excite/repulse the girls.
A few evenings later when I went to join the Forum, my name badge with "Chippendale" on it was laying on the desk by the computer. They asked for a "forum name" and I couldn't think of anything, so I just typed in "Chippendale".
I have a new Garmin nuvi that has a clamp-on suction cup on the bottom, and I purchased a NavGear Universal Dash Mat to stick it on instead of the windshield.
It will stay on the dash mat for about 15 or 20 minutes, and then it falls off. I am thinking about wiping both the hard plastic base on the dash mat and the rubber suction cup with one of my eyeglasses lens cleaning wipes to remove any oil that might be there, but am afraid it might dry out the rubber in the suction cup.
No problem with the mat sliding off the dash, just the GPS falling off the mat. Any suggestions?
I am the OP, and due to a computer malfunction, I have not read any of the posts since that of corgi-traveler, until this afternoon. We left the RV park Sunday afternoon and stopped by our local Tractor Supply just before they closed to pick up a bottle of "Cowboy Magic Detangler". Of course, with my luck, they were out of it, but the sales lady suggested "Mane 'n Tail Detangler", a product that she said was so safe she had even used it on her daughter. So with that endorsement, I purchased a bottle and headed home.
Before we would even let her out in the yard (did not want those seeds falling off in our grass), we put Dolly on a table and saturated each leg, one at a time, waited a few minutes to let it soak in, and then combed the burrs out with a metal toothed comb. They came right out, no trouble at all. It was much easier on Dolly and us than sitting there picking and pulling the burrs out of her dry hair. We just let it dry on her, there was no odor or anything.
Dolly recommends that everyone who has long haired, four legged kids, put a bottle of this stuff in their RV travel kits. I know, she won't ever let us leave home without it.
The majority of the burrs were #E Bur-clover with a few #G Sand-burs thrown in for good measure. The clover burrs are soft, and just stick to and work into the hair, but do not hurt. If she got a sand burr in her pad, of course, the walk stopped until it was removed.
Thanks for all the information everyone has posted, I don't know if we have Foxtails in our part of the country, but I sure am going to watch out for them in the future.
Again, thanks for all the info on the dangers of different burrs.
We are at a rally at the Skyline Ranch RV Park in Bandera, TX with our cocker spaniel and because of the grass burrs everywhere in this park we are leaving a day early. Every time we walk her, we have to spend about 30 minutes trying to comb the burrs out. No fun for her or us either.
My question is, do you think if when we get home, it would help to put her in the bath tub and coat her legs with creme rinse before trying to get the rest of the burrs out? I would think they might come out easier while she is wet and soaked with creme rinse. I don't want to chance having these burr/seeds spread around our yard, so I want to get rid of them as soon as possible.
Has anyone used creme rinse for burr removal?
DW found a notice in one of her women's magazines that; "When crossing state lines with your pet, you're required to obtain a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection from your vet that confirms the animal shows no signs of contagious disease." The article says the fine could be "between $100 and $1,000, depending on the state."
I know you have to have proper paper work to take pets across national borders, but have never heard about doing it for state borders. Any one ever had any experience with this?
We have been on the road about a month and a half, and notice that frost is starting to form on the top of freezer unit, and this morning we noticed that some frozen waffles were not so frozen anymore and our ice cream is getting soft. The ref. is on the AC mode right now.
Having always had "frost free" refrigerators at home, I am not too up on how frost build up will affect regular ref. cooling.
Do you think defrosting will solve our cooling issue? Or do I need service?
We had our Cocker Spaniel's teeth cleaned about a year ago, and the cost was about $300 as the Vet said it was customary to put her to sleep to do it.
Today, a friend told me that she had her dogs teeth cleaned at one of the "Big Box Pet Stores" and they charged her $25.00. I asked if they just brushed the dog's teeth and she said no.
What is the average going rate for teeth cleaning in your area, and where do you have it done?
My son has given me a small pocket altimeter which has to have the barometric pressure calculated each time you want to use it. A couple of weeks ago, I got to talking to the guy in the space next to us about it and he suggested I get a Garmin GPS like he had because it had an altimeter feature. He had the Garmin 1450 LMT, and he showed me the altimeter on his.
I researched the web and found that I could get a refurbished 1490 LMT for a good bit less money than the 1450. They both looked to be the same, the only difference seemed to be that the 1490 had the Bluetooth feature which was not important to me, but being a lower price I would take it.
Before the GPS arrived, my neighbor moved on, and I have not been able to get the altitude feature to show. Does anyone know how to make this feature work, or did I screw up and order a unit without the feature? I can't find any mention of an altimeter in the little literature they sent with the unit.
The info on the order page of both units did not mention the altimeter, but I did see it work on his 1450 unit. I would appreciate knowing if the 1490 has the altimeter, and if so, how to make it show.
I have a slider which I never use, and one time, I was doing a sharp turn to the left while backing on what turned out, to not be level ground. The noise when that rear window exploded into the cab was deafening. The only saving grace was that I wasn't in an RV park with an audience.
My advice is, be very careful when turning and backing.
A couple of years ago I purchased a Hoover Nanolite at Walmart on sale for about $39.00 to use in our 5th wheel. It is so good that we stopped using our big Kenmore vacuum and use the Nanolite in both the house and the trailer. I have not seen them in our local Walmarts in a good while, but they still have them on line, and Hoover has them at clearance price of $49.00. I think I may order another one. http://hoover.com/products/details/u2440900/nano-lite/ We are very pleased with ours.