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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I was wondering Walter, hoping you didn't get involved in that front. It's good that you had a few extra travel days built in to avoid that storm.
dturm 03/25/15 05:33pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Really nice park!! We've made it gradually north and are currently in Clarksville, TN and it's 76!!! Very nice day but some cooler stuff is on the way for a couple of days. Hope we didn't leave the deep south too soon :)
dturm 03/25/15 02:56pm RV Pet Stop
RE: **UPDATE** Strange Rescue Organization Encounter

She looks very happy, you too. Congrats.
dturm 03/24/15 05:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: Andy had surgery yesterday - update 3/26

Being proactive is a good thing, even with the high liver values. Glad things went well and here's hoping the biopsy reports come back clean.
dturm 03/24/15 05:54am RV Pet Stop
RE: It's that time of year!

I kind of expected that cost would be prohibitive, but I wondered if you had any experience yourself. Herd/flock management is a difficult task.
dturm 03/21/15 06:00pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Switch to dry dog food?

I would totally agree that a non-meat/fish diet isn't best for our dogs and particularly cats. Being obligate carnivores means that cats have to have meat in their diets. Conversely that does NOT mean that they can't eat vegetable material and derive benefits from eating them.
dturm 03/21/15 05:55pm RV Pet Stop
RE: It's that time of year!

A new set of tiny twins were found this morning; unfortunately one of the previous set of tiny twins was found dead for an indeterminate reason. How often do you do post mortems to evaluate cause of death and is that essential to judge how the ewe is evaluated as a mother?
dturm 03/21/15 03:05pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Switch to dry dog food?

Ray, I've got to disagree with you. Cats are carnivores, but there is a misconception about what that means. It does NOT mean that carnivores only eat meat, it means that they have to have meat (to varying degrees by species) to have a complete and balanced diet that has all the essential nutrients. There cannot be complete nutrition in Obligate carnivores with ONLY vegetable material. Cats and dogs can and do eat vegetable material in the wild and do quite well with diets that contain wheat, corn, soy and any other vegetable material commonly used when there is not a sensitivity or allergy to that foodstuff. Just to correct the misconception... Doug, DVM
dturm 03/21/15 03:01pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Traveling with pets

We used 3 dogs as a reason to resize from a C to an A with a slide :B. Always an option...
dturm 03/21/15 02:50pm RV Pet Stop
RE: yuma law re pets in RV

We've been traveling today so I have not kept up... We've never been you Yuma, but never been asked at any campground. We have frequently been asked to email or fax rabies records from the hospital, never a problem. Re quarantine with import or bites, it depends on local/federal laws. In Indiana if there is not a current rabies vaccination, the quarantine CANNOT be at home, has to be at an authorized facility and many import regulations are the same. I think all the necessary information has been shared, so to keep this from any further snarky back and forth, I'm going to close it. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/21/15 02:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Now, they're all gone

I know they were all special, but your stories of Fire over the years made her alive to all of us. We share your loss. Give Breeze, Jinks and Razz and hug from all of us here too. Doug
dturm 03/19/15 03:09pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Dogs wintering in Florida

Just take your normal precautions against fleas and ticks. Florida is no different than Mass. Just warmer. I'll second this. Make sure you have heartworm prevention and give it all year. As far as flea control, there are some areas where one flea product works better than another. If the frontline isn't working, don't be afraid to try another. We're doing this winter in Alabama and Florida and used Advantage II with no flea problems with Jill. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/19/15 05:51am RV Pet Stop
RE: Electricity hazard or not?

Don't know if the GFI will react quick enough to prevent a minor burn, but should prevent serious shocks. I've seen several electrical burns, all on the lips and tongues of puppies. They all healed, but were very painful (imagine the worst burn from pizza on the roof of your mouth then multiply by 3-4X.) I've never seen one electrocuted (and died) from a 110v. Very good that you're being proactive about puppy proofing your digs. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/16/15 02:41pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Is CARRAGEENAN in pet foods a bad thing ?

I searched the veterinary literature and found only obscure references to general pharmacology and effects in rats, nothing in dogs and cats. I'm not familiar with this product and have never heard of a problem related to its use. As far as solvent being a problem, it depends on what solvent and how its used. The most common solvent in nature is water, certainly not a problem. I'd be interested in any studies showing problems in humans, dogs or cats. Evidently this is a common ingredient in vegetarian foods as well as many others. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/15/15 02:57pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Scenery while traveling

We've had some of each type over the years. Now, Jill sleeps under the dinette coming out only when we stop or towards the end if we have a longer journey. Amanda, Buddy and Ginger (our first) would sit in the passenger seat and try to stay awake and watch as we went down the road. There was sometimes a competition to see who got to the seat first and Sandy rarely got to ride there :B
dturm 03/15/15 05:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: Another birthday girl!

Happy Birthday Inga. Looks like she has a nice play area just outside the 5er, nice park.
dturm 03/15/15 04:56am RV Pet Stop
RE: Switch to dry dog food?

Most vet's seem to recommend Science Diet but I suspect it's because the company pushes their product. Blue Buffalo appears to be okay. Hardly. You've drunk the Blue Buffalo kool aid. Check their web site, the people listed for the company are marketing and higher ups. Where is the veterinary nutritionist? Not saying many dogs won't do OK on Blue, it's just not "better" than many of the other brands. There is nothing wrong with appropriately prepared byproducts, grains and many of the other ingredients they advertise as objectionable. In fact to have a complete and balanced diet, there have to be components in organ meat (byproducts) or similar ingredients. Hill's (Science Diet) has one of the most comprehensive testing and feeding programs in the industry. They actually test how their diets do in dogs (or how dogs do on their diets), not just feeding trials to see if they will eat the diet. Nestle-Purina, Royal Canin and even P&G (Iams, Eukanuba) have testing that goes beyond taste testing. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/14/15 11:01am RV Pet Stop

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Dogs seem to be prone to picking up spores because of their behavior, sniffing the ground. Desert southwest is the prime area, but there have been cases a little beyond the strict geographic area (but not too far out). Not all dogs (or people) exposed to the spores get sick, fortunately. Glad to hear that Calvin is doing well. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/12/15 08:18am RV Pet Stop
RE: Random p**ping elderly dog

There is frequently a decrease in nerve function in either sensing or controlling defecation in dogs as they get to that age. Sometimes there is nerve impingement due to arthritis, sometimes other causes. I've found medications and supplements that help with cognitive disorders sometimes help with this situation. The major ones are cholodin and anipryl. Also, nsaids used for arthritis can be an aid and should be tried. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/08/15 06:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Renal failure in old cats

...Renal failure seems to be more prevalent these days. Either that or it's become a "go-to" diagnosis... Not really. If a cat lives long enough, it's the kidneys that will fail before most other organs. I think there is a fixed expiration on useful kidney life (probably genetic programed) and insults during life can shorten it and perhaps we can lengthen is some with good care and nutrition. If cats were under consumer protection, they would be recalled for faulty livers and kidneys. :( Doug, DVM
dturm 03/08/15 01:43pm RV Pet Stop
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