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RE: Question re: Benedryl & dogs

He'd get the fifty two or three times a day. Benadryl takes some getting used to with dogs, because it just does not affect them the way it does humans. If there's a sedative effect at all, it is VERY subtle. This. Some dogs have an idiosyncratic reaction - they get hyper on the high end dose. Also benadryl is probably not the best antihistamine choice for dogs, though it is usually used first because of it's cost and availability. Hydroxyzine and doxepin seem to have more universal results. There is a new medication, Apoquel that works on allergy (also food allergy) in a different way and precludes the need for cortisone in many cases. Earl is spot on in reference to grain free diets. Doug, DVM
dturm 04/20/14 05:42am RV Pet Stop
RE: Sometimes, a dog is just a dog?

Second guessing is my favorite past time. Don't beat yourself up about it, you waited for all the right reasons and tried to give him more time. He is at peace now.
dturm 04/18/14 09:08am RV Pet Stop
RE: Angel Eyes

I've had clients that are very pleased with this product. Just follow instructions. Doug, DVM
dturm 04/15/14 03:37pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Sometimes, a dog is just a dog?

Our thoughts are with you. You gave him a good life and will give him a loving end.
dturm 04/15/14 10:30am RV Pet Stop
RE: Update on BenBen- still has more time in him

Sorry Barb. I wish the chemo for this disease gave more than 6-9 months of remission. You are making tough decisions. Doug
dturm 04/12/14 02:11pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Katy joins Jake

Sad day, I understand the emotions. I'm glad you have so many memories of them and hope those memories will be a comfort to you both. Doug
dturm 04/10/14 03:39pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Had to take Mikko to vet (update 4/9/14) K-State Diagnosis

Sorry this is happening, but I'm glad it's a fracture, better than osteosarcoma that I was slightly worried about. If you go that direction, it's good you are talking to K-State, the surgery is best done by an experienced orthopedic surgeon. Doug, DVM
dturm 04/09/14 04:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: The Weather Channel--what happened??

After a three-month dispute with DirecTV that saw the channel dropped to some 20 million U.S. viewers, the two sides came to a new deal that will restore service on Wednesday. The biggest change to its programming will affect all Weather Channel viewers, not just DirecTV subscribers. It said it will reduce its reality programming by half on weekdays. That means fewer airings of TV shows like "Coast Guard Alaska" and "Hurricane Hunters."
dturm 04/09/14 02:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Dry Eye

I'm wondering if anyone uses the OTC eye drops for dry for people, on there doggies that have Dry Eye? Yep, they work fine. Long term you may need to upgrade to cyclosporine eye drops. Restasis is the human form and is not as concentrated as the form necessary for dogs. Not an inexpensive treatment, but very effective. Doug, DVM
dturm 04/07/14 12:37pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Happy Birthday puppies

13 is a pretty common age for vestibular disease. Most dogs and cats that have episodes are over 10. Megan was 13 and Charmin was 12 (we guessed his age) when they had their episodes. There is no know initiating cause and most recover within a couple weeks. Vestibular Disease Doug, DVM
dturm 04/06/14 06:20am RV Pet Stop
RE: Happy Birthday puppies

Neurologically these guys brains are still developing. They are first making the connections that allow them the coordination to walk. It's really amazing how mild brain injuries at this age can allow for normal pathways to develop pretty quickly. It's no way near as severe as in older people who have strokes and have to relearn movement. I'd guess this guy is going to continue to progress with the great nursing care he's being given. As far as eye injuries, it would be almost impossible to tell unless there was an obvious difference in size of the globe. Are their eyes even open yet?
dturm 04/03/14 03:33pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Happy Birthday puppies

An MRI or CT would be very interesting, certainly not necessary to treat just interesting. Even if this guy does not develop the type of skills necessary for work, he should be a good companion. I know that's not what you hoped for, but...
dturm 04/02/14 11:45am RV Pet Stop
RE: Opossums

Too much cabin fever
dturm 03/31/14 03:59pm RV Pet Stop
RE: hey Dturn ....how is Sandy doing,

Thanks for asking, Sandy is improving, still a little sore and swollen but most of the bruising is gone. She still has a few Dr. appointments, the AFib is under control with meds, but now trying to regulate BP with the new heart meds. The travel plans have a little delay and it's my fault. The Dr who took over the practice had a major surgery planned and I agreed to substitute during her recovery, so I've got about a month before we are "free." We did get away for a long weekend to the Indiana Dunes state park, still pretty chilly but it was a wonderful time. Doug
dturm 03/30/14 05:57am RV Pet Stop
RE: Lost Dog Anchorage AK

It's unlikely that there is a good outcome here. At the request of the OP, we're closing this thread.
dturm 03/29/14 12:53pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Second Opinion On Proin Appreciated

Thank you so much dturm!!!! Would I need a prescription for DES or Incurin? Since I'll be travelling, can I buy it "over the counter"? If so where? Both are prescription. The DES is not used in people except in very limited circumstances so the patients I have on it get it through a compounding pharmacy. The Incurin is a very new drug, but works like the DES as a hormone replacement. It probably would be available through your vet (if they carry it) or through an online vet pharmacy with a prescription.
dturm 03/28/14 02:36pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Second Opinion On Proin Appreciated

Urinary Incontinence can be a frustrating problem. Sometimes getting the UTI cleared up eliminates the incontinence and no further medication is needed. But there are some that need life long medications. PPA (Proin) is usually an effective therapy. I prefer DES or Incurin in most cases as it can be maintained at a once or twice a week dose with little chance of side effects. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/28/14 10:35am RV Pet Stop
RE: Can dogs have hypoglycemia?

Very common in small, toy, miniature breed very young puppies. Not very common in older animals unless some medical condition exists. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/26/14 03:22pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Breed Discrimination?

But over the years discrimination has taken on a very negative connotation. If you have a small animal practice, you, by your definition discriminate. You won't treat a horse or cow. You probably also keep your cats in one area and the dogs in another. That would make you a segregationist. Neither of those two things are unreasonable, but you wouldn't lead your facebook page with "Dr. Doug, DVM I discriminate and am a strict segregationist." Words have meaning beyond the dictionary definition. Discrimination does not always have a negative connotation. Some people have a discriminating palate, (not so much me as I like FOOD :B), or discriminating taste in music, clothing, etc. As your example of limits to my ability to treat large animals is in fact discriminatory, it's also a good thing as my treating large animals would not be pretty. Granted, spin can paint that discrimination as good or bad. The point here is that breed restrictions are discriminatory, and are a reality. Also, does using a false premise to justify discrimination a problem, and does that discrimination actually help solve the problem of animal aggression??
dturm 03/26/14 10:53am RV Pet Stop
RE: Breed Discrimination?

By definition restricting certain individuals based on what ever criteria is discriminatory. Our society does not allow this with people in public businesses, but no such protective laws exist for pets. The restrictions are discrimination, it's just not against the law. Doug
dturm 03/26/14 07:05am RV Pet Stop
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