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

Dale, good luck with the surgery. Methodist Hospital?
dturm 03/19/17 11:20am RV Pet Stop
RE: Diabetic incontinence?

Just to clarify, UTIs (prostate infection is a subset of those) are pretty common with glucose spilling in the urine. Prostate specific infections not the most common UTI, but certainly possible and way more common than other prostate issues in a neutered male.
dturm 03/17/17 06:31pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Diabetic incontinence?

I had a sample of first-pee urine for them (I dipped a test strip, and saw no ketones, but pretty high sugar although I've heard human test strips aren't accurate for a dog?)...( I've never heard that :B; we use the urine test strips made for people on the urinalysis tests we do in our hospital???? Glucose is glucose whether it's in a dog, person, chinchilla or rat... Just sayin' If his urine glucose was high, that may be the culprit. He could have a prostate infection. Prostate problems (tumors, enlargement)in neutered dogs are really rare, but infections in diabetics are really common.
dturm 03/17/17 02:12pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Be careful with the heating pad. Animals need to be able to get away from the pad, even on the low settings. The have to have the strength to be able to move away and have an area big enough to get off the pad. I've seen severe burns even on the low settings. This is why animal specific pads are preferable. Make sure you put many layers between the pad and the animal. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/17/17 08:38am RV Pet Stop
RE: Diabetic incontinence?

You can get urine test strips from the pharmacy without prescription (at least in Indiana). Usually go to the pharmacy counter and ask for urine glucose test strips (diastix or ketodiastix (measures ketones and glucose)). I'd try testing a morning sample after holding it all night.
dturm 03/15/17 08:04am RV Pet Stop
RE: AC Thermostat Quit

Just had the same thing happen. After troubleshooting, pulling fuses and trying the reset, I found the problem was the cell phone signal booster. As soon as I turned it off, the thermostat worked perfectly. Look for a source of RF interference. Doug
dturm 03/15/17 06:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diabetic incontinence?

It could be volume of urine issues due to diabetes, incontinence (though much more common in females than males) unrelated to diabetes or something else. First thing I'd do is dog a glucose test on his urine, then maybe a urinalysis. I really don't like messing with the incontinence pads on dogs, they don't usually like them and it causes more stress. There are a few medications that are very effective in dealing with incontinence. If he sleeps in the same place without moving much :B, you might try an incontinence bed pad - Walgreens makes a generic version that is pretty large, has a plastic backing and absorbent layers to catch the urine.
dturm 03/14/17 08:01pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sue hurt her back and has been in pain for two days now. I talked her into taking a pain pill last night to relax her muscles in her lower back and this morning she was much better. For those of you who have back pain and don't have a pacemaker, you might try the TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) units that are available OTC now. Aleve and Icy Hot make them and they have helped Sandy tremendously. They deliver an electrical stimulation to the affected area. They really can work but can't be used in people who have pacemakers.
dturm 03/11/17 09:50am RV Pet Stop
RE: How many out there have cats that travel in their RVs?

We travelled with our Henry for about 3 years before he passed. ZERO problems but he was a very laid back cat. He never tried to get out of the RV and really enjoyed sitting on the dash looking out of the windows. BTW, we had two dogs at the same time we had Henry, and space wasn't an issue. We learned the best place for the litter box (for us and our RV) and he was great about using it.
dturm 03/10/17 05:59am RV Pet Stop
RE: Dr Doug - ever seen a case of Valley Fever? -- update!

Wow, amazing good news. Those negative findings sometimes are the BEST.
dturm 03/10/17 05:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: surgery recovery

...I don't know what Dr. D would say but a slight tear in her other knee is concerning as she may very well overcompensate a bit and put too much strain on that other leg... Sher Agreed, very common situation. Also, the same pathology and underlying defects that caused the problem in the one knee often are present in the other. The increased strain on the "good" knee often leads to similar problems.
dturm 03/06/17 09:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: dogs on Fla Beaches

Perdido Key is just west of Pensacola, very near the Alabama/Florida state line. We spent a month in Gulf Shores and found there are very few beaches in the area that allow dogs. Gulf State Park does have a fenced in dog "beach"/park that is right off 182. Gulf State Park is a great campground and use of this dog park is part of the campground fee.
dturm 02/21/17 08:50am RV Pet Stop
RE: Dr Doug - ever seen a case of Valley Fever? -- update!

I'm not going to be able to help on this one. I've never seen a case as this is endemic to an area well away from the Midwest. We do have our share of fungal infections, histo, blasto though. Very often there is secondary bacterial infection, that may be why the Baytril helped. Sometimes the WBC hasn't had a chance to catch up with the infection, I've seen roaring pneumonia with little lab work to support it. Just keep talking to your vet, I would have recommended another X-Ray in a couple of weeks (or earlier if no improvement) to rule out cancer.
dturm 02/21/17 08:41am RV Pet Stop
RE: New APHIS-USDA Policy

The Department of Agriculture has started to repost some animal welfare data previously deleted from its website, after two weeks of public outcry over the removal. On Friday, USDA APHIS restored some records to the site. Specifically, they posted what they referred to as the "first batch" of annual reports and inspection records from USDA-registered research facilities. Their statement also said they would "continue to review records and determine which information is appropriate for reposting."
dturm 02/17/17 05:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Has anyone heard from Nabi?

Did a member search and didn't find her. I lost my facebook information, so I couldn't search there.
dturm 02/17/17 09:18am RV Pet Stop
RE: surgery recovery

Most breeds of dogs don't have hair that grows continuously (exception poodles, etc.). Regrowth tends to be patchy and can take a long time. Also, surgery and healing puts a big strain on body systems, hair growth tends to be a less important body function. I think the mental stimulation with the kong type toys should be enough to keep occupied, at least for the first few weeks. Dogs are usually pretty intuitive about taking care of themselves after a major procedure.
dturm 02/16/17 06:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: Weight loss - Dr. Doug Update

That's actually the best news possible. No need for stress or worry!!! Looks like Beau is gonna get a few more treats :B
dturm 02/14/17 07:30am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dr. Doug what can you give a cat for joint pain? I start with glucosamine/chondroitin (like joint strong in cat size). With progressive symptoms there are some pain and anti-inflammatories meds made for cats, BUT you have to be very careful as cats don't do well with most (including aspirin/Tylenol/ibuprophen etc.)
dturm 02/13/17 07:26am RV Pet Stop
RE: How conveient is this

OK, time to close.
dturm 02/12/17 03:16pm RV Pet Stop
RE: How conveient is this

It's a bit of insider trading. If a typical member cannot post and lock his own thread than maybe the same policy should apply to moderators? The suggestion to contact your representative takes the locked thread down a political path. What if I agree with the new policy! Which I don't just playing devil's advocate.... Allowing moderators to moderate their own post(for whatever reason is questionable policy) I have no dog,cat or other research animal in this fight just throwing in my 2 cents. Two points: There is another moderator on this board, if inappropriate Admin will override me and delete or close threads/posts as necessary. The reason to contact representative is NOT political. It is the only way we have in a democracy (other than filing suit in court) to affect change in policy.
dturm 02/12/17 07:06am RV Pet Stop
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