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RE: Light Switch

My 08 Southwind has 4 switches (on the left side though), one is to the step, one the outside light above the door, one to the luggage compartment lights and one to the overhead lights near the driver area.
dturm 10/22/14 08:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ......

Due to extensive editing this thread no longer makes sense. Time to close
dturm 10/22/14 02:56pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I've seen many, and have gotten that question many times. Most of ours that "hike" a leg tend to just lift it off the ground an inch or two rather than the full male type hike. Doug
dturm 10/20/14 01:38pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

My Lily is having kidney problems. Several indicators have consistently been reading high, and several different tests have shown excess protein in the urine. I had her blood pressure taken, which was abnormally high, although she is highly stressed at the vet. She is currently on a special food on a supplementary basis. My vet wants to put her on benazepril, but I am reluctant, because a couple of the common side effects are loss of appetite (she is already having appetite issues) and stomach upset (she has a very sensitive digestive system and can only eat certain foods). Have any of you had experience with this drug? This is a good med for hypertension. I suspect much of Lily's appetite problem is due to the increased BUN (very typical in renal problems). If the benazepril can help the kidney function, her appetite could return to a more normal level. You might be able to give her a zofran (ondansetron) to counteract the stomach upset if it happens.
dturm 10/10/14 07:06am RV Pet Stop
RE: Andy - no surgery today - something else! - update pg 2

The elevated ALKP levels are "less meaningful" and levels up to 3000 are pretty common. Levels of 1000 are very common in less severe conditions. The increased ALKP level doesn't always directly correspond to degree of liver problem where the other liver enzymes do.
dturm 10/09/14 06:22pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Stink bugs!!!

Wow, we were there too and don't have any :B
dturm 10/09/14 06:14pm RV Pet Stop
RE: flourescent ceiling lights not working?

All of mine failed (double tube 18"??) over a year ago. The ballast is what fails and I was told the double fixture ballasts are prone to failure and replacements are expensive. I rewired them (bypassing the ballast) with LED strips in a warm white (DW prefers) and all are working with no failures. It was a very easy fix. There was a thread on RV.net somewhere recently Thread on replacing lights.
dturm 10/09/14 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Andy - no surgery today - something else! - update pg 2

The bile acids is a good next step. Did they just do a resting or also a post-prandial ( hours after eating level)? I don't usually get too excited about a single elevated liver enzyme test in the absence of symptoms. There are soooo many things that can cause an elevation, and most are pretty mild and clear with no specific treatment (or diagnosis).
dturm 10/09/14 02:31pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Getting back home w/ Rylee

Many times. Amanda would stay in the passenger seat for hours while we unpacked. Had to put a leash on her to get her to leave the RV. Jill is starting the behavior now, she'll get out but try to get back in the RV rather than go in the house. They are trying to tell us something!!
dturm 10/09/14 02:26pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Vet visit tomorrow - update

Actually the laser in this case is used for cutting and not burning tissue so the pathologist can examine sections all the way to the edge of the excised tissue. Supposedly the laser causes less tissue destruction than a blade. There will probably be a very small area at the margin that will show destruction by the laser. If there are tumor cells up to that layer they extend to the margin. Not much difference from the cells damaged by a blade cutting and examining the adjacent cells.
dturm 10/04/14 03:25pm RV Pet Stop
RE: I don't have a cat . . .

Avoid foods with grains in them; cats can't digest them. Meats, vice meat by products, serve them best. Some producers add vegetables and fruits, which cats may/may not like the taste of, but don't contribute to the cat's overall health. Ideally, a raw food diet, just as they catch in the wild, is best. But if you don't like trapping/raising mice, squirrels, rabbits, voles, garter snakes, etc., best to stick with the cat foods. Sorry, poor information not supported by a majority of the evidence out there.
dturm 10/04/14 03:19pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Vet visit tomorrow - update

Mast Cell Tumors are one of the most common tumors found in dogs. They are usually graded from 1-3 (1 being almost benign to 3 being very malignant). Also, patients are staged with single lumps being the best situation. Surgical removal is always indicated in single masses with a wide excision preferable. This means that the incision is way bigger than the tumor. I have had huge numbers of patients over the years that have a grade I, stage I, that have 100% recovery with no chemo or other treatment, but there are many where surgical removal was impossible due to location and others where multiple tumors are present or where metastasis to internal organs has already happened. This is a situation where communication with your vet and possible referral to an oncologist with a more advanced situation is warranted. Doug, DVM BTW, I've had a few where I've been fooled, thought it was a mast cell tumor on FNA (fine needle aspirate) but the biopsy came back a benign - something else. The mast cell tumor is so insidious that it's always best to error on the side of removal if questionable at all.
dturm 10/02/14 07:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cleaning Cocker Spaniel Ears

IMO, ear canal structure has more impact than color... but is that characteristic associated with color? Epi-Otic, oticlens, many other OTC cleaners are good. Doug
dturm 10/02/14 02:17pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Big changes with a broken heart (Little Update)

So sorry for your loss and situation. Loss of a spouse, life style and health problems in your dogs is quite a bundle to deal with. Perhaps in the future a small class C or B would allow you and the dogs to continue the camping. Doug
dturm 10/01/14 12:57pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Time to brag.....

Well done!!
dturm 09/30/14 05:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Jake pooped in the pet store tonight! :(

Interesting turn this thread has made :B I won't share the types of things I've had my hands and other body parts (feet, face, arms legs) in over my career. Like most here, I wash after dealing with effluent. The only caveat, a person who is immune compromised due to disease, medications or treatments probably does need to take those precautions. Doug, DVM
dturm 09/30/14 10:30am RV Pet Stop
RE: Old Fella Rally October 5-12 2015 Great Smoky Mountains

We all (Walter & Garland, Jim & Sue and Sandy & I) made our reservations before we left. This would be a great rally for anyone interested in the Old Fella saga, animals and rescues or even those who are not :) Doug
dturm 09/29/14 07:19am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: My Boy's Sick ...

How much tramadol is he taking? There is a very wide margin of safety and the dosage range is pretty wide, perhaps talk to his vet and see if you could give more... Doug, DVM
dturm 09/29/14 07:10am RV Pet Stop
RE: Pet Food Recall

The Bravo brand turkey and chicken dog and cat food products sold since last November were recalled after Nebraska officials tested samples and found salmonella, the FDA said. The company said a third-party testing lab had previously cleared the products prior to distribution. The recalled pet foods are from a high-end line known as "raw diet," and must be kept refrigerated or frozen.
dturm 09/28/14 05:27pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cats and dog

We travel with a golden and one cat. Henry (the cat) pretty much runs the show as he does at home. No issues at all. He goes where he wants when he wants, but at about 15 spends most of his time sleeping either on the bed or under the steering wheel (when not moving).
dturm 09/28/14 12:54pm RV Pet Stop
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