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

I have been dealing with motorhomes all day and here is the deal. Tennessee RV has offered me a 2011 Phaeton 40QTH Tiffin motorhome with 40,000 miles, four slides, like new in place of the 2007 Foretravel. even swap with new tires on it. They just traded it in, hasn't even been on the lot yet. A free warranty for the life of the coach. What do you think? And if that is not what I want they will loan me a motorhome for now and on into the Rally at no cost. They are taking back the Foretravel and paying it off until I decide what I want to do. I'd grab that deal and never look back! Tiffin is a great coach - it's 4 years newer, with a warranty! Yup, that's what I'd do!!! I actually work in the industry (which I don't really publicize on this forum, lol), and the support you've gotten from Tennessee RV is incredible! I suspect they know how active you are on here! X3 or 4 or 5 what ever number it is. Tiffin has a great reputation.
dturm 08/25/16 07:23pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I got this PM from Scottiemom regarding their beloved Butterscotch. Our sweet sweet girl lost her battle yesterday with TCC. She had quit eating and drinking and was mainly straining to pass blood. I worried we had waited too long, but she made it through the weekend. We were just 85 miles from her regular Indiana vet (our vet of 35 years), so we took her there. They were waiting for us. I have been trying to post it on the FOOF forum, but all day today it won't let me post. I haven't tried posting anywhere else, so I don't know if it was just that forum. Sorry for your loss.
dturm 08/23/16 05:46pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Separation anxiety

Separation Anxiety Pay particular attention to the pharmacological and treatment sections as they give very good advice on how to deal with this problem. Doug, DVM
dturm 08/15/16 05:39am RV Pet Stop
RE: How much exercise is needed?

Is this an acceptable replacement for walking them? Am I doing it often enough? Absolutely!! Let your dogs be your guide as to how long. I think 30 minutes is plenty. Our Kaiya would also go on forever chasing a chuck-it ball. I usually throw it farther than you do, but she's a golden and bigger. She can outrun my arm, both in strength and endurance, so the chuck-it is a blessing. She holds the ball or stops an sniffs the ground when she's starting to get tired, usually 5-6 tosses as far as I can throw it.
dturm 08/13/16 05:54am RV Pet Stop
RE: 14 Show Dogs Die of Heat Stroke

I'm not sure dogs in heat distress inside a closed camper would be able to make enough noise to be heard outside in a parking lot full of RVs with ACs running. I agree. Every victim of heat stress I've treated was just consumed with panting so fast and hard that no other activity was possible, also towards the end they become prostrate and unresponsive. Doug, DVM BTW, we've had multiple threads here about temp alerts for those of us that travel with one or two dogs. I'd think someone with that many travelling in the kind of temps we've been having would think of that, but hindsight is 20/20.
dturm 07/27/16 06:00pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Carsick dog

This is probably more likely anxiety than motion sickness. Gradual acclimation can work, but I'd urge you to talk to your vet about anti-anxiety medication. It makes the leaning of calm and relax, don't be afraid, this will be a fun car ride SO-O-O-O much easier and faster. Doug, DVM
dturm 07/24/16 04:32pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Dog DNA Testing

Shepherd, Doberman, ...
dturm 07/24/16 04:28pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Walter and Garland, Sandy and I are on our way to Vermont for the Escapees rally. We spent a week at Gettysburg and are in upstate NY heading for Vermont. All is well except for the unseasonable heat through this area.
dturm 07/22/16 03:36pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Pup health issues

Acute glaucoma??? good choice going to an ophtho specialist.
dturm 07/22/16 03:33pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Flock benifits of training our sheepdogs

Mark, do you have to isolate her or is spread to the rest of the flock an issue? What was the source, or is listeria present everywhere and this was just a chance infection?
dturm 07/20/16 09:51am RV Pet Stop
RE: Cat with Skin Issues and Hair Loss

There is obviously an undiagnosed parasite condition or an issue with this kitten's immune system. The infectious/parasitic causes seem to have been treated or eliminated that pretty much leaves the unusual: 1. overwhelmed and unable to deal with usual infections (like acne) or 2. immune mediated/auto-immune disease (many possible - like pemphigus) 3. severe allergic reaction to ??? Food allergies do happen and it's worth trying a limited ingredient food with a single protein and single carb source. Antihistamines can help, my favorite in cats is chlorpheniramine (it's available OTC). BUT, my suggestion is to get another opinion with a fresh set of eyes, probably a dermatologist would be your best bet. The most frustrating case in a cat I had in 37 years of practice was one I referred to the derm dept at Purdue. The cat cleared up when in their hospital and relapsed every time it went home. Nothing worked. After about a year back and forth, totally unrelated the owner stopped smoking and THE CAT CLEARED UP. Go figure, the cat was allergic to tobacco. Allergies can be really hard to track down and require a very dedicated owner willing to communicate with a vet that's willing to communicate. Doug, DVM
dturm 07/15/16 04:33pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

That's so sad. Dan and Lori, we're grieving with you. Sandy & Doug
dturm 07/14/16 11:06am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dan, wish I had something to add or suggest. Old dog breathing problems can be lung, heart, allergic or other. Sometimes a hard diagnosis. The meds Sarah are on are the same ones I use frequently. Sometimes the aminophylline (or theophylline) and antibiotics can cause a little nausea and giving with some food or after a few treats can help. Doug, DVM
dturm 07/14/16 08:51am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Charles and Charlotte, we're so sorry for your loss. Oreo was a special soul, Sandy really got to know her at the last rally and they seemed to click. I know it's a hard day for you both.
dturm 07/11/16 01:35pm RV Pet Stop
RE: New calming product for loud noises??

Sileo is dexmedetomidine that is the same ingredient that is in Dexdomitor - a pre-anesthetic agent we have been using for several years. It is a great sedative, but I've never used it for noise phobia as until recently it has only been available in injectable forms. I'd be interested in feedback from you all. BTW, living in Indiana where the legislature and governor have made it legal to sell and set off fireworks up to about a 1/2 stick of dynamite, any holiday is miserable for many of our patients. The ERs are fire personnel are on alert also. It used to be that you could buy them but not set them off without a permit (that nobody got). Now you can set them off just about anywhere. The justification for allowing increased sale and use was that they put a 5 percent tax on the sale of fireworks that is supposed to go to fire personnel training or a fire institute. Doug, DVM
dturm 07/02/16 09:40am RV Pet Stop
RE: Seresto vs. Scalibor flea/tick collars

Scalibor and Seresto have been used with few side effects reported. Most frequent is itching that resolved when removed. Any severe side effect are associated with the dog eating the collar (not advised method of use :B) Most report good efficacy and no reactions. Being retired, I have no personal experience, but did a check on the veterinary boards I still have access to. Doug, DVM
dturm 07/01/16 08:02pm RV Pet Stop
RE: goodbye my friend

There are good dogs, then special dogs. Panama sounds like the special kind and I believe you will meet up again. He'll be waiting for you. Sorry for your loss.
dturm 07/01/16 11:26am RV Pet Stop
RE: A milestone for Lassie and me

Ditto on the B'day wishes. 15 is a great achievement, hope there are a lot more.
dturm 07/01/16 11:23am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very tragic weekend

I'm so sorry, Mark. Acute problems like this are devastating. No warning, nothing you can do and you always end up second guessing and thinking what if. My very favorite golden of all time, Amanda, was slowing down but she was 12. All of a sudden she collapsed, got pale and shocky. I got her to the hospital and she died before I could even get an IV in her. I know it was a hemangiosarcoma tumor in her heart that ruptured (autopsy), but no evidence before hand. Still second guess myself on that one. Again, very sorry for your loss. Doug
dturm 06/30/16 10:22am RV Pet Stop
RE: Which dental chews are okay for small dog?

Sorry for this answer, Judy. It depends. Some individuals I wouldn't recommend ANY chews because of the way they vigorously chew. These guys either bite off too big a piece or try to swallow big pieces or just chew so hard that they break teeth. Other, any animal appropriate chew would work: nylabones, greenies, dental chews, rawhides (gasp), etc. I think the best action is to watch and supervise the chewing until you can be sure that what you have left out isn't going to cause a problem. BTW, Kaiya uses both hard and soft nylabones. Kaylee doesn't really chew on much. Doug, DVM
dturm 06/30/16 04:44am RV Pet Stop
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