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

So sorry Richard.
dturm 08/29/15 04:58pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Got a Vet appointment

Just left vet,she got a shot to calm her stomach,blood work to be ready tomorrow,exam And sent home with me. Awaiting results of blood work now. She drank water and kept it down so far,going to give her some Hamburg and rice in a little while (as per the vet) hope can keep it down .absoluetly no idea what caused this . Hopefully the blood test will tell ust what's going on. Glad you got her in. The injections to stop vomiting are great, very effective. Even if the blood work comes back basically normal, you've ruled out some real serious things. Unfortunately, more often than not we can't pinpoint exact cause in many of these cases. Doug, DVM
dturm 08/28/15 03:32pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Got a Vet appointment

Too many possibilities to guess (pancreatitis, HGE, poisoning, parvo, food poisoning,...). She needs to be seen ASAP. Doug, DVM
dturm 08/28/15 12:15pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Things I have learned as a sheep farmer

Totally agree. Not all regs are bad, but often taken to extremes that don't consider small business and aren't flexible enough to really work the way they are supposed to.
dturm 08/25/15 08:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sandy says: Large Painting, and Several framed Prints for silent auction several small items (you have to come to the rally to see what they are :B)
dturm 08/24/15 11:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: Things I have learned as a sheep farmer

Let's not let this devolve into political rants. Lest we think that all gvmt and regulation is bad, is the Chesapeake Bay in better condition, or better condition than it would have been without the herbicide/pesticide, clean water, regulation on animal waste disposal regulations and are those regulations "reasonable" despite the added work and costs for all of us? I know these regulations have made a HUGE difference in the quality of the great lakes and rivers in the area where I live. I remember rivers catching fire and some great lakes fisheries being dead. We are still dealing with the heavy metal disposal into Lake Michigan (even though the fish are thriving), to the point that young children and pregnant women are advised to not consume (or severely limit) fish from the lake and the rest of us have "healthy limits" of consumption. Doug
dturm 08/24/15 11:09am RV Pet Stop
RE: Slipping feet

Interesting idea. We have a collection of runners and area rugs that we strategically place at home and in the RV with our geriatric guys. They learn pretty fast to walk on the rugs rather than the slick floors. Many of the newer RVs have very little or no carpeting. I get that it's really easier to keep clean and wears longer than carpet, but it's not a good thing for any of our dogs, young or especially the old ones.
dturm 08/21/15 07:40am RV Pet Stop
RE: Another Star in the Heavens

Sorry for your loss. Mast cell tumors can be devastating.
dturm 08/20/15 03:08pm RV Pet Stop
RE: New Federal Restrictions on Pain Medicine Prescriptions

... I don't believe in forcing anyone to pay for drug users habits, which is what you are doing by using tax money to pay for it. Jim Jim, you're paying for it with tax dollars already as over 50% of the federal jail population is there for drug offenses. It's probably just as high or higher percentage in state and local jails. If you look at the costs of incarceration, it just isn't cost effective to continue to do things the way we are. And what we are doing isn't working to reduce the number of addicts and related societal costs. I too don't think making it legal is the answer, but decriminalizing (not talking about pushers and dealers) and paying for treatment is probably cheaper than incarcerating. The reason this is related to the original topic is that in an effort to attack the drug problem the recent push has put an undue burden on those who actually need these medications.
dturm 08/16/15 08:13am Full-time RVing
RE: New Federal Restrictions on Pain Medicine Prescriptions

And what does a law restricting prescribed medicine to persons needing it have to do with stopping illegal trade in those drugs?? The reasoning is that there are many "pain clinics" where they are actually store fronts for legal prescription pain medications. You go in see a Dr, get a script and then go to another clinic down the street and do the same thing over and over. A significant portion of the street drugs are procured in this manner. And the medical purists and DEA maintain that there is over-prescribing of pain killers and a group of addicts being created through legal prescriptions. All that may be true, but it really seems the burden is being placed on those individuals who really need the medications rather that dealing with the drug problem in a less onerous way. Having lived with a person with severe, chronic pain, I see the issues here. It's not a situation anyone would like to live with.
dturm 08/15/15 11:49am Full-time RVing
RE: New Federal Restrictions on Pain Medicine Prescriptions

I've been on both sides of this issue. As a DVM prescribing Schedule II's and with DW's medical condition that requires regular refills. The issue has nothing to do with the ACA. The effort by the DEA is to reduce the number of street drugs available, but my problem with the approach is what many have observed, those that really need the drugs have much greater difficulty in getting what's necessary for a reasonable quality of life while abusers and pushers will get the drugs regardless of regulations. JMO While e-scipts are supposed to be available for schedule II, I have had very little help from the DEA on just how this is achieved (perhaps bigger corporate operations have the programs necessary and the ability but for the most part individual Dr's just don't have it yet) The regulations are pretty clear, no refills allowed on schedule II, max 30 day supply on each script, no post dating, but you can indicate a date not to be filled before, and a max of 90 days (3 separate scrips) between patient visits. This has necessitated having another physician in snowbird locations for those being gone over 3 months, or returning to the original physician. The DEA is cracking down on Dr's prescribing unusual numbers of schedule II drugs to the point that many physicians just don't want to jeopardize their livelihood and will refer patients to a pain clinic rather than deal with the hassle. IMO this just adds a layer of difficulty in getting reasonable care not to mention the added cost. Doug, DVM
dturm 08/15/15 05:38am Full-time RVing
RE: Casino Queen RV Park East St Louis

Just got back from a week there. We usually stay at 370 Lakeside in St. Peters or the KOA in Eureka as they are more convenient to family visits. Casino Queen was a very good campground and convenient to downtown. We went to a nephew's wedding held in Forest Park (someplace great to visit - zoo, art museum, science center ...) These were a couple of views from our campsite. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/dturm/DSCN0086.jpg width=640 http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/dturm/DSCN0088.jpg width=640
dturm 08/15/15 05:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Words of wisdom from Breeze

dturm 08/12/15 04:51pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We're approaching the 10th anniversary of the Thread. We'll have to do something special to celebrate the occcasion. Everyone mark September 5 on your calendar! And come to the Old Fella rally later in the month!! It's actually in October. You are so right. Since retirement, I seldom know what time it is, can usually figure out what day of the week, but if I start missing what month I'm in trouble...
dturm 08/11/15 04:15pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Vectra topical repellent/insecticide

I forgot it was Vectra that Inga had the reaction to. Oops.
dturm 08/10/15 08:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We're approaching the 10th anniversary of the Thread. We'll have to do something special to celebrate the occcasion. Everyone mark September 5 on your calendar! And come to the Old Fella rally later in the month!!
dturm 08/10/15 08:09pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cat Litter odors.....

We had a bigger problem with the perfume odor from the litter than cat odor. In a smaller confined area of the motorhome, the perfume was overpowering to us. We used Cat's Pride fresh and light fragrance free (unscented). It did a great job with odor control without the overpowering scent.
dturm 08/10/15 01:13pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Vectra topical repellent/insecticide

Seems like it's a good product, no more reactions or failures than many topical treatments. I think your plan is a good one, during the trip out with rest stops, campgrounds (are you camping?) and with the potential exposure prevention is good.
dturm 08/10/15 11:08am RV Pet Stop
RE: Denta Stix - good or bad?

I've heard scary stories of dogs swallowing large pieces and either choking or getting a blockage. I'll pass... As with any chew object, it depends on the dog. Denta Stix do help and I like them, but ALWAYS supervised and if your dog destroys chew things rapidly and tends to swallow them whole, don't.
dturm 08/05/15 12:40pm RV Pet Stop
RE: dogs in national park campgrounds

How I wish I could agree with you on this one! Not all campgrounds enforce and it's not just barking. An unattended dog outside presents a potential safety hazard not only to others but to himself. Totally agree with you on the attended outside - I didn't do a good job expressing myself :) It just being left inside an RV unattended part. If the barking is the problem, there is a rule for that. The fact that the rule is not enforced is irrelevant, if they don't enforce rules: specifically the no barking, they won't enforce the no dog left unattended (most of the time they won't even know).
dturm 08/03/15 02:02pm RV Pet Stop
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