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RE: Do you travel with your dog in your fifth wheel?

Leaving the issue of safety out, I don't think I'd let my dog with a back issue ride in a trailer, even in a secured crate. I think the ride quality would increase the potential for further back injury. Doug, DVM
dturm 09/21/16 05:25pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sorry about the bad news. Hope your family finds support from each other through these times.
dturm 09/15/16 05:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sandy and I are also sorry about your report, Gary. Hope early detection leads to a quick positive resolution.
dturm 09/14/16 05:35am RV Pet Stop
RE: Maybe I am doing it wrong

CAT will not starve itself. Put out food leave it there if cat is hungry it will either eat or hunt. I disagree with this philosophy or feeding technique in cats. Fatty Liver (Hepatic Lipidosis) A fatty liver can develop in as soon as two weeks with an appetite reduction of 50-75 percent. The so-called fatty liver is one of the most common causes of liver failure in cats and it stems from the basic design of the cat. Cats evolved as predators of small birds and rodents, eating multiple small meals throughout the day. Their physiology is geared towards a completely carnivorous diet and with the presupposition that cats would live lean and never have the opportunity to develop extensive fat stores. Of course this all changed when cats become domestic. The modern housecat has every opportunity to become overweight and while this may not be of disastrous consequence on a day to day basis, should the cat get sick or lost and stop eating, a big problem erupts. The fat stores mobilize. Normally, in starvation, fat is moved from the body's storage depots to the liver for processing into lipoproteins but the feline liver was never intended to handle huge amounts of mobilized fat. The liver becomes infiltrated with fat and fails. Complicating matters are the high dietary protein requirement that is unique to cats; protein malnutrition develops very fast when cats do not eat. The real question, is the cat maintaining weight and otherwise normal. If so, your expectations regarding feeding may be off. Doug, DVM
dturm 09/13/16 03:27pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dale, sometimes life just piles on and it seems like it will never stop. I hope you enjoy your trip to TX and have an uneventful winter. Hang in there.
dturm 09/10/16 04:56pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sorry to hear the news Dan and Patty. Have a safe trip home.
dturm 09/10/16 08:14am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

By the way Sandy how about items for the raffle? I haven't gotten anything yet so it is time I started gathering some things. Anyone else bringing anything? 4-6 framed prints, a book and a few other items. Sandy
dturm 09/08/16 09:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: The hummers sure like our feeder!!!

Those are tiny hummingbirds. Some species I'm not familiar with :B
dturm 09/07/16 10:14am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We often recommended a turmeric/bromelain combination as a routine therapeutic component. Turmeric contains curcumin which has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Bromelain is a pineapple extract that also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Bromelain is thought to increase curcumin absorption (poor absorption being one of curcumin's limitations). You typically use a combo product that has 300 mg turmeric with 150 mg bromelain. We use 1 BID for small to medium patients; 2 BID for moderately large to large patients, and 3 BID for giant breed patients. BTW, I've never used this but it is a valid alternative medicine therapy. I'd be interested in how many have used it and found it helpful.
dturm 09/06/16 03:43pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Pig in rv

Two years ago when we were at Ft. Wilderness at Disney, there was a pig in one of the campers. Evidently the owner goes there every year, no problems.
dturm 09/06/16 07:27am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I've found that joint supplements tend to work in dogs and cats more often than it does in people. If you don't see any improvement in 30-60 days, then you probably are not going to. They did a 60 minutes episode (or one of the news magazine programs) about glucosamine several years ago. Evidently about 1/2 the people don't have the enzyme necessary to metabolize the glucosamine to it's active form. Not being a biochemist, I can't attest to the validity of that process, but I do know it did nothing for me, but my wife is helped by glucosamine.
dturm 09/06/16 07:24am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

There are cat strength glucosamine supplements, cosequin for cats is a sprinkle on the food. Also, there are some new nsaids made specifically for cats for short term use, and also several opioids that are commonly used. Gabapentin is also used. When you go in to your vet, ask about options.
dturm 09/05/16 08:20am RV Pet Stop
RE: Help with new rescue

One other thought, sometimes you need to teach a dog to tell you they have to go. Some have been trained to avoid humans because they associate punishment with BMs and they tend to hide or avoid their humans when they have to go. Overplay the "do you have to go" questioning and really praise the telling you as well as the actual going. Some dogs will really get animated when they have to go, others not so much. I had a cliet that taught their dog to ring a bell when they had to go. That had it's down side, as you could imagine.
dturm 09/03/16 11:40am RV Pet Stop
RE: Help with new rescue

I would try the earlier feeding. Also, it probably would be a good idea to slowly go back to her previous food, lamb isn't bad or too much, it just may not be the best choice for her. Also, don't be afraid to do some dry food even with few(or no) teeth. I've had huge numbers of patients that like and do well with some dry food even after losing all or most of their teeth. In this case, the added bulk and fiber in a dry food may help the digestive system work better.
dturm 09/03/16 08:21am RV Pet Stop
RE: Help with new rescue

What are you feeding her? When are you feeding her? Are the BMs normal? Does she know she's doing it or is it just coming out? Has this happened the whole time you've had her or just the last week. Using a crate is a good idea. I'd also think about changing her feeding times and establish a routine that minimizes night BMs (no food after early afternoon). The idea of having her checked out (especially a stool check) is also a good one. A different food might also help. That's kind of throwing out lots of different ideas, one or more may be useful. I'm sure others will have some more ideas. Doug, DVM
dturm 09/03/16 05:25am RV Pet Stop
RE: Sunset/Sunrise Pics of Where You Camp

Casino Queen looking west towards St. Louis, MO. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/dturm/DSCN0088.jpg height=640
dturm 08/31/16 01:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Beware Winegard Trav'ler if you want HD in Northeast

Just got back from a trip including upstate NY, northern VT, MA and didn't have any problem with my Trav'ler. We didn't go to ME. Got all DirecTV channels even in marginal sites with some tree cover.
dturm 08/26/16 06:15am Technology Corner
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
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