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RE: Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Dogs

First and foremost - every dog is different, I think we'll all agree. With that being said, I used to have boxers, and they seem to corner the market for IBS, colitis, etc. - a very high maintenance breed, digestive-wise. I found that I had to feed a limited ingredient, grain free, fish based, moderate protein and moderate fat kibble (Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream worked well for my boxers), along with digestive enzymes (the only one that worked for my dogs was Mercola Digestive Enzymes for Pets) to keep my dogs' guts happy. This company also makes a good probiotic, but I found that the digestive enzymes worked better for my dogs.
xteacher 05/09/17 02:01pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Saying thank you and hello

Congrats on your new camper, and I'm glad you're enjoying it!
xteacher 05/07/17 04:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie here Looking for a light weight TT for 5 suggestions?

Maybe this one? Aspen Trail 2710BH
xteacher 05/06/17 06:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Forest River Salem 27DBK for a first TT?

I'd go with the Jayco you mentioned, if you can afford it. Jayco has a two year warranty and a good reputation. Also, don't buy a cheap WDH (weigh distribution hitch). You'll regret it. Go with a good one, such as Blue Ox, Equalizer, or Reese Dual Cam. Have fun camping!
xteacher 05/06/17 06:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Problem with new trailer, or is it the grandson?

Sounds like the child's mother took care of business afterwards, so I doubt the kid is a spoiled brat. Jeesh.
xteacher 05/03/17 02:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ready to roll! Thank you!

I hope you have a blast on your camping trip!
xteacher 04/13/17 04:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Got new fur baby and now have to make change in vacation

Not real close, but a couple of places come to mind. One is Fort DeSoto, a Pinellas County park with a campground on the Gulf at the base of Tampa Bay. Be sure to book the dog section. Another waterfront option on the Gulf is at Turtle Beach, a Sarasota County park and small campground. A bit pricey and hard to get a res. Another is Oscar Scherer State Park just south of Sarasota, though not waterfront. Lots to do in the area...the beaches are close, there's kayaking at the park, the Ringling Museum, Mote Marine Lab, much more. Sun n Fun in Sarasota is very pet friendly, but not on the beach. It has two dog parks! BTW, the Turtle Beach campground does not accept pets at all. That's the only reason we've never tried to make a reservation there. Oscar Scherer SP is nice, but is not on the beach. You'd have to drive about 15 minutes to get to a beach from there. We're staying there in October.
xteacher 04/12/17 06:19am RV Pet Stop
RE: Heaven Acquired a New Angel Calvin's Gift

I'm so sorry for your loss. You gave Calvin the best life a dog could hope for!
xteacher 04/12/17 06:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: Over weight Rottie

Feed less and cut out treats/extras. Supplement only with a couple of tablespoons of no-salt green beans at each meal to add filling fiber. A couple of baby carrots at night for dessert - not too many, as they are high in sugar for a veggie. Nothing else. Go for 3 shorter walks per day, rather than one long one to ease the stress on the dog's joints. Consider switching to a grain free/low fat kibble. I've seen good results with Annamaet Lean, and also with Fromm Gold Coast Grain-Free Weight Management Dry Dog Food. You can get them on Chewy.com if you can't find them locally (only available at pet food stores - not Petsmart or Petco). Don't feed what it says on the package - the companies are trying to sell dog food!
xteacher 03/29/17 01:42pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Looking to buy a ightweight, modest travel trailer

Look at R-Pod. A few of the models have bunks. R-Pod
xteacher 03/03/17 03:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing Trailer with a 4Runner

Look at R-Pod. A friend of mine tows one with a 4-Runner with no problem. There are some models with bunks. R-Pod
xteacher 03/03/17 03:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing speed for small pop up ?

Don't travel above your tires' safe speed rating.
xteacher 01/17/17 06:08pm Folding Trailers
RE: Traveling with animals to Fla. Keys -Screw Worm

Thank you for the heads up. We will be traveling to Bahia Honda at the end of March, so we definitely need to be vigilant.
xteacher 01/17/17 06:04pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Aliner copycats

Yes, Chalet is back in business and doing well with new owners. So far, it's only available in the west. Most owners are happy with them. We have an Aliner, which is the lightest of all the A-frame brands. It can be ordered with/without a cassette potty, soft-sided, or hard-sided dormers, depending on the model. It can also be equipped with a 5k a/c or a Cool Cat heat pump/a/c. We've not had a problem with our Cool Cat, but its locaton under the bed is a pita when trying to access the filter for cleaning.
xteacher 11/05/16 08:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: The View from Your Trailer -- let's see 'em!

St. Andrew's State Park Panama City Beach, FL Sunset over St. Andrew's Bay http://i.imgur.com/SvO1aEcl.jpg The yappers checking things out http://i.imgur.com/o7pnYP4l.jpg Daytime view from the camper http://i.imgur.com/Xt5jTfhl.jpg LOVE it!, Panama City Beach is an awesome place. We are going to Destin Beach end of next week. :C Jealous - enjoy!
xteacher 11/05/16 08:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing capacity for older SUV?

You can tow closer to your limit pulling a pop up vs a travel trailer, due to the wind drag of a TT. I towed with a similar vehicle a few years ago (V6 Escape with towing package. It towed a gross weight 3500 pound popup easily (we didn't ever load it to the max), but I felt it when towing a similar weight R-Pod 171 (TT). I wouldn't tow the TT you're describing.
xteacher 11/03/16 04:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: How much off retail to start haggling? New TT

Springdales tend to be heavy. What is your SUV and its specs (towing capacity, real axle, tongue weight limit, etc.)? Your offer depends on the dealer - some already discount heavily, while others list the MSRP on their campers.
xteacher 11/03/16 06:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Two Travel Trailers one large one very small?

We have two campers - an Aliner Ranger 15 and a Starcraft 14RB. We keep the Starcraft four hours away in a town where our son lives, and we use it when we visit him every month. We use our Aliner to actually camp in. We're seriously considering selling the Starcraft and getting a larger TT, because our grown children and granddaughter would love to join us when we go to the beach, which we do several times a year. We'll keep the Aliner. It's perfect for long trips - saves gas and fits anywhere.
xteacher 11/01/16 04:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lance 1475 on a Subrau Outback?

The tongue weight will be way too much for your Outback, if the weight of the trailer already isn't. Many people on the A-frame FB group seek advice about what type of A-frame they can tow with an Outback. Even A-frames are often too heavy (especially the tongue weight) for this vehicle, except for the smaller ones. You also need to take into consideration the frontal area of the trailer.
xteacher 11/01/16 04:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wife happy with the things you buy for the trailer?

I am "the wife", and I'm the one who buys stuff for our camper. My husband is okay with it; after all, his road bike habit is rather pricey too, so he can't say much...
xteacher 10/29/16 08:32pm Travel Trailers
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