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RE: upgrade to walk around bed

This one's 7 feet wide! Livinlite Camplite 21RBS
xteacher 12/17/14 04:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: RIP: What dogs teach us

I'm very sorry for your loss. I agree that dogs expand the heart. Mine has expanded several times over the years.
xteacher 12/16/14 05:13pm RV Pet Stop
RE: new rescue - tomorrow - maybe

So glad you're adopting a rescue! Congratulations!! I hope introductions go smoothly. I'd introduce on neutral ground - outside, away from your house.
xteacher 12/16/14 05:08pm RV Pet Stop
RE: I don't have a cat . . .

I have lost three cats to kidney/bladder problems over the last 26 years and have wondered if the food plays a roll in their problems. So actually, I am on a quest to find the best cat food I can. I was feeding a high protein food, but the local stores have quit carrying it. Off to do more research. I'm not a cat person, but on a pet food forum I'm a member of, it's recommended that cats not be fed dry food for this reason. They should always be fed canned food. The reason seems to be that cats, by nature, don't drink enough water, and that they need the canned food to provide enough moisture in their diet to avoid kidney/bladder problems, crystals, etc.
xteacher 12/16/14 06:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: Fast eater

We crate our dogs when they're eating to avoid any of them poaching the other dogs' food. Maddie, the little maltese/westie mix, is the worst offender... I also add a little water to the kibble (NOT enough to make it float), which slows them down a little, plus it gives them some "gravy" to lap up, and reduces the amount of water they drink during the day. I divide up their rations into two feedings a day. Crating while feeding also makes the dogs think of their crates as a good place to be - they literally run to their crates when they see their food bowls being prepared.
xteacher 12/10/14 07:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: Goodbye, my Keiss . . .

What a beautifully written tribute to an obviously well-loved dog. I'm so sorry for your loss.
xteacher 12/08/14 07:24am RV Pet Stop
RE: Do you use bone health supplements ?

I give all my dogs Cosequin DS plus MSM daily. I used to have a toy poodle with grade 4 luxating patellas (worst grade, usually needing surgery), and this supplement kept him sound and happy for a long time - totally amazed my vet. I did not cut back to the maintenance dose after the 6 week loading dose, since his knees were so bad, and I'm doing the same for my dogs now, all of who are middle age/seniors. I also give my dogs a fish oil capsule daily.
xteacher 12/06/14 06:08pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Which brand & model of walkie talkies for my "spotter?"

DH and I use our cellphones. I'm the driver, and I just set mine on speaker phone and sit in in my lap or on the center console. Works fine, as long as you're in an area with service.
xteacher 12/06/14 05:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Internal Organs pushed towards spine

As I'm sure you already know, boxers are very prone to cancer, so to make it to 14 is AMAZING! Kudos to you for obviously giving her wonderful care over the years! I agree with your decision not to pursue exploratory surgery or invasive treatment. Give your dog lots of hugs and keep Sammie comfortable with meds as long as possible. We too, had a boxer (RIP Duke) who succumbed to cancer at age 7. He let us know when it was time, and we then helped him to the Bridge.
xteacher 12/05/14 06:12am RV Pet Stop
RE: Is there a good tow vehicle that also gets good MPG?

I would look at a gently used Nissan Pathfinder (pre-2013, which is when its redesign ruined it, IMO). A properly equipped Pathfinder (years 2010-2012) has a tow capacity of 6000 lb. Also look for a gently used PUP under 3500 lb. With this combination, you should be fine. I get 20.5 mpg not towing (highway driving at speed limit) and when we had our Aliner, I got 16-17.5 mpg towing. You need a larger/heavier PUP than our Aliner, but you should still get at least 15 mpg towing.
xteacher 12/01/14 05:15pm Folding Trailers
RE: Up date on Sassy and her amputation surgery

So glad to hear that Sassy's doing well!
xteacher 12/01/14 06:11am RV Pet Stop
RE: How much immodium?

Here's a link that gives the dosage: Imodium
xteacher 12/01/14 06:09am RV Pet Stop
RE: Safe & Compatible: Highlander & Lance 1685???

What is the frontal area limit of the Highlander? On my Pathfinder (a 2010, with a tow capacity of 6000 lb.), it's only 70 square ft. How wide is the Lance? I tow the camper in my signature with no problem, but it's only 7 ft. wide. This makes a difference, IMO. It has a dry weight of 2507 lb., and we never travel with fresh water on board. I drive 60-65 mph and get around 11 mpg on the interstate. I also have a WDH and sway bar.
xteacher 12/01/14 06:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Nervous Shiba Inu

How many times have you taken the dog on a camping trip? Each dog we've taken camping over the years has been a little nervous the first few times out. Eventually, they get used to it and relax. A lab we used to have took several trips before he'd eat the first (or even second) day, and for a lab, that's something! Some dogs are more sensitive than others and you just have to be patient. A healthy dog won't starve him/herself. I wouldn't make a big deal out of it, or you'll confirm his anxiety and possibly make it worse.
xteacher 11/29/14 06:53am RV Pet Stop
RE: Settling into a new country...

Glad you're happy with your dog's vets. It's reassuring that you have access to good pet care there. Wow, $1100 for a dental where you were? Yowser!!!!!
xteacher 11/24/14 06:01pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A Sad Ending

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. It's never easy losing a beloved pet.
xteacher 11/24/14 06:58am RV Pet Stop
RE: Loss of our precious Great Dane Cassie

I'm so sorry for your loss! Cassie was beautiful and well-loved, and the pain is fresh. In time, I hope you'll be able to open your hearts to a new fur baby. The new dog won't replace Cassie, but will help you to make new memories.
xteacher 11/24/14 06:56am RV Pet Stop
Trailer Plug Won't Stay In

Wondering what the problem is with our trailer plug into the tow vehicle receptacle. When the weather is either cold or hot, the plug will not go completely into the receptacle on the tow vehicle and seat itself under the lip of the receptacle cover that holds it there. The other morning in very cold weather, no matter how hard we tried, it wouldn't go far enough in to be able to go under the lip of the receptacle cover to hold it in. DH had to jimmy-rig several heavy duty rubber bands to hold the plug in place, so we'd have lights and brakes for our trip. Even in decent weather, we have to work at getting the plug to settle in correctly. We've already had it replaced once. What's the deal?
xteacher 11/24/14 06:53am Towing
RE: FL for Christmas, are we nuts?

If you can find a place to stay, go for it! I wish we could. Just go really far south (mid-FL or further south). It gets really cold, even in N. FL. This year is especially nuts, weather-wise.
xteacher 11/24/14 06:35am Travel Trailers
RE: The Song Title Game

"They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" - Napoleon XIV
xteacher 11/21/14 06:12pm Around the Campfire
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