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RE: Fireworks

BTW, don't pass up the potential of "chemical" intervention. There are OTC meds and MANY more prescription meds that can be amazingly beneficial in lessening the anxiety. This isn't the old tranquilizers that we used to use but newer meds and combination protocols that can really help. Doug, DVM Yep. We rescued a nine-year old (estimated) Lhasa Apso in March 2020. It quickly became evident that thunderstorms, and then fireworks, were huge issues for her. A Thundershirt helps to a very mild degree. Some Benadryl kinda sorta maybe helped a little more. Talked to our vet about it and he advised trying some trazadone. That definitely helped more than the Benadryl, but as time has gone by it seems to not do as much as it initially did. So I talked to the vet again yesterday and he advises adding in a little gabapentin and seeing how that works. We have storms in the forecast next week, so we may find out then. I'd rather have her a little loopy than stressed out.
Pawz4me 06/22/22 05:16pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Need some good vibes-Updated

I hope it goes well! Someone we know had a wedding in the fall of 2020 that Covid disrupted in a rather major way. But it got done, and the couple came away with lots of wonderful memories.
Pawz4me 05/20/22 04:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Dog food

Fresh Pet has been in very short supply throughout the pandemic. For a little while I thought it was getting better, but it seems to be regressing now. I know all the stores in my area to check, but I wouldn't want to have to hunt it constantly in strange territory.
Pawz4me 05/08/22 07:57am RV Pet Stop
RE: Dog food

I'd look at the first five or six ingredients in the Fresh Pet and then look for a canned food that has close to the same ingredients, especially the primary protein and carb sources. That's no guarantee, of course. But it's how I'd approach the search.
Pawz4me 05/08/22 04:20am RV Pet Stop
RE: Charleston SC and Savannah Ga

Charleston - James Island County Park Savannah - Skidaway Island State Park
Pawz4me 05/04/22 05:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to discourage territorial barking at home

Scroll down near the bottom of this article and read about The Positive Interrupt. It takes a lot of work but IME it's the most effective approach. And yes, it is (essentially) redirecting with food. The good thing is that once a dog learns the interrupt cue you can use it for redirecting his attention to you whenever needed. It's not specific to one behavior.
Pawz4me 04/02/22 07:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: What’s with the bags?

I believe they're meant simply as an indication that the vehicle has a mechanical problem, not that it's been abandoned for no reason. Sort of like saying "Car trouble, will be back to take care of it soon."
Pawz4me 02/24/22 04:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: New study on Neutering/Spaying

Are you serious? California charges more depending on if your dog is neutered or not? And I thought I had seen it all. :S:o Many municipalities all across the country have similar laws. They're not uncommon by any stretch of the imagination.
Pawz4me 01/31/22 05:48am RV Pet Stop
RE: Behaviorist vs Trainer

The only time I use the term "behaviorist" is when referring to a veterinarian with a specialization in behavior -- American College of Veterinary Behaviorists What is a veterinary behaviorist? Or to someone who is certified by the Animal Behavior Society Applied animal behaviorists are scientists, educators, or other animal professionals with an advanced academic background in the principles of animal behavior. Applied animal behaviorists may have a background in fields as diverse as psychology, biology, zoology, veterinary medicine, or animal sciences. They may work in laboratories, zoos, farms, animal shelters, universities, corporations, or as private consultants (and beyond!). What applied animal behaviorists have in common is the application of scientific principles to improving the care, management and welfare of animals in captivity and the wild. Unless the person meets the qualifications for one of those, IMHO they're just a trainer. But there's no regulation on who can call themselves a behaviorist, so . . . buyer beware.
Pawz4me 01/30/22 04:35pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Kidney Disease - Update

I'm so sorry.
Pawz4me 01/28/22 04:28pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Dealing with the "Barfmeister"

I agree to get a check up with the vet to rule out serious issues. My thought since it is phlegm coming up that maybe he has acid reflux. That can cause vomiting hours after eating. I've had three dogs who had a tendency toward "yellow foamy" throw up two or three times a week. My vet recommended famotidine (generic Pepcid) for the first one and it worked wonders. So for the other two I just went ahead and gave it a try, and it worked for them, too. If it's mainly happening in the morning sometimes making sure the dog has a couple of dog biscuits or other bland bedtime snack can help, IME. For some it seems to happen when their tummy gets too empty.
Pawz4me 12/03/21 04:54pm RV Pet Stop
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