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RE: Cost of dental work on a small dog?

She's a cutie! And for a rescue she doesn't look that bad at all grooming-wise. So many of them are completely matted messes, so bad you can't even tell what breed/mix they are, and they have to be shaved down to the skin.
Pawz4me 12/05/19 04:09am RV Pet Stop
RE: Cost of dental work on a small dog?

Congratulations! We'd love to see a picture when you get a chance.
Pawz4me 12/04/19 05:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cost of dental work on a small dog?

I agree that you should call vets in your area, since costs can vary by large amounts. I don't know how helpful this will be, since I'm in North Carolina in a medium cost of living area. But FWIW . . in September I paid $260.47 for my 15 pound Shih Tzu's teeth cleaning. That included pre-op blood work and three extractions (two retained baby teeth and one adult tooth). Here in the U.S. February is pet dental health month, and many (probably most) vets offer 10-20 percent discounts on dental cleanings. So if this little dog's teeth could wait until then (i.e., if they're not causing her pain) then you might check to see if similar discounts are offered in Canada.
Pawz4me 12/04/19 12:57pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Dealing with pet passing while on the road

I would first ask for recommendations at a campground if possible, as others have suggested. Another resource is the American Animal Hospital Association locator tool. Not all vets are accredited by the AAHA. Given a choice I wouldn't want to use one that wasn't.
Pawz4me 12/02/19 04:37am RV Pet Stop
RE: Do your dogs/cats watch TV

None of our dogs have ever reacted to anything on TV other than animal sounds or a doorbell that sounded like ours. We had a cat once who would occasionally watch sporting events like tennis and hockey--something with a fast moving object. She also became fascinated by a dog show once. I'm pretty sure it was the movement of the dogs around the ring that caught her attention.
Pawz4me 11/22/19 05:34pm RV Pet Stop
RE: The flat-Earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe

In the spirit of humor there is a logical PROOF the world is NOT FLAT. Yup. if it was cats would have pushed everything off it by now. Truth.
Pawz4me 11/17/19 04:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: Knee Pain

I'm also wondering if any of you has used any topical ointment that you've found effective? Voltaren (diclofenac) prescription cream helps somewhat with my fingers and wrists. But according to my rheumatologist it works best for small joints; not so well for larger ones. Any topical treatment can only penetrate so far.
Pawz4me 11/09/19 05:04am Around the Campfire
RE: Knee Pain

I've heard of glucosamine/chondroitin, but have also read that it's falling out of favor among those who study these things. My brother told me that he gave glucosamine/chondroitin to his dog, who suffered a sore knee, and it appeared to work in about 3 weeks. According to my vet and to an internal medicine doctor I used to see -- All dogs have the enzyme needed to metabolize glucosamine/chondroitin. Only about 50 percent of people have that necessary enzyme. I have rheumatoid arthritis, and with my rheumatologist's blessing I tried curcumin/turmeric. He says there is some solid science that says it does help some people. He recommended 500 mg. twice a day. I took it for about seven months but couldn't tell it helped me even a tiny bit, so I stopped. I do have relatives with osteoarthritis who believe it helps them.
Pawz4me 11/09/19 05:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Harvest Host

Yes, we've used HH sites a few times. We only joined a few months ago, so haven't had time yet to use them a lot. Our experiences so far have been very enjoyable--we've done a winery, a farm and a wildlife rescue. We didn't travel more than a few miles off of our planned route for any of them. It's true that you're expected to patronize the business, but the amount we've heard suggested is $20.
Pawz4me 11/06/19 04:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Local news story made me chuckle (stolen? dog)

The Raleigh paper this AM reports a shelter adoption day at a local Petco had a dog grabbed by a young man who then ran away. There is a $1000 reward up for grabs. I think that they are missing the point. They had to home the dog, so somebody did. I don't see the crime here. So I guess by your logic anyone having a yard/garage sale should be okay with people stealing their stuff w/o paying? There would be no crime there, since they wanted to "rehome" their stuff anyway? I'm glad the pup was found safe.
Pawz4me 11/04/19 01:11pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Martingale Collar Danger

I agree with ToadToes--it's not just martingales. Any collar is a danger when two or more dogs are jaw jousting. When I have multiple dogs in residence they never, ever wear collars while in the house or playing in the (securely fenced) back yard. I'm much more concerned about a caught jaw than I am about one of them getting loose w/o visible ID. I'm so glad everything turned out okay!
Pawz4me 10/31/19 04:12am RV Pet Stop
RE: Sealing Granite Countertops-How and How Often?

I do it whenever I think about it. Which is usually no more than once a year. It’s very easy and not too time consuming. I use something I picked up at Bed Bath and Beyond, but I don’t remember the name. It seems to work fine. The process is similar to waxing a car.
Pawz4me 10/08/19 08:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: Campground in Wilmington NC

The KOA in Wilmington is pretty nice. I'd say above average for a KOA. We've stayed there twice over the years. It's convenient to the city. Good luck to your daughter!
Pawz4me 09/23/19 03:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need an Overnight stop off I-95 near Walterboro SC

We stayed at New Green Acres one time. It was in January, and dark when we got there and dark when we left, so I couldn't see much. But it worked well for an easy overnight stop with hookups.
Pawz4me 09/11/19 09:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Down to Road trek?

About 2.5 years ago we downsized from a 35' Class A to a Winnebago Travato. Yes, it's certainly different from the A, but for us the differences are overwhelmingly positive. We gladly traded the room for the much better driving experience, no need for a dinghy, etc. We honestly haven't had a single regret. We enjoyed our ten years with the A very much. When our boys were younger we needed the space, so it was well worth the hassle. But now we're so glad that it's so easy to take off and go, stress free driving, etc.
Pawz4me 09/07/19 10:52am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Looking for dog breed the travels well while Rving

Paws4me - sorry. No worries. It happens to all of us occasionally! I was just really confused there for awhile (not that it takes much nowadays). :)
Pawz4me 08/27/19 02:05pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Looking for dog breed the travels well while Rving

This is different than your prior statement. Your prior statement said not to get a big dog if you can't walk it :? Can you please show me where I posted that? 'Cause I sure don't see it. I believe you've confused me with another poster. And note that in my previous statement I said "big, energetic dog." The second word there is key. Certainly some larger breeds are couch potatoes. But most aren't, especially when they're younger. We get so many dogs turned into rescues and shelters because the owner grossly underestimated the dog's exercise needs. IME it's far and away the number one reason larger dogs are given up. Certainly there are many energetic small breeds. But most of those can be exercised inside (and with little movement on the owner's part) when necessary by tossing a toy up and down a hallway or around a living room.
Pawz4me 08/27/19 11:14am RV Pet Stop
RE: Looking for dog breed the travels well while Rving

Dogs are very accomodating. With a few exceptions, they can and will adjust to the owner's physical abilities. I strongly disagree with that. IME and IMO it's a recipe for disaster for a physically disabled or elderly person to get a big, energetic dog. Working in rescue I've seen so many bad outcomes from that. The dogs are generally the ones who suffer the most, but many of the owners do, too.
Pawz4me 08/26/19 04:44am RV Pet Stop
RE: Social Security disability

There are about 200 SSDI compassionate allowance conditions. That means if you're diagnosed with one of those you get a slam dunk acceptance for SSDI. Not surprisingly, many cancers are on the list. If your friend has been diagnosed with a cancer that's on the list in all likelihood he will not need an attorney. Filing is generally straightforward, and I've heard of several people with one of those conditions getting approval within two weeks of filing. In addition to an increased monthly benefit, a 62 yo person who qualifies for SSDI will be eligible for Medicare in two years (after 24 SSDI payments). Speeding up the time frame for Medicare qualification can make a big difference in insurance costs. That doesn't sound like it would be a huge thing for your friend, since if I'm reading right he'll be 63 in December. So even if he were approved for SSDI in a couple of weeks it would only speed up his Medicare qualification date by about three months. But for someone just turned 62 it could speed it up by almost a year. SSDI compassionate allowance
Pawz4me 08/24/19 05:18am Around the Campfire
RE: Looking for dog breed the travels well while Rving

I agree that much has to do with the individual dog's personality, and the level and type of socialization the dog receives. You certainly can overcome negative experiences, but most people don't want to have to do that, and especially if they haven't had significant dog experience. And I think it's good to stack the deck in your own favor. All that said -- Our Shih Tzu is an excellent traveler. They're low energy and are commonly said to be the least barky of the toy breeds (which is absolutely true for him--he's a very quiet dog). He gets in the RV, curls up and goes to sleep. He's always eager to explore wherever we stop, but when we hit the road again he goes back to sleep. He almost never barks. He's very friendly to people and other dogs, but mostly he only really cares about me and so doesn't see the need to be bothered by other stuff. He only needs short walks for exercise, so it's not hard to tire him out for travel or when we'll be out sightseeing. Although he doesn't *need* a lot of exercise, in good (cool) weather he can easily handle three to four mile walks or hikes. You do have to be very careful with them in hot weather, though. So a good genny and AC is a must when traveling in the summer in most areas. And this is perhaps an exception, but our former beagle was a very good traveler. She'd also curl up and go to sleep as soon as we hit the road, and rarely barked. She was pretty darn lazy. My concern with another Sheltie would be that they are known for being one of the more vocal breeds, which of course can be challenging to deal with in a campground. And many I've met have been rather high strung. Although I will say that one of my best friends had one that I believe would have made an excellent RV dog. She was calm and easy going. Good luck, and thank you for doing your homework!
Pawz4me 08/24/19 05:03am RV Pet Stop
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