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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Yes and it's increasingly being done. You can use the same meters and strips (although there is a meter made specifically for animals). There are videos available showing how to get the blood sample. Normal values are similar to people.
dturm 01/11/17 03:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Regarding dog diabetics, I usually try to get them regulated below 180. Not to get too technical, but above that level you get glucose spilling into the urine and the side effects of increase urination and thirst, along with all the other changes: cataracts, neuropathy, etc. It can be a little challenging to spot a hypoglycemic episode in dogs and cats, but probably not any more than in the people in our lives. The difference is that they can't tell us when something is just a little "off." The most common sign I've seen reported is staring off into space. I usually say when in doubt, give something with glucose or some sort of sugar. Oral is usually enough, no need to give shots. Doug, DVM
dturm 01/11/17 09:08am RV Pet Stop
RE: Number 1, Again

An impressive record, indeed.
dturm 01/11/17 09:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: Traveling with animals to Fla. Keys -Screw Worm

Residents who have warm-blooded animals (pets, livestock, etc.) should watch their animals carefully. Florida residents should report any potential cases to 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352) or non-Florida residents should call (850) 410-3800. Visitors to the area should ensure any pets that are with them are also checked, in order to prevent the spread of this infestation. While human cases of New World screwworm are rare, they have occurred, and public health officials are involved in the response. No human cases have been reported in Florida. For more information about this disease in humans, please contact your local public health department. Using fly repellents and keeping skin wounds clean and protected from flies can help prevent infection with screwworm in both people and animals.
dturm 01/10/17 09:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: Traveling with animals to Fla. Keys -Screw Worm

Just got an APHIS alert about a case in Miami Dade (Homestead FL) in a stray dog. I will post more info in a while (sorry I was on my cell phone).
dturm 01/10/17 09:24am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Walter, Garland, Sandy and I all had an EXPERIENCE yesterday. The weather service said it was just straight line winds clocked at 75-80 mph. We got about 5" rain in a pretty short period. All the damage here was to trees and whatever was on the ground when they came down. We closed the slides and went to the laundry/store (a huge concrete structure with a covered picnic area between) and sat out the lightning and much of the storm with the dogs. Electricity was out for hours, but aside from a vent that blew open from the wind and the subsequent water, we all were unaffected by the storm. As Charles said, RVs aren't a fun place to be during storms.
dturm 01/03/17 07:40pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Escapee Rainbow Parks To Require Core Vaccinations

The ASPCA guidelines are not too different than the AVMA/AAHA guideline that have been worked on over the last several years. The wording is a little less precise and I agree they don't have the standing of the national veterinary organizations, IMO.
dturm 12/31/16 04:50pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Diabetic "Weirdness"?

Do you live near Flint in MI, perhaps he LIKES lead in his water. Sorry, just had to. There are places we visit in the RV and the chlorine content is offensive to me. I too was thinking to try the bottled water. Their sense of smell is so acute, I'm sure there is something in there that bothers him. If that works, maybe try a PUR filter or similar product.
dturm 12/31/16 04:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Escapee Rainbow Parks To Require Core Vaccinations

The ASPCA guidelines on vaccination are pretty non-specific and allow a lot of flexibility for you and your vet. Core Vaccines: For Dogs: Vaccines for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines. Non-core vaccines are given depending on the dog’s exposure risk. These include vaccines against Bordetella bronchiseptica, Borrelia burgdorferi and Leptospira bacteria. Timing or frequency: For adult dogs: Some adult dogs might receive certain vaccines annually, while other vaccines might be given every three years or longer. If you and your vet determine that a particular vaccine is not appropriate for your animal, a simple letter stating that should fit into this protocol (the "or longer" being the meaningful phrase).
dturm 12/30/16 10:32am RV Pet Stop
RE: Escapee Rainbow Parks To Require Core Vaccinations

Where did you hear about the new regulation and who is behind the new regulations? As an Escapee member (and a veterinarian), I'd like to share some input with the proper authorities. Almost every campground has a rule that your pet must be current on vaccinations. Rules are usually found buried in the pet related rules. In our 30+ years of camping/RVing we've been asked ONCE for proof. We do carry vaccination certificates. Also, if your vet didn't think two episodes of acute anaphylactic reactions were an issue, you need to find another vet. AND, I'd recommend vaccination for rabies every 3 years rather than annually (if allowed by local regulation). That is minimizing vaccinations. Core vaccinations are for the protection of the dog population as well as your own dogs. While there is always some risk, AND old protocols were over-vaccinating animals, the new protocols of core vaccinations every 3 years (with individual evaluations and determination by your vet) is a reasonable attempt to keep your dog/cat safe while protecting the general canine/feline population. Titer testing should be accepted in lieu of vaccination. Doug, DVM
dturm 12/29/16 06:25pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Merry Christmas to all.
dturm 12/25/16 06:18am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

So sorry Richard and Sue. We know how much she added to your family and she'll be missed. Sandy and Doug
dturm 12/22/16 01:12pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cyst on lower eyelid

A regular vet/hospital should be able to handle this. Cysts/masses on the eyelids are pretty common, sometimes require surgical removal. On the lower lids are not as problematic as on the upper lid as they usually don't contact the cornea. If problems persist or return, a referral to a specialist is probably in order. Doug, DVM
dturm 12/21/16 04:02pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Richard, there hasn't been any snow here yet this season. There was some light snow north of here on Sunday, and I had to cancel a scheduled hike along the Delaware Canal because I was worried about icy roads in the dark. Apparently, though, it didn't last long and the hike went on without me, and there was just rain that night here in Bensalem. Well, we've gotten 2 - 6" snowfalls a week apart and temp this morning was 6*. Tonight it's supposed to get below ZERO. This stuff isn't supposed to happen till January, we should be gone. One nice thing, if you leave the dog poop for an hour they become poopsicles and are much easier to pick up :) RE Monty's leg, the recheck on Thurs should tell you if there is an issue or it's become a habit or Monty is milking it for all he can. I suspect there is no issue if he uses it while on his walk.
dturm 12/14/16 09:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sad news, Dan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the coming days. Sandy & Doug
dturm 12/10/16 08:24pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dan and Patty, we're so sorry you and your brother are going through this. Dementia in it's final stages is a horrible existence and you're right the suffering will be over, hopefully soon. Our thoughts and prayer are with you both. Doug & Sandy
dturm 12/09/16 05:50am RV Pet Stop
RE: Slideout dangers

:( Hope Santa brings you a great replacement. Dell indeed has some very good deals, and since I've had great luck/experiences with them in the past, I made the plunge. All the information was easily transferred and I only had to reload two programs that didn't transfer with PCmover.
dturm 12/08/16 08:07pm RV Pet Stop
RE: I just don't know to do

I second the Chuck-It, it's a great invention. I understand the difficulties, but they can be managed with time (I know that's an issue) and training.
dturm 12/02/16 07:14pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Poor Gretchen got lanced today

Poor Gretchen. They can come back, but usually they scar over and don't. These things are rarely cancerous, good news.
dturm 12/02/16 07:12pm RV Pet Stop
Slideout dangers

We've had numerous threads about the danger that slide outs pose to animals, espically cats. Well, we've had slideouts for almost 20 years with no previous problems always taking precautions with the dogs and cat. Last Wednesday while I was watching the dogs and putting the slide out, I found that computers are not a match for their power. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/dturm/computer.jpg width=720 You can see the screen is toast and the keyboard has a hump that's not normal. Fortunately, the computer still works with an external monitor while I wait for Santa to provide a replacement. Expensive lesson learned.
dturm 11/30/16 04:19pm RV Pet Stop
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