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

Glad Monty is doing well. I've had a few cases over the years that required some inventive measures to get them to start using the legs again. One method was to bandage a small weight (like a curtain weight) around the foot for a short time every day. Even if they wouldn't use leg the weight required them to use the muscles more to hold the leg up. Someone mentioned swimming and that's a good exercise. Just FYI, rehab for animals has become an area of interest for many vets. Most major cities have a rehab center associated with a specialty center or a vet that just has that particular interest. Most have underwater treadmills that really work great, they support the body weight, stimulate movement and in some cases work like a whirlpool. If you get to the point that what you are doing at home isn't working, it might be worth it to check it out.
dturm 11/23/16 05:25am RV Pet Stop
RE: Jinks' Christmas commercial

Terrific!! Way to go Jinks.
dturm 11/20/16 08:05am RV Pet Stop
RE: Motorhome with 2 toilets

When Fleetwood does a bath and 1/2 they install a single black tank and a Sealand Vacu-flush system. I've had 2 coaches with the system and they work pretty good. They also use very little water. This is what ours is and there is a macerator on the system. We're running on our 9th year problem free. One benefit is that they can place the black tank just about anywhere which can really help weight distribution. We were recently weighed with good totals and wheel by wheel distribution. Doug
dturm 11/19/16 07:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We had some of that 40mph north wind with higher gusts, some white stuff coming from the sky and some frozen water on the patio table outside. I second the yuck!! I propose that we move Thanksgiving and Christmas to October, have all the holidays before Halloween then we can head south before all this stuff happens :)
dturm 11/19/16 07:46pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

There are basically two types of pancreatitis, chronic and acute. The acute is a serious life threatening situation, they get very depressed and can't keep anything down. This requires immediate veterinary care. Chronic sounds more like the symptoms Suzie is showing, but there are many things besides pancreatitis that can cause these symptoms. At this point, I'd recommend small meals, making sure to avoid changes in diet and all fatty foods.
dturm 11/12/16 09:17am RV Pet Stop
RE: A sad day for Lulu

Sorry for your loss. Routine and exercise is the best medicine. Animals certainly can and do go through grieving and loss, just as you are. If this goes on for more than a few days, contact your vet. We frequently give medication (anit-anxiety type) on a temporary basis to help get through this tough time. Again, sorry for your loss. Doug, DVM
dturm 11/11/16 08:06pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

When was the last time she had blood work done, and any values outside of normal or close to limits? I probably would recommend the same things.
dturm 11/11/16 12:27pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Richard, there are relatively few products regularly used for cats (compared to the many available for dogs). I usually start with a glucosamine product - like cosequin for cats - joint strong should work fine. If you need more pain relief you're talking about prescription items. Most nsaids are a no-go for cats, aspirin, tylenol advil etc. are seriously dangerous for cats. Doug, DVM
dturm 11/10/16 11:44am RV Pet Stop
RE: Add me to the list of diabetic-dog owners....

Outstanding!!!
dturm 11/09/16 06:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cosequin and Joint Strong??

No. The major effects from all the joint supplements come from chondroitin and glucosamine. To make their product unique, each manufacturer puts in a little different amount of these two things plus "minor ingredients," things like vitamins, minerals, MSM, etc. Some of these ingredients are a little more likely to create symptoms/problems if overdosed while the glucosamin and chondroitin components are very safe even at higher than normal doses. I've had a few case specific conditions where we did doses about 5-10 times normal therapeutic dose to act as antiflammatory... The ones I remember were onychodystrophy (nails shed and left quick exposed - imagine the pain), and chronic interstitial cystitis (bloody urine that was not caused by infection).
dturm 11/08/16 10:06am RV Pet Stop
RE: Cosequin and Joint Strong??

The ingredients are similar, I'd use either/or not both. The glucosamine/chondroitin are hard to OVERdose, but the minor ingredients I'm not sure about. Doug, DVM
dturm 11/08/16 05:26am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

... He doesn't seem to try to get to his incision on his knee much but he tries to lick his front paw where they had the IV in him. Burch I'm amazed at how often this is the case. All my own dogs who have had surgery have done the same thing. The clipping and IV are irritating and the site is right there under the mouth. Glad things are progressing well.
dturm 11/03/16 10:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: SAMe

I thought SAMe was for liver function :H It is, but also can have some effect on brain function.
dturm 11/01/16 08:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: SAMe

It's worth trying. I'd also recommend Anipryl and/or Cholodin. I've had patients that have had significant improvement in symptoms taking these medications. Talk to your vet. Doug, DVM
dturm 11/01/16 09:10am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

It's unlikely that he did damage if he's holding it up. The major problem post surgery is torque on the joint that tears sutures or tissues before they have a chance to heal. Doug, DVM
dturm 10/31/16 09:58am RV Pet Stop
RE: Add me to the list of diabetic-dog owners....

Another thought, if you are having a problem getting through the hair with the syringes you are using, you might try a longer, bigger needle. It might create a little more reaction, but I've found a 25-27 gauge needle still doesn't create much reaction in most animals.
dturm 10/28/16 12:31pm RV Pet Stop
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