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RE: Quincy the diabetic, blind dog broke her leg.

Sounds like you got very good care for her. Diabetes is always a complication when it comes to surgery. Hope her recovery continues and is speedy.
dturm 04/29/16 03:51am RV Pet Stop
RE: Ecuador & the wees?

I checked Nabi's facebook page and saw this:Afternoon all...29c with RF of 35c..Uv index 12...sorry I am late in reporting in but we have had a lotta excitement around here...we had an earthquake..a big one..I dont understand seismic numbers but it was 7.8....everything was shakin'..Daddys chair was movin' with him init.....lamps were wavin' back and forth like palm trees....saucepan lids were twirlin' on the counter and the water came out of the toilet bowl..yep...we all got our feet wet..Zari was terrified, even I felt sorry for the kid....but in GYE and up the coast it is very serious..lots of people left dead or without homes...please keep all the folks in your prayers....a lot of doggies were killed in the quake...I might not have internet for a few days....hope you all stay safe until we speak again...Iz
dturm 04/26/16 01:05pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Hair Turning Reddish Brown

Saliva and tears will discolor the hair. Often we use the discoloration as a road map as to where the problem is. Doug, DVM
dturm 04/24/16 01:35pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Dometic/Sealand Vacuum toilet problem

We have an 08 Southwind with the vacuflush, the reset is located in the front bathroom inside a cabinet just behind the master switch. It has a reset button I think - we've never had to use it. Hope this is something that is easily fixed.
dturm 04/24/16 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Razz debut agility run

Really nice development for Razz. Re: dogs being dogs Over the thousands of years dogs have been domesticated, they have evolved, developed, learned, adopted (whatever term you want to use) many different behaviors that make them what they are today. That is not a single type as there are dogs that like to and are good at rooting out things, sniffing things, chasing things, finding things, protecting things, comforting things, swimming, running and playing. Most adolescent dogs have high energy levels and if their natural tendencies are not guided or focused by us, their behavior can make them unwelcome companions. Everything can be taken to extremes, but this type of joint effort by dog and handler benefits all, the dogs get genuine pleasure from the interaction, exercise and praise while the people benefit from the same. All dogs can't do agility as all dogs can't hunt, do search and rescue, swim and there are a bunch that don't fit the cuddle/companion type. Finding what your dog likes and developing an appropriate outlet for that desire and energy is "letting a dog be a dog" while being a good responsible owner. It produces a well adjusted, happy canine citizen. Just my $.02 Doug, DVM
dturm 04/23/16 08:12am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

It is just like he wants to dig something up. He does it on our carpets in the house and in the motorhome. He does the usual circle before laying down. He does use his back legs after peeing outside, but the carpet dig is with one paw. Sometimes it's a smell or a sound that gets them going. Is it in the same place (in the house and in the RV) all the time? I've had a few patients that had nausea and started this type of behavior followed by grazing on the carpet. It's a mystery for sure.
dturm 04/13/16 04:18pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Got a question for all you FOOF's, my 9 year old male Shih Tzu, Rocky scratches on the carpet. Any thoughts as to why. Need more information: before laying down or trying to dig something up or after peeing?
dturm 04/13/16 02:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: question about my senior Boston

I tend to agree with the above answers, provided he is still normal now. It could have just been a situation where he was in a deep level of sleep, I know that happens to me sometimes :)
dturm 04/11/16 06:57pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Millie has passed...

What an amazing tribute to an amazing companion. Sorry for your loss.
dturm 04/10/16 09:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: Possible anal sac removal

I think I'd try the frequent expressing before opting for the surgery.k The consistency of material in the anal sac varies by individual, not so much breed (in my experience). The very fluid type seems to build up faster and cause more frequent episodes than the paste type. Did all the impactions result in infections and the need to lance and antibiotics and were they all on the same side? Sometimes, the lancing and severe infection scar the tissue enough that repeat episodes are infrequent (on the same side). Doug, DVM
dturm 04/10/16 05:45am RV Pet Stop
RE: Max, RIP

Sorry for your loss, Don. I know there are plenty of balls at the Rainbow Bridge, all of mine there are willing to share.
dturm 04/09/16 03:07pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sue got a call today from a research team in Miami, Florida answering a request from her to participate in a stem cell program that is a cure for diabetes. If chosen we will have to go to Miami for two months while they inject her with the stem cells and then monitor the results. She is excited. That is truly exciting. I hope the study provides a cure for type 1 diabetes. Stem cell therapy has a potential to treat so many problems. BTW, they are advertising stem cell injections into knees for people here in the Chicago area as an alternative to knee replacement (like what Mama had on her hips).
dturm 04/06/16 04:31pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Hope the progress continues. Give our best to Patty!!!
dturm 04/03/16 04:49pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Lyme markers in blood

This is a pretty complex question and the answer really depends on the test that was run. Cornell University pdf explanation of the multiplex testing and what the results mean. Doug, DVM
dturm 04/02/16 01:31pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Another I-65 Question

We just came back to Michigan from Florida via I-65 this past Tuesday/Wednesday. The construction of the new bridge over the Ohio River in Louisville is a bit distracting due to the signage and lane shifting, but it wasn't bad at all (and we were pulling our 5th wheel). North of the river there wasn't much construction at all until we got maybe 75 miles north of there. They had some orange barrels up and some lane shifts, but we had 2 lanes on our side. This construction went on for several miles and ended not far south of Indy. Just did the same and Mike is right on. The new bridge over the Ohio river is open and is a BIG improvement over the previous bridge, even with the ongoing construction.
dturm 04/01/16 04:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Glad to hear Guy did well. Here's hoping the biopsy comes back clean. We'd also be interested in a few bricks.
dturm 03/29/16 09:24am RV Pet Stop
RE: CBDs for old creaky dogs ?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the major nonpsychoactive cannabinoids produced by Cannabis sativa L. Recent studies have shown that CBD has a high protective index, comparable to that of phenobarbital and phenytoin. Because CBD has been reported to possess both anticonvulsant and antiepileptic activity, its pharmacokinetics were studied in dogs after the administration of two iv doses (45 and 90 mg) and one oral dose (180 mg) to dogs. After iv administration, CBD was rapidly distributed, followed by a prolonged elimination. It has a terminal half-life of 9 hr. CBD plasma levels declined in a triphasic fashion. The total body clearance of CBD was 17 liters/hr (after the 45-mg dose) and 16 liters/hr (after the 90-mg dose). This clearance value, after its normalization to blood clearance using mathematical equations, approaches the value of the hepatic blood flow; the extraction ratio in the liver is 0.74. CBD was observed to have a large volume of distribution, approximately 100 liters. In the dose range of 45 to 90 mg, the increase in the AUC was proportional to the dose, a fact that indicates that the pharmacokinetic profile of CBD in this dose range was not dose dependent. In three of the six dogs studied, CBD could not be detected in the plasma after oral administration. In the other three, the oral bioavailability ranged from 13 to 19%. The results of this study show that CBD is barely absorbed after oral administration to dogs. This low bioavailability may be due to a first pass effect. There really have not been enough studies to evaluate usage in dogs. The one I found is above. The significant portion is: The results of this study show that CBD is barely absorbed after oral administration to dogs. Most experts in this field are not recommending use at this time. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/29/16 07:10am RV Pet Stop
RE: Nevur mind ....

I lost my delete key.
dturm 03/23/16 05:20pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Tick and Flea Guard

Keith gives a pretty good summary of what's available and works. Make sure the topical you are using is labeled for Ticks, many just do fleas. All topicals lose efficacy with time and the tick part is the first and quickest to quit. I'd be real careful about using multiple products (topical plus spray plus shampoo, plus oral...) You can get to a toxic situation pretty easily with multiple applications. I wouldn't recommend human topical repellants as they are not designed with possible oral ingestion when a dog would lick him/herself. Your best prevention is to avoid the environment where you are most likely to get ticks (tall grass/weeds, off trail in the woods). I've had some situations where I've suggested more frequent topical application or adding a permethrin spray (used sparingly) on top of the topical, BUT that decision is best made in consultation with your vet - they know the products you're using and your dog. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/20/16 06:23am RV Pet Stop
RE: Dog motion sickness

There are several medications that are excellent for motion sickness. Depending on severity the OTC calming agents mentioned and dramamine can work for many. Some of the more severe cases may need a stronger prescription medication, Cerenia, Zofran or metoclopramide. If anxiety is the major issue, there are also prescription meds specifically for that, benzodiazepines (valium, ativan, alprazolam), clomipramine, prozac. As a last resort acepromazine (I've found most meds work better with less sedation). The training or desensitization mentioned will help also. Doug, DVM
dturm 03/20/16 06:12am RV Pet Stop
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