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RE: Buddy needs your prayer and support

So sorry about Buddy. We know what you are going through, it's been about a year since we lost Jill to liver cancer (probably metastatic hemangiosarcoma). She went downhill really fast and we faced the same situation and made the same decision. Really hard!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug & Sandy
dturm 10/24/16 09:58am RV Pet Stop
RE: Add me to the list of diabetic-dog owners....

But of course that's also when he gets his shot of insulin.... does that "spike" after the injection; or is it used at a fairly proportional rate? Am I overthinking this? I just remember that my sis-in-law took her diabetic dog on a longer-than usual walk; and he keeled over from low blood sugar and scared her to death thinking she'd killed him.... Depends on the type of insulin. Humulin N is "bi-phasic" in dogs. There is an initial spike shortly after injection then another peak phase later (several hours). That time and degree of action is a little different in each individual, thus the differences in achieving control. It rarely lasts more than 12 hours in dogs, thus dosing is usually 2X/day. You may be overthinking it a little, but much better to be prepared than be confronted with a situation like your SIL. I'd carry come sugar substance with you on walks - talk to your vet about dog appropriate substances. Sandy does OJ when she gets the low glucose. Doug
dturm 10/18/16 04:09pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Miserable

What medication was used? I think medication during a transition period is essential, but just using a tranquilizer doesn't cut it. Cut and paste or print the article about separation anxiety and give it to them. Separation Anxiety Doug, DVM
dturm 10/17/16 12:48pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Add me to the list of diabetic-dog owners....

... hints to help prolong his life and protect his vision ... The main way to assure both is to get good blood glucose control. Monitoring early while regulating insulin needs and then long term being tuned in to changes, like urination and water consumption are necessary. Sounds like you have a great base of knowledge, so this should be a piece of cake (sugar free of course). Good luck, and if you have any questions, feel free to PM me. Doug, DVM
dturm 10/17/16 12:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

The Old Fella Rescue has been the only (and first) rescue for Burke County GA since it's inception. If there is a problem with licensing, it's either an oversight or decision to change structure from corporation to another type of entity. Richard is investigating.
dturm 10/14/16 04:31pm RV Pet Stop

We're in a campground just south of Cincinnati. The services are going to be Tuesday, so we're on schedule to get home in plenty of time. Thank you all for all your thoughts and prayers. Sandy & Doug
dturm 10/13/16 03:56pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings

We're getting close and should be in Monday. We have a plan for Walter and Garland to participate remotely. We'll see how it might work. Not quite the same, but better than nothing. Doug
dturm 10/08/16 04:33pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings

Despite our best efforts, we are going to be late arriving at the rally. :( It is too long of a story to relay here, but it involves having our old deck replaced with a new deck. Delays, delays, delays.:M Anyway, we will not be getting to Riverside until Wednesday afternoon. I have talked to Riverside about our delay, so we should still be on site 185. Rats!! We'll keep the light on for you and Garland.
dturm 10/06/16 03:37pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Tumor removal (update page 2)

Most tumors in that area are Perianal gland tumors (hepatoid gland tumor). Huge majority are in males and most are not malignant (although some are). They bleed like crazy when they ulcerate (and also when we do a fine needle aspirate). Most times we can make a very good educated guess by location, size and appearance and surgical removal is preferable (and curative) to multistep approach of biopsy then surgery, IMO. Best of luck to Mikko. Doug, DVM
dturm 09/27/16 03:54pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Weather Tech Mats for your tow car.

I have them for my 09 CRV and the fit is perfect. I don't remember the price, but they are great especially in winter with snow melt and in wet weather.
dturm 09/26/16 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you travel with your dog in your fifth wheel?

Leaving the issue of safety out, I don't think I'd let my dog with a back issue ride in a trailer, even in a secured crate. I think the ride quality would increase the potential for further back injury. Doug, DVM
dturm 09/21/16 05:25pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sorry about the bad news. Hope your family finds support from each other through these times.
dturm 09/15/16 05:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sandy and I are also sorry about your report, Gary. Hope early detection leads to a quick positive resolution.
dturm 09/14/16 05:35am RV Pet Stop
RE: Maybe I am doing it wrong

CAT will not starve itself. Put out food leave it there if cat is hungry it will either eat or hunt. I disagree with this philosophy or feeding technique in cats. Fatty Liver (Hepatic Lipidosis) A fatty liver can develop in as soon as two weeks with an appetite reduction of 50-75 percent. The so-called fatty liver is one of the most common causes of liver failure in cats and it stems from the basic design of the cat. Cats evolved as predators of small birds and rodents, eating multiple small meals throughout the day. Their physiology is geared towards a completely carnivorous diet and with the presupposition that cats would live lean and never have the opportunity to develop extensive fat stores. Of course this all changed when cats become domestic. The modern housecat has every opportunity to become overweight and while this may not be of disastrous consequence on a day to day basis, should the cat get sick or lost and stop eating, a big problem erupts. The fat stores mobilize. Normally, in starvation, fat is moved from the body's storage depots to the liver for processing into lipoproteins but the feline liver was never intended to handle huge amounts of mobilized fat. The liver becomes infiltrated with fat and fails. Complicating matters are the high dietary protein requirement that is unique to cats; protein malnutrition develops very fast when cats do not eat. The real question, is the cat maintaining weight and otherwise normal. If so, your expectations regarding feeding may be off. Doug, DVM
dturm 09/13/16 03:27pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dale, sometimes life just piles on and it seems like it will never stop. I hope you enjoy your trip to TX and have an uneventful winter. Hang in there.
dturm 09/10/16 04:56pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sorry to hear the news Dan and Patty. Have a safe trip home.
dturm 09/10/16 08:14am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

By the way Sandy how about items for the raffle? I haven't gotten anything yet so it is time I started gathering some things. Anyone else bringing anything? 4-6 framed prints, a book and a few other items. Sandy
dturm 09/08/16 09:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: The hummers sure like our feeder!!!

Those are tiny hummingbirds. Some species I'm not familiar with :B
dturm 09/07/16 10:14am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We often recommended a turmeric/bromelain combination as a routine therapeutic component. Turmeric contains curcumin which has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Bromelain is a pineapple extract that also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Bromelain is thought to increase curcumin absorption (poor absorption being one of curcumin's limitations). You typically use a combo product that has 300 mg turmeric with 150 mg bromelain. We use 1 BID for small to medium patients; 2 BID for moderately large to large patients, and 3 BID for giant breed patients. BTW, I've never used this but it is a valid alternative medicine therapy. I'd be interested in how many have used it and found it helpful.
dturm 09/06/16 03:43pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Pig in rv

Two years ago when we were at Ft. Wilderness at Disney, there was a pig in one of the campers. Evidently the owner goes there every year, no problems.
dturm 09/06/16 07:27am RV Pet Stop
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