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RE: Dealing with pet passing while on the road

We had several situations like this over the 40+ years I was in practice. Living in an urban area, I don't recall any campers, but several on vacation or passing through. We dealt with a local business that could offer cremation and if that couldn't be done within the time frame the ashes were shipped. I would get recommendations from the campground people, the AAHA website or lastly from internet reviews. Doug, DVM
dturm 12/02/19 06:12pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We don't head south until after Christmas, but the picture is indeed from the RV. We're camping in the woods on a property our son has in extreme northwest Illinois. We've got a group of family and friends that pool resources and are having a great holiday.
dturm 11/29/19 09:32am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Too much turkey dinner!! width=720
dturm 11/29/19 06:21am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Ditto on the Happy Thanksgiving wishes for everyone. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope everyone has a splendid day tomorrow. For those of you that are traveling be safe. Sounds like certain parts of the country will have some weather issues to deal with. We did our travel yesterday and got a rare east wind that was a tail wind for us. We're spending the holiday over the river and in the woods in extreme northwest Illinois. We had some rain and thunderstorms last night and the wind is very strong today. We may or may not get a little snow, we'll see. Again, stay safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Sandy & Doug
dturm 11/27/19 11:38am RV Pet Stop
RE: Royal Canin SO Urinary food-shiny?

Had a similar conversation with my vet, and he said pretty much what dturm said. Only in my vets case the owner's dogs wouldn't eat the food, so he took it back and he returned it to the manufacturer. Definitely if they don't eat it, take it back. Trust their nose :).
dturm 11/25/19 04:40am RV Pet Stop
RE: Royal Canin SO Urinary food-shiny?

Storage, transportation and formulation changes (due to available ingredients) are all possible causes. I'd keep track of batch identifications in case there are any issues. Generally I've found there are minor differences from bag to bag or can to can that don't really cause issues.
dturm 11/24/19 07:11pm RV Pet Stop
RE: FDA announces Dog Foods that can cause heart failure

As a possible cause that is under investigation is the nutrient Taurine. It is not considered an essential nutrient for dogs, but is for cats. DCM is common in cats (compared to dogs) and is treated with taurine. These dogs have been treated with taurine as well. There are a few breed that have DCM (not related to the food issues) and they respond in many cases to taurine supplementation if diagnosed before serious permanent heart damage happens.
dturm 11/24/19 07:03pm RV Pet Stop
RE: FDA announces Dog Foods that can cause heart failure

The report was a compilation of all the reported cases of DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy). The way these things are done is to extensively question owners about EVERYTHING and then evaluate any statistical relevent coincidences. The next step is to find out why. I'd say the brand is not as important as the ingredients. I don't feed my dogs (and don't recommend) grain free foods unless there is a specific reason (celiac disease or allergies to specific grains). According to the data, 91 percent of the cases were on grain free foods and most of those were pea/lentil as a component. Doug, DVM
dturm 11/24/19 06:54pm RV Pet Stop
FDA announces Dog Foods that can cause heart failure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a list of pet food brands that they say could cause congestive heart failure in dogs. In July 2018, the FDA first alerted the public about an investigation that found a possible link between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and dogs eating certain types of pet food. Canine DCM is described as the disease of a dog’s heart muscle, can often result in congestive heart failure. Breeds that are typically affected are large and giant breed dogs, according to the FDA. However, many of the 524 cases of DCM reported to the FDA have included smaller breeds of dogs, suggesting a lack of a genetic connection. In many cases, food linked to DCM was in dry form and contained ingredients including peas, lentils, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Many others were grain-free. WHDH Story
dturm 11/24/19 04:19pm RV Pet Stop
Do your dogs/cats watch TV

Ours usually react to some sounds, but today for the first time Sasha was just staring watching and following the action!! It was a movie on Bravo with Jennifer Lopez (Sasha has good taste :)). But this was a first for her. Kaylee doesn't react at all.
dturm 11/22/19 04:07pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

That's really good news about Pickles. Not doing surgery is always the best option if that is a viable option.
dturm 11/19/19 06:50am RV Pet Stop
RE: Kitty litter: How do you dispose of it while on the road?

Same question here, how to properly dispose my dog (Cake) liter. Some of my friends suggested to use it as a fertilizer and plant 1 seed for doing that. Hope you could help me on this. Thanks There are enough zoonotic diseases that using untreated fecal material is a potential danger. It can be good fertilizer if composted properly or sterilized. Many of the human food recalls are related to fecal contamination in the field or during processing.
dturm 11/15/19 08:28am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

One of my dogs had corneal edema that was treated successfully with a hypertonic saline ointment (high salt concentration that pulled water out of the cornea) and a cortisone in the eye. I hope this can be easily and quickly resolved. Doug
dturm 11/14/19 06:38pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

... Terry's doctors are all in Indianapolis and he can't tolerate cold weather, so he had to be careful to only get sick in the summer... We're happy for you!! I wish we were south with you as it was 8 this morning with -1 wind chill. We've had 2 snow events BEFORE Thanksgiving, very unusual for us. We had a rain/snow mix yesterday that turned to all snow with falling temps. This is the worst stuff as it turns to ice on everything. The roads are clear now (we have great snow removal/road crews) but all sidewalks are ice. The only good thing: the dogs don't ask to go out often and they take care of business very quickly.
dturm 11/12/19 06:25am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. The temperature is going down, It was 48 degrees when we got up and now itis 47 degrees... Today it was 18 with a wind chill of 8. Temps are more like January. We should have stayed in the mid-south after our great time in Seviervillle.
dturm 11/08/19 06:44am RV Pet Stop
RE: Dogs now on Royal Canin SO Urinary food-questions

These diets are designed to adjust pH and mineral content to treat the conditions present. There are other brands available, but I'd talk to a nutritionist (possibly at Royal Canin) to see if there is an calorie supplementation that wouldn't change the mechanism of action the diet is trying to achieve.
dturm 11/06/19 08:58pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Welcome Sasha New Pictures

Sandy met (online) the lady from Turkey that rescued Sasha. She's in St.Louis right now with Jan (from Love a Golden rescue) and another batch of rescued goldens. She said Sasha was rescued from Ayvalik, Turkey (I google mapped it). It looks to be a resort town on the western side of Turkey on the Mediterranean (I guess it's technically the Aegean Sea). She said Sasha had a rough time for a while and only had bread to eat. Sort of explains why she goes after anything alive or dead on our walks and any food left by Kaylee. We're about 11 months in with Sasha and couldn't be happier. She's a wonder, great personality and a fantastic companion. Doug
dturm 11/06/19 03:43pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Martingale Collar Danger

Our dog I guess was resting her head on some wooden patio furniture, and her dog tag went between the slats, and then turned and would not come out and was stuck. We had a rule in our hospital that all collars had to be removed before the animals were put in cages for that exact reason. Sad, but we would see animals hung (hanged ??) by their collars. Fortunately it was infrequent. Doug, DVM
dturm 10/31/19 05:24pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

It's pretty nasty here in STL, a cold rain a falling . . . . Well, we've got a weather winter advisory... We're on the south end of the system so we'll only get about 2" of snow, but the north side of the Chicago area is supposed to get 6+. Temps are going down to the 20s. I made a batch of soup and we're staying inside. Winter is here!!
dturm 10/30/19 05:24pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Richard, Discuss with your Dr the possibility of using an immunosuppresive other than prednisone. I know methotrexate is used in RA (often in conjunction with pred). It doesn't seem right to treat the polymyalgia in a way that makes your diabetes so uncontrolled. Just thinking.
dturm 10/29/19 11:43am RV Pet Stop
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