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Old 03-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #41
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We had a yellow Lab many years ago that had some pretty bad seizures. We were able to control it for a while. Unfortunately It seems
that to control it in a dog, because of their metabolism, it takes enough meds that would kill a human. I know this isn't what you want to hear,
but please, don't keep her alive just for you. If she can not lead a somewhat pain free, somewhat normal life you aren't doing either one of you
any good by prolonging the inevitable. There is also a pretty good chance that it may be a one time thing that will never happen again.

Emma is about eight years old. Let's hope that this does not happen again. I know that dogs are "just animals", however, pets can be very much a part of your heart when you are single person. Besides playing musical instruments, I do not have any other place for my love to go than my dogs.

As painful as it would be, I would put her down if need be. It would not be the first time that that had to be done.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:21 PM   #42
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It could be an alergic reaction to something she ate as well.
I'm not certain if it is true or not but I have been told that onions can be deadly for a dog.
I also had one of my chihuahuas get very sick last summer when she picked up a toad in her mouth.
She only had it for a split second, as soon as I yelled she let it go, but it was enough to make her very ill for a few hours.
Good luck with Emma and keep up updated.

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Thanks for your reply. My dogs get to roam the many acres here. A few times, Emma had eaten dead animal guts. Of course, she puked them up in the bus. That was some stinky stuff. However, she did not have a reaction like what happened yesterday I will certainly report if she has another episode.
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A few more pics of my dogs. Emma is the black haired one. Buddy is the blonde male. Buddy is about ten years old.















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A few more pics of my dogs. Emma is the black haired one. Buddy is the blonde male. Buddy is about ten years old....
What a neat use for the right-front wheelhouse! I bet they enjoy that. Best wishes for Emma. Might she understand English to some extent? Sleeping on the doghouse!

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All these great pets, past and present, absolutely melt my heart. If every person could be as good as the average pet I think most of the world's problems would cease to exist.
Experience03, how true! I'm convinced that two of the reasons that pet ownership is good for one's health is that unlike people, 1) when animals put their feet in their mouths, it's only to clean their paws, and 2) when they give you crap, it's only crap!

Lorna, excellent post! Lots of things I hadn't thought of. One thing I'd like to add to the list of hazards: antifreeze. Even a well-maintained motor vehicle can spring a leak, especially at connections. Cats, dogs and probably other mammals like its taste and the stuff wrecks the kidneys...horrible death. The Merk Veterinary Manual cites as little as 1.4 mL per kilo body wt in cats as a lethal dose; 4.4 mL/kg for dogs. (One teaspoon is about five mL).
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You put this window here for me? Oh thank you!

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Our lil' travelling clan consists of three cats, two dogs, a goat, and a rabbit.

Here's Rosie and Dan having a heart to heart in the desert near Moab, Utah. She's 2.5 years old.


Juno (4.5 years old) is the little dummy on the left. She couldn't find her way out of a breadbox. When I adopted her and walked her around my apartment building, my neighbor stopped me and asked if I had gotten that dog from the pound. I sad yes, and he said him and his buddy had just dropped it off here for eating his buddy's chickens. I can confirm that she is still a chicken murderer.

Piper, on the right, (5.5 years old) was thrown over a tall fence into my cousin's yard as a puppy. She's an excellent dog, and loves to get hugs.


On the left here is Frankenstein. She was a stray in my yard and I decided to keep her and bring her with us the day before our 4-month boondocking pop-up camper trip last fall. She's so dumb that she's forgotten how to get back out of the litterbox before. Dan's two cats are on the other side. The black one is Bartleby Herman Meowville and the tabby is Oscar Wildecat.


We lived in this antique 1968 Cox Campsquire popup for four months and went 25,000 miles around the country in the time. WITH all the animals. And no electricity but one deep cycle battery that we charged about once a month. Using 10 gallons of water a week. It's safe to say that the bus will be a big step up in comfort!


Oscar is a really smart cat and he uses his mind power to escape things. He managed to escape the big dog crate and the camper it was in, and since then we were unable to contain him in the camper at all without binding all edges and latches of the cage shut, and we couldn't just keep him in a cage all the time with the canvas camper. So we got a bus! Bartleby has a "darting" habit which is extraordinarily frustrating at 5am in the middle of a deserted reservoir with coyotes howling all around after just arriving from a 12-hour miserable car ride. Now we have a door and wall behind the driver's seat to form an "animal airlock" before the bus door. It works amazingly well!

I don't have any pics of George, the rabbit, accessible. He'll be joining us in our travels when we head out this month. He's a white lop with grey ears, nose, and toes.
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uploadfromtaptalk1439558470615.jpgthis is digger with my little girl. That's about as energetic as he gets loluploadfromtaptalk1439558505445.jpgthis is buster brown cooling off in the wet Grass on a ten mile hike he's a trooperuploadfromtaptalk1439558534307.jpg and the last dog is Lobo my road dog he is insane (typical for a cattle dog) I can't wait to get a bus to take them around the country just a shame they won't be allowed to hike in national parks......this is by far my favorite thread!
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