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Old 09-26-2016, 10:33 AM   #11
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A good set of travel stops that are not too difficult to make.

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Old 09-26-2016, 10:42 AM   #12
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I do not know what type of heart problem your dog has but there is a drug Pimobendan my last Airedale was on (had to get it from Canada) that has very good results in dogs with heart failure. It gave us the blessing of having a long goodby with our sweet Maggie. All of the fluid build up ceased as well as the bed wetting she was comfortable, fairly active and ate well until the week before she passed. Maybe you should ask your vet about it. In our case it was prescribed by UT Veternary Hospital in Knoxville TN.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:40 AM   #13
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Thanks folks, I'll look into both drugs. Be nice to be able to calm her down at times, we try to keep her out of the situations that get her worked up as it is.

She has heart failure, not sure which drugs she's on, Deb takes care of that.
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:35 PM   #14
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:50 PM   #15
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We're lucky that none of our dogs required any special care in our extensive travel with them.

Our newest dog, Gertie, seems to have adopted the Greyhound motto and "leaves the driving to us."

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Old 02-24-2017, 02:13 PM   #16
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We're lucky that none of our dogs required any special care in our extensive travel with them.

Our newest dog, Gertie, seems to have adopted the Greyhound motto and "leaves the driving to us."

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LOL, in first reading this I thought you referred to her as a Greyhound, but sure could not see it in her picture.

I too could not imagine, I guess should say do not want to, travel with a pet that did require too much special attention, other than of course the exercise, feeding and play ones.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:14 PM   #17
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Our Chocolate lab had surgery on his rear leg to repair a torn tendon which included adding a metal plate to repair the damage .
We were heading to Quincy Ca and wanted our dog to go along ,so I built a collapsible ramp so he could safely get in & out of our truck.
Our on our last 4 week trip to Canada , we left our dog at home
I believe that we were just as unhappy with this arrangement as our dog. We are planning a trip to the East Coast . I hope my wife ,the dog and I have a great trip
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Our Chocolate lab had surgery on his rear leg to repair a torn tendon which included adding a metal plate to repair the damage .
We were heading to Quincy Ca and wanted our dog to go along ,so I built a collapsible ramp so he could safely get in & out of our truck.
Our on our last 4 week trip to Canada , we left our dog at home
I believe that we were just as unhappy with this arrangement as our dog. We are planning a trip to the East Coast . I hope my wife ,the dog and I have a great trip
Good call. It is not worth bringing a pet if they are not going to enjoy the trip. To many people drag a pet along for their own reasons, not good ones for the pet.

Jasper is just short of 9, so still young and active, and he just loves to go with us. We did leave him behind on one two week trip where we knew we would be in US National Parks a lot, where dogs are not welcome in a lot of places. He missed fun with us, but still had lots playing with his cousins and still going for long walks every day.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:22 PM   #19
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Love it! I looked at the other photos of it as well at his site.

If I did something like that for Spike, it'd have to be super reinforced and all that. He's a big boy, especially compared to Lucy. We're not sure how much longer Lucy will be around.
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Our Chocolate lab had surgery on his rear leg to repair a torn tendon which included adding a metal plate to repair the damage .
We were heading to Quincy Ca and wanted our dog to go along ,so I built a collapsible ramp so he could safely get in & out of our truck.
Our on our last 4 week trip to Canada , we left our dog at home
I believe that we were just as unhappy with this arrangement as our dog. We are planning a trip to the East Coast . I hope my wife ,the dog and I have a great trip
I hope you all enjoy it too. Life is much better with pets in my humble opinion.
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