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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dan, sorry about your SIL. Boy have they made progress since the middle 80s. My dad had lung cancer and with the best therapy at the time he lasted about 8 months. Had metastasis just about everywhere when he eventually died.
dturm 08/08/20 08:38am RV Pet Stop
RE: Coronavirus

A new study recently published about Corona in animals. Summary: A couple of Canadian researchers may have figured out why cats get COVID and dogs don’t: a mutation in the gene that provides a vector for the novel coronavirus. While a few noted dogs have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, no dogs have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to date. Researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, published a study in which the authors write: “A single genetic change in the host receptor for the virus inherited in cats, but not dogs, correlates with feline susceptibility.” In other words, during SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus targets the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 protein (ACE2). Dogs have a mutation in their ACE2 that gives them a natural resistance to the novel coronavirus. Cats don’t. That seems to apply to all cats, large and small: the researchers determined that, along with cats, a number of different feline species—cheetahs, leopards, tigers, and lions—are likely to be susceptible to the virus. So are ferrets. Dogs, bears, pigs, chickens, and ducks are not.
dturm 08/07/20 02:54am RV Pet Stop
RE: Birthday Girl Nell

She looks great for 14!! Happy Birthday Nell.
dturm 07/30/20 07:26pm RV Pet Stop

We're continuing to get just about daily updates on animals and COVID. To date only a few have had coronavirus isolated from their bodies and none has died with over 4 million human cases. Today a German Shepherd from NY that had previously had coronavirus isolated died, but he had lymphoma and that was the cause of death. Take precautions to not spread it to your pets, but don't get overly concerned about catching it from your pets. We're learning more daily, but this is the best information at the present time. Doug, DVM
dturm 07/30/20 01:26pm Around the Campfire

The people invoking the "pro choice" mantra ignore the fact that they are making a choice for MY BODY as well. As has been said before, you don't get to drive 70 mph down a residential street as free choice because it endanger others.
dturm 07/28/20 04:09am Around the Campfire
RE: Something we all knew

Agreed, this was in the article: The research did not, however, prove a cause-and-effect link between a dog and a child’s behavior, stating that it could be coincidental that youngsters with good social and emotional development have dogs or that the families of children with dogs may offer more nurturing environments. The fact that they found that children that had more interactions with the dog each day showed greater consideration for others than those that had fewer is a significant finding.
dturm 07/28/20 04:05am RV Pet Stop
Something we all knew

Young children with dogs have fewer social interaction problems. Those of us dog parents have known this, it just had to be quantified. :B Doug
dturm 07/27/20 03:49pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Dogs sniffing Corona

Dan, your governor has actually done as good a job as possible in this situation. He acted early and has been measured in response considering health measures as well as economic issues. He has worked with our governor and those of MI, WI, IL and KY and together up to this point I guess we're as good as possible with some businesses able to operate. We're also under a mask mandate, pretty simple thing to do to try to help out.
dturm 07/26/20 06:10am RV Pet Stop

Sitting here watching a Super League rugby match from Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand with 34,000 people in the stands. This happened today. New Zealand is an island so it's a little easier to eradicate an infectious disease and maintain that status. But they took active measures testing, isolating infected individuals and pretty quickly dealt with this disease. It can be done.
dturm 07/26/20 04:38am Around the Campfire
RE: Mostly for BCSnob : )

Mark, round up to 150!!
dturm 07/25/20 03:39pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Mostly for BCSnob : )

Very funny!! We need the laughs.
dturm 07/25/20 11:04am RV Pet Stop
RE: Dogs sniffing Corona

All the dogs I've read about have been in households where covid positive people were. I suspect what they are smelling is not the virus, but biochemical changes within the infected person. One study I heard about was smelling sweat. The dogs that did have covid found in their nasal or throat either did not show disease or very mild symptoms. This disease does not appear to be a serious threat to dogs. Infecting the dog would be something to consider, but if a dog could process 500 people an hour and work a few hours a day, it would really speed testing and results. I suspect if a dog "hit" on a person, the person would then get a test.
dturm 07/24/20 06:34pm RV Pet Stop
Dogs sniffing Corona

I had read a story a month or so ago about attempting to train dogs to scent discriminate corona. If it works out, this would be a huge step in testing masses of people quickly and relatively cheaply. Dogs are amazing!!! CBS story
dturm 07/24/20 03:01pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Well won’t be going to the other site ever again...

Corona virus/covid-19 is a virus not a disease. A disease is cancer, MS, or some other malfunction of an organ or system in the body. Lets use the proper nomenclature as there is enough misinformation out there to fill an ocean. Wearing a mask is a feel good measure in my opinion. Half or more of the people wear them incorrectly anyway. Gee, I must have been practicing medicine improperly for the last 43 years as I was under the impression that infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, etc. were actually diseases. COVID-19 is the disease, Sars-CoV2 is the virus. As far as mask effectiveness: Surgical masks are designed to protect people from the wearer. Because they fit loosely, the wearer can still breathe in unfiltered air from the sides. Even so, surgical masks provide some benefit to the wearer as well: Laboratory testing has found that surgical masks block out 75% of respiratory-droplet-size particles. NPR article with citations Masks may provide about 20% protection from infection to the wearer. Dr. Doug
dturm 07/23/20 07:25am Around the Campfire
RE: covid gettin close ! (Personal Experiences)

This is why California and other states are having the "surge" they are. There are still some people who just don't get it, or don't believe it. I hope being outdoors helped reduce the chances of infection. CDC recent numbers indicate that total number of infected may be 8 x 10 times reported cases. That still means that there are 270,000,000 or more people still susceptible here in the US. I feel for the acute care personnel having to deal with the stupid people that add to the numbers they would have to deal with in the "normal" course of an epidemic. My SIL had a knee replacement last week, St. Louis area. The hospital tested her for COVID before surgery, she had to isolate for 14 days before admission and the hospital was segregated into COCID non-COVID areas. My brother was able to visit while she was in the hospital, but did have to go through questioning, temp check and mask before entering the hospital. Pretty thorough precautions.
dturm 07/22/20 12:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Weird question/weird dog

I can't imagine that this behavior would cause any problems. Weird yes, problem no.
dturm 07/21/20 12:06pm RV Pet Stop
RE: covid gettin close ! (Personal Experiences)

Bob, sorry about your family. Our peak was a couple of months ago but since some reopening we're starting to creep back up in cases. I had two former clients, husband and wife that got this early. The wife died and husband on vent. I have not heard about his outcome. My next door neighbor (33 fit and worked out) got it at work (Ford plant) before if closed in March. He spent 10 day in hosp on oxygen. His wife got it, "minor" case just felt like a truck hit her. They got their 2 year old out of the house to stay with her grandparents before she came down with it. This thing is here and real. Those places that thought it was just a New York or big city thing are seeing that the risk is real.
dturm 07/18/20 02:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Don't Panic

If you think the oxygen concentration at 19% wearing a mask is a problem, you'll really hate having to have 100% oxygen while in a COVID ward or on a vent.
dturm 07/08/20 05:20pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Sasha 1st birthday

Wow, that must be nice. Every dog we have ever had is a quivering mess as soon as they see we are pulling up to the vet office. :p Most of mine have been the same way, and their dad is the vet... Our Sasha is different though, she just wants to see everybody.
dturm 07/08/20 09:46am RV Pet Stop

...You do understand that all the facts won’t be known until after the world population has achieved herd immunity.Then why are you so eager to dismiss any possible treatment as ineffective when all the facts won't be known for about another 9 months or more? I wondered the same thing. Very odd. Apples vs oranges. In medicine one is often confronted with a patient where you don't know what is going on. Worse yet is you know what is going on but there isn't a known treatment for that disease or the treatment you are doing isn't working. Sometimes you don't know all the facts until the autopsy is performed. The best case in these situations is the communications that go on between physicians trying to treat the same disease provide verifiable experiences with their treatment protocols. We're often confronted with anecdotal evidence that is wrong but at the time seemed appropriate. That's why after action studies are important. During something like this epidemic, what works becomes refined and what does not work is discarded. It is dangerous to become focused in and married to one drug or protocol thinking that it is the end all. The bottom line is the people who know best what works and what doesn't work are the people dealing with this on a daily basis. Those of us outside of the acute care personnel should avoid making pronouncement about appropriate care.
dturm 07/08/20 04:57am Around the Campfire
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