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OK I went ahead and ordered it, $15.09 after shipping. They don't have PayPal but their ordering software worked nicely. I will post a review after I view it, I've got to SEE this video.
I ordered it on Tuesday, it arrived on Thursday, it is excellent. It played in my DVD drive on my computer just fine.
It shows a 3-D diagram of the urinary tract so you can visualize what you will be doing. Then it demonstrates on 4 different dogs, and the close-ups are really close. They express a male standard dachshund standing up. Then they have a small dog (Lhasa Apso or similar) and they demonstrate expressing him lying on his side. Then they have a larger dog (Border Collie?) who can walk but does not empty and they demonstrate taking him for a walk and letting him start urinating, then show how to apply pressure to help him finish emptying. Then they have a German Shepherd who dribbles when excited (they did not say DM but he's being held up with a double harness) and again they showed how to help him empty by expressing him standing backward like I did with Merlin. The whole video is visually pleasing and friendly and contains tips about waiting a minute and expressing again, and medication, and how expressing is different with each dog. No video can actually teach you the feel of expressing, but this DVD is excellent for showing visually how it is done.
I have a male cat with rear limb paralysis who needs his bladder expressed 4 times a day, so I know how difficult it can be to do this correctly--and confidently. We often show our clients over and over again how to do it because it isn't particularly easy to learn and every animal is different. I'm considered a Jedi Master when comes to expressing cats, but sometimes even I have problems with a cat other than my own. After awhile, you figure out what works for you and your pet and you get comfortable with it, but it takes a long time!
And for those of you who can wait a bit, we are in the process of revamping our website and will have both of our videos viewable there (for free) once the "bigger and better" website is up and running.
I'm glad to have the opportunity to say to you in person how much I liked the video. I took it to my dog's PT and gave it to the therapist for her to view. Like me she thought it might work to give to people post spinal surgery. It would be a dream to have it available online for free and immediate viewing. I hope you will let us know when you have it available. I did not even know the video existed until I found it while looking for something else. I don't know how long it has been available, I would have been referring people to it all along.
I started looking at your website just now to try to answer my question of whether you ship overseas (looks like you do), and got sidetracked looking at some of your other products. The Palace Bedding sounds like exactly what most of us have been looking for for dogs that wet the bed. Unfortunately, the dog I needed it for is gone now so I can't try it. Also the Barri-Care Anti-Infective Moisture barrier. I used Cavilon spray on my paralyzed rabbit, and various diaper creams on my dribble-dog, I wish I had known about the Barri-Care.
Thanks to you and your crew for making that video, it is wonderful.