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  1. I used this halter for my front amp - it has the handle so I could help my dog hop when he got tired by lifting some of his weight. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A9X5ZOO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  2. How were you treating the hooks? That could have caused gastric distress like IDB. Any chance that he got into something ... fertilizer or pesticide?
  3. There is a serious condition (see link) where one of the causes can be over exertion at temperatures where the dog can not cool themselves as normal. If your dog is panting and and it continues, then you need to take measures to slowly cool the dog down like cold towels. There have been a few dogs in this forum that experienced it .. hopefully they will also respond. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/rhabdomyolysis-symptoms-causes-treatments#1
  4. Muzzle the new greyhound. You might also want to designate a safe space for your older dog that is gated off from the other dog so that he can rest. Otherwise, he might be on alert all the time and that will not be good for him. A situation like this might get worse before it gets better and the growls are a warning, next might be an attack. Don't feed them treats near each other - put it in their dog bowls and those should be distant from each other.
  5. You can try to give cooked white fish like tilapia just in case there is an intolerance to the beef (as well as the chicken that you mentioned happened earlier). I find that the probiotics are really important in getting the poops better - which one are you using? You might also want to try adding some cooked oatmeal (preferably the old-fashioned 5 minute) type to the food - it provides good fiber and I give it to my dogs every day. You can give 2 to 3 tablespoons and add a touch of honey to sweeten it a bit and mix it with fish or hamburger.
  6. If you are on Facebook - there is a group that has a ton of information. They have charts that show the incidence of DCM in many of the dogs foods so, it might be worth your while to look at it and evaluate whether you want to stay on grain-free.
  7. I do a 3 week interval between vaccines because vaccines are expected to produce an immune response and sometimes this can be vomiting and diarrhea. Sounds like this has been going on long enough to warrant a trip to the vet.
  8. Hantavirus could be another cause although not likely. https://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/pdf/hps_brochure.pdf
  9. Great job on the update! Thanks for all you do!
  10. How do we know which site we are on?
  11. I verified that my email address is correct however, I don't want to mess with changing the password now. If it isn't what I think it is, once the system is updated, I assume that I can change it with the "can't remember password".
  12. I'm a vegan and while I would love to switch my dogs to a vegetarian diet - there is not enough known about the long term effects. If you are on Facebook, I suggest that you join the group Nutritional related DCM - it provides a great deal of information on the DCM cases and the grain-free foods many of which have novelty proteins and things like lentils or peas as a substitute for grains.
  13. I agree that it is disheartening especially that so many of the people tried to do the best for their pets. What I do find encouraging is that there have been so many that have reversed the process by switching the dog's diets - it takes awhile but, they can get back to good health.
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