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  1. It does sound like you are in a stressful situation and trying to make the best of it. Few questions -- Before the surgery, were you able to manipulate his foot and touch the corn? How old is he now? Does he growl and snap everytime you want to take him out or is it more often at night? How long as the growling and snapping been going on? Have they taken x-rays of the leg with corn?
  2. I just read this article and it talks about a osteo vaccine that's been in testing about 3 years. Not sure this is the same one that most people know about already. This one seems to use a component from the affected subject to create the vaccine so it is targeted only to the osteo cancer in that patient. https://phys.org/news/2020-06-canine-bone-cancer-successfully-vaccine.html?fbclid=IwAR2-nf2VazY37uaynk107VvDLSMWpZGSF1ODYKbPtvnf9eD85lXPZGkfCi8
  3. Is this happening around your dinner time consistently - if so, this sounds like a food obsession. Make sure he is muzzled and in another room when there is food being served. I agree that he needs to see a vet as something may be wrong. I also suggest talking to the trainers if you can and see if this was something that they also noted - however, if he was being fed in a crate, it might not have been noticeable.
  4. Did they check for worms - sometimes persistent hookworms can cause HGE. Also, greyhounds have thicker blood than most dogs so, your vet is not knowledgeable about greyhounds so, be careful. Did they put your dog on Probiotics and a bland diet (hamburger and rice)? You can also get a phone consultation with Dr. Couto who is very experienced with greyhounds.
  5. I'm not a fan of prescriptions but, if she gets destructive or very anxious, you might want to see if you can try Trazadone. There are other meds but, this is relatively quick - starts to have some effect in about 2 hours and seems to last for about 12 - 16 hours.
  6. What are you using for pain control - people here might be able to offer some suggestions. If you would be willing to take a trip up to Colorado, you might want to see if you can get in there for an earlier appointment. They were on the forefront of osteo research back about 15 years ago and it seems like they are still noteworthy. You might also see if anyone in the area will make a brace to protect the leg so less likely to fracture.
  7. Check with oncologist - if not going down the path of amputation, there is radiation and also infusion to make the bone stronger. You might also want to check what trials are going on - that is what link is for. It looks like there is a study in Colorado for an alternate option from amputation/radiation. https://ebusiness.avma.org/aahsd/study_search_results.aspx
  8. Any chance there is noise with different frequency that your grey is hearing and is hurting him but, you can't hear it.
  9. That is not that hot but, if it is humid, he could be uncomfortable. Try a fan.
  10. How hot is it at night where you are? Do you have AC? Do you have a fan on?
  11. Infected anal glands can also cause an odor.
  12. Quite a few people with greyhounds on this forum use gabapentin for pain issues or seizures. When I used gaba, I used the capsule form and that is probably what most people are using however, you may still want to read the article even though it highlights an issue with the liquid form. More importantly, it highlights an issue in the way that the Merck manual specified the drug which is a good fact to file away in your head. http://www.poisonedpets.com/dog-dies-after-being-treated-with-gabapentin-exposing-flaws-in-the-divide-between-human-and-animal-drugs/?fbclid=IwAR2xI_KJupb2pBfClwcsf7BtYh1KgPsNlByMj4aF_bPYz9GJGwhhUC3a7dk
  13. That happens - this is from my experience fostering countless greyhounds. Don't give them treats when they are standing next to each other. Put it in the dog bowl and make sure that they stay away from each other's dog bowls. As to beds - you need to make sure that they both stay away from each other when they are laying down - they should be about 4 feet away. Note, this can also happen with stuffies. When they are outside, put muzzles on as this can happen if they start running and get competitive. This might get better with time or it might not. You do want to make sure that you muzzle or separate when you are leaving the house.
  14. Did you give treats while they standing up in front of you or did you drop them in the dog bowls? It sounds like Leo was laying down and Marlow came close to the bed he was on - if this is correct - was Marlow about 2 or 3 feet from Leo when Leo jumped up and lunged?
  15. What were the situations when Leo went after Marlow? Describe as detailed as you can.
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