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MaryJane

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  1. Cooked oatmeal helps - has fiber. I give my dogs the 5-minute type.
  2. What comes to mind is the heart problems (dilated cardiomyopathy) that dogs fed novel protein/grain free/boutique brands are encountering.
  3. Ask about Amicar and the recommended dosage and length of time and whether to start day of surgery or before. Ask about recommendations for anesthesia (if any) This link provides trials that are going on --- https://ebusiness.avma.org/aahsd/study_search.aspx
  4. Are you going to Angel or Tufts? One of my dogs had the amputation at Angel in Jamaica Plain and another one at Tufts in Grafton. They both have great teams - check the list of trials going on because each place may be participating in different ones.
  5. Read the osteo thread - it will take some days to get through it - it is really informative. Contact Dr. Couto for his opinion. Find a hospital affiliated with a vet school and get an appointment with an oncologist there - they can provide options and the current trials going on. Get information on Amicar - greyhounds can break up clots too early and cause bleeding (Dr. Couto provides info on this) if you decide to move towards amputation. Your dog's temperament should also factor into your decision as choices like amputation and chemo will require much handling.
  6. My first greyhound was over a 100 pounds - small face and huge body ... people thought he was a great dane.
  7. Does the vet have someone there 24x7 - some local vets don't have overnight people and some have a vet tech only if there is a surgery from that day.
  8. Interesting ... https://www.purinaproclub.com/resources/dog-articles/health/saving-sighthounds-from-anesthetic-drug-death?fbclid=IwAR0IkPY3avPhGS2DTl2BAG8_lTFXuEOQ7ilMnAeRBTWuo20kLIghiW-e2ck
  9. Do not let him up on the bed or couch and instead have him go to his "own bed" and respect his space there. Re-examine the situation in 6 months or so ...
  10. Rather than putting your question in another person's post - start your own topic as you'll get more responses.
  11. My dogs are fed a home-made diet and they typically get about 2 cups of rice at dinner with about 1/2 cup meat and 1/3 cup veggies. At breakfast, they get about 1/2 cup meat and 1/4 cup brown rice, and about a 1 1/4 cups of cooked oatmeal with milk and a bit of honey. They have been getting amounts like this for more than a decade although, I do change out ingredients. If I use potato instead, amounts are less because it is more dense. One of my dogs had IBD from seizure meds and we never gave flagyl (internist and I agreed) because of all the other meds she was on. The home-made diet worked for years along with probiotics and monthly B12 shots. She had fish as the protein.
  12. Actually, it doesn't look bad and probably just needs time to heal. Daily wash and then maybe try some manuka honey to speed the healing. I would not bandage - maybe put sock on to keep dirt away and keep her from licking.
  13. It's common for dogs to "lose their appetite" while being boarded and unless more enticing food is offered, they will lose weight because they will not be eating. Kennels can also be very loud with dogs barking and as a result, cause a stressful environment with dogs not sleeping -- that can also cause a loss of weight.
  14. I've fostered countless dogs - make sure both are wearing muzzles (all the time) when they go out and at least for 4 hours inside until you get an idea of how they are interacting. Separate them when eating and when giving treats. Do not approach the new dog when he is laying down on bed (or anyplace else) - call him to you instead.
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