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  1. Thyroid meds should be given about 1 hour before meals and they should not get a calcium pill +/-3 hours from dose.
  2. So sorry for your loss. When one of my greyhounds who was a favorite of the neighborhood children passed and the children asked where he was, I would say "He moved on to a better place".
  3. Get a consult with Dr Couto and send the x-rays to him.
  4. Has anyone suggested white rice and white fish (like tilapia). My seizure girl developed IBD after using one type of seizure med and the only thing that would work for her is white fish with white rice or cooked oatmeal - I would add some cooked veggies like green beans or mashed up carrot.
  5. I've been feeding my greyhounds home-made for almost 2 decades. For morning meal, they get either chicken, turkey, hamburger, or fish (depending which dog) mixed with about 1/3 cup of veggies like green beans, carrots, or broccolli and for carbos they get white rice or oatmeal or noodles. In the morning it is usually more oatmeal and in the evening, more rice. They get daily calcium pills along with crushed flax seeds. I also give lentils, beans, and started making a kale/greens stew. For a morning snack they get buttered toast with peanut butter on the side and in the evening, they get yogu
  6. Get x-rays. Any leg swelling in older greyhounds would be a cause for concern.
  7. Were they on Proin by any chance? That can cause high blood pressure and as a result, death.
  8. Use diluted bleach where your dog goes to bathroom.
  9. You need to get a dog walker or ask a neighbor to take her out mid-day to pee. This may only be for a few weeks or she may not be able to hold her pee for a work-day and she might need to always have a mid-day break.
  10. Make sure to muzzle the girl when you are not around and to separate if you can. The blind dog is defenseless and unfortunately, this may take a toll on him.
  11. Try treats to get her off the bed and walking. Get an appointment with the vet and see if they might prescribe something like dog Prozac - there is also Trazadone. In the interim, there is something called rescue remedy that might help a little bit with the anxiousness.
  12. Excessive bleeding from the extractions and hyper-temperature coming out of anesthesia are issues that greyhounds can face. A vet experienced with greyhounds is a must but even then, problems can happen especially with kidney problems. You might want to wait a few months and see whether the teeth are impacting her quality of life.
  13. I would not do bones until the puppy is much older. Give chicken breasts - cooked or raw and roasts that have been seared quickly on outside. You can use the egg shells for calcium. Do your research -- analyze the puppy vitamin/mineral requirements and see if the dog food vitamin mix is enough along with egg shells and if not, supplement. You can also check out the nearest vet school and see if they have a nutritionist that will analyze the food for you.
  14. It sounds like he might be having sensory overload. Your dog is probably freezing on walks because there is too much going on and he is trying to absorb all the changes that are coming at him from all different directions so, it is too much, too soon. Take him on walks to quiet areas and stay away from dog parks for the time being - he is still too new for that. Let him relax and get accustomed to his new life. If he won't walk, you may just have to stand in a secluded place outside until he gets a sense of his surroundings. I've fostered many dogs and this is not unusual - sometimes I would
  15. You might want to get a small air filter device for your bedroom - one that makes a soft hum. The noise could help your hound to orient himself to where he is located when he wakes up. The suggestion about a light could also help depending on how much sight he has. Another option is to associate a smell with the room he sleeps in - like maybe cinnamon or lavender as a way to help him locate himself in the house.
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