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  1. Not likely Carol and Mark, hope you find the greyhound owners. DH has seen a greyhound in the apartment across from his office, but doesn't really feel comfortable running up to a single young woman to ask about her dog.
  2. I'm so sorry you lost your baby. Thankfully my first boy, Patrick, had a non-fatal reaction, and we discontinued it immediately. But it is on our absolutely never ever list forever.
  3. I'd get her in, but not on an urgent, emergency schedule. It's likely nothing, but that way you'll know. Either way, 2 of 3 days won't make a difference, but several weeks might.
  4. Leo had a limp that wouldn't resolve. We took him to a vet that specialized in Physical Therapy. She taught us how to do specific exercises with him, massage the injured area, and he did a few rounds of laser therapy. The problem (shoulder issue) sometimes re-occurs and we start back up, but it helped a lot. If that's an option, I would try a consult and see what the vet says. I know with human stuff, I've several times had doctors misdiagnosis the source of the problem and had the PT figure it out and successfully treat it.
  5. Leo: I have survived, barely. I am sitting on the couch between my parents, but I still have my football and my ear cocked. Henry: Mommy and Daddy checked my fence, I got to play in the rain, I stole food off the counter. Life is good.
  6. We may get there if tornadoes come--the only 1st floor room w/out windows is the powder room.
  7. I haven't found two to be any more trouble than one, but it is twice the expense. As for SA, I think it depends on the dog. We adopted Leo after Henry, but he's my anxiety boy. If I have to take Henry to the vet, Leo goes so he's not alone (and because he helps Henry be less terrified of the vet). If we lose Henry first, we'll have to get a foster in ASAP. Henry was fine as an only dog, although as much as he won't admit it, I think he likes having a brother.
  8. Leo: the wind is going to come get me, I must protect myself by keeping one ear cocked and moving constantly between mommy and daddy while carrying my beloved football. No, I don't want to eat my breakfast, there's wind. Henry: what do you mean it's too windy and I can't go play in the rain anymore? I love rain, I love wind, I love storms. Fine, I'll take a nap. Can I have a cookie? Are you sure?
  9. Yes, it's a histiocyoma--a benign tumor! Apparently they crop up literally overnight, are super scary looking, but harmless.
  10. His vet removed it today--he came home with 7 stitches and some pain meds. We won't get the path report until next week, but she said she got clean margins and it was detached from the underlying tissue and only connected to a small blood vessel in the skin, so she's optimistic. Thanks for all the good wishes, I'll update next week. He is a drugged little boy right now.
  11. Our vet shaved the area and got a better look, it's not so much bleeding but is very red and irritated, she's going to remove it and we'll see what the biopsy says.
  12. Not to sound like a weirdo, but I try all the dog's first aid products on me or DH, partially so we know if they hurt, partially because we never bother with first aid supplies for anyone but our boys.
  13. Hi, found a sort of flatish lump on Henry (no feeling of attachment) but with mild bleeding last night. We see his vet tomorrow at 11 am. Mommy's worrying about cancer Henry's getting special treats because Mommy's worrying about cancer. He's only 8.
  14. Not an inappropriate reaction, we've all been there. Glad you got good news.
  15. Leo takes 20 mg/day for general anxiety and thunderstorm issues.
  16. I'm so sorry. It's such a horrid, hard part of being a greyhound parent. You did the right thing, and I'm sending you gentle hugs. Thank you for sharing her with us.
  17. Better too soon I think than too late. Don't forget, they're not human, they're not worrying about what happens next, they're experiencing life in the moment.
  18. Baby sunscreen is safe and won't hurt. It could be skin adjusting though, either the stress of a change in environment or changing diet.
  19. Welcome to GT, not to be an echo chamber, but run a full panel, have it sent to an outside lab, and treat if you see symptoms (and not a bald butt, lots of greyhounds are slow to regrow hair, particularly in that area, and have normal thyroid values). And hugs on the worrying, I know when you lose a dog, it makes you (or at least me) paranoid about stuff for a while.
  20. Yep, he's just like his mom, enjoys being around people, but we also need our alone time. I had to tell our dog sitter when she had a house full of dogs and he was getting growly to put him in his crate with a blanket over it for a couple hours a day, he was happy as a clam.
  21. All I can say is don't adopt too soon. I did, and while it's worked out in the long run, it wasn't good for Henry or I. I can't say I'm exactly a good model here, but try to figure out what helps you deal--shopping, yoga, a book club, working obsessively, there's no judgement. Just find something that brings you some measure of peace and wait until you're ready, really read, to consider another friend.
  22. My new colleague and her four year old are staying with us until their furniture arrived. Apparently, Leo invited himself to story time and is now napping with them while he (the four year old) reads bedtime stories (they don't think this is weird, I checked). He's lying in our guest room quite happy with his life. Henry, my little introvert, meanwhile, is chilling in our room by himself.
  23. You're trying to figure out your mistake in installing the new dishwasher, that's causing sewer gas to come out, and then realize it's Leo.
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