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  1. i know currently Greyhound Rescue & Rehab(Stamford- close enough?) Pups with out partners(New Haven) WAG(upper Ct) and Greytful Greys(long island) all have dogs. GRR gets many of their dogs from West Va, WAG from the midwest. Have you gone straight to the source? They all have dogs currently. How about a foster? GRR often uses a boarding kennel in CT and is always looking for foster homes. GOOD LUCK!
  2. can you please post the link to the instructions. my mom is currently in a knitting and crocheting group donations for young children at need.
  3. yes, ellen the knee was most cooperative. with weather changes it's fussy- also maybe too much of a good thing- p/t & water aerobics. not only was the young man gangly but his young dog as well. a good pair! yes, the black brindle floated- nice reach, beautiful lines. as to the dogs shown at westminister it's champions only. owners show under certain judges who like the confirmation of their dogs. it's all about type and status of the dogs nationally as they compete over the year. i'm not into that, just enjoying the movement. as the person sitting next to me asked- "what am i looking for ?"(while observing)- my response- "MOVEMENT! a dog needs good reach, fluid movement, elegance and presence." it's a lot to ask for- more dogs than less barely move both the front and rear ends in sync when moving. it's amazing that they got this far. greyhound entries are always low-
  4. felix had kidney disease due to anaplasmosis and lyme disease. numbers were manageable until the end- nearly 2 years after diagnosis. if you look up kidney disease or kidney diet here on GT you have hit the jackpot in wealth of options and support. glad you reached out, and it's not an immediate death sentence. just watch numbers and make sure your pup doesn't get that bad at the end and start having seizures. their breath will tell you what's going on. as there are more and more toxins in the system their breath reflects the levels. i was directed to check out IRIS, scale and info on kidney disease. good luck, don't panic.
  5. yes, i made it! i didn't purchase tickets in advance since i wasn't sure of the post op condition of my knee(2 weeks 2 days)- but it was fine and someone's extra ticket made it my way!!! at 9am it was totally sold out. a nice class, some younger gangly champions but the winner deserved it, mature and elegant with nice movement. https://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/breed-results-videos/breed-videos-2020/grey-2020-video https://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/breed-results?id=grey&season=2020 the kennel of the winner https://www.greyhounds.gr/category/inas/ caught the salukis, scottish deer hounds, whippets and then somehow didn't make it back to the ring for asawarks(sp). but i did see them benched. very much like the old fashioned smooth salukis of the early 70s. but narrow and more exaggerated. here is the link to the page, the video is not up yet, i overheard that there were streaming problems. maybe tomorrow or in a couple of days it will be up. https://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/breed-results?id=azaw&season=2020 enjoy and do looks at the videos as they pop up. kudos to my friend showing her going on 9 whippet who made the cut into the final group pending awards. not bad for an old man!
  6. Hemmorids? Which are basically varicose veins and they do bleed easily. (My reward for a super fast child birth, 4 pushes total )ewwww.....
  7. BINGO!!! hook worm treatment. when it's over you will see the difference in everything. it's a lots of drugs rather than fish oil capsules i prefer using NUPRO supplement. check it out, more than just lineonic acid in there. it's good stuff. but wait until the treatments are over- too much good stuff ain't that good at times.
  8. and the carrots did very little. vet check stool- can be giardiasis, colitis, worms. and i swear by CLAY- it's made by Vitamin RX, available on Amazon and does miracles. better than Tylan powder.
  9. this is a tough personal decision, some dogs do well and beat the odds, some don't. if you decide not to amputate and proceed with pain management(which is what i did the first time) then it's the right decision for you. don't feel guilty, some dogs do not last that long after amputation, some are lucky and as i mentioned beat the odds. it's a stressful situation for you. How good is your dog's health insurance? How much time do you have to be able to rehab the pup if amputated? Have you looked into FREE clinical trials for canine cancer. Just google it and something will come up. It's sponsored by the American Vet. something or another. I've been there twice with my GHs. The second girl was far more sensitive and pain management was not the answer for her. Life throws us some nasty curve balls- HUGS- your decision will be the correct one.
  10. the problem is by the time one notices that glands are swollen, test results come back and the type is identified(2 week time period, 2 FNA- the first as a diagnosis and the 2nd is spun out in a serum of the dog's blood to identify the type) it's almost too late. cornell university is running an interesting trial using antibiotics. the key is your dog doesn't qualify if they have been on antibiotics recently. what case of lymphoma doesn't look like lyme first?
  11. do i smell money? there are numerous strains of kennel cough as with just about everything else, so it can difficult(putting it mildly) to target all of the variations. it also takes 2 weeks for the inoculation to become active/effective and working and only lasts for 6 months.....mmmm $$$$$$$ makes the world go round! i remember the crazy epidemic of both kennel cough and pneumonia spreading thru the kennels/pounds in the ny area in the 90s. from what i remember it was don't bring shoes into the house and wash hands well. washing never hurts, be it flu or anything else these days.
  12. joe has an solo show opening at mockingbird handprints, san antonio, tx the last week of april, so we will not be attending this year. let's see what 2021 brings- ducky- the york qi was under construction last year and dirt cheap, no pet fee. only 10 min from the cave at the other qi!
  13. So sorry on your sudden loss. As with people and massive cardiac events it happens. You didn't miss anything, don't feel guilty.
  14. found it, check this out https://www.facebook.com/SEcustomdogbeds/
  15. In the past my dogs always met the workers. Being as social and curious as they were it was easier to let them meet them then put then in their room with a gate up. It has been my responsibility to make sure the gates were properly closed when workers left. I would also take them out for their walk thru the chaos. My house is tiny. All of my dogs have been bomb proof since they have been exposed to everything and then some. Even when ac1 ton limb from a tree fell on the house directly over where they were sleeping. Yes, they ran to the other end of the house. We freaked out as well. When the arborist were doing their clean up they just hung out. There were major trucks, cranes, saws, choppers going. Dogs are resilient. And don't hide her.
  16. If Debbie is full I know someone in katonah ny. I am not offering since this will be during recovery from meniscus repair.
  17. Check out debbie's Danes, wappingers falls, ny. She is great, I've used her for both long, 8 week, and short term boarding. She has GH, galgos, podenco, borzoi and a great Dane as well as llama, goats, birds etc. She has a web site, debbie's Danes boarding and grooming.
  18. Exactly and it's winter. Dogs usually are not out and about as much. Extra energy and winter boredom. How about a good swift 20 min walk at night?
  19. One of the recent fosters at a sock, a $6k sock! My friend's new boy ate 2 of her year old daughter's socks! She fed them to him. Fortunately he vomited both of them up(lots of oil/water/bread for lubrication) and the toddler now has a special container of Cheerios to feed him!
  20. This is exactly why I make sure my dogs love their crates! I found muzzled destroyed my walls. After they are used to changes crate doors are left open. Also when we travel I can go out and safely leave them.
  21. Yup, do consult with your vet. Anti-inflammatories might be in order. Cute boy!!
  22. Great coat, I was able to cut out supplements. Reduced food intake. Yup our girl cut her intake by 33% . Reduced out put, always a plus Easily available PP FOCUS S/R is a different higher quality formular than the variety with shredded protein. Tried the lesser,dogs did not do well on it. Purina sent me coupons for replacement. No it's hands or buts.
  23. let's NOT think hookworms- how about some grass that she ate! i vote for pecid ac, start probiotics and rice/ground turkey- boil the turkey pour over the rice and keep her on this for a tad. then slowly add kibble. dogs pick up strange stuff eating grass. if she is still gurgles in a couple of days, then a quick check at the vet. let's hope plain old fashioned stomach bug. i can understand your near panic. regular hook worms are treatable- our new girl had them, 2 negative readings since treatment- but there was a positive for giardiasis which we managed to get a negative reading for after treatment. i was totally shocked.
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