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  1. I used those round cosmetic sponges, like the ones you use for foundation or blending. Couple of drops of superglue and you're set. They rinse out really well too so they don't trap dirt and smells. Used them in the kennels all the time.
  2. It wouldn't hurt to find out if she was injured on track and what those injuries were. She has a couple of gaps in her racing history that could signify injury. Took several hits on the turns at the end of her career. Running to a lure is a lot different from just running around for fun, no matter how fast it looks like she's going.
  3. Too young to be terribly concerned. They have growth spurts and can go from chubby to lean in a matter of days at that age.
  4. He was so gorgeous. Love that Alaska beach pic. How very fortunate it was that he found you.
  5. I don't remember which line I followed to get back to Niger, I just picked randomly among ancestors
  6. I've looked at 3 of mine so far, one goes back to Niger in 178?, one back to Smoker in the 1790s and one to Tiger in the 1780s. Been a long time since i traced all their lines all the way back, so I just followed one line on each of those three. One of them also goes back to this dog, which I think is hilarious. Mr Pickering's Yellow Bitch 178?,
  7. Dick is right. They are gone over after every race. A lot of trainers will rub them down with liniment just to ease any minor muscle soreness. Everything from ultrasound massages to whirlpools are used. Most will go over the dog the day of the race also, just to make sure and if there's a problem you can scratch them out of the race. They don't just sit for several days between races, that's just asking for major problems. Usually they're sprinted or walked several times between race days to keep them loose. There are times too when you just pull a dog and put him through some morning schooling just to get him on the lure without 7 other dogs getting in his way to re-hone his focus.
  8. Some have names that are part of their racing name, others have no connection at all. Depends if the owner sent a separate kennel name along with the official name. First kennel I was in had very few dogs whose name were related to their kennel name. We had two brothers, Homey and Step Off, call names were Honda and Honky. Best one was one who came in with the call name Damn It. no relation to his racing name but oh so appropriate. He was a trip. Some of the old trainers were adamant that no crate had a racing name on it, just kennel names. Always fun to come into a new kennel and have to learn all their names and kennel names if those were different.
  9. I can edit dogs but I am so not good with pictures. I'm amazed I got photos up on my own dogs.
  10. I'm with Wendie, that GSD is very overweight. He needs more and less
  11. Dogs can develop sensitivities to the main ingredient in the medication. You could switch him to Heartgard which is an ivermectin based treatment instead of the milbemycin oxime in Sentinel.
  12. Warts aren't so bad comparatively. Viral warts, you take a pill. Seed warts, you can pop like a pimple after they get kinda big. A little gross . Other warts, just a little electricity. I admit, I was never the one who popped the seed warts, unless I really felt like throwing up. I was the one who soaked them and let the dog run until they popped themselves.
  13. Could be a wart. If it gets bigger and bothers him, depending on what kind of wart it is, it can be treated by a vet with azithromycin or can be cauterized. If it's a seed wart, it will get bigger and will cause him some discomfort. Then you can soak it and pop out the seed or get him to run around after soaking. Seed warts will often pop out themselves at that point.
  14. Hi Pam Yep, the dreaded 4 D meat, whichever kibble you liked. That ranged from Purina brands to Diamond, I know one who fed nutro, another fed that science diet crap. Figure for a kennel of 60-70 greys, you used about 100 lbs of meat, Then you had add ins, Fish meal, bone meal, flax, veggies, fruits, stews, There were also a variety of vitamins and supplements to add in. Bones, some fed raw bones, some cooked. Some used marrow bones like femurs, others used knuckle bones. I'm afraid that a lot of the broken fangs come from the bones, not from crate chewing. You really had to know your individual dogs. When they first come to the kennel, you clean them up, worm them, sometimes use antibiotics like tf 15 (a powder) if they're coming from far away. Sometimes they get sick from changes in water and food and the different bacterias in a given area. Then you had to figure out their optimum weight by body style and form. You adjust their feed according to that and if they are easy keepers or hard keepers. Some dogs hold their weight very well, (the easy ones), Others weight fluctuates up and down so you really have to keep an eye on intake. Cookies of some sort are readity available. Everything from actual dog biscuits to Nilla wafers or vanilla sandwich cookies. I used to give them all Yogurt (active cultures) about once a month, or if they had to be wormed. Probiotics are favorites of some trainers. Pre race snack could be anything, from a little portion of regular feed to a mackerel noodle concoction to honey based snacks. That said, I feed all my greyhounds at home straight out of the kennel feed tub and they all did very well until age related stuff started hitting them around age 10. Except for Bernie who dies at 7 with some bizarre form of leukemia. My vet was very surprised, he had never seen that in a grey before. He was very experienced with greys, we all took our track dogs to him and our pets. Sometimes it's just a crap shoot.
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