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    Serious mountain biking, tour de france, swing music, audio books, the arts, cooking, newspapers, places that serve really good coffee, people watching and GREYHOUNDS!

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  1. If your garden is fenced, don’t make him go for walks. They are often a sensory overload. It won’t kill him even if he doesn’t walk for weeks, as he gets used to his own yard and it’s sounds and smells. By the way, he is very handsome!
  2. Never bathed mine and she doesn’t smell.
  3. No, we didn’t go there. All symptoms disappeared after a couple days...
  4. $50? Wow, that is unbelievable! It would be hundreds here at the Dog Dentist...she’s the best though...
  5. And thus concludes the strange saga of the fluid bulge and sore neck. Blood work, tick panel show nothing, thank goodness. She’s still on Metacam and Clavimox, but is back to her usual self. Vet acknowledged that it was a mystery. We’ve done everything we can except full dental xrays. A dental is on our wish list, but our vet says her teeth are pretty good for a hound, so we will pay this episode off and push the dental down the road. Our vets have bee extremely busy, and apparently all kinds have weird things have been coming in the door. People have been holding off coming in and all kinds of advanced things have been coming over the threshold...The vets are exhausted... And thanks to all who responded to our situation!
  6. Endoscope, windpipe exam, xrays (as she yells when head is tilted back, but no other direction), and we are waiting on bloodwork. Nothing has been found. She’s just turned 5 in the last few days, so she’s not an old lady...They have looked at her teeth, but there’s nothing terrible that they can see.
  7. Just dropped her off at vets. She definitely had perked up last night with the Metacam and antibiotics on board. This morning the fluid bulge is gone, so that’s good. They will have a good look in her throat/teeth under mild sedation, and hopefully the will have solved the mystery!
  8. Got in today. She screamed when the vet tilted her head up. Lymph glands enlarged on just one side. Vet couldn’t see anything in particular, but she is going in again for a mild sedation tomorrow morning for a good look-see. Was given antibiotics and Metacam in case it is teeth.
  9. Here is pic. This makes it look slightly worse than it is, but it is hidden by her ears as she normally carries them tucked. It is a hard lump.
  10. Sigh, I just noticed that she seems to have bulges, not soft, on the side of her neck below her ears. One side seems a little larger than the other. No pic to share at the moment. Are there glands there?
  11. Good point. Our appointment is at 3:15, but it wouldn’t be the first breakfast she has skipped, our little nutbar...Thanks everyone.
  12. I can only get in tomorrow! Will watch her carefully today, and if she seems really off, will cause a fuss and ask, beg, stomp to be seen.
  13. Thank you all for chiming in. It is a little worse this morning, so will reach out to our vet and see what the protocols are for an exam. Hoping for the best here...all we need now is an emergency dental ($$$)/in the middle of the pandemic...will update later.
  14. Oakley has developed a fluid filled bulge hanging on her throat. It’s not huge, but it shouldn’t be there, and is worse than it looks in the photo. Her face or throat is sensitive, she screamed last night having her hound collar removed (we just thought *drama queen*) and when I went to rub her face today, she screamed again, which is when I discovered the bulge. Has anybody ever had anything like this crop up? Tooth problem, bruise somewhere? Can’t see anything in her mouth.
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