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  1. Tracy you are correct. Thankfully my vet said the same thing--soft tissue injury. The vet had me walk Jasper up and down the hallway a few times to see if he was limping but he wasn't. Vet took x-rays, send them off to a radiologist who responded back within 2 hours (yay for digital x-rays!). Here is what the radiologist report says, (i can't figure out how to load photos so I just copy & paste the body of the report). The good news too is that Jasper is not limping at all and dare I say... the swelling seems to have gone down a bit. I am so relieved that my boy is OK. I feel like I can br
  2. I am having a panic attack. My 8 year old Jasper, whom I adopted when he was 1 & 1/2 years old and was always 100% sound was running off leash this morning with my 10 year old greyhound. Nothing out of the ordinary, they run and play frequently. We walked home from the park, no lameness nothing off all day. At around 5:30pm as I was taking both boys out for their evening walk, Jasper came into the kitchen completely not putting weight on his left back leg. The area around the hock looks swollen and warm to the touch and looks considerably bigger then his right back leg. I gave him a 50 mg
  3. Hi Nora, its Inna, (you took my class with Leni a year ago). Good to hear from you and glad that her limp is gone!
  4. Is this Nora? Leni's mom? My boys had small scrapes like that. I usually put one of these balloon/rubber booties on their feet when we go on walks util it heals. Some streets have rough, uneven pavement and that I noticed can be more painful on pads then smooth pavement or grass, so they tend to limp on these more.
  5. I am very sorry. I lost my first greyhound to hemangiosarcoma, he was 9 & 1/5. It's a bad cancer... strikes almost without warning and has a very poor prognosis. You did the right thing by your boy. Godspeed Mover...
  6. U Pen has an excellent veterinary behavior dept. Sadly Karen Overall is no longer there but you will still get quality help. http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/behaviormedicine If you are in the Pittsburg area, Debby McMullen is a certified CDBC, her specialty in interdog aggression. She has written a book on multi dog households and behavior modification for dog-dog aggression. She is very good. https://www.pawsitivereactions.com Good luck.
  7. I am so sorry to hear about your girl. Having lost my beautiful Primetime to osteo in 2012 at age 8 was crushing, (he was the picture of good health and great personality until he got the dreaded disease). That's the crappy thing about cancer--it is unpredictable. It can effect any dog of any breed and at any age. I have known people who lost 2 year old dogs to cancer (and the same applies to humans). I too live in fear of osteo, any time one of my guys limps I have an anxiety attack. Gentle hugs to Beatrix. I had no idea! Are they mixing in Irish greyhounds with galgos?
  8. Hi thanks for the reply! A & A is my regular vet. We take our greyhounds there all the time. However we already went there in Jan. for the neck issue and while it did resolve for about 2 months, now it appears to be back but effecting the nose/head area. We love A&A however our vet wanted us to see the neuro vet at VERG, they also have an ortho vet on staff and from past experiences they tend to collaborate with each other. I have a feeling the ortho vet will take a look at my greyhound. I like VERG and had good results with their specialists in the past. Plus they are much closer to
  9. In the beginning of January Jasper my 6 year old greyhound was experiencing some neck pain when he would lift his head/neck from a resting position. Generally it was happening in the early mornings when he woke up but occasionally would also happen during the day when he woke up from a nap. He would yelp loudly in pain. He is actually a very stoic greyhound so when this occurred we became concerned and made an appointment with our very greyhound savvy vet (A & A on Long Island). The vet did a physical exam (no-x-rays) and thought the problem was possible arthritis, pinched nerve or some mu
  10. I live in the city, no back yard, two greyhounds ages 6 and 8. We walk for at least an hour in the morning and another hour at night, (excluding short around the block potty breaks in the afternoon and before bedtime). My boys also run off leash once to twice a week in an enclosed garden that allows this before 9am. We go to different parks, sometimes we go on hikes and to the beach--where they get to run off leash. My younger dog came to me with major fear issues and anxiety--clicker training has been very effective, he now offers behaviors in situations that would normally send him into a pa
  11. I think it's just the luck of the draw. I had 6 greyhounds over the past 20 years. Two passed away from cancer at the ages of 10 and 8 both boys were very healthy up until they became ill. Two lived to age 14 and 15 and had very few health issues (one had corns but other then that was very healthy). My current boys are 8 and 6. They are active and healthy, although this past summer my 6 year old had acute gastroenteritis which was costly because he had to stay at the emergency vet for two days. He is totally fine now. Also this past summer (this was a bad summer!) my 8 year old boy stepped on
  12. Longevity and good health are obviously connected and good breeders strive to breed for good health & longevity, not just athletic ability that lasts for 3-5 years or a beautiful dog that has a slew of health issues. But this is a controversial subject. So in my personal greyhound owner experience I had 6 greyhounds including my two current boys: Corky: raced until he was 4 fairly successful. He died at 10 of hemangiosarcoma Lance: adopted by me at 10 months of age he ran a few races and was retired. Died at 14 back end issues/LS Henry: adopted by me at age 2 he barely raced. Died at a
  13. I use "Missing Link Hip & Joint Formula". I have used that product for many years and like it. I also used DogGonePain supplements in the past on my previous seniors. I also add fish oil to their food.
  14. Hey SohoMercer, Awesome that you adopted another one! Would love to meet up for a playdate. There are a few of us in the Williamsburg and downtown area and we plan on a group walk or playdate now that it's not so hot anymore. I am at innak118@hotmail.com
  15. Hi SohoMercer, I am a New Yorker too, I have two greyhounds and had been a greyhound owner for the past 21 years (adopted my first two greyhounds in 1995). Yes some are just not suited for city living, but as a "veteran" greyhound owner and a NYC person, (I am currently in Williamsburg, which is pretty insane as I am sure you know!) and my two boys are perfectly well adjusted. What group did you adopt from? If you want to reach out to me in private, let me know and I will send you my contact info. Don't let this one bad experience ruin it for you! These are awesome dogs who can do perfectly w
  16. I also live in an apartment without a backyard and NYC gets hot and humid in the summer. We hate it. Anything over 60 degrees is too hot. We go to the park early in the mornings at around 7am and then again at night. And they get a short afternoon potty break and another short potty break before bed time. My boys are 6 and 7. One black and one brindle. The black one especially does not tolerate the heat.
  17. Can another surgery help save her leg? I am not as familiar with Italian greyhounds as I am with retired racers but I assume that a surgeon familiar with greyhounds in general will know. Wishing you and your pup the best.
  18. I don't know where in NY you are, but I am in NYC. We have an amazing vet out on LI. Dr. Friedman at A&A veterinary hospital in Franklin Sq. He knows greyhounds and their specific health issues better then any vet in NY. He is a diplomat of veterinary medicine, has been a long time greyhound owner and the local groups use him for pretty much everything greyhound related. Dr. Friedman has been my vet for 20 years-which is how long I have been a greyhound owner. And his advise has always been spot on. I trusted him with all of my greyhounds and never got anything but the best advise and care
  19. Samwise-sorry this it off topic. I met you and beautiful Sam in the dog park in Williamsburg a few weeks ago, (I was out for a run without my greyhounds) and we exchanged numbers/texts for possible future greyhound playdates. Somehow your text did not go though! I hope to run into you with my boys Jasper and Onyx. Onyx is also out of Flying Penske which makes him Sam's half-brother! Inna
  20. Another raw feeder here. Best thing I ever did for my dogs. My vet (actually I have two vets at two separate clinics) both support my choice of feeding a proper raw diet and whenever they see my dogs, always remark on how healthy and shiny they are. I agree about brushing teeth daily-check. Exercise and healthy weight-check. Non-smoker here but I do live in a very polluted city. Not much I can do about that, moving is not an option. Sun light-we all need vitamin D. I don't sit in the sun with my dogs for hours but they go for long walks and they run off leash which exposes them to the sun but
  21. Just catching up on this. I am so sorry Alicia. Henry was loved and you did everything in your power to make him happy and healthy. Peace and strength to you.
  22. My take on this is that your friend does not "need" this dog. She has plenty of things to take care of plus she is about to pop another kid, which means even less attention will be paid to the dog. The dog however, needs a better owner, someone who will give her a quiet, peaceful life and pay attention to her basic needs (like veterinary care, and whether or not she is eating). I have seen this happen so often when I worked at a shelter, perfectly nice dogs relinquished when their owners had a kid and decided that they have no time for the dog or any real desire to take care of the dog. As a f
  23. I think it's an individual hound thing. My Lance whom I adopted when he was 9 months old was still very active at 13. We went for long walks, he loved to run and chase a ball and hike/run on the beach. Henry really started to slow down and was an "old man" by 10. He suffered from corns and had allot of mobility issues. He also lived to age 15 and Lance passed away at 14. My first greyhound Corky died of hemangeosarcoma at age 10. Up until he got ill he was pretty much as active as he was at age 4. Long walks, off leash runs in the ball field, etc. Primetime died at 8 & 1/2 of osteo. He was
  24. I lost my first greyhound to HS. I opted for the spleen removal because the disease came on so suddenly (he was perfectly fine one day and then the next day stopped eating and was diagnosed that afternoon). He was also 10. I opted for the surgery because the reason he became so ill was due to tumor rupturing and my poor boy was bleeding internally, (again he had absolutely no symptoms until the day it happened). The vet told me either we do the surgery or we euthanize due to internal bleeding. I opted for the surgery. He stayed at the hospital for 2 days, I visited him the next morning and he
  25. So glad to hear your good update! Hugs to you and to Charlie and hope it will be smooth sailing from now on.
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