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  1. Hi Lukasmom. We are in Canada so they referred me to a company here. I had some from before and they say honey does not expire? Hope they are right. The price has doubled here for this stuff! racindog might have the right answer. Looks like the first one that comes up on the site might be best. My dog's paw is worse than I thought. the cut is way across the top pad and the one on the side of her foot. Hope there is an answer for both our questions soon.
  2. Thanks you for all your replies. Manuka honey it is! This greyhound's most happy time is running so she will not not be happy for a while. Thanks again!
  3. Hello everyone.... Three days ago my girl sliced her paw running in the snow. We have been treating it by cleaning and using antiseptic changing bandages daily. It appears to be improving very slowly. Does anyone know how long it will take to heal. My previous experience has been about a month. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.
  4. Thank you, Dick. Will find a picture that might work. Then figure how to upload it!
  5. My beautiful kind boy (not like the picture in Greyhound Data) RJ's Roy M shows Pilot and Luxury (dam). His name was Bengal and passed away in 2015. Gable Dodge also shows as his sire.
  6. Thank you both for your replies. It could be a muscle issue. I was reading something about deep pectoral muscles which seem to be attached to the shoulder and spine muscles so this might be what we are dealing with. She loves to run and goes crazy sometimes. Will get some pain meds as suggested and hopefully it will heal.
  7. My greyhound has been having pain and yelping a few times for a couple of days when getting up and changing some positions lying down. After checking her over a few times it appears the pain is on her chest(?) beside the inside of her left leg. Not sure if there is any swelling and thinking it could be a muscle issue. Have tried to find other posts regarding issues with this location of their body. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.
  8. I'm sorry about that. Don't know what I was thinking! Was not thinking in fact!! Nothing should change on my account -- is that OK?
  9. Thank you both for your input. I feel much more relieved and have faith in what the vet said.
  10. Batmon, thank you for your reply and clarifying! Below is a copy of her blood results which might read differently than in the US. I have also compared them to the chart normal for Greys. I am having trouble copying the previous one but the main differences are the Platelets are slightly higher from 123 and the Basophils were 0.0. She is going to get an Xray but the vet did not want to put her through that immediately and wants to redo blood in 3 months. She does need dental and has just started a course of Metronidazole as there is a swelling in one of her glands in the neck which could also have been caused by a recent neck trauma (long story!). Thank you so much for your response. I really have received so much help from Greytalk. Total Protein 61 50-74 g/L Albumin 35 27-44 g/L Globulin 26 16-36 g/L ALT (SGPT) 37 12-118 U/L Alkaline Phosphatase 11 5-131 U/L BUN 7.9 2.1-11.1 mmol/L Creatinine 129 44-141 umol/L Glucose 6.0 3.9-7.7 mmol/L Comment(s) Hemolysis 2+ No significant interference. Test Requested Results Adult Reference Range Units Complete Blood Count WBC 4.1 4.0-15.5 10^9/L RBC 7.7 4.8-9.3 10^12/L Hemoglobin 190 121-203 g/L Hematocrit 56 36-60 % MCV 72 58-79 fL MCH 24.7 19-28 pg MCHC 342 300-380 g/L Platelet Count 134 (LOW) 170-400 10^9/L Platelet Estimate DECREASED (LOW) ADEQUATE Differential Absolute % Adult Reference Range Units Neutrophils 2.38 2.06-10.60 10^9/L Lymphs 0.86 0.69-4.50 10^9/L Monocytes 0.08 0-0.84 10^9/L Eosinophils 0.57 0-1.20 10^9/L Basophils 0.21 (HIGH) 0-0.15 10^9/L Blood Parasites NONE SEEN RBC Comment RBC Morphology Normal Remarks Blood smear reviewed by technologist. Test Requested Results Adult Reference Range Units Heartworm Antigen HEARTWORM ANTIGEN NEGATIVE Negative for adult heartworm antigen (mature female heartworms). Infection occurring sooner than 5 to 7 months prior to testing may not be detected. ** Edited as chart scrambled when posted! Hope this works.
  11. Our greyhound has just had blood work done. She is 6 years old and has been limping for a few weeks – right front leg. The vet examined her and nothing shows up. Her blood values look normal, I think, except the Basophils are high at 0.21 (normal would be 0-015). I am really concerned that this could relate to cancer as I understand it relates to the bone marrow. Is anyone familiar with Basophils? Thank you for any response.
  12. Thank you all for your replies. Very helpful. As greysmom said it could be some other intestinal disease and/or food intolerance. It has been very difficult feeding her since she arrived about two years ago. She does not like any kind of kibble so ended up on raw and managed to get her weight up but this might not be working for her now. I will probably have to cook for her when I figure out what she will eat. There is no vomiting just the occasional flare up of liquid poop. I do feel she might be in pain sometimes. Thanks again for your help.
  13. Can anyone tell me the symptoms of stress induced colitis. My grey appears she might be suffering from this as there are flare ups now and again. If so, what is the best way to treat. Just thought I would check before going to the vet. Thank you -- any input would be appreciated.
  14. At least he is eating even with the delay. If he is on medication could that be affecting him? My concern is that my girl maintains her weight which she is without going on drugs and just trying to heal her gut. I wish she could talk and let me know what is bothering her! Probably most of us wish it was not such a guessing game. I would be interested to know if he gets back to his normal schedule. Something else my girl does when she does not feel well is lick her bed or wherever she is lying on which is an indication to me is she is not feeling well. Liking herself is fine.
  15. There have been two situations where this has/is happening. With my boy when he was sick and too full of drugs for the first time in his life he started pushing the bowl away -- I am sure he was hungry but too sick or nauseous to eat. It was really difficult to watch. I have had my girl for two years now and when she arrived was completely stressed out. Pushing the bowl away is something she does. It has been a real tough time getting her to eat. It seems what she will eat one day will not eat the next. At the beginning kibble was out of the question and still is so we ended up on raw. This seemed to work for quite a while but we had to eliminate chicken and turkey. Then she would start the pushing the bowl and walk away. So ended up on ground beef and rice (cooked) for a few days. Tonight she is back on the raw again. It seems that I have to keep changing her food to keep her eating. One vet believes she had stress induced colitis so I believe that sometimes she does not feel well sometimes. Perhaps your boy is just not feeling well when pushing the bowl away?
  16. We just received an email with this link today about anal gland problems. With my first dog -- not a greyhound -- it was a big issue for him. He came from the Human Society and had some minor surgery done there and since that time the problems started when they did mess with his glands. Have had no problems with the greys so far. http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/anal-gland-problems/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=Best%2520Home%2520Remedies%2520For%2520Anal%2520Gland%2520Problems&utm_term=Post&utm_content=anal-gland-problems I don't know if this will help at all but it does agree that removing the glands is a bad idea as mentioned by racindog. I think with these articles we have to take what make sense for our dogs and their situation. Hope this is helpful and all the best for your pup.
  17. Yes, thank you. I will! My girl's racing name was Take A Breath and looks just like her.
  18. I found her. She has been adopted!
  19. I am not sure if this should be asked here? My little girls mother is Uss Fine Touch and she looks just like her. According to Greyhound Data she is about nine years old. Is there a way to find out where she is now and if she is still alive. Thank you,
  20. Could it be an insect bite -- wasp even? Franny has her mouth open a lot of the time panting? My boy did not like anything flying around his face and try to catch them.
  21. Sorry, should have mentioned this was when we were visiting others with pools. We do not have one. I think if we did I would not let them out without supervision. Perhaps others with pools will chime in.
  22. My first grey thought she could walk on water so, of course, she fell in the deep end and I had to rush to help her out. The with the grey I have now she did the same thing. If no one was there they would have drowned. I do know people with greys and pools and even taught some to swim. But I would be very careful at the beginning and I might never leave them alone near water out of their depth.
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