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  1. Used the collar for six plus years on different greyhounds, have had no ticks or fleas or other troubles. However one seems to have less hair on his neck. He came that way and never got any more hair there. His butt was also kind of hairless, but has grown in since we adopted him in 2018 .He is healthy and play just fine. Used spot ons in the past and had sick greyhounds. I will continue my use of them.
  2. While pets often receive bone, soft tissue and cornea allografts for transplantation, the only type of organ transplant available for cats and dogs is a kidney transplant, according to Dr. Lillian Aronson of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, who talked to Vetstreet.Aug 3, 2018. My husband is a kidney transplant guy. Got one from me and one from a friend 18 years later. So when I saw your question, I thought I would look and see. Very expensive, but maybe if you have pet insurance, they would pay for some of it ? This post is from 2018. If you had time maybe start a go. fund me Your story really touches my heart. God Bless.
  3. I have a female greyhound that developed a strange habit only to eat at her breakfast time. I give my two fresh cooked chicken, ground up apple, shredded cheese and some other added food to change it out for breakfast and or dinner. That said, the boy (Into The Future) will eat his meal with gusto from his metal aluminum bowel no matter what and where I feed him a main meal. However he will only take and eat treats on his dog bed in the living room. The girl (Hashtag Pasadena) has decided that she likes to eat her food off of a rail outside on the ramp. So each morning, I take her meal outside and put scoops of it on the rail for her to eat, while the boy is eating inside. I leave a little in her metal aluminum bowl just to try and get her to eat breakfast from the bowel. Dinner is no problem at all. She eats it from the bowl, in the house, next to the big boy. She would have you feed her by hand all the time if she had her choice, as she acts like a little princess. Just saying this as they all have had different eating habits. One pair would eat out of the same bowel at the same time. But if they did eat out of a different bowl, the boy would always leave the carrots and peas for the girl. That was HeartSweet and Surprise. Ec Flirt, and San Tan Snuggles ate normal. I'm Just Stormy liked to eat out of a bowl normal, but would lick his milk bone until it got soft before he would eat it. Surprise ate his milk bone the same way too. It was so funny the first time I gave them one, it was like they did not know what a bone was like. It takes time to see how, where and what they want to eat their food from. They're just like people, particular. It may just take time to discover how they want to eat.
  4. Macoduck, thank you. Late, as I have not been here for a bit. Surprise surly knows your respect of adding him to the list. We miss him dearly. Hashtag Pasadena has a new really really big boy as a friend. She has taught him all Surprise had taught her, except how to bury bones. That was special between her and Surprise. Thru "Hashtag Pasadena" and now "Into the Future," "Surprise" continues to live forever in our hearts. Greyhounds have a way of giving us love eternally. Greyhounds Never Forget.
  5. It took me time to post this. Because of his love, we have another new friend for Hashtag Pasadena My Sweet Surprise: The Best of Times He was born in a van on the way home from the vet. His siblings were birthed at the vets. Hence the name” Surprise”. He was raised on the Greyhound farm. He got a number, but did not need to race. We adopted him. His coat was a thick black fur. Four white paws, Tip of his tail was white And one more unmentionable was tipped white His chest was white appearing as to Wear a tuxedo, ready for the ball. He arrived 10/10/10 With his love HeartSweet (Heart Suit) They were like music together Always in harmony. They danced together into the night Until 2014 August late She gained her wings and over the Rainbow she went to Dog Bone Town San Tan Snuggles joined him 9/7/14 Their time was short. On 11/19/2015 She gained her wings and over The rainbow she went to Dog Bone Town. Surprised loved his walks, Scratching like a cat after his duty. He loved rolling in the snow, running in the snow And making snow angels. Surprise loved opening his Christmas Presents and would show others this by Tearing into the paper and shaking His squeaky toys with all his might. Most of all Surprise loved the beach Surprise loved digging deep in the sand and Laying in it. He loved the waves and the warm Salt air. He was my barker, my protector and The loving teacher to all of them. He was again joined by another young Sweet baby. Hashtag Pasadena. Showing her how to continue to dig Big holes into the ground they all had Shared.. She showed him how to bury bones. However way too soon, even at almost eleven, It was time for him to gain his wings and fly Over the rainbow to Dog Bone Town. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW7gIaRlrSQ (paste into browser to listen.) In honor and Dedicated with love to our Sweet Surprise. Surprise 2/22/2008-10/3/2018 ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ This is also dedicated To my friend up North, Mr. Bob who shared with us things concerning Snuggles and Surprise and Pasadena. I could never thank him enough for all he did for our Sweet Surprise and Snuggles and most of all his friendship.
  6. Husband takes 1 100 mg in mid morning for his osteoarthritis and also gets PT. BB in morning and bed time. It works for him.
  7. https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/giardia-in-dogs
  8. You do not want to mess around with bumps and lumps. But the whining and barking all the time is just not right. Something is bothering him and he is trying to tell you the best that he can. What is bothering him may have nothing to do with the lumps and bumps, but may be something internal that you can not see. I would take him to the vet while the reason may be smaller than if you wait and the reason becomes so much bigger and more expensive. Please keep us posted. Best wishes to you both. Praying that it is not serious.
  9. Up date on your grey's lump and limping? hope things are fine now. 12 years old is greyt.
  10. I would make the trip to the neurologist at least once and explain to them before you get there, that they had to do a real good exam in one visit since you live so far away. Ask to talk to the neurologist, not the receptionist in your case. You could also consider some universities nearby if you have some nearby and call them to see if they could help you and your greyhound. There are so many things that can happen. I have had three greyhounds that had seizures for three different reasons. At least if you knew the cause, than the neurologist can work with your nearby vet or even a mobile vet if you have one in your area to help them treat your sweetie a little more precise. Prayers and hoping all goes well..
  11. The sooner you take him to the vet to get the help he needs, the less it will cost you and the more sleep you will get. Waiting is hard enough on humans waiting for a doctor appointment and he is trying to tell you the best he knows how with his whining. . Surly you have your hands full now, but if he gets what he needs now, it will be a lot easier for you when the new baby comes. Wishing the best for both of you. Joining Pet Assure and using one of their vets can save you twenty five percent on their inhouse treatments may be a solution to saving some dollars if you do not have pet insurance. I get some of our pets meds in AZ and they ship over night. I have saved hundreds of dollars that way as well. Costco is also cheaper than the vet and some more popular drug stores. My vet gives me a prescription so I can get their meds elsewhere and save as well. Ask if your vet is savvy about greyhounds. There have been times that I have had to tell a vet about how different greyhounds are in their physical make up and where. Most do not mind, as it helps them treat the greyhound better. Hoping to encourage you to see the vet and to help your family to get some much needed sleep.
  12. I once had VPI and they hardly covered anything. Long story short, Healthy Paws are the group now that seems to have the best reviews. So my younger one started on healthy paws. Not my boy as he had pre-existing conditions by the time I learned of HP.
  13. Thanks Jen for your comment. Both my husband and I feel that she should have at least looked at Surprise before he was shaved and put under. She apparently did not. On top of all of that stuff, I just discovered that they did not give me a copy of the correct x-rays I asked for for Surprise and for Pasadena. I always get copies of their labs and x-rays no matter where we go if they are done. They did not give me the pictures of the current x-rays they were supposed to have taken on 11/4/17 for Surprise and for Pasadena taken on 11/17/17. . So tomorrow I will have to call and get the current x-rays for each of the dogs. This is absolutely nuts. Both CD's I received are copies of x-rays Surprise had back in June 2017 they got from me in the first place. They gave me no xray at all of Pasadena, but labeled the CD as Pasadena but it contained Surprises 6/2017 x-rays.
  14. This will gross you out. Back in the late 80's we had our first girl greyhound. She was a wild girl. Very cat like. Very much a tomboy and independent. She hunted everything. But never left home. She was so awesome. This was before there was the internet in our area.We got her for free. They did not give much information back then. Just a few handwritten note scratches. We were walking along the wooded trail and my husband looked at her butt and something was coming out of it. This is crazy. It was the end of a small hemp rope. No idea where it came from. She was trying to go, so he said he just had to do what he had to do. He pulled it out and it was about six inches long. She made one sound like whooooooo and it was over. No problems ever with her butt. We missed a bullet on that one for sure. But a little chocolate probably did not hurt, not like that rope anyway. Look for strange sounds when it comes out. to follow.
  15. Here in Maryland they are very strict. Even if your dog has cancer, to license, one must do rabies. Even with an exemption from the vet oncologist. Have you checked to see if they could do a titer? Our state is so strict, that when one of my new greys was vaccinated in Arizona, they made her get a new one here, even when it was not her time to get one. Otherwise they would have taken her away. The laws should be revised to allow titers. I do not vaccinate for things that are not in our area. Will do a vaccination for things if going somewhere where they may have contact with dogs we do not know. Otherwise forget it. If they had a previous vaccination for anything else, titers can be done and should be done by an outside lab, so you can tell if it is necessary. Our dogs should stop being experimented on.
  16. The Use Of Negative Pressure On Extremity Front Leg Surgery (Surprises story continued here) I had started a second subject on Surprise, as I was given false hope more or less, so if you would like to follow this subject, you can see more. In total the center in Frederick Md, charged me almost $1,400.00 for something that they said they could do, but backed out of after they got him on the table. They did x-rays read by the radiologist, blood test, got copies of previous work done, examination and told us it was good to go. The doctor had some training sessions the next week and said she felt better waiting to the next week to do the operation so she would be available.if Surprise had post op complications. So we agreed. She was the doctor. I cried for days for sure. We knew there were risks of it growing back, but to put Surprise and us through all of that was wrong.
  17. It is so hard to loose one of our greys so quickly. I had one boy that I did not get a chance to say goodbye to seven years ago and till this day, it makes me sad. It is hard enough to know that will happen in advance and that maybe you can get to do a bucket list, but when it happens so sudden and unexpected, just hard to take. I pray that you will find peace that he is always in your heart and know that you will see him one day and be together forever. God Bless.
  18. I was at C.A.R.E. last week in Frederick MD. and a lady had her greyhound with her that had a plate in it because of a broken leg. The same thing happened to her, it started to come out. So the Surgeon there took the plate out as the leg was becoming very infected. I seen the dog about a week or two after the operation. It was healing very nice and the infection was starting to go away. They also have a Hyperberic Chamber there to aid with healing if needed. http://www.carefrederick.com/services/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-hbot. They helped save the life of my Pasadena. They could not help my Surprise. I can tell you they are very expensive. But I have seen several Greyhounds there in just the week we were there. They can also do negative pressure treatment if the wound is more intense.
  19. Sorry that you lost your Sophie. Will be praying for peace in your heart. I am sure she gave you awesome memories so you would not be alone.
  20. Thank you. Pasadena is continuing to improve. On our second batch of Chicken Rice treats. Boy do they love them. Tomorrow, making the Turkey and will be making more of the same with some Pumpkin. Happy Thanksgiving to All.
  21. Just wondering if no symptoms show up after the meds are done, how long should I wait to have her stool rechecked for blood? I was told that it would take about a week to ten days for that to clear up. Neither the ER or the vet suggested a follow up, unless systems returned. But in my mind, I think a recheck would be a good idea. She even roached a little. She loves to do that. I keep looking to see if she has any bloody leakage and thank God, she is not leaking or throwing up. Going to make more of the treats today. The chicken rice ones. Both Pasadena and Surprise seem to really like them. The advice that I have received here has been awesome.
  22. hemorrhagic gastroenteritis-That is what they said. She is home and resting. They gave her an antibiotic, panacur-even though they did not test for worms, a probiotic to sprinkle on her food for a week and told me to give her an acid pill as well. She has not had any issues since being released and took a small walk today and is on her usual bland diet of chicken, turkey, etc. Made them both some Chicken-Apple-Rice treats. The treats are a soft cookie like thing. They love them. Guess it will become a regular on the treats. Any regular or non-emergency follow-up appointments for Pasadena will be done through her regular vet. Any suggestions or thoughts are always appreciated. Thank you to everyone who has read this thread and for the support. It is very much appreciated.
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