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  1. Unfortunately, some Greyhounds will probably never get rid of them completely. According to Veterinarian Jennifer Ng, some of the retired hounds have contracted a drug resistant form of hooks. You might be able to get them under control, but anytime a highly stressful experience happens, larvae that lay dormant within muscle tissue can be re-awakened. A lot of Greyhounds coming from the Florida tracks have had chronic issues that no protocol seems to eliminate the hooks completely, just keep rhem under control.
  2. Unless you used a microscope, I don't think hookworms are visible with the human eye.
  3. We use cotton pads or balls, whatever is at hand at the time. But I like the pads a little better...easier to get around in the little crevices. And for the solution, use apple cider vinegar. Our hounds love their ear cleanings!
  4. This! ^^^ We have a retired male racer who's been with us for just over 2 years. We've had to deal with resource guarding (food, treats, and beds), so I know what an issue that can be. We adopted a female just 4 days ago. It's been an interesting adventure so far. Fortunately, she has none of these issues, so it's making the transitioning for all of us considerably smoother that it could have been otherwise. The first couple days, I kept a muzzle on our male most of the time, even at night, except for meals (fed in separate rooms), and walks. Part of the adjustment he's had to make is getting used another dog running up to him or alongside him as we go about our household activities. Yesterday was the first day I kept the muzzle off nearly all day, as it was clear he was getting less and less fazed by her body contact and intrusions. Everyone did great. She's learning how to respect his space, and he's learning how to be a lot more accepting. But I'll tell you, using that muzzle for the first few days, allowed them to experience a bit of challenging confrontations, without it escalating into anyone getting hurt.
  5. I've never used dehydrated carrots on our Greyhound before, but I've always been curious...what's the difference between REhydrating dehydrated carrots and just feeding freshly grated carrots?
  6. I recently took my grey off of grain free also, but I decided to go with the Purina pro focus SSS, with salmon. It doesn't have any corn, which the Sport 30/20 seems to have a considerable amount of it, in various forms. I guess corn isn't an issue with all dogs, but I'm wondering if there might be any particular reason to include it in the diet.
  7. Our boy got restless/irritable from one day of Drontal, yet I noticed no changes when going to 5 days of Panacur. I also noticed no behavioural changes with AM.
  8. AGREE!!! We've had our grey almost 2 years, and even though he was roaching within a week or so, there's been many other ways he grown more comfortable in his new life since then. Even though I'm the primary walker/feeder/groomer, it wasn't until about a month ago that he began coming over to me by his own decision for pets and physical contact. And just a couple weeks ago,that expanded to resting his head on my hand and leaning into me while I'm sitting down. All the dogs I've ever owned before, I've raised from puppies, including my first Greyhound. They all had a very close bond to me from early on. This is the first time I'm witnessing it happening at a slower rate, and the dog already being an adult. It's an educational and exciting adventure!
  9. When our first greyhound got osteo, we decided to amputate. He was only 8 years old. We used a towel the first day, but then a friend had a sling she gave us. But after a few days, he was getting up and down in his own. Within a couple months, he was chasing and treeing squirrels. He was a happy boy again. He lived for nearly 2 more years, until the cancer metastasized into his lungs. He was strughling just to breathe. Then, we knew it was time. Making the decision to amputate or not can be a very difficult one to make. I don't regret doing it once, as we were blessed with more extra time than many get. But if we ever have to make rhat decision again, I don't think I would choose amputation. My heart hurts along with yours.
  10. It's much more reliable, since it detects eggs that are often lying dormant in muscle tissue. Fecal floats are known to be notorious for giving false negatives.Not all vets are familiar with this problem specific with many greys. I had to educate my own vet. He did the research, and is now on board.
  11. And don't even bother with a normal fecal float test for hookwooms. Get the antigen test.
  12. I think a lot of raw feeders would disagree with the statement that dogs can't obtain the nutrients from raw vegetables IF the material is broken down properly. I'd like to see some real evidence in that statement. There are many ommercial raw dog foods that contain raw vegetables, so this would mean adding those ingredients is all for naught.
  13. I haven't, but does anyone know why you couldn't skip the cooking just puree them?
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