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  1. @greysmom No ants or ticks yet as I am in the great North. I'll send pictures to vet and solicit feedback there. Thanks for that idea. @MerseyGrey just one sticky blister.
  2. Hi All, I am noticing an interesting looking lesion on Stanley's back inside leg. I just noticed it minutes ago and am wondering if anyone has seen this before. It seems to have a bright red ring on the outside and inside is the normal color of skin, but the whole thing seems moist or sticky to the touch. It immediately made me think ring worm, but upon a quick google search I'm not confident that it is. Maybe a run of the mill hot spot? I've had Stan for 3 years and have not seen anything like this yet. I have pictures but I can't find a way to attach them as it appears the file size is
  3. @racindog this is interesting insight, but how do you explain that he is only reactive to some dogs? For instance he loves my sisters Pomeranian, he was ok with my neighbors husky and he absolutely detested my neighbors doberman.
  4. Hello everybody, Stanley my 6 y/o has sporadically demonstrated the following behavior for as long as I can remember but it seems to be getting worse. Some dogs he sees from a distance and his body language is soft and happy. If I let him get close to said dog and assuming the other dog is well behaved, they will sniff each other and move on. Some dogs he sees (and probably a majority) he stiffens, hair stands up and he gets an extremely angry tail wag. Then cue the barking and growling. Even worse, if we are walking he will pull to the point that he is choking himself. This h
  5. Thank you all for your feedback and sorry for the delayed response. I was delayed in responding because of course shortly after I posted, the cut healed and has not re-opened since. Crossing my fingers this is permanent, but based on all of your feedback, if it re-opens I should at minimum discuss the possibility of removing the toe with my vet. That seems so extreme, but I understand it may be the only option.
  6. Stanley has a wound on the side of his outside (Pinkey?) toe of his front left paw. It started back sometime in October he was zooming about and then I noticed a limp and then I noticed a lot of blood. After consulting with vet, I kept it clean put him on an antibiotic and it healed perfectly without any type of sutures. About two weeks after healing, he was zooming about and boom the same laceration re-opened. I spoke with the vet again and he indicated to take the same approach because it is an almost impossible area to stitch. Took the same approach this time no antibiotics and it healed ag
  7. Thank you for the support. Just what I needed. I agree with your approach. It is like life in general. One day at a time! Bringing him into our family has definitely brought us so much happiness so it is all worth it.
  8. Hi All. Just an update. I adjusted Stanley down to two meals 12 hours apart based on some of your feedback. I also gave him free run of the house at night and he has been sleeping in our room from about 11pm-5am most nights which is quite nice. It's funny that he is laying in his bed in our room every night, because before we confined him to a few rooms of the house he always slept on the back couch! I have an appointment with a new vet that has a ton of experience with greyhounds (my current vet just wasn't impressing me with their lack of knowledge about the special considerations one
  9. Hi GeorgeofNE, While I appreciate all of the insight and support this group provides, and I respect the significant contribution you've made to greytalk through thousands of posts, I think this is just the type of comment that would upset just about anyone and shouldn't be made in haste without a full understanding of the situation between dog and owner. Clearly I am looking for support (note the title of the thread) not for opinions on whether or not I should surrender my dog of whom I care deeply for and who has made my life better than it was before getting him. If you notice in my original
  10. Thank you all for your input. One person said maybe the boop means he needs to go potty. Perhaps that could be a contributing factor, but often times after his breakfast he will lay on the couch roaching for 6 hours straight and won't even be bothered to go outside. Amazing!
  11. Thank you for the encouraging words. We love him, but it is hard to keep a cool head when you feel like no matter how hard you try it doesn't make a difference.
  12. Hi All, I am struggling. We have had our pup for almost 2 years. He has brought me more joy than I can describe but also more stress and anxiety than I would have expected. It is a constant grind. As soon as we resolve one thing the next comes up. E.g. hook worm for 6 months, fleas, statuing on every walk for a year, scared of kids, won't sleep through the night (Still won't) and now he has all of the sudden become territorial of the couch. I have read books about positive reinforcement training and worked with the pup ad nauseum. I read books about understanding how dogs think, expre
  13. Thank you all. The reason he didn't have run of the house was because instead of barking to get our attention he would just pace about the room and boop our face with his wet nose. I'm unsure which is worse at 4am! We are taking the suggestion to move his last meal to around 6:00pm and a small snack before bed. We also gave him run of the house again since everyone seemed to be aghast that he was confined to the kitchen and a couch and crate. He is now back to pacing and booping at 4:15am. I think I need to bite the bullet and positive reinforcement train staying on his bed until 6:00am but th
  14. Thank you all. The reason he didn't have run of the house was because instead of barking to get our attention he would just pace about the room and boop our face with his wet nose. I'm unsure which is worse at 4am! We are taking the suggestion to move his last meal to around 6:00pm and a small snack before bed. We also gave him run of the house again since everyone seemed to be aghast that he was confined to the kitchen and a couch and crate. He is now back to pacing and booping at 4:15am. I think I need to bite the bullet and positive reinforcement train staying on his bed until 6:00am but th
  15. Stanley has been with us for 1.5 years.I can't remember how long this has been an issue but it has been extremely bad for about 6 months now. Stanley is fed before bed and in the morning. He anticipates both meals to an extreme degree. Heart rate goes up, pacing, crying etc. About 3-5 times per week he will start whining and barking between 3:30-5:00 am and won't stop no matter what. He stops after being fed. He gets run of the back room and kitchen in the house with a couch and crate available so he should be more than comfortable. However, I keep him babygated in that space so that he can't
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