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About Bizeebee

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  • Birthday 10/14/1987

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  1. sounds like you've got a free range beef buffet ripe for the eating!
  2. It depends a bit on how rural you are, too. Wouldn't be a bad idea to contact your non-emergency police line, or animal control, if your neighbor dogs are consistently unsupervised and running around willy nilly through yards. If nothing else, that starts a paper trail of the issues, so that if something ever did happen at least it would be documented that those dogs were a problem. If you have a Ring or Nest (or similar) doorbell camera any footage from that would be helpful to save somewhere too.
  3. Will she still drink water? If you use a box grater on a chunk of ginger and then squeeze the grated bits you can get a decent amount of "juice" and see if she'll still drink water with just a little of it in there.
  4. Maybe ask about an anti-inflammatory that would work in the gut? Obviously some anti-inflammatory drugs are bad for the gut, but can they all be? This is totally anecdotal, but the last time I got the stomach flu I had horrible nausea but we didn't have anything but the "natural" Dramamine in the house - which is basically powdered ginger I think. It shockingly did work, so you might ask your vet about otc things that might work for the nausea - especially if she's now/still throwing up while on the other meds.
  5. If the vomiting/regurgitating seems random I would try keeping a journal of the events - writing down when she vomits, and what she was doing right before, how many hours since she'd eaten, since the last incident, really any details you can remember. A pattern might reveal itself once you can look at the details en masse.
  6. I would definitely exhaust options for checking for a foreign body - as KF said. And wrack your brain for what may have been happening right before the vomiting started up again again after 3 months of not. If you and the vet feel pretty confident that she didn't ingest anything weird, then well, I have a few questions: What kind of vomit are you seeing? Whole or mostly whole kibble pieces? Water/mucus? Bile? Partially digested combo of food/liquid? What kind of volume of vomit are you seeing? What percentage would you say she's actually absorbing (and pooping out) versus vomiting? When does the vomiting happen? Is it consistently before or after meals, after activity, etc? Does she act like she feels like absolute crap after vomiting? Or does she just go about her day like nothing happened? I'm not a vet, but I'd also be wary of continuing antibiotics without a culture result (or something data-driven) that made me confident that a bug was the problem. Is there anti-nausea medication the vet could recommend - I vaguely remember that Dramamine might actually be ok for dogs (check on that though)? Our previous grey would do more than his fair share of vomiting, usually of the bile/water/whole kibble variety, and we came to the conclusion that it was a reflux-type issue. We split his food into three meals a day instead of two, so that his tummy wasn't as empty overnight, and did a few 2week courses of omeprazole (Prilosec) when it seemed like he was having a flare up. That helped cut down on the vomiting quite a lot. This is totally left field, but has your vet checked her ears for infection/injury? One other thing I can think that would cause nausea/vomiting, that doesn't have a microbial component, is that your dog could have bad vertigo - which could be caused by ear infection (or other, more rare issues). I don't know what antibiotics she's been on, but at least according to my vet, there are definitely different ABs for different things. So just because she's been on AB for her gut doesn't mean they'd kill bugs somewhere else, like the ears.
  7. It's kind of a bummer, if this is the study I think it is, they actually wanted specific breeds only and greyhounds were not one of them
  8. I'm not sure there's a "right" answer to how many runs per week at a given age, but there definitely is a right amount of "hot time" - and it's not a lot. If you're going to let her go full bore at a dog park it should only be early in the morning or later at night, when it is not hot (or humid). Depending on where you are, there may be times of the year where it's best to only do walks, because it's too hot even in the middle of the night. These pups are not to be trusted to self-regulate when it comes to heat, I know we're going to have to keep a careful eye on our black boy who LOVES to lay in the sun. You might also get a cooling vest/shirt to put on her when you are out and about in the heat. As far as the little cough/breathing - you're right it definitely could be seasonal allergies. But I'd also just keep an eye on it and maybe mention if it seems to continue to appear. If she's overweight or has any cardiac concern I'd just be mindful; exercise intolerance and the issues that arise from it can come on without a lot of warning and, unlike us, dogs don't know when to quit.
  9. Oh man, 7 lbs since the weekend?? Poor dude. Hopefully they'll give him an iv with fluids/nutrition once you're there, and ask about the dog version of like pedialyte/gatorade - I think something like that exists. I'd definitely try to grab a urine and stool sample to take with you. Let us (me) know what they say at the vet
  10. Ugh, I know how that sucks, for you and for him. I'm no vet (or expert) but if there is pee in the equation my first thought is to do a urinalysis and maybe urine culture (since they'll have the sample anyway). Don't let anyone tell you that boy dogs don't get UTIs, because they do. It may not be as common as with girls but it most definitely happens. Checking kidney/bladder stuff would top my list, followed up by a fecal now that it has switched to diarrhea. I know a lot of people recommend fasting them for 24hrs when diarrhea occurs, but I'd defer to your vet on that. The downside there is that he'll likely drink more to fill his tummy during that time, but he could probably use the hydration. Hopefully you can get in at the vet today
  11. Only four days at your house? Don't read too much into it. She's still nervous/excited/full of emotions over the giant change in her life. A month from now and she's still doing it? Then maybe make sure she's ok, medically.
  12. It obviously depends on your work hours and his exercise/bladder needs, but a lot of hounds can go a normal work day without a midday outing. I think if it was me, and I was paying someone to come into my house and work with my dog, I'd rather pay a bit more and have someone who I knew for certain was familiar with dog behavior and training. Every time a human is interacting with a dog, especially a new one, it's an opportunity for training - how to walk nicely on the leash, how to stay focused on task and not on the neighborhood rabbits/dogs, how to politely approach other humans we encounter, etc. I want someone who knows how to do that the right way, but I also live in a larger metro area where someone like that would be an option.
  13. I'm not sure how your group handles bringing a grey into a home with an existing dog, but ours would definitely want the two of them to meet beforehand and see how they interact. Did your old guy meet your new guy? How did they seem then? It's certainly not something that the internet can tell you (an in-person behaviorist is more appropriate) but, despite what we read a lot about needing to be in a "pack" some greys do need to be only dogs, or can't be with other non-greys, no matter the size. It will take time and work to figure out if that is the case.
  14. Firstly, I'd try to get away from the idea that growling=aggression. That's an oversimplification of the situation, and thinking that way can lead you down a bad path. More accurately, growling=communication. He's telling the dog walker something by growling, maybe it's "don't sneak up on me" - especially if he's sound asleep right up until the time she approaches the crate ~ aka his safe space. Maybe it's "don't approach me head on, making unblinking eye contact," again, to him that can be seen as an aggressive approach to his safe space. Maybe it's "ugh, why are you here to make me go outside, I was having a nice nap!" Can you see in detail how they are interacting when she arrives? She may not even be aware that her body language is different than the first few weeks and now making him uneasy. Does she still open the crate and walk him? If so, how does he behave? I'm not trying to put down your dog walker, but is it possible that they had an interaction out on a walk (away from the camera) that has made him less comfortable with her? These are sensitive dogs and need a bit different training/discipline techniques than your average dog, and if she doesn't know that, she may have done something that's normal with her other clients that has now made him wary of her.
  15. Did you ever switch to a GI prescription diet after/during bouts of the colitis/gastro issues the first time around? If this does not turn out to be some sort of intestinal bug (any variety of parasites, but they could also do a stool culture), then that's really the only way to determine a food sensitivity. Once the gut has been damaged in some way, she's going to seem intolerant to almost anything, but that doesn't mean she truly is. The only way to find out is to let the gut heal first and then go from there, maybe ask your vet if you should be making a switch to a prescription diet for a little while? Additionally, if she really does have a chicken sensitivity, then a prescription food is the only way to guarantee a non-contaminated bag of whatever food you are buying. Commercial (over the counter) brands are all manufactured on the same line at whatever plant is making them, and they are not compelled in any way to make sure that the previous batch of one protein type doesn't "contaminate" the next batch of a different protein type.
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