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About ChipstheGreyhou

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  1. Thank you! That is so interesting -- ours is definitely doing audible clicking moreso than ever before. Poor baby! 24 teeth! It's amazing how they recover though.
  2. Just wanted to post an update in case anyone stumbles upon this in the future and finds it helpful. Our greyhound went on gabapentin and an antibiotic in advance of her appointment with a dental specialist. She had nine extractions and her little face swelled up like a balloon. After a day or two she recovered well. But the spasms have continued in the months since, albeit very mildly and infrequently. Our vet has kept her on gabapentin and thinks it could be something she started doing in response to the severe dental issues and now has stuck around as a little tic at this point. I'll update
  3. We've had our wonderful first greyhound, an 8/yo female, for almost 5 years. Can't believe we held out this long but we were finally ready this year to adopt a second greyhound. We brought our first dog with us to the kennel and introduced her to a bunch of greys, asked the staff's advice on their interactions, and found ourselves a very affectionate boy who is not even 2 and very recently off the track. He's a real sweetheart. They sniffed politely and then basically ignored each other calmly, which we figured was a good sign. It's been a few days and the new dog is settling into home li
  4. Hi everyone! My 8-year-old greyhound Chips was diagnosed with epilepsy about 3.5 years ago after three seizure episodes. Her seizures happened at night or in the early morning; she would stand up from sleeping and be completely unresponsive to us, panting and drooling heavily, one time she peed herself, and it would take a few minutes for her to reemerge after which she'd be disoriented and thirsty. Textbook! She has been on a consistent dose of phenobarbital and has not had any seizures since beginning that medication. Over the last three days, we have noticed an onset of extreme chatter
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