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    Still wet behind the ears
  1. Thank you both! Will keep an eye on them and fingers crossed nothing more is needed.
  2. Also just to add that there hasn't been any change in her behaviour. She is as lovely as ever, smiling, very excited for her belly rubs, walks and food!
  3. Thanks for sharing! I've added a photo (unfortunately the quality is not that great as there is a size limitation to attachments.) The lump isn't bleeding, no redness and doesn't seem to be causing her any discomfort or itching. She is a light brindle so she has quite a few speckled egg spots on her skin in general. There is no hair on the lump either. She is very prone to skin tags so I'm not sure if this is related to that somehow? The lump is hard but i can move it around quite freely.
  4. Thanks for sharing! It could potentially be a sebaceous cyst or maybe a histiocytoma based on the descriptions. I'll try and see if I can find some images to match it to what Skelly has.
  5. Hi, Our lovely grey Skelly is 5 years old and we've had her for about 4 months. When she arrived she had a little lump on her back thigh. We took her to the vet and she was put on some steroids/antibiotics and the lump reduced considerably in size. We were told to just keep an eye on it and it has now almost completely dissapeared. However she has gotten two new lumps on her back, they are like perfect little raised hard circles and a little smaller than a pea. She doesn't have any discomfort when I touch them and doesn't even seem to have noticed them. Does anyone have any idea what the
  6. Hi everyone, Our lovely grey Skelly is around 5 years and we have had her for about 4 months now. She's been doing great but as we came back from her morning walk we noticed her ears and paws are quite cold. It is around 12 degrees celcius in London this morning - should she be wearing a coat? We were under the impression that she only needed a coat if it was under 10 degrees according to some of the other answers we've seen for similar questions on here. Any recommendations on whether we should be putting a coat on her? Or any other ideas of what it could be? Thanks!
  7. Hello, Our lovely grey Skelly has just turned 5 years old and we have had her for a little less than 4 months. She has just started exhibiting some new scratching behaviour over the past week that we have never seen before. She has been scratching her chin/neck a lot (about 4 or 5 times a day for a few minutes) with her back legs. She has also been rubbing her face against our sofa and her bed. I have been checking her fur and haven't seen any sign of fleas or ticks. Her appetite is still really strong so I don't think there is a dental issue. The area on her neck that she has been s
  8. Thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions! I am super pleased to share that our lovely Skelly is letting me sleep to 6:30am now and hasn't made a single noise during the night for the past few days. So very proud of her!
  9. This is really interesting! Skelly turned 5 in early August but I hadn't thought of protein intake. I think she is definitely getting more than 20% protein at the moment. She was being fussy with her food around a week and a half ago so we added a little dollop of yogurt and a spoon of tinned tuna to her dry kibble as recommended by the kennels to get her to eat. Now that I think about it this aligns with her waking up at 5am again. I am going to adjust her food and hopefully it will show some results - thanks!
  10. Thanks for sharing! She goes on two walks a day (around 45 minutes each). We were told that greyhounds only need two 20 minute walks a day and I was worried I was already pushing her too far. Do you think it would be alright to take her on a run? I'm definitely not a morning person but for Skelly I am willing to make that sacrifice
  11. Thanks for your answer! I haven't been able to identify an external cue but I've been waking up silently taking her out at 5am and letting her do her business. Then getting back to bed and just ignoring her until my alarm goes off at 6:30am. I've also made sure she has her chew toys near her so that she can get some of her energy out on them. I think it has slightly improved over the last 3 days. She doesn't seem to be as persistent with her whining when I go back to bed but still have a way to go I think!
  12. Hi everyone, We adopted our lovely grey Skelly a little over 2 months ago. She was especially anxious (even the kennels we got her from told us she was going to be a tough one) but we really loved her and are trying to give her the best home possible. She's come leaps and bounds in the last 2 months and is a completely different dog from when we first got her. She is full of affection and cuddles and growing more confident each day. One thing that we are still struggling with is her morning wake up, she continues to wake up very excited and full of energy around 5am. Starts whining
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