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    Ann

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    Iowa
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  1. You could drop off a stool sample with the vet and they can check for worms. And also check with them about her eating. My newest one was a big eater when she first came think hover cleaner like the food would somehow stop coming. Once she realized it was always going to be there she would eat less or skip a meal or day. Then next time she would eat. As long as mine are drinking, peeing, pooping and no other issues I would give her time and offer it at meal times. You could also try a different flavor/protein of food. She may just not be a big fan of the food too. Wi
  2. Take a moment and relax. I can feel your stress as I read. There is a big difference between not eating (no intake of food) and picking at her meals or eating one time a day. From what I read I think she is sometimes eating somethings maybe not a meal. If she was mine I would put her food in her crate with her for 15 min if she has not eaten it take it out and try later do this several times a day. When she is hungry she will eat. She maybe getting used to things and still settling in. She may not need/want to eat and your worrying and trying to get her to eat could be making her not ea
  3. Welcome and congratulations a few tips/ideas for you. 1. You can teach him to bark by setting him up, say bark when he does give him a treat. Then once he has that down you can teach him to be quiet and to bark softer. I had an over zealous barker, taught her to bark on command, do a little bark softer not so ear piercing, and to be quiet. Also an off guard just meant thanks for letting me know a leaf fell off a tree I will take over for now you just be quiet and play. With time you will pick up his signals and be able to know what he wants. 2. This could be part of your
  4. He may be feeling the effects of the anesthesia and not interested in food or water. I would leave his food and water where he can get to it and not worry especially if surgery was today. He may just need some time before he realizes he missed a meal. Did he get pain medication already from the vet so his first dose is tomorrow? If he needs it now you can go old school and open his mouth and put the pill on the back of his tongue close his mouth until he swallows it. Vets in my experience make sure pain meds are given at the office, and they take food and water before they are s
  5. If you adopted her locally can you get an appointment with the vet the adoption group uses. They may even be able to advise you what to do until you can get her in. Just a though.
  6. What a beautiful girl! 💔for you. Glad you had enough love for her to keep her comfort and her needs in mind. It is never easy.
  7. Thanks for the update, glad things are going better for all of you. Take care
  8. It can be done and each dog is different. If it is to much for your greyhound to be around kids loud noise, random movement/noises then you have to accept that it is not a good match and needs a different home. You have to be the one in charge of the safety Having a well trained dog first is the easiest way to introduce kids. It does not have to be completion level just reliable in following commands, leave it, bed, stay, come, wait, being able to mess with his food pickup the bowl, put it down, take a toy, take a treat nicely and the like make it more enjoyable and likely to tolerate
  9. You know your grey best and it just might be her personality to be protective of her space. Some greyhounds do treat kids like they are there littermates. They need to learn to respect the baby and baby’s space like the baby needs to learn to respect the greyhound. Either way there are a few things you can do to manage the situation and keep everyone safe. 1, If your grey know leave it use that when she focuses on the baby. If she does not that would be a place to start. 2, Use a turnout muzzle on the grey anytime the baby was on the floor and maybe around the baby depending on the dog
  10. Congratulations and welcome! As I said, he's 68lb and 16 months old. Do you think he has much more growing to do? He should be done with his height by now may fill in a little bit. He LOVES walks and spends a few minutes running off lead in a small, enclosed exercise area most days. We're generally out with him 2-3 hours a day. Do you think this is because he's still young? Young greyhounds are very active exploring, growing, learning. This will ease with age. Somewhere between 2-2 1/2 they tend to settle in to the equivalent of teenagers where they gain impulse control sometim
  11. Journey will be 3 this summer and also has hookworms. She has well formed poops tootsie roll bounce style from the purina sport. When the worms have a new cycle it gets a little soft but still easy to pickup. I tried a few different foods but this works for us. When she gets the upset stomach noises she gets a little bit of buttermilk to settle her stomach and entice her to eat. May you find what works for your boy.
  12. No experience with: IBD/colitis, and anorexia (refusal to eat). As a 75 pound Greyhound he has already lost over 10 pounds. Just something to check into: My grey has hookworms and gets the tummy grumbles and will not eat sometimes. What has worked for her has been a little bit of buttermilk I just put a little in her dish 1/8-1/4 of cup. If she needs to drink I add some water to the buttermilk and it seems to jumpstart her taste buds as she will eat a little bit. Not sure if it would add to the diarrhea or be ok with IBD/colitis. Just wanted to share what helps my girl eat in cas
  13. It is just the greyhound breed for the most part they are very calm, loving, quiet dogs when inside. A little more active outside for a short while the back to a nap in the sun.
  14. Congratulations on your new boy. I relate to your experience. I adopted a dog end of August she was 10 days out from her spay. She ended up being allergic to the stitches used, it finally healed in November. It would look better, then have a bubble (looked like blister) burst open. It was no fun for either of us. Cone of shame was on August to November. She also has hookworms very loose stools/ diarrhea when she first came. I am still treating the hookworms but her stools are good now. Hookworms are a bigger problem than I ever thought. I remember when you just treated once and were
  15. This is normal settling in behavior if they are overwhelmed the go to there safe spot to watch and figure things out. If you plan on using the crate (travel, emergencies). Please keep up the crate skills. Once they get the freedom of your house they sometimes think they are above the crate. So keep using the crate periodically to keep tantrums from happening.
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