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  1. Can you wrap a poise pad around it? I've used it on bleeding wounds before. Rocky had something removed from his leg and after we got home a vein started shooting blood. I put a poise pad on it and wrapped vet wrap around that. Those poise pads hold a LOT of liquid. Sorry about your girl
  2. My heart is breaking that Paddy is gone. He truly could not have had a better home than you. I think he wanted to be an only dog and get all the attention, but he loved the others too. I really don't think he would have been happy without them, as much as he might have thought so. He was always too on top of them. And you should really be proud of yourself, how you stuck with him and worked on ways to manage the mayhem. After 15 years of placing greyhounds in homes, I guarantee that in 99% of the homes he would have been returned. You helped him shine. I know he wasn't always (or most of the time) easy. I could tell in the brief time I had him in my home that he was special. Not always good special, but special. And you know, I saw his name in a program when he raced briefly at Southland. I told Cheryl we had to follow him and track him down for adoption once he retired because his name was like my first and most perfect greyhound. He was UCME Ringneck and she was Flying Ringneck. We had no idea what he looked like or what his personality was like. I never bothered to see what color he was. I just wanted him for our group because of the name I'll never forget the first pictures Cheryl sent of him when he came off the hauler. I thought, "holy crap, this is one of the most gorgeous dogs I have EVER seen" And he still is. I've seen very few dogs that have his striking looks. And luckily very few with his personality! Thank you for loving him even though he was hard to love sometimes. I couldn't have found a better home for him, and he and Aiden have allowed us to become best friends
  3. So very sorry. You're making the right decision. We had to make that decision with our first greyhound at age 15. Her mind was still there and she was eating like she always did, but her body just couldn't keep up. I almost called it off so many times, but I knew she wasn't going to get better. My biggest fear was that she'd hurt herself while we were at work. She was stubborn right up until the end. Our vet came to the house and she (the always proper, dignified, ladylike hound) tried to bite him as he tried to put the IV in. Not because she didn't want to be let go, but because she didn't know where he'd been and didn't want him touching her. We were laughing through the tears, and I still laugh about it today. I wanted her to go while she was still Mimi and still had her dignity. I don't think they need to hit rock bottom before you let them go. You do your best and make the decision you can live with. There is no right or wrong answer.
  4. I can vouch that FiveRoooooers is one of the most awesome greyhound homes out there if you go that route! I'd send any of mine to live with her any day. Heck, I'd send myself!!
  5. Wingnut is terrified of flies. We can't take him to outdoor events in the summer. And heaven forbid one gets into the house. We have to kill it and show him the body and he still takes a while to calm back down. How he raced over 100 races in W. Memphis, AR is beyond me. I'm guessing he was running away from the flies. We haven't found anything yet that calms him down.
  6. They gave me 10 refills on it, even though I only needed it the one time, so I think I might get it filled next month just in case. Especially if the 650mg would work.
  7. Just FYI on the Tranexamic Acid, I just had to get a prescription of it for myself for an issue I was having. I didn't realize it was the same drug we'd been discussing. I was able to get it at the pharmacy at the local grocery store and they did have it in stock. My co-pay on it was $10 and the total cost was $130 for 30 pills. They were 650mg pills. It did stop the bleeding pretty much immediately.
  8. I'm not sure what they did, but the capsules I got were 500mg. I can get the name of the pharmacy if you want. The one that did the liquid is different than the one that did the capsules. They made the liquid chicken flavor and the dog I gave it to didn't mind.
  9. I've used the compounded Amicar in both liquid and capsule form and it has worked well in both cases. I don't think the shelf life of the liquid is very long from what I remember.
  10. So sorry that Andy had to leave so soon We'll miss him. He was a good boy.
  11. I should have taken her picture with her Uncle Wingnut, I didn't even think about it!
  12. She's got an awesome personality. Never a moment's shyness or being unsure about her new surroundings. Straight to throwing toys around and running around the house like a lunatic! She's going to be a fun one for sure.
  13. Poor momma dog!! Let us know when you hear how she does. Makes me glad my pre-adopts have all been boys.
  14. My first pre-adopt is home being lazy. I got to visit pre-adopt #2 yesterday, Shrubby. It will be a while (hopefully)! I've also got my eye on this guy who's just started being hand slipped - Templeton (the red boy)
  15. I'd have you vet try the depo medrol injections for lumbosacral stenosis. They either work or they don't. They didn't help Mimi, but I know several dogs that have had a huge improvement from it. Lumbosacral Stenosis
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