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  1. Batmom's steps have saved my butt countless times, starting with Lou when he dislocated his hip, and to this day Romi is using them to get in and out of the van. They've been going for about 4 years and are still in pretty good shape! I can't say enough good things about them. I did recently end up trimming their width a bit, so they would not take up quite so much room in the vehicle. Thank you so much, Jey!

  2. My boy Romi had his toe off a few years back, he did have squamous cell carcinoma but there's been no more problems. He walks very well without the toe, and in fact as soon as it was off he improved. He was back to himself within a week or two. Hope it's the same situation with your girlie Misty!

  3. I usually treat all skin tears at home, thanks to a vet who showed me how to care for wounds, and also thanks to colloidal silver. We've not had to use antibiotics in years, we just flush initially with silver, and tack with surgical glue in one or two spots if needed, and then spray with silver 4-5 times a day until it's well on it's way to healed. The tears heal up amazingly well. I used a similar protocol when my daughter cut the top of her thumb off, the antibiotics they gave her made her sick, so she used silver and Traumeel, along with a few other homeopathic remedies. Healed up beautifully!

  4. North of Toronto, Ontario - Canada


    The South Simcoe Greyhound Group (SSGG), active since 2006. We meet at diamonds in between Bradford and Barrie Ontario, 5-10 minutes off the 400.


    This group is for people owned by retired racing greyhounds. We like to get together weekends to have fun runs and social time. Our usual baseball diamond is at Highway 89 and Highway 11, just north of Bradford, Ontario. We use others in Alcona and sometimes Queensville. Muzzles are mandatory.


    Timing, location and and number of runs is decided by a weekly poll, and we use Yahoo Groups to communicate.


    To join our group go here and apply:

    South Simcoe Greys

  5. I've lost 2 of my hounds, the first was Cody back in April of 2004. He was only 6 and it was quite a shock, he went down in the backyard and bled to death in my arms. The support I received here at GT got me through that horrible time, and spending time with the other hounds, along with the passage of time was what helped me.


    We recently lost Lou back in October, he was almost 12 and very ill when he passed, but it was still really hard. I still miss him and the pain is rather fresh at this point, but I know now that spending time with other greyhound lovers, along with my other hounds, will help soften the pain and time will do the rest.


    I hope in time that you're able to soften the pain so that you just remember your pupper with love, and not loss.

  6. Our beloved boy and senior Camp Greyhound counsellor Cantankerous Lou has gone to the bridge after a short but valiant struggle with cancer. He was 1 day shy of his 12th birthday.


    He left with spirit, courage, dignity and heart and he leaves behind a broken-hearted family.


    This sad event would have been much worse were it not for the support given to us by our dear friends and by Anna Borenstein of http://www.homeopathyforall.com/ and the staff of Barrie Animal Hospital . We are very grateful to have these people in our lives.


    Hug your hounds and hold them close, they're only here for a little while.




    Karen, Michelle, Bailey, Romi, Andy, Connie and Millie.



  7. Thank you all so much for the good wishes. I'm sure I haven't felt the impact of her loss yet, so knowing I can lean on so many of you is comforting. I wanted her to be with me forever :cry1




    This is such a great shot of your wild child - I can just see her at the bridge, causing all sorts of chaos!


    Sending lots of healing energy your way. Scritches to Phene.

  8. Gee, I guess I'm lucky - Bailey's toe has popped out a few times over the years, I just ice it and pop it back in and take it easy for a while. We did go to the vet the first time, but she showed me how to pop it back in myself.


    If the ligament gets stretched out of shape, you can get a toe that pops out pretty easily.

  9. I was at my chiropractor's last week, and she asked me if I would send in a response to the recent proposal that's being made by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. I was told that this proposal meant that any visit to a chiropractor by an animal would require a vet's referral and supervision. When I went to their site (http://www.cvo.org/uploadattachments/Compl...rnative2009.pdf) I found that the college was attempting to take over virtually all alternative methods of treating our pets. It would be left up to a vet what treatment modality we could use. This proposal gives unprecedented power to veterinarians, and truly negates all the years of training that most alternative practitioners have invested in. It would also double or triple the amount of money spent simply to go to the chiropractor for a simple adjustment for your dog, if the proposal passed you would need to get a full assessment and workup done first, and I'd imagine only allopathic means would be used.


    Personally, I want to be able to continue to use the modalities that work for us, and I think we deserve to retain the right to determine what's best for our hounds.


    If you would like to make a submission and let the OVC know what you think of this, I can email you a submission form that's been drawn up to address chiropractic care. Just drop me a line at information @ awesome-paws .com or to make a submission on the entire proposal, go to the link posted above.


    We have only until April 15 to respond the this proposal.



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