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  • Birthday 11/05/1975

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  1. Meandmy (Jenn), I tried to message and it wouldn't let me saying you can't receive messages. Can you e-mail me and then I'll respond with address? greyhoundgal2@gmail.com Thanks, leigh
  2. Does anyone by chance have the life size greyhound pattern by Lenora Conlon? We lost 2 pups in the last year and our 4 yr old is still struggling. Thought I'd make her a big greyhound stuffy. TIA leigh
  3. We are headed out on a family vacation shortly to Kitty Hawk, NC. Are there any good beach spots to let the pup run? TIA!
  4. Hi folks - I'm in the process of creating a guidance document for our foster families that have agreed to take on puppies! Does anyone have this already in their files? Would you be willing to share so I don't have to completely reinvent the wheel? Thanks in advance, leigh
  5. Hey Everyone - I'll admit that after everything we went through with Maya (rare intestinal cancer) I was hoping to have a couple of hounds with no intestinal issues. It appears this is not to be. If you wouldn't mind I will recap a synopsis of what's been going on and would love some opinions, experiences, and thoughts about what could be plaguing Ashe. It's a long read but I could really use some advice. Thanks everyone! - leigh Synopsis: Pup: Ashe 4yr (almost) male Problem 1: A recurring problem with seasonal allergies (undiagnosed - assumed allergies). He will just break
  6. Hey Everyone - I'll admit that after everything we went through with Maya (rare intestinal cancer) I was hoping to have a couple of hounds with no intestinal issues. It appears this is not to be. If you wouldn't mind I will recap a synopsis of what's been going on and would love some opinions, experiences, and thoughts about what could be plaguing Ashe. It's a long read but I could really use some advice. Thanks everyone! - leigh Synopsis: Pup: Ashe 4yr (almost) male Problem 1: A recurring problem with seasonal allergies (undiagnosed - assumed allergies). He will just break
  7. Our sweet girl, Maya, passed away October 30th of 2013. We adopted her when she was just 18 months old, and we had the good fortune of having her as part of our lives for 8.5 years. She was 10 when she passed. As I was cleaning the den tonight, I found an old SD card and threw it into my computer... and I found some great videos of Maya from a few years ago. That sent me digging through old videos, and I came upon a couple videos and pictures that brought a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. I Could Lose Myself in Those Eyes Maya always had a soulful look... very caring an
  8. First, I want to say THANKS for everyone's advice on Ollie losing the fur on the underside of his neck. It's gotten a bit better. We're pretty sure he was losing his winter fur. Anyway, we've noticed something else that has us puzzled. The left side of his nose seems red and rough to the touch, almost feeling like its a scabbed over area. It's maybe a bit inflamed, too... but it's hard to tell. Nothing has changed in terms of routines or behaviors. He doesn't react when you touch his nose. It's just us trying to figure out what might be going on. Any ideas? left side, side view, cl
  9. I'm not too worried about the Vectra 3D. Both of our pups have been on Vectra 3D for about six months, and we haven't noticed anything like mentioned in the previous threads. There's been no skin irritation, no eye irritation, etc. It's been a good product that has done a good job repelling all the nasty little critters that like to hitchhike on our pups. I'll still look into it, but at this point, we're guessing it's him A) blowing out his coat as the heat of summer gets into full swing, losing his puppy coat , or C) a combination of these two. Again, I'll keep y'all posted.
  10. On our vet's recommendation, we switched to Vectra 3D. It has worked great (mosquitos, too). I checked their site for side effects and nothing was mention about hair loss. I'm hoping that it is just him shedding for the summer. We went to a play day yesterday with our greyhound group, and a LOT of them were shedding a lot of hair. (When we left, the floor seemed covered in hair!!) Thanks for all your support, y'all. As things continue, I'll keep you in the loop. -Joel
  11. We've had Ollie since last November. He was 4 months old when we adopted him, so he's almost one year old now (July 15th). He's always had great looking fur... no issues at all. Over the last couple days, I've noticed that he's losing what appears to be a LOT of hair on the underside of his neck. We thought it was possibly just from his collar, but he's been wearing the same collar for months, and the hair loss has only recently showed itself. Aside from the underside of his neck, it also appears he's losing hair on his legs and belly. Here's a picture of Ollie laying on the bed (z
  12. Hey Everyone - Thank you for your advice, we head out this weekend and I can't wait!!! For food I've settled on mixing Sojos Complete (Beef) with his regular kibble. During our test run at home he loved the Sojos (freeze dried raw) and tolerated it great. I'm excited because a days worth of food for him weights just over a pound and water is plentiful along the trail so rehydrating won't be problematic. I also purchased a few high protein high fat treats for along the trail if he needs a little pick me up. Although heavier I did pick up some Zuke's power bones because Ashe LOVES them.
  13. Hey everyone, I'm taking my hound (Ashe) backpacking on his first multi-night trip. On our single night trips he doesn't have much of an appetite and I'm concerned about making sure he has the nutrition he needs. Getting him to drink while hiking has also been problematic. So, I was hoping some folks could provide some insight on the following questions. 1) What tricks have you used to get your dog to drink water while hiking? Treats, broth, other? 2) How do you ensure your pup is getting enough calories during and after hiking or other endurance activity? I've thought of re-hyd
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