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  1. It's time to start another thread as we come near to 50 pages on the previous thread. Below is information to help you make choices for yourself and your family, originally posted and collected by NeylasMom. This is the fifth sixth seventh eighth ninth in a series of threads. The original was started by a few people whose pups were diagnosed around the same time in July of 2010, but it appears it has grown into an ongoing thread that will provide both information and emotional support for anyone who has dealt with losing a pup to osteo, is currently caring for a pup diagnosed with oste
  2. Hi, We are new first time adopters of a beautiful female grey (6 yrs old). We've had her just six weeks and she is wonderful. She started limping 3-4 days ago. She's very energetic and loves doing zoomies and sprints in the back yard, and after one of these sessions the limping started. Today, we took her to the vet for the first time and he identified the pain in her back left hip. We have her on anti-inflamatories, but he said if it doesn't improve in 3-4 days we need to do x-rays to look for bone cancer. We are obviously very worried and a bit freaked out having only had her six weeks.
  3. This may be being posted for a second time because I cannot find my first post. If it is a duplicate, I apologize. If this post comes across cold, it is not meant to, it just is the way I type because of the business I am in. Unfortunately, my business is very fact oriented and I have gotten accustomed to typing that way. My 12.5 year old baby, Charlie, has been diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma. I am bound and determined to do everything possible for him to stay alive so long as he has a good quality of life. Timeline: 4/26/18 - had blood work done and he was in perfect health
  4. Before we talk about canine vaccination schedules, first let's talk about poop! You'll have to excuse my french as I'm a retired RN and BM's are very near (but not so dear) to me! Let's just say that although some of this post may be speculation, poop analysis is my specialty! I fostered 3 retired racers (from Florida) over the last 4 months and adopted #4... GM's Felix! (I failed at fostering as they say!) Interesting fact: All of the 4 dogs had (and have) EXACTLY the same bowel patterns (progressively worse diarrhea as the day progresses.) No matter what I fed (feed)
  5. Hello everyone! I am writing to seek advice. My 11 year old magyar agar got very sick (hungarian greyhound and we living in hungary). He is called Buki, just as Bambi (in an other thread) was diagnosed via MRI scan with a brain tumour (probably a meningioma) and hydrocephalus (water on the brain). The tumor approximately 2cm large. On monday it looked we lost him, he woke up in a terrible condition, couldn't walk and very confused eyes he had, tremor from pain and being scared probably. It was a great shock, the evening before we took a nice walk and he vas happy, well, little run
  6. In their April 2017 newsletter, UW Veterinary Care announced the following clinical study: They have a number of other oncology studies, too: https://uwveterinarycare.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/April-2017-SA-Patients-Needed-for-Clinical-Studies.pdf
  7. Well, I've written a few times about my 11 year old girly's health issues in the past few months. One, probably IBS and acute pancreatitis and one year out from thyroid cancer diagnosis. She stopped eating much of anything this weekend. I've been hand feeding her on her bed and she usually eats, not always. I've tried scrambled eggs, canned dog turkey/veggie mix, cooked turkey burger, and depending on how she feels, she'll either eat or not. Today, I got her to eat a cooked ground turkey patty. She ate it with gusto, but with minutes was panting heavily for at least 15 minutes. (She is heat
  8. Hello All While walking our girls recently, someone stopped to admire them ( happens often ) but dropped this little nugget before moving on: martingale collars can cause throat cancer in greyhounds who sometimes pull from their neck. We have a harness and used it on our big boy Lander, before he passed. If there is any truth to this at all we will purchase another and Put Frannie and Chloe in them to walk. They are good walkers about 75% of the time but you know how it is, sometimes we're just out of our minds with excitement and act a bit crazy...... Has anyone ever heard of this c
  9. So, I have often wondered why we don't leave the ovaries when we spay our female greyhounds, since research is indicating how important it is to a woman's health to keep her ovaries, if possible. Today, I found the following discussion about ovary-sparing spay for dogs, especially in large or giant breeds, by the Parsemus Foundation. Here is the link: https://www.parsemusfoundation.org/projects/ovary-sparing-spray/ If there are hormonal benefits to keeping the ovaries that include less incidence of devastating illnesses such as various cancers, as well as many other diseases, why
  10. It's been one month since I've written about our 11 yr old Deedee who was dx'd with thyroid cancer in January. For several months she been a picky eater. I wrote about this in another post "Picky eater & cancer". However, since last week, she's been eating much less. When she does consume food, I.e. this evening it a few pieces of BBQ chicken, few pieces of scrambled egg, and mostly PB on bread, she would start panting. She tummy gurgles. She gets 2 Pepcid daily along with daily meds (Chlorambucil, fish oil 3x/daily mail Pentoxifylline 3x/daily, 38 mg Deramaxx, and Tramadol 2 X/daily Prn.
  11. It's time to start another thread as we come near to 50 pages on the previous thread. Below is information to help you make choices for yourself and your family, originally posted and collected by NeylasMom. This is the fifth sixth seventh eighth in a series of threads. The original was started by a few people whose pups were diagnosed around the same time in July of 2010, but it appears it has grown into an ongoing thread that will provide both information and emotional support for anyone who has dealt with losing a pup to osteo, is currently caring for a pup diagnosed with osteo, has one t
  12. Hi all. One month ago our sweet grey, Murphy, was diagnosed with multi lobular osteosarcoma (MLO). Fortunately the cancer was localized to his mandible. After many consultations with the surgeon we decided to proceed with the partial jaw amputation. Murphy's recovery has been difficult. He has managed to learn how to eat soft foods and is finally gaining some weight. The larger issue is he does not sleep well, especially at night. He is constantly roaming around,shaking and just standing in odd places (ie. Our bathroom). After speaking with his surgeon we have taken him off all medicatio
  13. I just read about 3 studies on osteosarcoma that are currently being conducted at UW-Madison. I hadn't heard of the first (administration of rapamycin after carboplatin), so that's interesting. Also, if you're in the Madison area and qualify for one of these studies, it could help offset the cost of surgery and/or treatment. For more information, see https://uwveterinarycare.wisc.edu/clinical-studies/oncology/
  14. Hi everyone, I was referred here from my local greyhound forum. I've been looking through some past posts and it looks like a greyt place! Our Oni has a lump on her wrist. It started out kind of mushy (inflammation I guess), then the mushiness went away and we were left with a hard bony lump that is different from the other side. We took her to the vet who felt a bony protrusion and then we, got an x-ray. The vet said he couldn't see the bone degeneration typical of cancer, but that it could be that it's too early to show. Other than that he saw something that looked like it *could*
  15. Has anyone read and/or used this book?? It seems to be really comprehensive and mostly up-to-date. I'm going to get it and will update afterwards, but wondered if anyone else already has?
  16. To see pictures go to this link please: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/drn22svwfrhhtz4/TD3PH9F3eU#/ Hello, We need some advice with our 5-year-old greyhound. He started to limp sometimes at the beginning of last year (front right leg). We initially thought he injured himself when running or something like that. He stopped limping after maybe 2 weeks. Then he started to limp again approximately 6 months or so later. This limping went on and off. Sometimes it was better sometimes worse, sometimes it stopped etc. In January this year we went to see our vet because he started to limp again and it
  17. After losing our two previous greys to cancer at ages eleven and seven, we hoped that Lola would be the one who would live to a ripe old age. She is only seven years old and suddenly started limping a few days ago. Our previous greys had less common forms of cancer than osteosarcoma, but I knew that a limp with no visible injury is never a good sign. We took her to the vet and they did a series of x-rays. Our vet noticed some arthritic creaking in the joints, but not a lot. When the leg x-rays did not show anything, she kept examining and probing to find the sore spot. She had of course alread
  18. We adopted our lovely Kiowa about 5 years ago and she is our silly sassy girl who is loved by everyone! She is 7 years old, and has a brother, Raider (also a grey). Last Thursday, I noticed she was drinking an excessive amount of water and urinating more frequently than normal. By Friday, she seemed weaker and had some diarrhea. She wouldn't eat dinner that evening (we Grey owners KNOW that means something is wrong!). I took her to the Vet immediately and they saw blood in her urine and stool. They gave me special food and some antibiotics and sent us home for the weekend; but the Vet knew som
  19. Hi. My vet tells me she's concerned that my 11.5-year-old grey might have hemangiosarcoma, and she wants to do a punch biopsy. She found a slightly raised area around 2x4 inches on his inner thigh near his groin. It's got a kind of spongy feeling, but there is no discoloration like you see on Google images. She aspirated it twice and both times the pathologist found nothing, but during second aspiration the area puffed up and bleed a lot. The swelling disappeared quickly, and the bleeding stopped after pressure was applied for 5 minutes or so. In addition to his age, the other clue t
  20. Hi. This is the first time I've posted here, so here is a brief introduction to our Greyhound: Dash is a 7 year old female greyhound. We adopted Dash in February of 2011; She was 4 years old at the time and had raced for about 2 years in West Virginia. We live on the second floor of a building in Brooklyn, NY. Three weeks ago we got a diagnosis of Osteosercoma in her right rear leg after some xrays were taken. (She had been limping on and off since March, but that is another story). Two weeks ago we had the leg amputated. Chemotherapy began this week. So, two weeks post surgery,
  21. Hello. My beloved (and first) greyhound, Abacu Racey, who I have had since he was 21 months old, has lung cancer (suspected primary). He will be 11 on May 20. He has been coughing for a couple of months, but the vet didn't think it was serious. Last week, x-rays (read by radiologist specialist) revealed suspected tumor in the caudal lobe of the left lung. His appetite is still very good, energy the same as always, he is happy and wants to play outside. He coughs about 4-5 times a day, for a couple of seconds. It is almost a gagging sound, like he's trying to clear his throat. We've decid
  22. Some of you may have read my last post http://forum.greytalk.com/index.php/topic/294571-saving-daisy/?hl=%2Bsaving+%2Bdaisy about Daisy being diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma. She is 16 days post amp and 3 days after her first chemo treatment. She is doing great. No vomiting or soft poo. She seems to be feeling great, but we are prepared that it may not always be this way. Daisy had her staples out on the 15th and this morning we noticed that a spot on her wound was starting to 'open' I called our vet and took her right in. Fortunately they did not have to give her anymore stiches, just s
  23. I haven't posted on here a lot. I have only had Daisy less than a month, but we have been through more with her than we probably will with a lifetime of dogs. We got her on Saturday December 29, 2012. On Jan 2, we learned that she had a tumor and had her front left leg and shoulder blade amputated. We were told that it was osteosarcoma. I learned of "Charlie's Cancer diet" through Charlies Dad, and have been doing everything in my power to get Daisy well. This morning I took her in for her first oncology visit and to get her staples removed, and we are told that it is Hermangiosarcoma (cancer
  24. Hello all my greyhound was just diagnosed with Osteo and had her front right leg and shoulder blade amputated on Wednesday. She is doing well and will start chemo in 2 weeks. I have been doing a lot of research on cancer killing diets herbs and supplements. Have any of you tried a new diet for your dog with osteo that has helped fight the cancer? I have read about switching to wet food that is high in protein low in carb since carbs feed the cancer cells. However, I hear that greys cant have only wet food because of gum disease. I also hear that raw diets are good but not for dogs undergoing
  25. From yesterday's paper. Notice the bold section near the end, about the researchers' desire to make the lymphoma and other drugs (cheaply) and "test market" them through sales to pet dogs -- they'd be human drugs that are already approved after testing them on dogs, but now manufactured in a vastly cheaper and different way, making them affordable for pets for the first time, according to the radio interview I heard this morning. Might be worth sharing with vets or watching for. I know it won't help those already suffering , but it's a bright spot on the horizon. Let's hope a vet phar
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