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  1. Hey guys! I was hoping you could give me some advice, as I’ve adopted my first spanish greyhound! She has been with us for about a week and I'm not sure if I'm giving her enough stimulation or too much stimulation! At the moment our routine is as follows I wake up at around 08.30, have a coffee and wake her up (at the moment she sleeps in our conservatory,) since my partner does not like having her in the house! At around 09:00 take her for a 1-2 hour walk we have to walk around quite a bit until she finally has a wee! (Which at the moment she is only doing once a day) then come back home at around 11/12 she has her lunch breakfast half an hour after we arrive! she then just sleeps most of the afternoon I start work at around 15.00 but I work from home so I try to keep an eye out on her! I try to give her a snack by around 18.00 this normally comes in the shape of a kong! then finally depending on when my work finishes I take her for a long night walk usually around an hour! At the moment we've slowly started going to the dog park as sometimes she gets a bit fearful of other dogs! If we go into the dog park and there's a few dogs there she will run around with them until she pretty much exhausts herself 😂 we then come back home I give her, her dinner at around 9 and depending on how settled she is I don't really take her out again. Should I try to take her out more often? I've been told by other galgo owners that they (the galgos) get really bored on their walks and that I should just try to make her run more often! (But since she is a rescue and pretty recently adopted I do not feel comfortable releasing her!) Many thanks in advance for your advice.
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  3. We adopted our galgo boy Rhythm on July 30. He is our very first male dog after 4 female greyhounds and 2 galgas. He is a senior boy that likely never lived in a home until recently. We were warned that he lifted his leg in his foster home, despite having people around during the daytime. He really doesn't give cues and that leg lift happens fast! DH and I both work full time. I walk the dogs twice before work - once when they get up and then after they eat breakfast. Rhythm pees A LOT on our walks, whereas our galgo Encarna pees once maybe twice. I've been putting a belly band on him during the day. When I come home to do a midday walk, the Poise pad is completely soaked. Ditto for when I come home after work. During the evenings, he gets about 3-4 walks before bedtime. DH is taking him to the vet today for a general wellness check and to see if there are any physical issues. However, any tips on house training a senior male hound? We're just not used to such frequent peeing from our female hounds. ETA - Crating is not an option. Galgos aren't crate trained like retired racers. He's a very good boy around the house - not the least bit destructive. We do limit the number of rooms he has access to when we're not home using baby gates (as we've done with all our hounds). A doggie door is not an option either - due to home security and the fact that he has a high prey drive. We're committed to keeping him. It's just that male dogs are a new thing for us. Thanks!
  4. SAGE posted this on Facebook... Yo Galgo, the documentary is now available to watch for free on : https://skinnydogfilms.com/yo-galgo-documentary Please keep in mind, this is only for this weekend, so make sure you make a good hour free to see the documentary. We highly suggest seeing it if you have adopted, plan to adopt or want to learn and get a bit of understanding about the background of the galgo Español.
  5. I had the good fortune of being asked by Kathy Wagner to photograph her galgo Sambuca and her during Saturday's sunrise at The Dewey Gathering.. Fortunately we got to witness what I think was the best sunrise during my three days there. We met about a half-hour before sunrise at the end of Collins Street at the south end of town and walked down to the water's edge. There was no wind to be speak of, unlike earlier in the week, and the twilight skies were spectacular. I took about 200 shots over the span of about 45 minutes while pausing occasionally to watch the sun rise. She wanted to acquaint Sambuca with the ocean but he was having none of that nonsense. There was lots of moments to capture as the sun cleared the horizon and the two of them paused, ran, and walked on the beach. There were a number of keepers in this session: this frame is one of them. I removed some of the haze and glare, increased the vibrance and lightened the shadows a bit but not so much that it would be obvious. Sambuca was watching someone walking their greyhound towards us when I took this photo.
  6. The Solvang Gathering will be held January 9~12, 2020 in Solvang, California. Registration is now open! It's a weekend filled with sighthounds and their people who come together for an event filled with friendship & fellowship and welcome the hounds of the world. 2020 event information: https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-solvang-gathering/-2020-registration-information-/2194727403895490/ Mail in registration: https://tinyurl.com/yy6jzqgf PayPal instructions: https://tinyurl.com/y6hdjw4a After event expenses, proceeds will be donated to greyhound and sighthound 501(c)3 adoption groups to assist them in finding forever homes for their adoptables. Please visit The Solvang Gathering Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/The-Solvang-Gathering-155551541146430/
  7. On August 9, 2019 Greyhounds Make Great Pets welcome Jennifer Janiak-Ross of Galgo Podenco Support to discuss galgos…and podencos, too. Jen will explain what a galgo is and their plight as well as setting straight some "galgo myths". Jen will also share her experiences of traveling and rescuing galgos in Spain and the work that is done by Galgo Podenco Support (GPS). If you are a galgo lover or looking to learn more about them, this is one show you don't want to miss! Greyhounds Make Great Pets every Friday at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern only on VoiceAmerica.com All shows are available on-demand on iTunes, Spotify or download. https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/3893/greyhounds-make-great-pets#gmgp3 #houndsoftheworld Jennifer's bio: Jen Janiak-Ross adopted her 1st greyhound in 1991. With husband Scott and a team of volunteers, they ran a greyhound rescue group in suburban Chicago, from 1992-97. In 1999 they relocated to California with their 4 greyhounds. While dogless for a short period, the silence at home was deafening and Jen & Scott adopted Pyp, a tripod greyhound, in 2013. Via greyhound social media circles they learned of the plight of the galgo and in 2014 adopted a galgo named Alfiler from GPS. Since 2015, Jen has been traveling to Spain with Telma Shaw, founder of GPS, to visit the rescues, meet the dogs and pick out candidates for adoption. In 2016, Jen brought back Lleo, a tripod Podenco. The Ross family actively work the fundraising end for adoption groups in the US and Spain, donating sighthound jewelry, art and products they design and make, as well as providing art services to the groups. Jen is a GPS team member doing home visits, presentations, websites as just a few of her duties.
  8. Our galgo is here! He came home yesterday morning and spent the entire day sleeping on his new bed. Today he's a bit more alert, some restlessness and whining occasionally as he gets his bearings. He's incredibly gentle and unobtrusive, likes the kids and hasn't bothered to do much with our current dog (they're being kept apart, just outside together for potty breaks-- he's kept on a leash). He seems very interested in squirrels-- definitely going to invest in that six foot fence next spring!-- and is learning to keep his paws off the counter tops, lol. Overall, a delightful guy! The rescue he's from does a 2 week evaluation period before making adoption final, but so far, so good on our end. I'm super impressed by his social skills, especially considering he's lived in rescue for nearly his whole life. We're still working on a name... Fred, Nigel, and Asa are our favorites so far. I hope I successfully figured out how to share photos! He's a cute little goofball! https://ibb.co/tB4CTwS https://ibb.co/C7kw20D https://ibb.co/41DYHqn
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  13. Hello! I'm new here. I'm so grateful for this community! I have learned a lot already and referred to several threads as I've been learning about greyhounds, galgos, and lurchers and whether we might be a good fit for one of these beautiful dogs. A quick introduction and few questions. My husband and I live in northern MN, USA, with our three kids and currently two adopted female (spayed) senior dogs. They are very mellow and happy go lucky and enjoy the company of other dogs. We are hoping to work with Minnesota Greyhound Rescue to adopt our next companion. They work with several other organizations to pull racers and lurchers from the US, greyhound/lurcher types from meat markets in Asia, and galgos in Spain (they work with FBM, which I saw referenced here quite a bit!). We are really very open to all possibilities, in terms of breed, we'll mostly consider the individual dog and whether it can thrive with other dogs, kids, our activity level and lifestyle, etc. But I do think that a mellow male would generally be our best bet. I was wondering if anyone can tell me a little more about what to expect from a a galgo that has been through FBM. What they experience, what they are accustomed to. There is one 5 year old male in particular that I've been inquiring about through MNGR, who was found abandoned in Sevilla. According to the rescue, he is calm in new situations, compatible with kids, dogs, walks well on a leash, and is not nervous, and not dominant. If we do adopt him, I'm wondering what we should be aware of or careful about. We plan to do the "two week shut down" routine to help him ease in, will keep him leashed at all times outside, make sure the kids give him space, and let him slowly acclimate to home life. Will things like the dishwasher or doorways or stairs be challenging for him? How does potty training usually go? Or is all this very subjective to the individual? I've read recommended resources and books about adopting an ex-racing greyhound, but I doubt much of that, if anything, will translate to a galgo. Any tips? Advice? Warnings? Thank you in advance for your wealth of knowledge and love for these dogs!
  14. Hi all, I have yet again another vet visit for Zorro my little galgo. When he was in Spain in July, he developped an infection near the tip of his ear. It is a dermal lesion, not bleeding, but kind of oozing plasma. They treated with antibiotics, and tested twice for leishmania (both negative). Then he came to live with me late August and it was almost healed. Fast forward to September and within a week it degenerated and the infection became the size of a quarter. We went to the vet, had a culture and biopsie done. It is not cancerous, but it is a staph infection resistant to 4 antibiotics. We left with dermalgel and a 20 day course of antibiotics. After 20 days, there was about the size of half a dime left to heal, so we went back to the vet, chose another antibiotic and did another 20 days course with a topical antibiotic and chlorhexidine wash. After that second 20 days, there was a little tiny lesion left, so back to the vet we went and we did another 10 days course of the same second antibiotic. It closed off and was healed. That was early December. Fast forward to now and it is opening up again. I have a vet visit on Friday, what do I do? This has been going on and off for 5 months now. Are we trying another antibiotics? Redoing a culture? Chopping off the ear? We do not want it to become a larger problem than the ear itself. Anyone have any input? Anything I should look for? Ask for at the vet?
  15. I'm a bad Mommy as I did not introduce Oasis either it seems! Oasis came to us in April, after waiting for him to come from Spain over the winter. Yes, he is one of the ones we sponsored and hubby adopted behind my back (well he DID tell me about it a couple of minutes after he has reserved him for us.) Oasis has a gift according to Miss Charlotte in Spain, he knows and will comfort any one or any dog who is not feeling well. We've seen this once or twice since he's been with us. Once he broke up a lite squabble between two other dogs and received stitches on his snout as a Thank You from the other Galgos. You can see it in the pictures, the black mark on the white side of his snout. I'm hoping he'll become a Pet therapy dog once he settles in a bit. Oasis turned 3 in August. Chilling outside. Oasis loves his Daddiman too!
  16. My 10-ish year old galgo has had recurring anal gland problems (one side gets infected, one side gets impacted). Due to a combination of her very high stress levels at the vet, and her tiny anal gland ducts, she needs to be fully sedated (asleep) to have them properly expressed. It super sucks. So, I thought, might as well just operate, have them removed, and never worry about it again. I was committed to surgery, until I was talking with the vet who was going to do the operation, and he says that it might be allergies, and a diet change might resolve her issues. Key word being "might". Now I'm on the fence again... It would be great to avoid surgery, but if the diet change doesn't work, then I'm looking at surgery anyway, and she isn't getting any younger. So, has anyone had luck treating anal gland issues with diet changes? How long until you notice an improvement? She's been doing very well on her raw for years (chicken and beef) with a turkey/salmon/duck mix kibble when I'm in a rush. She also gets a variety of supplements including salmon oil, which I read in some other posts caused problems for other dogs.
  17. We first fell in love with Senorita Beatrix when scrolling through Facebook in September 2013. Petra posted her picture on the SAGE page. We had three greyhounds and really weren't looking to add to our pack. There was just something about Beatrix though. She was older (7), she was black and she had a broad chest. I felt as though Faye Oops, my heart hound who we lost in December 2011, had sent Beatrix to us. We applied and were approved to adopt Beatrix before she even came to the US. Our GT friends, Robin and Nancy, went to Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert to volunteer. We received a couple of Skype calls from them to meet our Beatrix. Nancy took this photo of Beatrix at the shelter. Beatrix was not a little galgo and had a fresh scar on her head from a scuffle. We thought she was perfect. On October 17, 3013, we drove 12+ hours r/t from VA to NYC to pick-up Beatrix from JFK. After her long journey, Beatrix walked into our home and immediately discovered the couch. Beatrix's body had many scars. She'd freeze when anything would touch her back, which made using a harness impossible in the early days. It took her many months to let her guard down, but the wait was worth it. I often wished others got to see the goofy, affectionate side of Beatrix. She tended to be aloof in public. At home, she loved her butt rubs, ear striches and kisses. The little black spot on her head was affectionately known as her "kissy spot." Beatrix was always very polite, even when it came to begging for treats. It was about two months ago when we started noticing Beatrix yelping when she'd lay a certain way or jump on/off furniture. Our vet's office took x-rays, said they were clear and assumed it was a soft tissue injury. Beatrix loved her family trips. She has been to many Greyhounds in Gettysburg and Grapehounds. Our last trip this year's Greyhounds in Gettysburg. She did well - better than expected - so we were optimistic that she was on the mend. When we returned, Beatrix started dragging her leg and slowed down on walks. We called the vet who referred us to a specialist. We assumed she might need surgery for torn ACL or MCL. Instead the vet noticed changes from the initial x-rays to her pelvic bone. He assumed osteosarcoma, but our primary vet, Dr. Couto and many others were not convinced. The only thing we knew for certain was that she was getting worse. She stopped using her left hind leg and was in pain despite a cocktail of medications. We had an oncology consult last week and were scheduled to take her to get a CT scan today. Beatrix would barely get out of bed this past weekend, expcept for short potty breaks. When she was no longer comfortable, even after increasing her medications, we know it was time to let her go. Her comfort was more important than having a definitive diagnosis. We let her go yesterday. Up until the end, Beatrix still loved to sing. She was the best roo-er we've ever had the honor of knowing. This was taken the night before she crossed the bridge. I so miss my goofy galga. It doesn't feel fair that her life was cut short, but we're glad we were able to show her kindness and love. There is nothing more rewarding than watching a rescue dog blossom. We took in Faye Oops as a foster on Memorial Day 2010. Beatrix left us on Memorial Day 2017. Both girls were about 10.5 y/o when they crossed. The Universe works in funny ways. The Beatles "Blackbird" came on the radio yesterday. The lyrics reminded me so much of Beatrix.
  18. Hello everyone, I recently had my 10-ish year old galgo in for bloodwork and urine testing (routine yearly check-up). Looking for advice on the results: Colour: yellow Clarity: cloudy Specific gravity: 1.021 pH: 8.5 Protein: trace no sign of bacteria in urine blood work all normal Care of the Racing Greyhound suggests that low SG and high pH can mean UTI (!?). She did have a pretty bad vaginal infection (but no UTI) last fall/winter that she was on antibiotics for. Symptoms cleared up, although the post-meds culture still showed significant bacterial growth. BUT, these last results are almost identical to blood/urine tests that was done back in 2015 when she was 8 (SG: 1.019, pH: 8.5, trace protein) although they differ slightly from tests done in 2012 when she was 5 (SG:1.053, pH: 6, trace protein). Should I be concerned? Further tests needed? She eats raw, has never had any major medical issues, although we are dealing with very occasional incontinence sometimes nowadays (when she lays down). The fact the she's into double digits now, and also that our senior died in December, means "high alert" mode for anything that could be an issue.
  19. Marco (Galgo) January 1, 2004 – November 7, 2016 This past Monday we suddenly and unexpectedly lost our beloved Galgo, Marco. He came to us almost 9 years ago, husband Michael took him from Holland to us here in Canada while he was on a visit there. He was a very shy galgo because he did not trust anyone as he had been severely abused in Spain. Having a motorbike driven over a hind leg, breaking it so he could not hunt anymore, led to his distrust in people. Over time he became fine with us, but aside from a few visitors to our home whom he trusted, he was still leary of everyone. His safe spot was the corner of our L-shaped couch. He was seemingly healthy and happy until last weekend. About a year ago he was found to be in early stages of congestive heart failure, according to the vet, and we were told to look for coughing and a distended belly. We never saw any of these signs, until last Sunday- or so we thought. I was going to call the vet on Monday for a check-up for him. Sunday overnight he became progressively uncomfortable, and at one point he could not stand. Many thoughts were going through my mind- did he have a stroke? He spiked a fever, which I was able to get down to almost normal within a few hours. He started having diarrhea. We called a mobile vet early Monday morning, she said she’d be there by 10 AM. That seemed OK since Marco seemed a bit better- he could get up on his feet again to turn around and the diarrhea had stopped. But just before the vet came it was obvious that Marco had taken a turn for the worse and was starting to pass away. As soon as the vet arrived she sedated him and gave him the overdose. Then Marco passed peacefully. Although we will never know the mobile vet said that Marco could have had a perforated ulcer. Marco never showed any signs of an ulcer while he was alive, but it could be an explanation to his fever, diarrhea and very sudden decline. We will never know. What we do know is that Marco was a much loved member of our family and will be sorely missed To top it off my Mom passed away later that day. It was a blessing for her and we are happy that she is now in heaven. Marco was there to greet her, I’m sure.
  20. Hello! My name is Amy and my Fiance, our two houndies and I are from Southern New Jersey. I have been following GreyTalk for about a year, since we adopted our first Greyhound, Magic, but it took me this long to make an account. This site was IMMENSELY helpful when we first adopted, and continues to be now. After attending GiG for our first time, we also decided to adopt a little galga name Valeria, who we met in Gettysburg. I wanted to thank everyone for all their advice, stories, and knowledge they have shared on these forums. I am excited to make some new greyhound friends and hopefully connect with those we met in GiG. I wanted to share some pictures but I cannot figure out how, so I guess I will start my questions early with how do I do that?
  21. Introducing JULES- our new 7 month old Galgo pup, and a Pet Therapy dog hopeful. After our Master passed away within a month of a human passing in the family things were quite down in our home. I spoke to Michael about possibly adopting another Galgo, but would like it to become a Pet Therapy dog, like Master was, and Baltasar is currently. So we started looking at possibilities. About a month ago I contacted 112 Carlotta Galgos about one of their adults who had a promising description. He had been adopted 2 days prior! I was asked if we were interested in a pup and my immediate thought was No Puppy! But, after looking into the background of this pup, speaking with the people who knew him best, it became clear that he would be a good Pet Therapy candidate, after being allowed to grow up. So Jules came to Canada on Sep 29, along with 4 other Galgos, some pre-adopted, some still available. He stayed there for a couple of days, resting and came to us yesterday, Oct 1, on his 7 month B’day He is the sweetest little thing, so loving! He gets along with our current crew of 6- 3 Greys and 3 Galgos. He needs to learn about living in a home and so far is doing well. So you all want to see him, right? Introducing JULES, whose name means youthful or young, so we are keeping his name! At the airport: At home: What is all that barking? (Our others, inside hearing the intruder). Who is out there- guard dog in the making?? Tired pup, still resting up from 2 long flights in 3 days. With many thanks to112 Carlotta Galgos for entrusting this pup to us. Tin and Michael
  22. Argos was a superhero. He taught me more about dogs, and myself, than I ever imagined. Coming from inauspicious and mysterious background, he eventually rose above it like a phoenix from the ashes. Argos was a hunting dog from Spain (adopted from Scooby Medina) and he was an adventure. In many ways he was the most difficult dog I have ever owned. However, he taught me more than any dog, or person, ever has. He taught me about trust, respect, love, courage, commitment, patience, adaptability, independence, baby steps, and human nature. He grew and blossomed like a flowers and changed like the seasons, slow and deliberate. When he got sick we did not talk about it a lot with people other than close friends and family. There were so many questions and we did not get a lot of answers. Towards the end he faded fast and we finally had an answer that we did not like. Even on his way out he showed us empathy and understanding beyond what we could imagine. He also showed us love and appreciation. People who don’t believe that dogs have a soul have never met this dog. Our journey with him started at an airport. We had chosen him to come in our lives and we drove to Atlanta to pick him up and start him on that journey. The waiting and the anticipation was killer. When we finally got the clearance to get him we were faced with a dog with haunted eyes. He coped fairly well with the trip and the transition but as he settled in we realized that this dog was not quite what we were expecting. Argos had a lot of trauma and history to work through. Things were rocky at first but we were committed to him and, over time, he began to trust us. Gaining his trust took time, patience, and understanding. It was a slow process, like dusk to sunset, but when we earned his trust it was beautiful. He had a lot of fear to work through and simply traveling halfway across the world and gaining a new home wasn’t enough. He had to confront his fears and we helped him along the way. He grew and changed with each passing season. From fear grew trust and respect. They bloomed into courage and independence. We took a dog who was so terrified of life that he almost couldn’t function and walked with him to a life filled with confidence and happiness. It was a long journey, and sometimes a rough one, but the destination was so perfect, so beautiful, that it was worth it. There were milestones that made us, grown adults, cry. Two specific moments come to mind. One was when we tried (probably foolishly) to take him to a picnic. He wasn’t quite ready but we had to try. There he met a Hispanic family. Argos hated Spanish and Hispanic accents. One time we were out walking and he heard a man tell us that I had a beautiful Greyhound in Spanish. He had a complete, thrashing, panicked melt down, tried to drag me home, and hid for days. So when he slowly, cautiously approached this family and let them get down to his level and pet him I cried. Right there, in the middle of a public picnic, a grown woman was crying over a dog being petted. Those who knew him understood the moment. The other time was when we were at the creek near our home. He spent a little while watching a family that was sitting on the rocks. Eventually, he started walking towards them, no fear, no trepidation, and asked the family to pet and love on him. Cue the waterworks again. He had never asked strangers to pet him, let alone approached them. The family was very kind to him and it was a beautiful experience. Eventually he went from fearing people in our home to greeting them enthusiastically, helicopter tail going full force, and sitting on their laps and kissing them. He loved his people very much. Argos was more than his journey. He was a dog who ran for the sheer joy of it. While every other hound that we have ever had here has preferred to run with others, Argos ran both by himself and with others. He’d let loose and fly. It was beautiful to see him so free and happy. He was fast and extremely agile. He loved to “stalk” other dogs in the yard. He would start by standing and hunting. Eventually he would lay down in a perfect sphinx position and then lower his head to where his entire body was one flat plain. Then, when the time was right, he would launch at the other dogs and initiate playtime. He also loved to chase the occasional fluffy creature that was brave enough, or stupid enough, to come into our yard. He had an intense prey drive and never forgot where he spotted or flushed a prey animal. Argos was misschievous and entirely too intelligent. He was a food thief and found creative ways to get anything he wanted. Often that led to naughty behavior but the charm about Argos is that, despite all of his mischief, he would look at you with the same love in his eyes that he did 20 seconds before being naughty. It was just part of him. He had a brain and a love of tasty things, especially instant breakfast, and the motivation to reach for the stars. Argos had intelligent, expressive eyes and no matter what the situation was you could always tell exactly what he was thinking and feeling. He was also an exceptionally affectionate dog. While kisses were sometimes shared he was always free with snuggling. He almost always wanted to be touching a human or other dogs and you could almost always find him snuggled with his packmates or favorite people. He spent years sleeping with us and loved to wrap himself around the other dogs and put his head on them. He loved resting in laps and often laid across us. Argos loved to eat. He loved all kinds of treats and got insanely excited about them. He even learned to sit for a while. He loved to chew bones, hooves, and other things and to take the eyes and sound makers out of new toys. He was excitedly play with a new toy until he took apart what he wanted and then he was done. He also loved Lorelei and bonded tightly to her. When he first came home he had some trouble integrating with the other three dogs. We fostered her and he bonded to her immediately. They slept together, played together, ate together, and became BFFs. We always joked that Argos adopted Lorelei. We just paid. We spoiled him on his last weekend and let him eat a ton of things he’d normally get to eat, and chew so many things. I even let him have a little instant breakfast. He was so happy. Argos was a strong spirit. He suffered from some medical setbacks along the way (head tremors, cancer, various injuries) but he never let them get him down. Even in the end, in his last moments, he made sure to kiss my face vigorously over and over as his last goodbye. I will always cherish those last kisses, a gift from a dog who knew he was loved and was content. He was a fighter, and a lover, and his spirit was never broken. We let him go before it was. I laid next to him, eye to eye, as he slipped away and he looked completely at peace. Justin and I are going to spread his ashes in the field where he once flushed a bunny and spent years checking back. He will be a wild spirit forever chasing bunnies. It would have made him so happy. He made me a better trainer. He made me a better dog person. In truth, he made me a better person. My life was forever changed by that little Galgo. He was an ambassador for his breed and an ambassador for traumatized dogs everywhere. But, even beyond all of the inspiration that he provided, he was one of my best friends, and my family, and my much beloved pet. Run free, Argos. Chase bunnies in heaven until we meet again. ??? - July 28 (He was between 8-10 years old.) Argos was adopted on October 16, 2008, back when Galgo adoption was rare. Many people have told us that he paved the way for education and understanding about the breed and adoption. His legacy lives on. I posted a ton of pictures of him on his memorial page on my website: Argos memorial
  23. I live with a galgo who was badly abused in Spain; he was hanged and survived. Sometimes he will start to shake for no apparent reason, like when relaxing on my bed. It doesn't seem to be fear based, as his shaking is is "different" when he is scared. It isn't a little bit of shaking, rather very pronounced. It seems to be strongest in his upper and mid areas. Could it be possible that he suffered some kind of neurological damage caused by the hanging? If so, does anybody know what it might be? Should I take him to a specialist? Thanks
  24. Hello, I'm new to this forum but not to sighthounds. I have had whippets, salukis and afghans, but galgos stole my heart and I've had them since 1993. I recently lost my soul puppy Gilda at nearly 10 years of age to Aortic Thrombosis, something the vets were not able to diagnose until it was too late. When I first saw this beauty of a galga in Spain, it was love at first sight. It was destiny, we were meant to be. Our relationship was of a symbiotic kind, something I've never experienced before. I miss her dearly, and I would give anything to get her back. I have her litter brother Garabato aka Niño at home, and looking to get a couple of new additions from Spain next month. I would post pictures if only I could figure out how, LOL
  25. We took our galga Beatrix in for a routine exam a couple of weeks ago. Our vet took a blood sample and noted that her liver enzyme values were high. She retested on Monday and they actually went up more. I turning to the power of GT to help make sense of what this means, what is "normal" and whether or not we should be concerned, etc. Our vet wants us to bring Beatrix back in this weekend. Test Catalyst_Dx 02-17-14 1:01p ALT Result - 400 Flag - H Normal Range: Low - 10 High - 100 Measure U/L
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