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A month ago when Houdini arrived I noticed that she seemed a little weak in the hind legs. A day later after she woke up from a nap she began limping - her left hind leg. I checked her foot, nails, etc. and couldn't see anything. As the days went by the limp seemed worse- sometimes extreme and other times it is slight. I took her for only short walks and eventually the limp subsided but I wanted an X-ray.

Last week when she was spayed they did the x-rays and sent them to a veterinary radiologist specialist. I just got the report from the veterinary radiologist. Houdini has a mild case of hip dysplasia but no sign of arthritis yet.

There is nothing we can do for it at this time. What we need to watch for is the onset of arthritis. She eats a grain free diet of raw meat, bones, eggs, veggies and fruit. I am already adding salmon oil to her food and will begin to give her Dasuquin in hopes of staving off the arthritis. Low impact exercise (walking) is the only other thing we can do for her at this time.

 

I was shocked. I never heard of a greyhound having hip dysplasia before! Thank goodness it is not bone cancer.

 

If anyone has additional advice on how to stave off arthritis- I am all ears!

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I have no knowledge of greys with hip dysplaia issues, really I though this was an issue under control in this breed!, But that said, I have had my LARGE breed dogs with it, newfies, labs, setters, and weight control is a big. big issue to help with pain management, and progression of it, and on your other thread I noticed you started with Dasuquin, I love that stuff with MsM, a GT'er put me wise to getting it cheaper than any other place on Amazon.com, and it really is cheaper here Good Luck :)

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Greyhounds don't get hip dysplasia, but I had one that did. I got Lincoln as an oops puppy at 11 weeks. At 12 mos he was diagnosed by my vet. I immediately contacted Dr. Couto & he said he had never seen a Greyhound with it. He asked for the xrays which I overnighted. The next week I had an appt with him & Dr. Dice (ortho) at OSU. They confirmed the diagnosis & since Lincoln was already having mobility problems he had a Total Hip Replacement 2 weeks later. Not only had they never seen a Grey with HD they had never done a THR on a Greyhound. Lincoln was also very young for the surgery according to Dr. Dice. They have no idea how he got it, but it had to be genetic.

 

One year later & Lincoln is doing fantastic. You would never know by watching him run that he ever had a problem.

Jennifer Watkins

Shamrock Greyhound Placement, Louisville, KY

Greyhound Festival of the Bluegrass -July 19-21, 2013

Holiday Inn/Hurstbourne, Louisville KY

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I have no knowledge of greys with hip dysplaia issues, really I though this was an issue under control in this breed!, But that said, I have had my LARGE breed dogs with it, newfies, labs, setters, and weight control is a big. big issue to help with pain management, and progression of it, and on your other thread I noticed you started with Dasuquin, I love that stuff with MsM, a GT'er put me wise to getting it cheaper than any other place on Amazon.com, and it really is cheaper here Good Luck :)

 

That is where I found it- Amazon. Great price!

 

Greyhounds don't get hip dysplasia, but I had one that did. I got Lincoln as an oops puppy at 11 weeks. At 12 mos he was diagnosed by my vet. I immediately contacted Dr. Couto & he said he had never seen a Greyhound with it. He asked for the xrays which I overnighted. The next week I had an appt with him & Dr. Dice (ortho) at OSU. They confirmed the diagnosis & since Lincoln was already having mobility problems he had a Total Hip Replacement 2 weeks later. Not only had they never seen a Grey with HD they had never done a THR on a Greyhound. Lincoln was also very young for the surgery according to Dr. Dice. They have no idea how he got it, but it had to be genetic.

 

One year later & Lincoln is doing fantastic. You would never know by watching him run that he ever had a problem.

 

Out of curiosity- what is Lincoln's dame's name?

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did you get the Dasuquin with the MSM?They make on without it to the MSM is greyt for pain management, I'm sure you are well aware, here dumb me preaching to the chior :blink:

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did you get the Dasuquin with the MSM?They make on without it to the MSM is greyt for pain management, I'm sure you are well aware, here dumb me preaching to the chior :blink:

 

 

I just checked the bag- no MSM listed. Next time I should get MSM?

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For me, I like it, the function is to help with immflamation. of the joints, I swear by it 3 of my 4 are on it, even my 6 year old grey, and for my old non-grey age almost, 12 I have noticied a big difference in about 2 weeks she was moving much better, now MSM can be bought seperate,at places like Foster and Smith, or any place you like, and it is a cheap product, if you chose, you could just give her that with the Dasuquin my bottle of Dasuquin is 800 mgs per pill, I have seen msm in 400 mg tabs, :)

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For me, I like it, the function is to help with immflamation. of the joints, I swear by it 3 of my 4 are on it, even my 6 year old grey, and for my old non-grey age almost, 12 I have noticied a big difference in about 2 weeks she was moving much better, now MSM can be bought seperate,at places like Foster and Smith, or any place you like, and it is a cheap product, if you chose, you could just give her that with the Dasuquin my bottle of Dasuquin is 800 mgs per pill, I have seen msm in 400 mg tabs, :)

 

I will check that out. My healthfood store has human grade MSM. I'll just give 1/2 of what they give a human.

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I just wanted to throw in here, I didn't think MSM made much difference until I got some glucosamine/chondriotin for my own arthritis without it. Holy Cow, what a difference! It definitely helps with the pain!

 

I hope the supplements will help Houdini be more comfortable.

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Beau too has something "going on" in his hips and IF Greyhounds got hip dysplasia, that is what it would be called. If I were able to give Beau supplements for this (he can't have due to his IBD) I would start him on PURE glucosomine, MSM and CMO. You can purchase this at http://www.greyhoundgang.com

 

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Out of curiosity- what is Lincoln's dame's name?

 

He is an Oops puppy, so I don't know his heritage. He was born in Pensacola.

Jennifer Watkins

Shamrock Greyhound Placement, Louisville, KY

Greyhound Festival of the Bluegrass -July 19-21, 2013

Holiday Inn/Hurstbourne, Louisville KY

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Do contact Dr Couto as he is very very interested in finding cases of hip dysplasia in greyhounds.

Here is his contact info:

 

OSU Greyhound Health and Wellness Program

OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

601 Vernon Tharp Street

Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone: (614) 247-6757 or (614) 247-8490

Email: greyosu@osu.edu

Website: http://www.vet.ohio-state.edu/GHWP.htm (registration and fee now required to get full access to this site)

 

This email goes to the team. If Dr. Couto is traveling, you may get a quicker answer from one of his team members. Drs. Marin and Zaldivar typically respond to greyhound owners.

 

Dr. Couto, Department Head, Greyhound Medicine, Oncolology and Hematology

Dr. Lili Marin, Greyhound Health and Oncology

Dr. Sara Zaldivar, Greyhound Health and Oncology

Dr. William Kisselberth, Oncology

Dr. Cheryl London, Oncology

Dr. Cristina Iazbik, Blood Bank Director and Hematologist

Dr. Bridget Urie, Oncology Resident

Dr. Matt Sherger, Oncology Resident

Dawn Hudson, Vet Tech

Ashley DeFelice, Vet Tech

Stacey Gallant, Vet Tech

 

Drs Marin and Zaldivar are originally from Spanish speaking countries. If you have trouble understanding them over the phone, you might ask for one of the other vets or vet techs to “translate”.

 

Dr. Couto's direct email is:

couto.1@osu.edu

His phone number is also 614-247-6757. If he is in town, he typically returns emails in the early hours of the morning.

 

You should know that (in my humble opinion) they need more staff. Unfortunately finances do not permit it at this time. They do 20 to 30 consults a day along with all of their "in canine" patients. There is no charge for phone/email consultations. Depending on their workload there may be a wait for the consultation.

 

If you decide to visit OSU please contact me. I may be able to put you up in a local home, provide moral support, or just help with logistics:

 

Finewhipador-drool@yahoo.com

 

The main number for the veterinary hospital is 614-292-3551

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