anniebellshafe Posted December 29, 2015 Share Posted December 29, 2015 Hello, I am a new greyhound adopter, we have had Zeppelin for about a month now, after much research I decided to take him to the dog park with a friend and her dog that he is familiar with. The second I let him off the leash he ran around like a maniac and ended up running into a fence at full speed, he rolled got up and kept running (this gave me a minor heart attack, but everyone kept assuring me the fact that he got up and kept going meant he wasn't seriously injured). I finally got a hold of him and let him drink water and put him on the leash for fear that he would keep running and hurt himself. I noticed he cut himself pretty good on his chest but my friend is a vet nurse and took a look at it and it is just a flesh wound. He also wore his back pads raw (the park is mostly grass but there is a concrete walking path). He walked around gingerly on the leash and stood for a while, I got him in the car and as soon as he got home went straight to his bed and has not moved since. I cleaned up the wounds and put aloe on the pads, he has also started coughing like he is trying to hack something up but nothing is coming up. I did some googling and did notice trainers saying that some dogs cough after a hard run. I am a stressed new dog mommy, and feel horrible, I'm just looking for some insight on anything I can do. My friend and husband think I'm a little crazy, but I just feel so bad for him. I know that greys can be accident prone after reading on the internet, but I don't think we will be going to the dog park again! Thanks for your input, A worried mama Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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