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We brought home Kirby (L Invisiblewoman) yesterday. He'd only arrived in NJ from Florida on Saturday and came with no known history of injuries. Last race was 3/5/16.

 

He seems body sore and limps around. At first I thought it was his right front shoulder but his hind legs seem a little weak. I'm definitely bringing him to the vet to do a fecal and a general checkup, but anything else I should think of? Have also of course asked my adoption group.

 

Thanks!

Dave (GLS DeviousDavid) - 6/27/18
Gracie (AMF Saying Grace) - 10/21/12
Bella (KT Britta) - 4/29/05 to 2/13/20

 

 

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Thanks Dick. I didn't realize until this morning that he was on a hauler for about 24 hours from Friday am to Saturday am - didn't realize he was on for that long, and that could definitely make him sore and tired. This is only our second grey so just didn't even consider the length of time he would have been traveling :)

Dave (GLS DeviousDavid) - 6/27/18
Gracie (AMF Saying Grace) - 10/21/12
Bella (KT Britta) - 4/29/05 to 2/13/20

 

 

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I hope everything is okay. I agree that being on hauler for that long would be hard on him. He has had a very busy weekend. He may just need a few days to rest and adjust to his new life.

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Hope he is feeling better soon!!

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Feeling silly about posting this now that I know about the length of time he was on the hauler :) Totally trust my group that they would tell me anything they knew about his history, I just didn't think about the length of time on the hauler :blush

Dave (GLS DeviousDavid) - 6/27/18
Gracie (AMF Saying Grace) - 10/21/12
Bella (KT Britta) - 4/29/05 to 2/13/20

 

 

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Twenty four hours? Even going from Miami to Trenton it shows 18 hours and most haulers to my knowledge try to drive with the least number of stops as the dogs will sleep while the hauler is moving.

My only (probably stupid) advice don't fret and don't hover over or coddle him for a couple of days. Feed, walk, turn out or whatever you do and go about your daily business. It seems sometimes they can absorb better just watching where they have landed.

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wasn't he vetted by the group? do communicate with them and ask them if they think you should wait a week or so for a check up and if he needs some time. my group does an extensive tick panel, also when did he have his neuter/ dental, could be be the anesthesia wearing off? only your group will know....hopefully it's new mother syndrome, even though we know your NOT a new mother...it hits randomly,with out warning.

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He last raced 3/5, was neutered/dental 3/7. Our group told me to just let him rest and relax a bit, take him to the vet in a couple of weeks for a well check and parasite recheck.

 

Pam, always good advice :)

Dave (GLS DeviousDavid) - 6/27/18
Gracie (AMF Saying Grace) - 10/21/12
Bella (KT Britta) - 4/29/05 to 2/13/20

 

 

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i would recommend pet insurance immediately, and remember that it comes with a 14 day wait period... if you take him to the vet in those 14 days, they will not reimburse, and if it becomes a lifelong condition, they will never cover it...

 

i insured my pup from the day of adoption, knowing he likely had pannus, as it was very visible, and waited 14 days to bring him to the vet... that way, they have covered his pannus treatment, and will do so for life...

 

congrats!!! so excited to hear about Kirby... i've enjoyed all your Bella posts... it's time for her to show him the ropes... can't wait to see pics and hear how he's loving retirement....

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Thanks! He's doing much better today - was moving beautifully at our lunchtime walk.

Dave (GLS DeviousDavid) - 6/27/18
Gracie (AMF Saying Grace) - 10/21/12
Bella (KT Britta) - 4/29/05 to 2/13/20

 

 

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Also, Omega 3 oils (capsule in his food if he'll hack it) for his first month with you does wonders on a racing body ;)

 

Saw your other post, he's a darling!

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