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Our New Greyhound Ankh (newbies)


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Hi we are a couple and we adopted our greyhound (a 2 going on 3 year old male retired racer) a little over a month ago in North Carolina. This is our first dog as well. We joined this board for some extra support and meet other greyhound lovers! The transition phase has been a bit of a challenge, especially during these changing times and he has had some health issues like hookworms.  But Ankh is such a gentle sweetheart and we fell in love weeks before we brought him home.

 

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Gorgeous boy!  Congratulations!

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Hookworm thread in the Health and Medical Forum.  All dogs coming from the tracks and farms the past few years have a strain of hookworms that are resistant to the standard drugs used to normally treat them.  There are special protocols for eradicating this strain and it takes from 6 months to a year to get rid of them completely.  A clean fecal only means that the sample tested was clean, not that you are completely free of them.  You will need at least 3 clean tests several months apart before you can declare that he is free of the hooks. There is much more info in that forum - but don't let it scare you.  Following the new protocol or the modified protocol with your vet in the loop you will allow you to  get rid of them, but it's a much longer process than it used to be. Good luck! 

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Always missing my boy Hi Noon Rocket. The home of Petunia, MW Neptunia and Kate, Miss Kate.

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. - Abraham Lincoln

 

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:welcome2 

Which group did you adopt that handsome boy from? Mine have come from Triangle Greyhound Society, GFNC, Project Racing home, and Greyhound Crossroads (SC).

 

Charlie the iggy, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz
Angels: Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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A search in Greytalk's health and medical forum will get lots of into on hookworms.

This article by a greyhound-owning vet will give you the best info to show your vet. You may be doing tests and treatments for a year...

http://greyhoundcrossroads.com/index.php?page=resistant-hookworms

 

Charlie the iggy, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz
Angels: Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Welcome Ankh and your new employees. My Grace is also in the black dog with a white chest....or is she  a white dog with a black chest? Difficult to tell sometimes as she spends so much time roaching :rofl

Grace (Ardera Coleen) born 18 June 2014
Raced at Monmore Green, Wolverhampton UK - 68 Races, 9 wins, 5 second places
Gotcha Day 10 June 2018 

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Welcome to you and your boy!  Love those tuxedo hounds.  I used to live in Greensboro, so almost all of my dogs came from GFNC, although I love to window shop on the PRH website.  :)  

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Ellen, Milo, and Jeter

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, and Nutmeg

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Welcome :wave

Jan with precious pups Katie Crazykatiebug, Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si) Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; and Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Congratulations and welcome!!!  He is gorgeous!

Patty,

Mom to Jaxson 5/12/2017

Forever in my heart: Joey 11/01/2007 to 12/06/2018, Scout 11/19/2005 to 07/15/15 and Jack 01/03/2004 to 06/11/2011

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