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Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum and not sure where my question belongs. I have an 8 year old grey named Stormy. For the past few weeks she has not wanted to eat breakfast. She will eat every other meal of the day (usually). She seems to wake up with an upset tummy. Has quite a bit of gurgling and will go outside to eat grass. I took her in to see the vet. They did bloodwork and everything came back normal. They have her on a probiotic and antacid (Prilosec). She seemed to be doing better for a few days until this morning when. She vomited all her food up minutes after eating. She then proceeded to eat it (yuck). Her kibble was whole so it didn't look like she chewed it. Another issue is I've noticed her licking her back paw quite a bit. We live in the northeast where there is snow ice and salt on the roads. I'm not sure what's going on with her. Any help or suggestions would be greyt. Thank you! -Missy

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Paw licking can be a sign of steers or boredom. Though when my dogs did that it was the front feet/legs. It can also be a sign of pain, not necessarily in the pass she’s licking. Have had two dogs with spinal arthritis and, suspected neuropathic pain. Both licked their back feet until started on medication, NSAID & gabapentin. But in both cases it was both back paws effected. 
Have had a couple Greys, including my current girl, who get a sour stomach if they go too long without food. Giving a bedtime snack seemed the best way to avoid the morning gacks. Sometimes giving a small yummy treat first thing in the morning can kickstart their appetite. Though sometimes my Su shuns even the best items. And sometimes that treat does reappear when she hacks it up. 
Some GI parasites can cause stomach upset & hookworms in Greys can be notorious for evading tests & sometimes treatment. 

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Thank you for taking the time to respond. Stormy is my first greyhound and although I've had her for 4 years now, I'm still learning a lot. I will definitely try the late night snack! As for her paw goes, I'll keep an eye on it and obviously if it continues I'll take her back to the vet. It always helps to talk to other greyhound owners ❤️

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Does she have her kibble dry or with water? She might have just eaten her food too quickly and swallowed that much air it made her sick.

If it's just one paw she's licking it could have been damaged by the ice and the salt into the cut wouldn't help. There is a chance she's developing a corn. Grace often licks the paw with corns after a walk.

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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I mix her food with water due to issues with her teeth. She can't have dry kibble. It has to be softened. Yes. She's only licking that one paw. How do you know if it's a corn or she's developing one? Does the pad look different or is it something you can't see? Thank you!

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17 hours ago, Missy said:

I mix her food with water due to issues with her teeth. She can't have dry kibble. It has to be softened. Yes. She's only licking that one paw. How do you know if it's a corn or she's developing one? Does the pad look different or is it something you can't see? Thank you!

The usual first sign is limping on hard surfaces but not on soft although I don't think it's as obvious on the back feet. A small dark dot appears first which is easier to see if the pad is brushed with a damp toothbrush then as it grows it becomes a hard lump. The chances are she's trodden on something sharp or salt from the road has irritated a cut.

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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She does seem to have a round dark spot on the paw. She limps a bit when on the ice and snow. I've tried r different kinds of booties for her but nothing fits her right. Thank you so much for your help 😊

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