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Canine Osteoarthritis

Vet’s Corner—Canine Osteoarthritis: Q & A What is Osteoarthritis and Why is My Dog Affected? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative problem that affects one or more of the joints in the body. Commonly affected joints include the hips, elbows and stifles. Symptoms of...

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Ticks and tick borne diseases

What is a tick and where does it live?Ticks are parasites that need to consume blood from a host animal to survive. They split their time between grassy environments and feeding on host animals (such as dogs, birds and humans). The adult, nymphal and...

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Paralysis of the Larynx

Paralysis of the larynx is a relatively common condition of elderly dogs which might be confused with heart or lung failure. The diagnosis of laryngeal paralysis should be considered whenever a dog shows signs of abnormally noisy breathing, fatigue at...

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Bloat

'Bloat', also called 'twisted stomach', 'twisted gut' or 'stomach torsion', is officially called 'gastric dilatation/volvulus'(GDV). It is a major emergency that could happen to your dog. It is one of your vet's nightmares as well, as it is very difficult...

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Raw Feed Diets

The practice of feeding a raw meat based diet has seen significant growth over the past decade. It is a subject that divides opinion, even in the veterinary industry, with varying arguments from nutritional implications to wider health impacts. The lack of any...

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First Aid

Trained first aiders will not be surprised to learn that similar techniques apply to their dogs too. First and foremost is to ensure that the airway is free of loose teeth or foreign bodies in the case of choking, accident or of blow to the head. Lie the...

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missing or stolen sighthounds

Don’t Risk It!!Please do not leave greyhounds and lurchers in unlocked cars, or tied up outside shops or unobserved in your garden! They get stolen. Many, sadly, have been reported missing from all over the country.If your dog is lost there is one...

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the last years and bereavement

We who choose to surround ourselveswith lives even moretemporary than our ownlive within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.Unable to accept its awful gaps,we still would live no other way"Irving Townsend  Last years(Taken from Anne Finch's book...

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Walking with a greyhound

We have been busy recently working on a book (with my father) which we hope will raise some money for GRWE (Greyhound Rescue West of England). The book comprises a description of a number of walks in Herefordshire, together with some local history. Gabby...

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The Sighthound family

the greyhound with some of his cousins at Tammsvik Breed descriptions by courtesy of Espen Engh from Part 1 and Part 1V of Ringpress’s wonderful book “The Ultimate Greyhound” ed. Mark Sullivan, available from GIN @ £25 plus postage. Anne contributed Part...

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Heart Disease in Dogs

Vet’s Corner - Heart Disease in Dogs Heart disease comes in many forms but the two main categories would be acquired and congenital disease.Congenital disease is where a heart problem is present from birth whereas acquired disease occurs later in life....

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What Makes Greyhounds Unique?

Vet’s Corner - What Makes Greyhounds Unique?- A Vet PerspectiveGreyhounds are one of a kind. Their sweet-nature, adaptability and laid-back attitude makes them suitable for all kinds of families and situations. Not only are they unique dogs in terms of...

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Pet Insurance

Without a doubt the UK has long been known as a nation of animal lovers. For many of us, our pets are a big part of our lives and are considered one of the family. Therefore, when they fall ill or are involved in an accident, it can be a very stressful...

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Book Review

Problems of rehoming GreyhoundsTHE AUTHOR of the book The Pet Owner's Guide to the Greyhound, Anne Finch, has a special interest in Greyhounds, not only because of their gentle and loyal nature, but because of the unique problems presented by the huge...

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Ear Tattoos

Identifying your greyhound - ear tattoos English bred greyhounds will have a tattoo usually consisting of three letters and a figure in the right ear. The figure denotes the number of the pup in the litter. If the number in the letter litter is more than...

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Reactive Dogs (UK)

A supporter of GIN has made us aware of this group. The galgos are not an aggressive breed but many can be timid, nervous, anxious and need time to gain their confidence again. Walking nervous dogs can be challenging. This group offer support to owners of...

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