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A bit of a blog, a bit of information sharing, here is Canine Corner!
Anesthesia-associated hyperkalemia has been reported in several species. We hope to increase awareness of the possible phenomenon in all patients undergoing general anesthesia, especially in Greyhounds or patients requiring lengthy procedures. Proactive monitoring, especially in high-risk populations, may trigger faster diagnosis and a lifesaving response.
Hookworms and other internal parasites are a common conversation when it comes to canines, even more so with our racing greyhounds. We turn to Dr Jennifer Ng, DVM, for her guidance on treatment. Dr. Ng who has studied hookworms and racing greyhounds for many, many years.
Greyhounds should only be walked on a 4 to 6 foot leash. Do not ever use a retractable leash, a leash longer than 6 feet or tie your greyhound out. Just don’t do it!
If you have ever had the pleasure of walking through life with a retired racing greyhound at your side, then it is important that you understand the difference between the terms 'adopterd' and 'rescued'. #RetiredNotRescued.
Unfortunately, there may be times when your on-leash greyhound is rushed by an off-leash dog. Even the friendliest of greyhounds in such a socially unequal situation may not appreciate this forced interaction.
Off leash dog parks are a no for greyhounds. A hard NO! We are not speaking from a soapbox without reason or even without firsthand experience. Yes, GGA staff have made the mistake of going to off leash dog parks and yes, we have the physical and emotional scars to prove it.
One of the best things you can do is to have a well stocked first aid kit, or preferably two, one for home and one to keep in your car. Here we talk about what are some key things to keep on hand in case of an emergency - at home or on the run!
Like all dogs, greyhounds take work. You can not and should not just welcome your new hound home, drop the leash, sit back and expect a perfect dog. Here are some tips and background to respecting the transition.