Dave remembers Lord Nick. It is a myth that “they will let you know”. Nick bravely kept on keepin’ on until a fall resulted in an irreparable hip injury.
This article describes my first experience booting an elderly greyhound having gait issues. The boots control skating feet on hardwoods and tile but Nick presented with friction blisters.
Nick adds to his footwear collection in search of assistive footwear that stays on and stays in position. In this article, we review what we have tried and what we are about to try, RuffWear Summit boots.
A brief article about mobility aids for greyhounds. Socks are the winner but we also mention boots and pad mobility and protection waxes
This post reviews management of Nick’s weight and arthritis. It also pitches Care of the Racing/Retired Greyhound section on nutrition and feeding for those wanting to feed from scratch.
This post reviews Nick’s low back pain management results and medication changes this summer. Nick became sedated and was slouching to walk. We corrected this by reducing his gabapentin dosage to be consistent with its removal rate.
This article presents Dismal Manor’s experiences maintaining quality of life for 13 year old Lord Nick who is suffering from low back pain and hip pain. We review the medications used and the results obtained.
Moose, one of my Twitter buddies, is a disgustingly cute Italian Greyhound (I believe) who has attracted an unseemly number of Twitter followers. Somewhere along the way his minions had the notion to start a Sighthound Welfare Charity in the UK. Being in the UK and (for the moment in the EU) my peeps are […]
Back in the winter, I kept a friend’s greyhound while she was on holiday. Crash joined Nick and Missy as their guest. Crash was a perfect gentleman with impeccable manners in the house, in the garden, and on lead. After all, he’s a US racing greyhound and they’re indeed special. Crash enjoyed his stay with […]
It’s summer. It’s mosquito season again, and zika and aedes aegypti are upon us. Aedes aegypti is the aggressive gal with the white stripes on the legs that goes after you in broad daylight. And your pets, and it can spread heart worm in addition to zika, equine encephalitis, Nile fever, and a host of […]