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I need advice on a good greyhounds vet. Please help

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by don stockburn, Apr 26, 2011.


  1. don stockburn

    don stockburn PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, I have an 11 year old retired rescue greyhound. Had her since 3 years old. Her back right leg is now lame. shes in pain and cant put any weight on it. Been to our usual vets, she has had 2 lots of x-rays and bone samples and blood tests taken since end of February. Its Getting worse and the vet doesnt seem to know what to do next. Could it be a gracilis muscle injury? Our vet is a general veterinary clinic. Any advice, good vets, direction and information etc would be great. Thanks Don.
     
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    Sorry can't tell where you are but someone I know with lurchers recommened this place to me, she takes hers caninesports.co.uk
    its near loughborough and treats greyhounds and lurchers
     
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  3. don stockburn

    don stockburn PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks very much for your help. I couldnt get our dog that far really. We live in Kent. but thank you very much
     
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    If you look online and contact one of the greyhound rescues in your area, they may be able to point you in the right direction ... look up Greyhound Gap for starters, not in your area but great reputaion and will help if they can.

    I know they have contacts all over the country :)
    Hope your girl is okay.
     
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    Contact the local greyhound track if you don't have a track in your area contact the nearest to you. They will be able to tell you of the nearest greyhound vet to you.
     
  6. don stockburn

    don stockburn PetForums Newbie

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    thanks for the advice, will try
     
  7. don stockburn

    don stockburn PetForums Newbie

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    thanks for getting back, will try
     
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    I doubt the track vets have much experience in treating chronic injuries or long term issues, from what I hear :(

    Personally I'd contact a good greyhound rescue Greyhound Gap
     
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    Hi, I'm with others, hopefully the local greyhound rescue centre will be able to point you in the right direction- I recently changed my vets to a group who often treat greys from sittingbourne Greyhound Rescue- so I know they are good for my greyhound boy. He's recently had all of his teeth out and they were amazing- very knowledgeable.
     
  10. don stockburn

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    thanks for you letter, will try rescue centre
     
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    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    They will also have a list of specialist greyhounds vets in the area or could put you onto a trainer local to you who would know.
     
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