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Interesting facts about greyhounds which are of value and interest to greyhound owners
Hyperacute exertional rhabdomyolysis - Please read
Article from Greyhound Gap
"Okay folks its that time of year again and the weather is pushing up in the degrees. As we have so many new owners etc joining us since last years hot weather I think we all need to read and remember and take note again! THIS IS A BIG RISK AND A BIG KILLER IN DOGS especially fast moving running dogs.
Delayed postoperative bleeding in greyhounds
Really interesting article. Our own vets, Churnet Valley Vets always refuse to operate on a greyhound 7-10 days either side of vaccination because of the danger of bleedout.
This is very important when getting greyhounds blood tested
Always make sure your vet understands a greyhound's blood results as they are not the same as other breeds and may tell you there is something wrong with your dog when there isn't.
On another note, greyhounds make excellent blood donors, great veins, laid back so happily lie down to allow donation (sometimes actually fall asleep) and blood type that can help any breed of dog in an emergency.
One donation saves four lives... look up pet blood bank and see if your best friend could save a life.