|Racing greyhounds do not receive regular flea and tick prevention while at the track, therefore they may be exposed to a variety of tick-borne diseases. The most prevalent of these are Babesia, Ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease. More information can be found here. We recommend that you discuss testing your dog for exposure to tick disease with your vet. |
Greyhounds are extremely sensitive to certain forms of anesthesia. The wrong kind can be deadly. Click here for a better understanding of anesthesia and greyhounds. It is important to understand what can and cannot be tolerated and be sure that you see a greyhound-knowledgeable vet.
Also, Greyhound blood values differ from other breeds of dog. Here is a document which explains these differences. You can print and take this to a vet visit to assist you while reviewing a blood screen with your vet.
A wonderful resource of articles pertaining to greyhound health written and compiled by Dr. Susan Stack, DVM can be found at www.GreytHealth.com.
Additionally, The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center website offers information on greyhound health and medicine. 4Legs4Hounds