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  1. I agree that medical grade manuka honey is great. We used on Louis stopper pad.
  2. Members 67 posts Gender:Female Location:Scotland Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:56 PM Really fed up, 5 days before he went back for his final check I had left him with his cone on while I went shopping returned to find his bed covered in blood. I can only assume he was mucking around and caught himself on the edge of the plastic dogs bed and opened the wound up again. I decided to let it heal itself so salt baths twice a day and manuka honey on a dressing at night, lead walks just short distance and after 3 weeks had healed nicely. He was allowed off lead for gentle run and all was going fine until yesterday when he chased a rabbit and braked . Result was he has opened the cut under his stopper pad again. Question: Will it ever heal well enough for him to be able to chase after the lure, a ball etc I really don't want to get him sedated again and restitched as the first lot never worked. Any advice anyone or previous experience Thank you
  3. Really fed up, 5 days before he went back for his final check I had left him with his cone on while I went shopping returned to find his bed covered in blood. I can only assume he was mucking around and caught himself on the edge of the plastic dogs bed and opened the wound up again. I decided to let it heal itself so salt baths twice a day and manuka honey on a dressing at night, lead walks just short distance and after 3 weeks had healed nicely. He was allowed off lead for gentle run and all was going fine until yesterday when he chased a rabbit and braked . Result was he has opened the cut under his stopper pad again. Question: Will it ever heal well enough for him to be able to chase after the lure, a ball etc I really don't want to get him sedated again and restitched as the first lot never worked. Any advice anyone or previous experience Thank you
  4. Hi I have heard that you should not mix raw food and biscuit together as raw needs to be digested quickly and biscuits takes a while to be digested. It is not a good idea to have the raw sitting in the stomach while the biscuits digest. I have recently started feeding raw in the morning and the the complete biscuit late afternoon. I am not sure whether this could cause your dog to be unwell. I also tend to dampen the biscuit with a little water from the kettle. I asked my daughter who graduated last year and it is as you say seen in deep chested breeds she di mention that you should not exercise a dog within the hour of feeding a common cause of bloat. Hope you get to the bottom of his problem!
  5. Thanks he is doing fine, bandage was off after 3 days and he is on strict lead walk which for a whippet who likes to charge after his ball is torture. He has been wearing his lampshade all the time apart from when we are watching him or on a walk as he won't leave his stitches alone! Back to the vet for the final check and then it's freedom! But no ball chasing or chasing after the lure for another couple of weeks sadly!
  6. Aww what a shame, you could always contact Scruples whippet rescue or JR whippet rescue am sure they could help.
  7. Hi , it turned out that it was actually the skin under the pad that he had ripped so sedated, stitched and bandaged, antibiotics painkillers £200 . Very expensive trip to the park thanks to some irresponsible person.
  8. Hi I have a whippet who has ripped his stopper pad chasing a ball.I have cleaned it up with saline solution and bandaged and have put a buster collar on to stop him removing it. It looks horrible and will take him to the vet first thing tomorrow. Just not sure if they will be able to stitch ,will they remove the pad? as he has torn it close to his leg.Does anyone have any experience of this injury and it's chance of healing. Think it is a common injury in racing hounds Thanks
  9. Hi was trying to look up the post code but doesn't seem to work, I found a previous post with this post code, is this correct FK10 2PG Thanks
  10. Hi thinking of heading down as it is over an hour just checking you are running today? thanks
  11. Hi I have heard the same apparently on some vets facebook page, causes diarrhoea and sickness and can be fatal. Also heard of poisonous parsnips found on or near beaches, the root looks very similar to parsnips and it has a white flower. A dog 5 miles from me was out for a walk and started fitting after being in contact with the plant was in the newspapers that it had died within half hour and the other dog has organ damage. Going to stay away from these areas not worth the chance as mine always chewing on grass
  12. Hi if you have a look on the pedigree whippet racing you will see 3 clubs in Scotland, I have been to the one at Kincardine and they are a really friendly club that will let you trial your dog. Watch the forum as they will put up dates for when they start back after the winter. Good luck
  13. Hi do you practice a recall like what you would do at dog training ? Get him to come and reward with a treat or with a favourite toy, you may have already tried this. Another idea I had was to let him run on a long lead so he will trail it and when you want him to come use the lead and treat/toy at same time using his name and "come". Hope you manage to sort his unwanted behaviour sounds sore! Good luck
  14. Hi do you have a web site with any photos of your collars? Thanks
  15. How is your dog?