have another because i said so

I just wanted to let everyone know how important it is to be kind and accepting of others, because I just got a very big reminder of how much your words can impact others. Let’s just start by saying I’ve been debating whether or not to continue a hobby for quite some time. Today, I was working at this hobby when a lady made a nasty comment to me. That was all it took to shove me ever closer to the side of quitting. She only said a few words to me and she may have just severely altered my life by it. So, I just wanted to remind everyone to be kind. You don’t know what another person might have went through that day, or how your comment might affect them. Please spread positivity and kindness, because just the opposite of what I mentioned here could happen too. Your kindness could brighten someone’s day or even go as far as to save their life!

anonymous asked:

(1/2) When does one determine if they should question their vet? I've had my horse under a three vets. My second vet had diagnosed the horse with Cushing's disease because he want shedding his hair well, and he was put on meds. I moved to a new state a few weeks ago and the new vet, an older man, said he didn't look like he had Cushing's because of other factors that were overlooked. He said my horse should have had a blood test for a diagnosis, not a look over guess.

(2/2) So I have been giving this horse unnecessary medications and wasted my money on it. I’m not saying that the vet that first diagnosed him was bad, but now I’m wondering how to avoid another misdiagnosis for my future animals.

I have Noped On Out of horses, but I’m sure there was a blood test (and possibly a urine test). Treating and diagnosing Cushings can be a big deal in any species

A vet should be quite happy to run a test. It’s usually harder to convince someone to do the appropriate testing in the first place.

 A vet should also be happy to answer questions and explain why they have chosen a particular action. We should be practicing evidence based medicine, therefore we should be able to back up our decisions.

If you’re not sure about something, you should be comfortable asking your vet questions about it. Asking questions, especially before you fork out a lot of money, is good for your peace of mind.

It’s not really your job to avoid a misdiagnosis though. It’s really more our job. If in doubt you can always seek a second opinion.

GOT7 Reaction // When you have a british accent.

My pleasure! This request is so cute so i hope you enjoy!

ALso I am now on summer break wow, I will try my absolute best to make tons of stuff this summer, don’t be scared to request ! ♡


Mark

He’d be such a big fan? Mark would obsess over how you said specific words and it just complimented your personality overall. Sometimes he’d get so lost in your voice he would completely forget what you said.

Originally posted by marksseunie

Jaebum

Such a turn on for him. He loved you already but an accent was just another one of your qualities. Lowkey tries to get you to swear because he loves when you use your british slang to swear.

Originally posted by wellhell0therenicetomeetyou

Jackson

Do I even have to explain, HE WOULD LOVE IT NO MATTER WHAT. Especially when you said his name. Best boyfriend of the year goes to jackson for always hyping the shit out of you. (ALso remember that interview where he tried to do a british accent, he would always do that to you.)

Originally posted by jacksonwangblog

Jinyoung

Okay so he would be so into this relationship. He already loves the culture so much, and your accent is a plus for him. He constantly asks you to say certain words and teach him your slang.

Originally posted by ceohan

Youngjae

Youngjae is so in love, he is so high on your love like whenever he hears your voice, instant heart flutters. One time the room was very quiet and then out of nowhere you said something and your accent, oh the accent!

Originally posted by youngjai

BamBam

Tends to make fun of you sometimes but you know he’s only joking and that he actually adores your accent. He also says “bloody” way too fucking much like someone stop him. He tries not to offend you too much.

Originally posted by chattyang

Yugyeom

Is lowkey chill about it, but secretly dying on the inside. He sometimes tries to ask you if you can do any other accents and makes u teach him how to do a british accent. Nonetheless he still loves you haha.

Originally posted by chattyang


so basically it doesn’t matter what kind of accent you have they still love you endlessly.

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If I hear another excuse about otayuri being wrong because Otabek is a pedophile, I’ll (not so) kindly advise you to actually read about pedophilia, you dumbass. Yuri is 15-16, not 13 and under and Otabek is 18-19. That 2-3 year age gap is completely fine and the anime doesn’t even IMPLY that they’re more than just friends, hell even Kubo said in an interview that they don’t have the same relationship as Viktor and Yuuri. And in regards to WTTM, Yuri wanted to show off. Nothing more.

All those fighting between 2D characters man… can’t we enjoy the show? And stop fighting about anime characters? So what if they date, is that so wrong now to kiss and hold hands and be lovey-dovey?

No. No it’s not. So stop it.

It seems that “The Battle for Mewni” will bring the mystery of Moon and Toffee down to the wire. I’m determined to keep an open mind, so long as Toffee’s full name is among the revelations. I’m still betting on Mephistopheles.

With that said, I have cooked up yet another Moon/Toffee theory from the teaser: We already knew Moon called upon the Darkest Spell to defeat Toffee during their legendary battle, and now we can assume that it was suppose to “see [her] hated foe devoured.” What if this darkest spell only took off Toffee’s finger because, for all the anger and hurt in her heart, there just wasn’t enough hate?

I sewed two more doll dresses today (plus the mock obi), managing to use up all of (well…all of the bits big enough to make doll clothes) the orangey stripe cotton and all of the orange thread, so yay.  I kinda wanna work on a reroot, but I need to work on the thanks clothes, because some of those have been owed to people for months now and it’s starting to bother me (even though there’s no expectation from them to get this stuff, but I said I would.  So.)  Time to pick another piece of cloth/damaged garment to reuse upcycle, load a matching bobbin, and go…

Last night in New Leaf I visited Chief’s house after work, and it was dirty and kinda creepy and he told me about how he doesn’t usually have guests so that’s why there’s nothing for us to do or eat.

Then today Tangy invited me over and tried to sell me her furniture. I didn’t buy any of it because all of it is fruit. She wouldn’t talk to me about anything else.

I also got another letter from Rhonda, which included the quote, “I’m writing these words with all my heart, in the hopes that they will touch yours! Let’s get together to chat!”

Then later she gave me a shirt she said she found while cleaning up. She said if I didn’t like it that was okay and I could just toss it. I put it on immediately.

anonymous asked:

Also another reason why i love Mama!Clarke is because it will give a new nuance on C and Abby's relationship. C will fully understand why her mother made all these decisions, for which she used to judge her. So as Jason himself said, it will bring C and A's relationship into a new understanding and i'm ALL HERE FOR THAT.

LAYERS!

Definitely good. Clarke loves her mother and having a child is going to help her understand her better. What it means.

anonymous asked:

Thanks so much for the work you do! I hate to be a bother, but I've been waiting eagerly for Chapter 7 of Itsumo no Jikan Itsumo no Basho for months! I don't suppose you have any idea when the new chapter will come out?

(;゙°´ω°´) You’re welcome~! And thank you for reading! I’ve been holding off answering questions about STAA SPAA because I don’t want to say things, unless I’m sure about it.

 So the series is currently on a hold, but Hashimoto-sensei said she’s going to continue! (´▽`;)/♪  The series is getting a tankoban (it’s own book), with Volume 1 coming out in July. Another thing that’s caused delays is magazine moving. It used to be on WEBLink, but now it’s going to be on Miere.

ヽ(´・ω・`)、 Miere just launched it’s first issue yesterday. Issues will be out the last Friday and second Friday of each month. Hashimoto-sensei also confirmed in the magazine that the series will continue.

IN SHORT.  (×_×# I still don’t know when we’re gonna get Ch.7, but it should be soon! If I had to guess, I’d say maybe around August? Maybe? XD? Thanks for your patience!! We can’t wait either tbh. That cliffhanger, dude…

This is an example of “like black men but dislike black women”

Also unless you’re from Spain which she clearly isn’t Spanish is only a language .

Black women can also be Latina it is not only exclusive to lighter toned “spain looking” women

This here is pure clown shit ! I don’t understand every races obsession and being in some whack ass competition with black women ! Even if its over black men you do realize Black men can ONLY come from a black women at the end of the day . We don’t need to be competitive period

Nor does anyone put “fear” in our hearts 😂 , we have bigger issues going on against us than to be worried about another WOC who think they’re better because they’re lighter .

It’s sad truly because some of you women really feel like this……
That you’re somehow better than black women because some black man said so

But you’re foolish honestly…… because anytime you have to tear someone down to build yourself you were low to begin with so every time one of ya’ll call yourself trynna Bash Black women DON’T ! Because there is not a place on this earth where a black women doesn’t exist ! That’s how much power we have . We are everywhere

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@directedbyzacksnyder first of all I would like to thank you for putting into words what I have struggled with.

In case anyone doesn’t know, Justice League director, Zack Snyder, recently announced that he would be stepping down from the project due to a family tragedy.

Snyder only announced this because knowing the internet he knew that if he had simply said he was stepping down, loads of bloggers and clickbait websites would have gone on to write inaccurate articles about how “Hack Snyder ruins the DCEU once again”, or “WB finally washes its hand of Zack before he creates another disaster.”

Over the years it’s become incredibly clear that critics and bloggers have used their opinion on Snyder to become nothing but massive jerks.

And in doing so not only have these bloggers, websites posted incredibly hurtful stories about Zack but they’ve taken it to a personal level.

Just yesterday I got into a huge argument with a Critic, who I once had massive respect for, because she decided to make a terrible joke about how she was completely confident that Zack Snyder hated his mother.

Look I understand that Zack isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, hey I consider myself a fan and even I don’t love all of his work.

But please, please, can we stop with the massive personal attacks on this guy. Snyder is a kind man who every single person who has worked with him has praised to the high heavens for being a gentleman. And many actress​ have said that if it wasn’t for him they would have quit acting.

He’s not a misogynist, or some Right Wing Ayn Rand obsessed psychopath, or some edgelord who wants to ruin your childhood.

He’s just a guy who has feelings just like us and that often gets forgotten about.

Right now Snyder needs some time to make peace with a family tragedy and a kind word could a long way. And if you can’t do that feel free to say nothing at all. You have already proven your character.

I don’t expect people to understand what it feels like to be me; to live my life and face my daily struggles. I don’t even wish they understood, because understanding what I go through every day would take experiencing it first hand – and I wouldn’t wish this pain on anyone…
So I don’t mind when people say inconsiderate things or wonder why I’m always tired because I know they’ve never had to consider the effects that a never-ending internal battle can have on a person or wonder if they’ll ever experience another ‘normal’ day again… So no, I don’t wish they knew what it felt like to be me because nobody should ever have to feel like this…
But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish I knew what it felt like to be them…

anonymous asked:

Hello, Tink! I heard rumours that it claimed that on Mark's instagram he said that Misha was going to play a character called, "The Wanderer". I don't have an Instagram so I can't check, but I was wondering if this was true? It probably wasn't, but just in case...

Dude, yeah, ok, I have feelings about this.

It’s just an IMDB credit, which anyone can do, so it is no way official. However, it fits completely with our theories about AU Cas and how it would be another addition to the millions of expositions of Destiel and also Cas’s humanity arc.

Of COURSE Cas would be called “The Wanderer” in that AU. Just because Sam and Dean aren’t born doesn’t mean he isn’t still a rebel, still the Angel with a chink in his chassis, never quite right, always having to be reprogrammed…

So yeah “The Wanderer” is exactly what I would expect to see in this world where he would have given up on the Angels, rebelled and be wandering the world trying to help where he can but also living in disillusionment…

And what a parallel with another extremely famous wanderer …

Originally posted by just-lotr

Strider/Wanderer… this is immediately what sprung to my mind. Not just the name, but the concept, the character, the behaviour, the life story and the love story. 

We already had a very clear link to the Aragorn/Arwen story with the mixtape, the “it’s a gift, you keep those” and of course many of us have always paralleled their story with Dean and Cas, given the whole immortal / mortal love story and many of their characteristics.

I’m going to bastardise some of the wonderful @margarittet‘s post here for reference:

Arwen:

source: @mulpix 

Cas giving up his life to end it with Dean:

Originally posted by flydestiel

Originally posted by randomfandomstuff

And now Dean giving a meaningful, romantic gift to Cas and choosing not to take it back:

Originally posted by aborddelimpala

“ … you keep those”

Generally, due to the immortal/mortal parallel Dean is Aragorn and Arwen is Cas, but here obviously the link is reversed for narrative purposes, but the link is still nonetheless there.

So yeah, the wanderer, another link to this story, which in itself is a standard romantic trope too, the immortal who falls in love with a mortal and chooses to live a mortal life with them, while the mortal begs them not to do it just for them because they don’t deserve it, but the immortal not only loves the human, but humanity too, so it fits their story in more than just the love aspect…

*Tink looks directly into the camera*

Oh, also, “strider” is a Led Zeppelin song

“Well, if the sun shines so bright… Ah can your love be so strong, when so many loves go wrong, will our love go on and on and on and on and on and on… Ain’t no companion like a blue eyed merle… So, of one thing I am sure, it’s a friendship so pure, Angels singing all around my door so fine.”

I’m FINE.

The Tea is Decaf

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Dean/Cas, Sam/Eileen
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Castiel just barely slips out the door into the hallway and turns the knob as he closes it so the latch doesn’t make a sound. The light is always on in the hallway, and Dean always wakes up if too much of it pours into his room, so Castiel has mastered the art of slipping through the smallest space possible.

He breathes a sigh of relief once he’s in the hallway.

A small voice to his right lets out an amused laugh. He turns to see a particularly tiny woman wearing a very large plaid shirt and nothing else. Well, he supposes she could be wearing shorts under the shirt. It really is very big on her.

“You must be Castiel,” she says rather loudly, mispronouncing his name just slightly.

He walks over to her with a finger to his lips.

She puts her hand over her mouth in embarrassment before signing, I’m deaf.

Castiel mouths an “oh” before dropping his head and laughing. He then pops his head back up fast and mouths, “Are you Eileen?”

She nods eagerly and signs, You’ve heard about me?

Sam has mentioned you a few times, he signs back. He says you’re a very good hunter.

Her face lights up. You’re damn right I am. Still, that’s very sweet of him.

So, are you two…? Castiel looks back toward Sam’s room and then down at Eileen’s shirt.

Eileen’s eyes widen in embarrassment. He’s asleep. I was just going to the bathroom.

I was heading to the kitchen for a cup of tea. Would you like some?

Is there caffeine in it?

Not at 4 in the morning.

Eileen smiles and gives him a thumbs up before moving past him toward the bathroom. Castiel watches her go for a second before it hits him.

He looks down at his plain black t-shirt and too-small boxer briefs and wonders if Eileen could tell that these clothes aren’t his. And that he came out of Dean’s room instead of one of the countless other extra bedrooms in the bunker.

By the time Eileen pads into the kitchen, Castiel has two mugs ready with decaf teabags in them and he’s standing at the stove staring at the pot so he can pull it off the burner before it whistles.

It’s only a minute longer before Cas pours the water into the mugs and takes a seat across from Eileen at the kitchen table.

You’re an angel, aren’t you? Eileen asks as her tea steeps.

Castiel nods as he takes a drink.

Does that mean you don’t sleep?

Sometimes I do. I didn’t feel like it tonight.

Is Dean good in bed?

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Friday leaving class, a student came up and said “I hope you have a great mother’s day.”

Another student was like “she doesn’t have kids, dummy!”

To which student 1 says “I meant because you’re a mom to your dog.

Student 2: "uhhhh she doesn’t have a dog either.”

Student 1: “…. cat?”

Student 2: “She’s a mom to all of us.”

And they come hug me.

So happy mother’s day to all of you Pet Moms and Teachers - we are Mothers in our own way =)

I was doing you a favor by playing the long game...

I too was playing yet another long game by holding on to this for so long.

SO I had read earlier today the owner of a previous job of mine passed away. This was a place that tried to screw me pretty hard and I took some pro revenge on. It drug up some angry old feelings, so why not take an equal dose of catharsis?

WARNING: This is a doozy so strap in if you dare, no TL;DR it wouldn’t do justice.

So this takes place almost a decade ago. I was working as a department manager for a fairly large privately owned pest control company. Their color scheme was black and yellow, much like the taxi’s the owner’s dad used to drive. Since the taxi industry would be around for ever(hello Uber/Lyft) so would this pest control company, (this is important later) or so the owner used to parrot constantly. My job was to over see the techs doing treatments and set their stops and generally manage assorted insect control services, inventory, payroll for that dept, etc etc. I had taken the job from the owners son who took it from the previous manager who they demoted and yet stayed in the dept…this is important later. The owners son was a late 30’s early 40’s man child. I mean if he had dialed it back a few degrees he would have been an awesome guy, but anytime booze was involved he was a mess. If it was weed, he turned into the stereo typical obnoxious stoner making nothing but bad Jamaican accented jokes. He also hit on anything younger than him that moved…while being married w a pregnant wife. But I digress, the owner was a piece of work too, old Jewish guy who was as racist as he was old, not with any kind of seething hatred. Just a “this is the way it is” type attitude. My fave line of his, “The sky is blue, Ch#@ks know math, N@&ers are lazy, Jews know gold. What else is new” Like it was the most clever thing of all time. Finally now on to the revenge and need for such.

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Sure is great when people start sending you emails about how you’d be a happier, healthier person if you forgave the abusive people in your life and learned to “move on”, like wow, how to be a manipulative bugger 101—because that’s not the same thing my emotionally abusive parents said over and over and over to try and excuse their behavior when I became rightfully upset.

Forgiveness in this context, a lot of the time? Is used as another means of control. It’s how people guilt you into enabling their behavior by implying that if you somehow don’t come to terms with the things people have done to you and forgive them for it, you are as bad as the abuser and are responsible for perpetuating the cycle of shit. So please, be aware of that when you start telling other people that the one true way to heal thyself is to forgive people.

Like I get it, for you, forgiveness is part of letting go and moving on. That doesn’t mean we all do. Some of us are quite happy to salt the earth and never look back, and frankly that’s more healthy for me than ever, ever trying to interact with those people in my life ever again.

So please, when a fellow victim is telling you they are not comfortable with the pressure to forgive their abusers to whom they owe nothing, a little respect and consideration would be nice.

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Ginny and I have been friends for years. A part of the appeal of the show was to work with her. I just saw a quote the other day that made me feel really good, where she said that when they came to her and said they were thinking of hiring Jennifer Morrison to play Emma, she said there’s no one else in the world she’d rather be stuck in another country with. I thought that was awesome because I feel the same way. You hear stories about how actors can be tricky and selfish, but that doesn’t go on with us at all. We genuinely love and care about each other. She is a generous, loving soul, so that makes it easier when you already have a friendship and chemistry” - Jennifer Morrison.

sadinasaphrite  asked:

I understand you have a long list of these questions, but figured I'd get in line. I want to adopt a retired greyhound racer. What health problems do you see with them? I've also heard they are especially sensitive to anesthesia due to their low body fat. Do you have a protocol you find is particularly safe for them? The rescues have too many conflicting answers. One even claims they never should be put under anesthesia ever, even for dentals, because they "just die!" Which is ridiculous.

Anonymous said: Is it ok to request another breed? If so, greyhounds? Possibly rescue racing hounds if that specification has any problems that pet raised greyhounds dont

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Anonymous said: Hello! I was wondering if you could (or have already done) a post about greyhounds? Specifically racing-quality ones? I read something earlier that claimed they were a lot healthier than most dogs and I’m wondering if that’s true. Thanks!

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Anonymous said: Hey there! I noticed you said recently you’d like to see more ex-racing greyhounds as pets - I’m seriously considering adopting one in the future and I was wondering what health issues you see in them? I’ve heard that they can get painful corns on their feet and that you need to be careful about their temperature, but is there anything else you see that a future adopter should be watching for? Question tax: came for the the vet stories, stayed for the refreshingly sensible advice :)

Oh vetlings, I have a lot to say about Greyhounds.

I adore these dogs, and am glad to work with them, but don’t specifically condone organised greyhound racing. Most of these dogs like to run, I would have no problem with them running around a track casually for fun, but once prize-money is involved it becomes too tempting to push limits, to cheat, to cut corners, to overbreed, and this leads to poor welfare outcomes for too many dogs.

Please note the disclaimer that these posts are about the breed from a veterinary viewpoint as seen in clinical practice, i.e. the problems we are faced with. It’s not the be-all and end-all of the breed and is not to make a judgement about whether the breed is right for you. If you are asking for an opinion about these animals in a veterinary setting, that is what you will get. It’s not going to be all sunshine and cupcakes, and is not intended as a personal insult against your favorite breed. This is general advice for what is common, often with a scientific consensus but sometimes based on personal experiences, and is not a guarantee of what your dog is going to encounter in their life.

Also please note that this will be a Long Post.

Originally posted by thegypsycob

General conditions of Greyhounds

Whatever their history all greyhounds have a few things in common. Most of them struggle to sit, they tend to either stand or lie down. Their pain tolerance is interesting, walking in with a broken bone but screaming at a tiny needle prick. They like to feel someone touching their head. There are also a few conditions common to them, regardless of their lifestyle or upbringing. They are one of the very few breeds that I think it’s not an exaggeration to say you benefit from seeing a vet with experience in this breed. We have a lot to get through, so I’ll try to keep the basics fairly short.

Bloat, (Gastric Dilatation Volvulus) is more common in the big males, but can occur in any greyhound due to their deep chest. Delicate, picky eaters seem less at risk.

Greyhounds are generally very athletic, but they can and do develop Dilated Cardiomyopathy. While they have generally reached a reasonable age before developing this condition,

Pannus can affect any greyhound, and this chronic eye condition is generally made worse by UV light exposure. Once diagnosed it’s not too hard to control with medication but it is a long term condition. This is the most likely reason you would see a greyhound wearing doggy sunglasses or ‘Doggles’.

Greyhounds can also get Progressive Retinal Atrophy, which may manifest as ‘night blindness’ first, though this seems to be less common lately.

Greyhounds, perhaps surprisingly for all the raw food they seem to get when racing, have generally poor Dental Health. Despite being big dogs that are generally pretty tolerant, most of them don’t like to chew. They’re delicate chewers and won’t necessarily gnaw a bone.

Speaking of bones, these dogs get Osteosarcoma (Bone cancer) fairly readily. This cancer has a biphasic age pattern. Basically it usually occurs in dogs around 2 years of age, and dogs around 8-10 years of age. It’s all kinds of bad, every time and there’s not much else to say about it, other than the life expectancy is short. I’ve talked about it previously.

Of purely cosmetic concern, greyhounds also commonly develop pattern baldness. Typically the affected areas are the thighs and ventral neck, and there are a few possible reasons for this. It might be genetic, it might be nutritional or stress related, or it might be due to blood vessel compression under due to large muscle groups underneath the skin. This generally bothers the owners more than the dog.

Greyhounds often have thin skin, and while this doesn’t necessarily bother the dogs most of the time it certainly bothers me as the surgeon! Some of these poor dogs will seem to tear themselves open with any little scrape, so be careful of the suture materials you choose. They are prone to pressure sores with poor bandage care too.

And associated with their thin skin, some of these dogs develop “Happy Tail,” which is basically a chronic injury on the tail tip which wont heal because the blessed dog insists on wagging it against solid objects all the time, despite the pain and injury. They can’t help it. They’re too happy, hence the name of the wound. This takes creative bandaging or the occasional partial amputation to fix.

Originally posted by emiliotheexplorer

Conditions associated with Racing

Most greyhounds are reared for the race track and it’s not until later that they’re identified as being 'unsuitable’ for the track. Some greyhounds will be 'retired’ early, before they ever get to run, but many will be retired either with injuries or because they just don’t win. Greyhounds that have been retired due to injury are not necessarily lame, they may have healed well enough to do normal dog activities, just not enough to win races.

Track leg is probably the most common 'racetrack injury’ we see. It’s basically a swelling on the inside of the tibia below the knee, caused by the greyhound continually hitting its hind leg with a front leg as it runs around the track in the same direction all the time. They’re usually not painful, and generally go away when the greyhound is not restricted to always running in a very large circle.

Corns are hard thickenings in the bottom on a footpad, either secondary to trauma, foreign objects (grit) or papilomas. They start out small but grow with time, and are painful. It’s like having a stone in your shoe all the time and many greyhounds will become footsore because of it. Affected greyhounds are often reluctant to walk on harder surfaces, and anti-inflammatories doesn’t seem to make much difference. We treat them by paring them out and waiting patiently.

Grit in foot pads can cause corns, and can cause similar lameness to corns, but will show up on Xrays if you use high enough detail. These are fragments of sand or other foreign objects that have become embedded in the foot pads while running. Greyhounds are particularly lame with this injury and often don’t respond fully to anti-inflammatories. They need surgery to remove these pieces of grit, and the surgery can result in corns.

A Fractured hock, carpus or metacarpal/metatarsal might be a racing career ending injury, but not necessarily a life ending one. Depending on the extent of the fracture the greyhound may have no lameness with a walk or light run, or may end up with a completely fused joint. Generally these dogs are only retired to pet homes if they can still get themselves around pain free.

A Split Webbing is an injury to the web of skin between toes. When this skin tears it’s nearly impossible to get it to heal if both layers are torn, so the recommended technique is to split it all the way to the base of the toes and remove the webbing. This doesn’t seem to bother the dogs at all, and prevents it from re-tearing over and over again as it heals.

Maxillary Fractures are a rare injury of long-nosed dogs who are also klutzes and trip over, slamming their nose into a fence or the ground. This upwards force can fracture the upper jaw, just in front of the canine teeth. These fractures may be non displaced, causing little more than a blood nose and needing pain relief and soft food for a few weeks, or they may be loose and need wiring. They are fairly uncommon overall, but it seems to be greyhounds that get them most.

Associated with racing greyhound husbandry, Neospora infection from raw, infected beef consumption (and similar Toxoplasma from kangaroo or sheep) is more common in greyhounds due to their high prevalence of raw meat being fed. It may present as anything from back pain to blindness, and you can lose whole litters to these parasites.

There are a number of odd Assorted Sports therapy things that greyhounds might be subjected to, from particular lineaments being used, ultrasound therapy, chiropractic treatment or 'seeing the muscle men’, some of the 'treatments’ racing greyhounds are exposed to seem more like hope and witchcraft than medicine. These dogs may also have been supplemented with all sorts of things during their racing days, including iron and B12 as the most common supplements. You don’t necessarily know what a dog has or hasn’t been given in its racing days, but most will be little consequence, if any, after a few months.

Racing greyhounds are also known for a few particular metabolic weirdnesses. Exercise associated heart conditions, exercise associated epilepsy, water diabetes (like a temporary diabetes insipidus), rhabdomyolysis and acidosis are the most well known.

Anaesthesia

Now, this is an interesting difference. Greyhounds are a bit different when it comes to anaesthetics. Most vet students will easily recall that barbituate anaesthetics aren’t recommended in sighthounds due to their proportionally low body fat (and very young or very fat dogs for the same reasons), but greyhounds also seem to have a different liver metabolism that makes handling this class of drugs more difficult. Fortunately there are many other options these days.

The whole 'they die under anaesthesia’ thing is…sort of true. If you put them under anaesthetic when they’re under 24 hours off the race track then they tend to…well… die. But when these dog’s have been at rest for at least 24 hours there doesn’t seem to be a particular increase risk of death specifically.

These dogs are prone to both hypothermia and hyperthermia under anaesthetic, and in life in general.

They are prone to rapid wake ups from anaesthesia, which is not fun when you have a 30kg dog thrashing about and freaking out. For this reason higher premed doses seem to help if you’re using an alfaxalone protocol, medetomedine/butorphanol works well for sedation and we usually use xylazine/ketamine/atropine for orthopaedics. I will not be posting dose rates on this blog, but rest assured greyhounds are perfectly able to have an anaesthetic. They’ve got to get their dental disease treated somehow!

Compared to other breeds

Generally greyhounds are considered pretty healthy. They’re not free of problems, but their common problems are different to common problems in other breeds. Greyhounds have one of the lowest incidences of hip dysplasia in purebred dogs,  and rarely develop the same common structural issues we see in other breeds.

Their blood results are often a little different. A greyhound in racing condition will have a higher PCV, and a pet greyhound may keep this in their retired life. They often have a lower platelet count,  by around 20-25% or so, and may have a relatively low T4. A low T4 can be normal for a greyhound, and hypothyroidism shouldn’t be diagnosed without a TSH level.

They are, in general a little more prone to being clingy or developing separation anxiety. This is generally because most of these dogs are raised in big groups in a kennel situation, and may not get to be truly 'alone’ until they’re in a pet home. Some dogs just need a few weeks of being spoiled with TLC to adjust, some dogs need some pharmaceutical assistance for a while. Some dogs only really relax if they have a companion, but it depends on the individual.

So that is the greyhound breed from a veterinary viewpoint in a nutshell. Some of these points are brief because I only want to give you an overview, but I do recommend vet students spend some time in a greyhound practice, even if you don’t want to work with them or the racing industry, because the musculoskeletal exam of a greyhound is so much more thorough and I understood hocks and carpi much better in greyhounds than I ever did in horses.

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