Emerging information in Greyhounds suggests that Deerhounds may experience a third type of clotting disorder called thrombotic disease, in which a blood clot forms in the wrong place or at the wrong time.
We have written about percutaneous coil embolization before; here is a first-hand report from the owner of a Deerhound who has undergone this procedure.Read more
by Miranda Levin, Betty Stephenson, DVM, and John Dillberger, DVM, Ph.D.
The Health & Genetics Committee gets several emails like this a year, so we thought it would be helpful to post this article for owners and their veterinarians, many of whom might not have dealt with cystinuria before.Read more
A report on Ohio State University research on post-operative bleeding in Greyhounds and what it means for Deerhounds.
Just a reminder for everyone: It is a good idea to check pill bottles when a prescription is filled to make sure the dosage matches your vet’s actual prescription.
Given the close relationship between Irish Wolfhounds and Scottish Deerhounds and the clinical similarities between recurrent/chronic pneumonia in the two breeds, the Wolfhound pneumonia story may have important implications and benefits to offer to our own breed.Read more
Many thanks to the Irish Wolfhound Club of America for providing this link to this help chart.
by Dr. John E. Dillberger
Reprinted from The Claymore
Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States has devoted a lot of time and effort to preparing for future emergencies. Those of us with dogs should also spend a little time now and then preparing for emergencies. This was brought home to me recently by an “adventure” with my own Deerhounds. Thankfully, everything turned out all right, but the episode reminded me how easy it is to grow complacent. I share it with you as an introduction to the subject of being prepared.
One winter afternoon, my wife and I were walking our two hounds on the farm—or more accurately, on the 40-acre tract of wooded hills and pasture on the lower part of the farm that we fenced off last year as a safe place for them to run and explore. The fence is heavy-gauge, 4-foot high, woven wire, which allows deer to jump in and out and has no sharp points to snag a dog. There are four gates, and all are chained and locked so that no one can accidentally leave them open for a dog to escape. Read more
Animal CPR for pet owners: