We are always nervous when a greyhound has to anesthetized, and we were doubly nervous when an older dog whose medical history we know little about has to go under for surgery or a dental. Momma Sissy had several rotting teeth and those needed to be extracted, so we really had no choice. Luckily, her lab work was perfect and she came out with flying colors. She’s pictured here, still a little groggy, but feeling fine. She’s healing fast and loves the canned food! Soon she’ll be eating like a horse!
Archive for April 30, 2015
Stone will be 12 years old in June and recently started exhibiting some new symptoms. He was withdrawing from us and the other dogs, sleeping more and getting a bit “growly” when another dog approached his space. While some of this behavior can be explained by the pains he has from the stenosis in his back, we felt that he might also be losing some of his cognitive function as a result of aging. We were so fortunate to be part of a trial for a new dog food made by Pro Plan, specifically formulated to counteract the effects of aging on the brain. After about 3 weeks eating the Bright Mind formula, Stone started to interact more with us and started laying on the dog beds that were nearer to the other dogs. He’s a little less sensitive about dogs coming into his space and he seems a little “brighter” and more alert. Stone LOVES the taste, too! His stools are firm and he has had no digestive issues since starting the formula.
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Momma Sissy recently retired from her life as a race dog and brood momma and she’s enjoying her new life as a Sanctuary dog. She’s super sweet and will lean on us while we pet her. She’s a big, long girl with a gentle presence and a soulful face. Her eyes are often focused on everything and anything and she’s quite observant of her surroundings. She’s also a champion sleeper and will lounge in comfort most of the day. Momma Sissy stole our hearts the minute she walked in the door. (And we can’t be sure, but we think our angels, Boo Boo and Andy Panda, sent Momma Sissy to us.)