I've just returned early from holiday as I received an emergency call for one of my dogs. My galga Carmela collapsed and my lovely animal sitter and another friend rushed her to the vet. She was unable to stand so suspected concussion, possibly from banging her head. We took her to the vet hospital in La Rochelle where she had a scan and the diagnosis was a bump on the head and possible stroke. She is now home, having lost 5 kg in weight, drinking normally and eating small amounts of food. She is on medication for her eyesight - her head is on one side - and also on tablets for her head (the same tablets as we had for our old lurcher to stem the onset of alzheimers.
Carmela is now 13. She came to me as a foster 9 years ago on one of the rescues with L'Europe des Levriers with whom I regularly travelled into Spain to bring back galgos and podencos for adoption here in France. Carmela had obviously been maltreated, had terrible fear and it took over 2 years for her to completely trust us. Of course, by then she was a permanent resident in our home! Another failed foster!
Now I'm trying to catch up on galgo stories so for the time being here's another article I thought you might be interested to read.