Leaving your dog's toys and water bowls outside overnight can lead to your pooch being exposed to the potentially fatal lungworm parasite. Watch here to see why it's so important to always bring your dog's toys inside. Lungworm can be prevented, speak to your vet about treatments available.
Granada, Santander and León are the new cities where Yo Galgo could be screened. For that we need a minimum of tickets reserved, links in above. Please take yours and help us spread the word
Granada, Santander and León. The days have just been published for the passes of me greyhound in these cities. Remember that we need to reach a minimum of reservations for the projections to be confirmed. So book your ticket and help us move it please. Book your tickets in the links below.
Here is the latest news from Bev on PJ's condition.
'PJ´s ultrasound and contrasts confirmed he has a liver shunt possibly more than one. However his liver is very damaged and not sure why it is in such a bad condition. It is a possibility he may have ingested some toxin or poison living in the campo. He will have been exposed so many things that could explain this. His blood tests are giving conflicting results and he is beginning to retain fluid which is an sign of advanced liver failure.
Here are some pix of 8 dogs who flew from Madrid airport last weekend heading for the US. Here they are being checked in. Alisha Strobel is the flight patron heading to LAX, John Whitaker the patron to Chicago O’Hare. The flight to LAX is sponsored by Galgopod, big thanks for their support.
The Sighthound Underground is one of the more recent galgo adoption associations in the US and depends on their rescue partners, like Podenco Friends/Ibizan Hound Rescue and Scooby Medina, to transport all the dogs to the airport, along with all their passports and health documents. These transporters start their trips in the middle of the night. Thank you to everyone....it truly takes a village!
The dogs made it without problem during the long flight and here are a few pix after landing!
I recently published about galgo pup PJ who was rescued together with Podenca Carley who was mothering him. Both are safe with Podenco Friends. PJ is still struggling with health problems, here's the latest news from Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends.
PJ taking some R&R in the sunshine this morning .. His blood tests came back from the bile acid tests and it confirmed he is producing an elevated level which indicates a liver shunt.
However the following day we checked his ammonia level and that was normal so we tried a second ultrasound and again couldn't get a clear image that there is shunt in the liver. The tests are conflicting and cannot give us a straight answer but it is all too apparent to see he is not a well pup and his appetite has dropped off.
Scooby to the rescue, thank goodness for them. The only positive in this story is that the puppies had not been dropped down a well...as often happens...at least in this concrete 'tank' they could be seen and easily caught.
From Cobie at Valladolid.
Now safe in Scooby Medina...
Why are there people so cruel? They are only two babies! Two little galgos, a little more than a month old, that someone has left in an old water tank, over two meters high and full of dirt and debris.
Galgos en Familia was established in Malaga in 2010 by Vera Thorenaar. When my definitive guide to the plight of the galgo was first published in 2010 she kindly sent a copy to the then Queen of Spain! On this link you will find details of the wonderful galgos in their care, hoping for forever homes, ranging from a young puppy to an older galga.
Several of the galgo rescue associations work on educating the younger generation of children that cruelty to animals is not acceptable. SOS Galgos recently visited a school of 4-5 years olds to talk about galgos and what lovely companion animals they make.
Occasionally Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends gets a rescued galgo turn up. Here's the story of this little one.
'PJ is a very young galgo pup found in a dreadful state. He has gained a kilo, not that you would know, but he still is terribly thin. Had got him eating and he seemed a little brighter but sometimes you get this feeling things are not just right. So I took him to the vet and said 'I'm not sure what is the problem with PJ. So we did a bank of blood tests. What a shocker! This pup has liver failure, I have never seen such a high count. Plus he is very anaemic.