Hound Blog

Remember Tim

Tim, our six million dollar dog (almost!)

The biggest expense in dog rescue are Vet bills. Friends of the Hound spends over $100,000 each year on veterinary treatments for the Greyhounds we save. Remember Tim?Last year, this beautiful boy was surrendered to our program but when Lisa met the trainer in Brisbane to collect Tim he was lame. We were not aware of this before taking him, but he had...
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Discs don't slip - our latest physio news

Discs Don’t Slip!

An Introduction into Intervertebral Disc Disease Back pain is a condition that I see extensively in people and in dogs alike and in both patient groups, it can be debilitating. In people, it is one of the most common causes of sick leave on an annual basis. There is a plethora of terms to describe back pain including ‘slipped disc’, ‘disc herniation’, ‘disc...
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AGM & Hound fun day May 2019

AGM & Hound Fun Day 2019

The AGM & Hound Fun Day was a great success! A beautiful day with Hounds and their humans enjoying the sunshine. If you're anything like us then there is no such thing as too many Greyhound pics. So here you go...
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Oscar the tripaw Greyhound pup

Lucky pup – Koa the tri-paw

FOTH recently had a call from a racing industry participant in Brisbane with a 12 week old pup with an injured leg. They believed he had suffered tendon damage, and stated, “You know if we take him to the Vet they will just want to put him down”. They were hoping to drop him off that day. “He’s okay - he’ll just...
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Osteosarcoma in Greyhounds

Osteosarcoma in Greyhounds

Osteosarcoma is a primary bone cancer. This means that the cancer originates in the bone and then metastasizes (spreads) elsewhere. It is a very aggressive disease and statistics show that by the time the primary tumour is removed, 85-90% of cases have metastatic disease.   Signs & Symptoms Frequently, the dog presents with lameness with or without other signs such as lethargy and...
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Sisters reunited - Elsie & Freda

Sisters reunited – meet Elsie & Freda

Elsie and Freda’s adoption story. By Peggy Naumov - Greyhound Mum I had met rescue greyhounds at the Brisbane Ekka several years ago, all laying so relaxed on sofas in the dog exhibit. Their carers patiently told me of the plight of these beautiful, calm Greyhounds. That stayed with me, and I was always fortunate to speak to people that owned Greyhounds and...
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Greyhound Action in Lismore

Greyhound action in Lismore

Passionate Greyhound lovers gathered in Lismore in March to bring awareness to the injuries and deaths occurring at the Lismore race track. This peaceful protest was welcomed by cars passing with toots and whistles. Find out more about upcoming Lismore actions for Greyhounds here....
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