Hound Blog

Meet the puppies

Meet the puppies!

People don’t get to see Greyhound puppies - but here are some photos of the 4 little land sharks that FOTH have in care. These precious puppies came to us at 11 weeks old & all but 1 have homes to go to (with adoption enquiries still to be processed)...
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Paint & Sip fundraiser

Paint & Sip Fundraiser

Friends of the Hound were very lucky to be chosen as the charity of choice for the “SUPER Vets Hendra (Brisbane) Paint and Sip fundraiser on Saturday 20th July. This sold out event was held at SUPER Vets, where everyone who attended could “Pawcasso their pet” in watercolour. Several participants were also greyhound lovers so it was a great night to meet...
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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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