According to the American
Greyhound Council, most greyhounds have a 2 ˝ to 3-year racing career
before being retired. A very few
will race until they are six, but this is rare.
Upon retirement, those selected for breeding are returned to the farms.
Others enter the adoption program sponsored by Greyhound
Pets of American and are placed in homes.
When Deb, an 8 year old female greyhound, was brought into his office for euthanasia, Veterinarian Greg Daubney knew exactly who to call. Judy Tomlinson, former Vice-President, Greyhound Pets of America/Oklahoma, tells us that Deb, who is pictured below, got into a fight with two other greyhounds. The injuries were extensive and she required approximately 100 stitches.
“I began using Emu Oil on her within 1 week of her injury. I applied the oil directly to her wounds, and also put several drops in her food twice daily. I was feeding Deb Royal Nutrition Plan Dog Food™ also”, reports Judy Tomlinson “I began noticing improvement within 3 weeks. Deb’s injuries were quite extensive, as shown by the photographs."
“I was so concerned about how
much scarring she would have. As you can see by the photos taken in October, her
healing had been phenomenal. Deb’s remarkable recovery, in my opinion, can
only be attributed to the Emu products-oil and food, and the outstanding job
done by her veterinarian, Dr. Greg Daubney”.
Tomlinson went on to say that she herself has four greyhounds which she
feeds Royal Nutrition Plan Dog Food™ and
that she uses emu oil on them and any fosters in her care.
Special thanks to EPMI
for sharing this story lead with us.