I follow a number of greyhound sites on Facebook because Izzy is a greyhound and greyhound owners are well known for wanting to share photos of their hounds.
This year has been particularly hard on Will’s family. Will was very ill and required surgery. The vets couldn’t find anything that was causing the massive inflammation in Will’s chest and abdomen. Lots of drugs and he still wasn’t getting better. So more surgery and finally, they think they got the problem under control.
Will’s family stuck by him, but as you can imagine the vet bills were massive. A call went out for raffle prizes to help them pay the bills (something they reluctantly agreed to) and I had to contribute.
Today I am sending this prize to the winner of the raffle. It contains three bags of my preservative-free dog treats – Cranberry & Coconut Biscotti, Apple, Cranberry & Ginger Biscotti and Salmon Squares – and a triple-headed toothbrush which is ideal for greyhounds (who are known to have lots of dental problems).
As an independent business, I get lots of requests for support. Some resonate more than others. Will’s family weren’t going to give up on him without a fight and in this case, I think they made the right decision. We are all hopeful that his inflammatory condition doesn’t return (it was thought to be a foreign body of some type, that has never revealed itself on scans, etc).
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand