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    • chou-chou
    • By chou-chou 11th Oct 16, 1:29 PM
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    Greyhound Cramp
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:29 PM
    Greyhound Cramp 11th Oct 16 at 1:29 PM
    We have two greyhounds - aged 7 and 9 - and they both occasionally get cramp in their legs. It probably happens about once a month but anyone who has experienced the greyhound scream of death at 3am will understand it can be quite distressing! They will settle down again after a couple of minutes of rubbing and attention.

    I would say 50% of the time they are completely fine next day but the other half there is a bit of limping for a day or two so obviously causing some discomfort.

    I don't think they are dehydrated at all and it doesn't follow any particularly long exercise - just seems a bit random.

    Does anyone have any top tips for how to prevent it happening?
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    • mtbbuxton
    • By mtbbuxton 11th Oct 16, 11:44 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 11:44 PM
    A friend gave her rescued ex racer bananas as the cramp is sometimes caused by a slight potassium deficiency. It's apparently a method used in racing kennels.

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    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 12th Oct 16, 12:35 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:35 AM
    Bathe them in a bath of Epsom salts.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 12th Oct 16, 11:48 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 11:48 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 11:48 AM
    Join a hound specific forum, such as that run by Greyhound Gap. The latter has lots of experienced hound people, who will be able to advise you.
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