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    Maggie periodically overdoes it and has become a massage addict. Mainly her back haunch as she sprints with such force.
    We now massage her whenever we think of it. I can feel the tight muscles in her (just like in my husband when he strained himself) Maggie now leans into my hand and drops on her side and closes her eyes with joy ( got over excited the first few times and saw it as a game)A neighbour said we have a local chiropractor that has animal clients she swears by, may be one in your area, ask your vet?.

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    Cramping can be caused by a build up of acid. Give the dog a watery meal with a level tablespoon of bicarb in it for a few days. Otherwise, you should have things like Lectade/Vytrate/Recharge to give the dog after a run or on hot days to help rehydrate the body properly, and ACE powder can work wonders too after exercise. They're all greyhound products Welcome to Greyhound Products Direct

    I wouldnt give anti-inflammatories to a sore muscled dog they need to be rehydrated and properly nourished. If he's sore, let him lie down and feel sorry, at least he wont cause himself more damage. Farrview I would suggest trying a small watery bicarb meal after running for your dog, my eldest is the same but she got to the stage where she burnt all the muscles in her back/rear end with acidosis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekhbet View Post
    . Farrview I would suggest trying a small watery bicarb meal after running for your dog, my eldest is the same but she got to the stage where she burnt all the muscles in her back/rear end with acidosis.
    Thanks will keep it in mind.

    It isn't a problem at the moment. It was just she lost fitness due to not being able to exercise for three different blocks of time as she was recovering from
    1. consuming a packet of Talon 2. sterilisation 3. 2 weeks of rain so we couldn't get to the beach. We normally go to the beach every day at 5am and she runs off lead for an hour - about 6klms some of which is ball chasing.

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    try rapigel it works on horses dogs and people i got the link below
    http://www.virbac.com.au/p-virbacaupuben/display.aspx?srv=p-virbacau&typ=pub&lang=en&cmd=view&style=styles/specie.xsl&select=PRODUCT%5B@ID$eq$PRODUCT_157%5D this stuff works wonders we use it for my dads sore back and our horses too you can find it at any feed store or chemist warehouse cheers ruby
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    Its best if you don't give your dog painkillers. Some dogs right after receiving painkillers or a short time after will go mad and run around doing more wrong than good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    Which beach do you go to? We went to Yanchep.. drove all the way up there, had the best time and then locked our keys in the boot of the car. Had to call RAC LOL
    He definitely has sore muscles... makes me feel so sorry for him! I am sure he will be fine but I just figured if I can give him some pain killers in the meanwhile he will not suffer until his muscles rest.
    Hi again BG, sorry for being so long, since we got back yesterday, I've had to ring Telstra 5 times to reconnect internet, the modem must have got fried in the heat-wave in Perth, but I'm back on now

    We go to the beach at Greenhead as it's a much longer beach, or Leeman (if it's not seaweed city) it's just short of 3 hours north of Perth. I love it, apart from Christmas holidays and Easter, it's just us and the dog and miles of beach. Our friends up there have a blue heeler and Ruby and he play for hours on end, they just don't stop, and both of them sleep all day the next day. We don't take her toys (floating Kong on a rope or the ball) to the beach all the time, but she still runs in to the water, out of the water, back in for some body surfing, then up and down the beach like a loonie. I help her up on the lounge and rub her legs, but might try the suggestions that Nekhbet has given.

    What a pain that you locked the keys in the boot, in all that heat... lucky you were at the beach!! It's beautiful at Yanchep beach isn't it??

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    Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. He is feeling much better now, he is walking around and stopped crying. I am such a softy, I cant stand to see him or my son in pain (husband is a whole different story!).
    findeb - You are so lucky to have the beach house! we went to a beach in Yanchep that is pretty much deserted, we love goofing around on the beach. Hooch is a big sook and only gets his paws in the water but escapes the waves - pretty much like my little one. But when he sees a bird he will run like a rocket for hundreds of meters, and a ball which he only chases but never brings back so then we have to run
    Thanks everyone!!

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    I read somewhere that Asprin along with paracetamol, and ibuprofen are all bad for dogs. One link says that Asprin is the number one poisoner of dogs, tho I'd put ratsack and snail bait higher up the list.

    http://www.vetstreet.com/dr-marty-be...dogs-arthritis

    So I wouldn't give my dog any pain killer not recommended by the vet - especially the dose.

    And like everyone else said - sore muscles - maybe an ice bath? Or make him walk chest deep in the cold sea water. You might have to limit his opportunities to over do it next time.

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    Yeah I wouldnt worry too much and stress over what to give not give, like us they get sore and a good meal and rest is the best option.

    If you take hooch to the beach and he runs like a mad man again, do what I do. I will usually walk him off to cool down and relax his muscles. Kind of like warming up and cooling down for humans.


    I think I read or seen somewhere that you can give dogs certain types of tea so white willow then would be a good option or even the bark actually (if he'll chew it) but then again you may want to look into it as it is only something I have heard.

    Below is a very informative video:

    Pain Killer Poisoning in Dogs and Cats - YouTube!

    Cheers and hope hooch gets better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I read somewhere that Asprin along with paracetamol, and ibuprofen are all bad for dogs. One link says that Asprin is the number one poisoner of dogs, tho I'd put ratsack and snail bait higher up the list.

    http://www.vetstreet.com/dr-marty-be...dogs-arthritis

    So I wouldn't give my dog any pain killer not recommended by the vet - especially the dose.

    And like everyone else said - sore muscles - maybe an ice bath? Or make him walk chest deep in the cold sea water. You might have to limit his opportunities to over do it next time.
    p.s. that is correct. And different sites will tell you different things, but I think safety is key, and even those people that do give small doses, its still not good and its still weakening their immune system at the end of the day.

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