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    howdy.. just came across this forum today, figured i'd join up as i might need some advice in days to come as we are bringing home our gorgeous mixed breed rescue dog today!

    she still needs a little weight perhaps, and she has a rash down her neck - carer says from fleas, it looks to be clearing, but will take her to the vet this week to be sure all is ok.. she has had a bout of kennel cough as well, so i do hope she is well over that, we will have her last dose of antibiotics to give her tonight.

    apart from that, she looks like she has some greyhound in her perhaps, would account for the body shape, the short smooth brindle coat, and the long slender legs - she's a tall girl! as for the rest? who knows she's a pretty, soft, gentle girl, and smart too, still fairly young.. she was found wandering the streets apparently, and was rescued from death row..

    we also have two cats, also rescues.. Archibald and Reginald have their quirks, they really did have a bad start in life, but their original rescuer had a dog, so our new dog should not come as too much of a surprise to them, and the first foster home the dog was homed in had two cats, and she was good with them. we have moved all cat bowls to a high bench well out of the dog's way..

    we really must settle on a name for her... she does not respond to the name she was given on rescue.

    anyway.. i have typed a novelette here.. i'm not always this wordy! seeya round the forum...
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    Welcome. I am sure you will enjoy the forum. Dont forget to post some pics of your new girl.'

    Just on a side note, a rash on the neck is a very unusual place for a 'flea' rash. Flea bite dermatitis is seen on the back at the base of the tail, not the neck.
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    Hi
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    Congratulations on a rescue pooch!
    Looking forward to hearing about your girl more.
    PS. Pics are a must !

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    have put just a few pics into my album..

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    She's lovely. I am not very good on the larger breeds so I wouldn't even try to guess.
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    hello and

    Go rescues She is a beautiful girl! Have you decided on a name yet?

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    she has been so good today and tonight, can hardly believe how good! she's had some good training somewhere along the line, it's obvious. was -perfect- in the car for the hour's drive home, very good on a lead, and off lead for a run on the beach, and has not been more than curious about the cats, altho the cats could do with a lesson in courtesy. the more we discover about her, the luckier we feel.

    as for names.. no, not really, we have called her the name she came with so far, but know we should change it soon without changing it too much, if possible.

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    She's lovely! to both of you!

    Ummm... Greyhound, have to agree with you there - in her feet too. Crossed with Bull Arab?? Or a mastiffy type pig dog?

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    another vote for greyhound.. from what i have read of their temperament, she fits there.. they have skin issues too.. so i'm wondering if maybe this rash on her neck has been from the wrong collar perhaps. i will be ringing the vet for an appointment today, so we shall have that sorted soon, hopefully.

    was not a good night. she was herself, but we needed to sleep! lol... she woke me a few times, and i sleepily went to let her out, but she didn't do anything, she just seemed to want the company. i hope she settles at night soon.

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    I'd advise not getting up to her all the time. She will come to expect it. Take her to the toilet just before you put her to bed, then take her immediately when you get up. This should help her get into a routine with toileting and will lessen the need for her to go during the night.
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