Episode 11: Toxins and Injuries and Dangers, Oh My! First Aid for Your Greyhound

Discover the first aid tips that may serve as your greyhound’s first defense when injury or illness strike.

In the first few minutes of this episode, your host shares a story about how a $600 emergency vet bill could have been avoided with a $3 bottle of a common remedy most people have in their homes.

There are toxins outside, as well as inside, your home that can cause illness or worse for your greyhound. Things you may not even think about. And, like any living creature, they can be injured or face potential health conditions and dangers.

In this episode, recorded in our guest, Patty Comerford’s, scenic backyard (you’ll hear hounds, birds, planes, wind chimes, and more), we explore how to help prevent accidental poisoning, injuries, and more. Throughout the conversation, you’ll get useful tips on treating many of these if and when they do happen as a stop-gap measure until you can get to your dog’s doctor. In addition, you’ll hear about identifying certain conditions, like seizures, that need your veterinarian’s immediate attention.




  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center phone number: 888-426-4435 (a fee may apply). Add this number to your phone’s contacts.
  • Household Hazards, an informative pamphlet from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Keep this handy for a listing of foods, cleaners, and more that may be in your home or yard that can be toxic to your dog.
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  • Pet First Aid, a resource from the American Veterinary Medical Association for helping your dog if he or she is injured, poisoned, and more.
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  • Greyhound lab results: important information to show to your veterinarian and emergency veterinarian. This card is also available on Greyhound Friends of New Jersey’s app.
  • Download the Greyhound Friends of New Jersey free app from Apple Store or GooglePlay.
  • Donate to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey to help us bring more dogs home.
  • Subscribe to BarkBox for 1,6, or 12 months through our special link and BarkBox will donate $25 to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey.
  • Visit the About Greyhounds podcast website.

An important note: Jacqueline Howard and Patty Comerford are not medical professionals and have not and are not providing medical advice specific to your dog. The content provided in this episode of About Greyhounds is intended as informational only. Seek the guidance of a trained and experienced veterinarian if your dog becomes ill or injured and before administering any drugs/medications, including over the counter drugs/medications.

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