Retired greyhound loses his tail

Jack is a lovely retired 5 year old greyhound whose foster owners brought him to the clinic because he had a very limp tail. Our veterinarian examined Jack's tail and could palpate a fractured vertebra which needed to be amputated. He was admitted to hospital the following day.

While under general anaesthetic, Jack also had some teeth extracted and a full scale and polish at the same time. This saved him from going under anaesthetic twice. The tail amputation operation and dental went really well. Jack came back to the clinic for regular bandage changes and wound check. He was a very easy going greyhound and didn't mind the regular visits to the clinic. 

Jack has retied from his racing days and is now up for adoption through the Greyhound Rescue Society. For more information about Jack or on how to adopt a retired greyhound, please visit or contact the clinic on 9489 2195.