HEALTH-GREYHOUNDS ARE DIFFERENT: Blood Chemestry
Greyhound Blood References and Chemistry Differences -
If you ask a veterinarian they probably all will answer that they are fully aware the Greyhound blood chemistry is different is correct but oversimplified. You would be amazed at how different their blood cell counts but if you ask more detailed questions you probably will find out that their knowledge is not quite as specific as you would like. But if your vet sends the blood work out for testing at a national laboratory like IDEXX or Antech listing your dogs breed as a greyhound the report they get back probably will indicate some of the range differences for greyhounds, but maybe not all of them. If your vet is using in-house testing their test reference range may not be adjusted for greyhounds. Instead of us listing the many differences in greyhound blood, we have linked below the most resent and reliable article that list all of the differences.
This document is titled Greyhounds: A breed apart and it includes all the current Greyhound-Specific-reference-intervals and was published by IDDEX Reference Labs in July 2022. Here is the link Greyhounds: A Breed apart Please book mark it and make sure that all vets you work with for your greyhound are very familiar with this document.
Another greyt and handy and updated source of greyhound veterinary informations is the Greyhound Health Initiative. That site carries so much information about greyhound topics including blood work, corns, new research, cancer and even has a list of greyhound savvy vets. While you are on that Greyhound Health Initiative site go to the store and order yourself and your greyhound friends the newest version of the wallet sized Greyhounds are not "regular" dogs cards. Every greyhound adopter should have one of these quick reference cards.