Greyhound Diseases


  • Anemia
  • Periodontitis
  • Onchodystophy
  • Lupus
  • Penphigus Vulgaris
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Platelet Factor III

Kennel Sickness

  • Viral
  • Bacterial
  • Stress
  • Food Allergy
  • Autoimmune

Corneal Conditions

  • Embedded Foreign Body ie: Sand
  • Pannus

Toxic Shock Syndrome/Vasculitis

  • Cutaneous Eruptions
  • Gram Positive and Negative Bacterial Infections/Toxins
  • Common Name (Shorter Rot)


  • Cervical most common in Greyhounds, about the only large breed
  • IV Disc-Lumbar
  • Spinal Stenosis in elderly

Skin Conditions

  • Greyhound Comedone Syndrome ( Blackheads )
  • Flea Bite Dermatitis- a severe reaction to antigens in flea saliva that is depicted by both immediate and delayed hypersensitivity. Constant flea control is necessary in Greyhounds to prevent this allergy
  • Allergic Inhalant Dermatitis (Atopy)
  • Greyhounds are affected less frequently than most large breed dogs, but when affected it is usually quite severe.

Common Allergies

  • Food Allergy
  • Trees, grasses, smut, weeds, etc.
  • Indoor Antigens (Kapok, Feathers, House dust, etc.)
  • Flowering Shrubs

Less Common Conditions

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Otitis Externa, Greyhounds have less ear problems than most large breed dogs

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