In any of these cases, seek veterinary assistance immediately, particularly if a major portion of the Italian Greyhound's body has been burnt or if the Italian Greyhound has had a severe electrical shock.\n\n\n\nWe also discussed several popular Italian Greyhound diagnostic procedures at the end of the posting.\n\n\n\nOther less essential questions regarding your Italian Greyhound may be found in this handbook.\n\n\n\nChoking\n\n\n\nItalian Greyhounds investigate with their jaws and often swallow what they encounter. The Italian Greyhound may choke if it is not taken appropriately. An Italian Greyhound might choke on anything he swallows, including bones, boulders, bottle tops, little balls, and tinsel.\n\n\n\nCoughing, gagging, or pawing at the mouth are all symptoms of choking. To check for foreign objects, open the mouth by pushing the thumb and forefingers into the top cheeks and sweeping a finger through it. Remove any impediment using your fingers or a pair of needle-nose pliers. If the object would not budge, use the Heimlich technique by standing behind the Italian Greyhound and encircling his belly with your arms slightly behind or behind his rib cage, crushing your chest. Repeat this process until the thing is coughed up. If the item still does not come out, take the Italian Greyhound to a veterinarian as soon as possible.\n\n\n\nFractures\n\n\n\nA fracture is defined as a fractured bone. A severe fall, being struck by a vehicle, or any other traumatic accident may result in shattered bones in Italian Greyhounds. Broken bones aren't only for active, outdoorsy Italian Greyhounds; toy Italian Greyhounds with fragile bones, such as Italian Greyhounds, may break a leg just by leaping off the couch.\n\n\n\nSimple fractures and complicated fractures are two types of bone breaks. A simple fracture occurs when a shattered bone does not enter the skin. A complex fracture is visible because the bone protrudes through the skin. The jaw may be cracked if the lower jaw is hanging open and the Italian Greyhound is drooling. A skull fracture may be present in an Italian Greyhound who is disoriented or unconscious, or who has a bloody nose.\n\n\n\nIf your Italian Greyhound fractures a bone, keep him motionless and prevent moving the limb and further damaging it. Tie a scarf or bandage below the chin and attach it behind the ears to treat a broken jaw. Wrapping the Italian Greyhound with a blanket will assist to relieve the shock, contain any bleeding, and keep him warm. Before you handle an injured Italian Greyhound, you should muzzle him. Italian Greyhounds in agony will bite, no matter how well they know you. Seek veterinarian assistance as quickly as possible.\n\n\n\nWhat are microscopic tests for Italian Greyhound?\n\n\n\nMicroscopes are also used to look for intestinal parasites including roundworms, tapeworms, and hookworms that are usually undetectable to the human eye in feces (tapeworm segments can be seen in fresh feces). This form of examination is known as fecal flotation. Simply drape a plastic bag over your hand, scoop up the feces, and place it in a disposable plastic container for transfer to the veterinarian clinic to collect a sample. If you can't get there straight away, keep the sample refrigerated until you can.\n\n\n\nOther forms of microscopic examinations include the examination of blood, body fluids, and tissue samples in order to detect different bacteria, fungus, viruses, and protozoa. The samples are put in sterile containers and then stained or grown to classify the organisms. If the infection persists, the organisms may be examined for their reactions to different drugs. This enables the veterinarian to choose the most effective treatment option.\n\n\n\nViruses are too small to be seen with a standard microscope, and some protozoa and fungus are also difficult to locate. This is where serology comes into play. This method of testing employs serum antibodies that are known to bind solely to a certain virus or illness agent. In other assays, enzymes or dyes are used to highlight the culprit, changing color when antibody binding occurs. This is referred to as an antigen-antibody response. A serological test identifies a particular disease agent or finds high levels of antibodies, indicating an immunological response. Serological assays for parvovirus and heartworm disease are available.\n\n\n\nBecause of the advancement of so many specialized tests and treatments, veterinary care is now more successful than ever. A lab test may expedite diagnosis, saving valuable time. When your Italian Greyhound requires a lab test, you'll be much more prepared to comprehend the purpose of each one and how the findings aid in the diagnosis.\n\n\n\nWhat are some common technologies in Italian Greyhound diagnostics?\n\n\n\nImaging procedures such as X-rays and ultrasounds are examples of other diagnostic techniques. Imaging technology allows vets to see what's going on inside an Italian Greyhound's body. They may observe bone fractures, animated pictures of interior organs, and electrical impulses from the heart.\n\n\n\nMany of the latest diagnostic tools accessible to humans may also be used to evaluate the health of our Italian Greyhounds.\n\n\n\nX-rays, commonly known as radiographs, provide black-and-white photos that show anatomical changes including decreasing organ size, bone abnormalities like hip dysplasia, and masses like cancers. Angiography and myelography are two more forms of radiological tests that entail the injection of dyes into the Italian Greyhound's blood vessels or spinal canal.\n\n\n\nComputerized axial tomography, or CAT scan; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); and ultrasonography, or ultrasound, are examples of diagnostic imaging advances. While these treatments may seem to be more appropriate for a human hospital, they are now commonly accessible for pets at veterinary schools and specialist animal clinics. The benefit of these technologies is the level of information they provide, allowing for a better knowledge of an Italian Greyhound's health as well as more accuracy in biopsies.\n\n\n\nEndoscopy may also be used by veterinarians to see into the body of an Italian Greyhound. An endoscope is a flexible equipment that employs specialized illumination and magnification methods to allow the veterinarian to inspect places such as the nasal cavity and the gastrointestinal system without invasive surgery. Endoscopy is often used to collect samples for biopsy, culture, or cytology.\n\n\n\nElectrocardiograms (ECGs), electroencephalograms (EEGs), and electromyography are further non-invasive treatments (EMG). The ECG monitors the electrical impulses produced by the heart and may be used to analyze abnormal heartbeats and monitor Italian Greyhounds under anesthesia. EEGs and EMGs are used to assess electrical activity in the brain, nerves, and muscles and are used to help diagnose neuromuscular disorders. Electroretinography (ERG) is used by veterinary ophthalmologists to evaluate the retina of the Italian Greyhound for any abnormalities.\n\n\n\nMany of these methods are costly and not always publicly accessible, yet veterinary care would not be where it is now without them.\n\n\n\nClick here to continue reading our best pet news.