Greyhound Pets of America Minnesota

Hound 101 - Greyhound Blood Values

Greyhounds are not "Regular" Dogs

Normal lab results in Greyhounds are NOT the same as other breeds.

Lab result values courtesy of the Greyhound Health Initiative, a not-for-profit focused on the education of sighthound owners and veterinarians regarding these breeds' special needs.

More detailed information about the chart at right can be found on the Greyhound Health Initiative's Reference Intervals page.
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Normal Greyhounds Other Breeds
HCT/PVC 50% - 70% 42% - 62%
  a greyhound with HCT/PVC < 50% is anemic
WBC 3.5 - 6.9 5.8 - 20.3
Platelets 110 - 205 173 - 497
Total Protein 4.8 - 6.3 5.1 - 7.1
Globulin 1.7 - 3.0 2.2 - 3.9
Creatinine 1.0 - 1.7 0.6 - 1.6
Total T4 (nMol/L) 8 - 20 20 - 33
If you think your greyhound is hypothyroid, please have your vet check the TSH!