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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAYTIME FOR YOUR GREYHOUND

    Could the amount of your Greyhound’s playtime be affecting his behavior? Research suggests that playtime is just as important as a good diet and exercise for a happy and healthy Greyhound. Many behavior problems are caused by stress and anxiety, and play is a stress buster for both our dogs and us.  Interactive play is also greyt for bonding between us and our dogs. Read on for more about the benefits of play and how we can implement more playtime into our dog’s daily routine.
  • 5 WAYS TO SLOW YOUR GREYHOUND’S EATING

    Most dogs love to eat, but problems can arise when dogs eat their food too fast. Fast eaters tend to swallow more air than do slow eaters, which is a risk factor for gagging, choking, vomiting, indigestion, even bloat. If you’re concerned about how fast your Greyhound eats there are a few things you can do to help slow them down. Use these tips to slow down your dog’s mealtime.
  • HELP! MY GREYHOUND GOT SKUNKED!

    Skunk habitat is widespread and if your Greyhound gets curious about one, they may end up with a face full of stink - the result of a skunk that felt threatened by a predator. And they can hit a target with accuracy — taking aim at a perceived danger that is as far as 15 feet away. Skunk oil—and its smell—can linger for up to a year if not entirely removed from your dog’s skin and coat, which makes effectively cleaning your dog quickly after a skunk incident essential. If your pooch gets sprayed, there are ways you can rid them of the scent.

  • 9 GROOMING MISTAKES TO AVOID

    We are lucky that Greyhound coats do not require extensive grooming and they rarely have that doggy smell. Nevertheless, regular grooming minimizes shedding, keeps their coat healthy, reduces allergies, decreases chances of infection and diminishes the spread of dirt and germs throughout your home. If you decide to groom your hound yourself, there are nine mistakes to avoid.

  • 10 ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR OUR SENIOR GREYS

    It’s a difficult fact that dogs age relatively quickly. Most Greyhounds are considered seniors at around 7 years old. An older dog’s behavior will give you plenty of hints as to what he needs to be safe, happy and healthy, but sometimes it helps to put it in words. If your senior dog could talk, here are ten things he or she would most likely ask for:
  • WHY IS MY GREYHOUND LIMPING?

    We hate to see our Greyhound in pain! So when we notice that they are suddenly limping, we want to figure out why and fix it ASAP. Dog limping is a distressing condition for both of us. Dogs are like us in that there are a vast number of reasons that can lead to limping, and they range in terms of severity from minor to severe (emergency).  Here are some tips so you can tell when you need to head straight for the vet.

  • PET HEALTH INSURANCE ABCs

    We are familiar with the concept of health insurance for people, but maybe not so much for pet health insurance.  There are some similarities and some very major differences. Here are some things to consider before you sign up for pet health insurance.

  • TO MUZZLE OR NOT TO MUZZLE?

    Many Greyhound lovers hate the sight of a muzzle. Believe it or not, the plastic basket muzzle that comes with your Greyhound on adoption day has more than one use! It can save you from a lot of veterinary bills as your Greyhound gets used to their surroundings.
  • GREYHOUNDS & HAPPY TAIL

    What is Happy Tail?  This is an injury to the tail usually caused by wagging the tail up against something sharp or rough. The tail may bleed, split open and sometimes the bone in the tail actually breaks. It is very common in Greyhounds and other breeds without much hair to pad their tails.  Tail injuries bleed a lot and each wag can throw droplets of blood from floor to ceiling, creating a bloody scene worthy of CSI. You can't imagine it until you actually experience it.
  • NATIONAL CRAFT FOR YOUR LOCAL SHELTER DAY

    Today, July 21, is National Craft for Your Local Shelter Day.  We could expand that to include our local Greyhound adoption groups.  Foster parents are always appreciative of  items for their charges, such as toys and blankets.  Here are a few ideas to get you started…
  • THE CONTROVERSY OVER ELEVATED PET FEEDERS

    Is it better to feed your Greyhound from bowls on the floor or elevated? There’s been a long-standing controversy over the benefits or drawbacks of raised food bowls for dogs and how these now popular raised dog food bowls affect our pets. Talk to two different experts and get two different answers for two reasons. First, there haven’t been many significant studies on the topic of elevated dog feeders. Second, the few studies which have been done contradict each other. Here are a few pros and cons regarding raised vs. floor feeding so you can make an informed decision about what’s best for your pup.
  • TAKING YOUR GREYHOUND TO THE BEACH

    Whether your Greyhound is still a puppy or a seasoned traveler, taking your dog to a dog friendly beach can be an ideal way to spend a summer day. For the right dog, the beach can provide new sights, sounds, and smells to experience as well as opportunities for exciting games. However, there are doggie dangers too. Maximize your fun by trying these activities and watching for these hazards.