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  • IS YOUR GREYHOUND BORED?

    Do dogs get bored? Absolutely! Doggy boredom can lead to problem behaviors, but more importantly an unhappy dog.A bored dog is a “naughty dog” because they will find a way to entertain themselves if you fail to do it for them. The following are some ideas to get your houndie/s engaged - boosting mood, getting rid of bad and OCD type of behavior, preventing mental health problems, and it's likely to be fun for you too. Not to mention, it will help to strengthen the bond between you.
  • 10 TOP DOG POISONS

    Veterinarians treat many pets each year that are poisoned by common household items. And usually, the pet owners weren’t aware the items were dangerous to pets, so it’s important to know what to watch out for. We touched on the most common foods that dogs should not eat in several recent blog posts, so now we are going to look at typical things we are likely to have around the house that might pose a danger to your Greyhound.
  • THINGS I’VE LEARNED FROM MY GREYHOUND

    What is it about the end of the year that makes us want to recap events of the last 365 days?  Most of 2020 we’d rather forget, so instead how about contemplating this list of the top 15 things we can learn from our hounds:
  • HELP YOUR SENIOR HOUND

    As your Greyhound gets older, he may start to have a hard time getting up off the floor or his bed, or trouble with stairs or getting into the car.  Here are some tips to make it easier on your dog (and you) to negotiate their new reality.

  • DOES YOUR GREYHOUND HAVE ARTHRITIS?

    Arthritis is a common problem in older dogs, occurring as a result of ongoing wear and tear and instability in the joints. Factors affecting the progression of arthritis include injury, chronic inflammation, genetic makeup, infection, immune diseases and cancer. Your veterinarian can determine for sure if your hound does have arthritis, or if their behavior changes are due to something else. No matter what has caused the arthritis in your pup, here are some strategies to help them be more comfortable.
  • 15 GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR GREYHOUND

    As challenging as 2020 has been for people, our dogs are loving it.  “My people are home more - YAY!”  They do help us through some tough times though and they deserve a special treat for the holidays.  Here are some ideas that are off the beaten path, from inexpensive DIY to state of the art wi-fi enabled gifts.

  • HELP YOUR GREYHOUND HAVE HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    The holidays bring surprises—both good and bad—but one thing is sure, the end of the year is an incredibly busy time. All that additional excitement and activity can be a lot for your hound to handle. Not to mention the extra visitors (COVID permitting), sights, sounds, and smells. Plus, it’s easy to get wrapped up in holiday preparation and neglect your dog’s regular routines. Add all that up, and you have a recipe for dog stress. The following tips will help you prepare your dog so you can both enjoy the coming holiday season.

  • 10 SUPERFOODS FOR YOUR GREYHOUND’S BEST LIFE

    Along with giving thanks at this time of year, there is an emphasis on food at the holidays.  What foods would be good to share with your dog? Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and gut-health boosting friendly bacteria, here are ten human foods you can feel good about sharing with your dog!

  • FINANCING A BIG VETERINARY BILL

    No one wants to be in the situation where affordability of treatment for your Greyhound is a factor in your decision to proceed at the vet.  But sometimes that happens, and we need to be prepared to make the best decision for our pups. We found ourselves in this situation with our first Greyhound, Jacki, after she had a stroke.  Our regular vet sent us to the neurological specialists, and they had several options for treatment, but all were prohibitively expensive. Then we were introduced to CareCredit, a special type of credit card for medical and veterinary bills not paid by insurance.
  • GREYHOUNDS AS VETERANS’ SERVICE DOGS

    We owe our Veterans so much – especially the freedoms we enjoy and so recently have exercised, as exemplified by our elections.  As we honor Veterans today, let’s take a look at Greyhounds trained as service dogs to help vets deal with PTSD, mobility issues, and many other challenges. We have discussed Greyhounds as therapy dogs before, and indeed, many are enthusiastic about a second career after “retirement”. But did you know that they can be trained for the specialized requirements of service dogs? 

  • ABCs of CLEANING DOG BEDS

    We all love our dogs, but we enjoy their company even more when they smell fresh! Greyhound owners are lucky in this department, as our hounds don’t usually have the doggy-smell problems that some dogs have.  Nevertheless, washing dog bedding and the dog’s accessories helps to keep your home hygienic. Believe it or not, your dog has the potential to harbor some nasty germs and bacteria, so cleaning his bed regularly and thoroughly is important. Read on to find out how to make dog bed cleaning an easy addition to your housework schedule.

  • HOW TO CLEAN YOUR DOG’S TOYS

    Dogs love their toys and spend a lot of time with them.  Eventually, slobber, dirt and grime build up on your dog’s favorites. Those toys can be a breeding ground for nasty germs and bacteria, but there is no need to throw away and replace dog toys just because they are dirty. Cleaning your Greyhound’s toys is not difficult, but you do need to be careful how you go about it to make sure that you do it safely. In addition to prolonging the life of your pet’s top toys, cleaning them gives you a chance to examine them for safety hazards. Here are some tips on how to take care of all kinds of toys.