Sometimes, life happens and you can’t take care of your Greyhound as much as you had hoped for. Maybe that snowstorm delays you by a few hours or maybe you break your leg and have to stay in the hospital for a while. Whatever is stopping you, here are a few ways to keep your Greyhound in good health while you recover:
Caretakers are great options no matter if you are recovering from a short term or long term health problem. Sometimes your immediate family is a great choice, particularly if it’s your spouse. Of course, don’t count on family members to do this for you. For temporary scenarios, a responsible teenager might do. Otherwise, other Greyhound lovers might be willing to help out as well!
Have a plan of action ready if an emergency comes up. You can carry a small instruction card in your wallet at all times in case of unforeseen events. Another greyt option is the emergency info dog collar that we sell! With either option, first responders will know who to call to take care of your precious hounds. You can also inform your neighbors and family on what to do if you are unable to make it back to your Greyhounds.
If you are going to be looking at long term care, you might want to consider setting aside a small fund to help the caretaker with your Greyhound’s food or medical bills – and who knows, maybe a new toy once in a while. Of course, the amount you set aside is based on how old your Greyhound is and their current health. In case you aren’t able to make decisions yourself, you may want to speak with a lawyer or attorney so they know what to do with your dogs in the event of an emergency.
Many people aren’t prepared for an emergency, let alone what to do with their Greyhounds when you can no longer care for them on a day to day basis. I hope you found this article helpful! You now know of some precautionary first steps to take and how to keep your Greyhound healthy.