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  • 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.
  • 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.

  • HALLOWEEN CAUTIONS

    As we prepare for a Halloween that will look very different than past years, the potential dangers for your Greyhound remain the same. To help you gear up for a fun and safe celebration, we’ve compiled the top 5 Halloween dangers so that you can avoid a real nightmare for your Greyhound!
  • KEEP YOUR GREYHOUND SAFE THIS FALL

    10 Autumn Dog Dangers to Avoid

    It’s officially fall — the days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing and the air is getting crisper. But don’t let the beautiful foliage fool you — there are dangers lurking both inside and outside for your dog. Here are some tips to keep your hound safe during this time of year.

  • GREYHOUND MYTHS

    Here are 14 myths that Greyhound parents frequently hear, along with the straight scoop on the topic from Suzanne Stack, DVM – Greyhound owner and long-time advocate.

    1.  Older Greyhounds need low protein “Senior” diets.  With greyhounds, we're usually trying to keep weight on the oldsters, not off them.   Low protein diets may cause muscle wasting and weight loss. 

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  • THE GREYTEST WISH

     It’s no secret – we adore our Greyhounds.  The only problem with dogs is that they don’t live long enough!  Our dearest wish is for them to live a long, happy and healthy life. Here are 10 strategies to promote canine longevity:

  • AWAY WITH PEE SPOTS

    We do love our lawns and aspire to a lush carpet of green, but too often the reality is scattered brown spots in that green grass. Your dog is probably responsible for them, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some tips to manage those spots:

  • COPING WITH FIREWORKS FEAR

    July 4th is this weekend, but if your neighborhood is like mine, there have been fireworks going off for many nights already. If your Greyhound is nervous about thunder, it’s a safe bet that fireworks will bother him even more.  Keep your pup safe and happy this 4th of July with these quick and helpful tips.

  • GREYHOUNDS AND SUMMER HEAT

    As the weather heats up around the country, and we are able to get out and about more, we love to take our Greyhounds with us on family outings. Summertime activities like lounging by the pool, hikes and picnics, and beach outings have the potential for your dog to overheat, because they do not tolerate the heat as well as we do. Greyhounds usually have little body fat, and their dense muscles tend to generate a lot of heat during activity, so they can be prone to overheating very quickly.

  • DIY PORTABLE FIRST AID KIT

    As things are starting to open up, many of us are taking trips with our Greyhounds, to hike or camp. It’s good to be prepared even if you’re not traveling in case of an accident or other emergency, like a natural disaster. Just like you have a first aid kit for the humans in your home; it’s important to keep one handy for the canines in your life.You can buy one or make your own.  Here's how: