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GREYHOUND MYTHS

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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

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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:

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AWAY WITH PEE SPOTS

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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:

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COPING WITH FIREWORKS FEAR

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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.

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GREYHOUNDS AND SUMMER HEAT

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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.

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