TOP 10 BEST POSTS OF 2021
As the year draws to a close, we are revisiting the most popular blog posts published here in 2021, in case you missed any of them.
10. 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.
9. GREYHOUND JARGON Like many breeds, Greyhounds come with their own community and culture (some would say cult) – and vocabulary. I wrote about some of these terms in my earlier posts. Let’s take a closer look at some of those “Greyhound-isms”.
8. HOW TO DEAL WITH GREYHOUND ANXIETY PROBLEMS Normally greyhounds are relaxed couch potatoes. However, some anxiety among retired racing Greyhounds is a common phenomenon that can be managed through time and patience. Greyhound anxiety is the constant anticipation that something causing fear may happen. If you have a nervous dog, here’s some insight you can use to identify the signs and triggers, and steps you can take to help calm your dog’s anxiety and improve their quality of life.
7. FAMOUS GREYHOUND FANS Throughout history, some very famous people have been captivated by Greyhounds: Christopher Columbus, General George Custer, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, Brad Pitt, Betty White, Frank Sinatra, Queen Victoria and King Henry VIII, to name a few. There have been 4 past U.S. Presidents who have owned a Greyhound.
6. 5 THINGS WE DO THAT ANNOY OUR GREYHOUNDS We often think that communicating with our dogs means we talk to them, but in fact we can recognize what our dog is saying - even what he's thinking - just by learning our Greyhound’s body language. We need “listen” with our eyes to understand what they are telling us, and in the same way, we need to be conscious of our body language to be sure we are not inadvertently communicating something that we don’t mean!
5. THE GREYHOUND ORIGIN STORY Greyhounds are thought to be the oldest purebred dog, but those origins are shrouded in mystery. Cave etchings, as early as 8,000 B.C., depict dogs that look very much like greyhounds. From ancient Egypt, artifacts show that greyhound-type dogs were revered as gods and only royalty were allowed to own them. Read on for more fascinating anecdotes about this charismatic breed.
4. GREYHOUND MYTHS Here are some statements that Greyhound parents frequently hear, along with the straight scoop on the topic from Suzanne Stack, DVM – Greyhound owner and long-time advocate.
3. 20 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT GREYHOUNDS Let’s look at some fun facts about the breed. See if you knew that: The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the Greyhound as an official dog breed in 1885. They are classified in the Hound dog breed category.
2. 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 debate 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…
1. 10 WAYS GREYHOUNDS DIFFER FROM OTHER BREEDS MEDICALLY Greyhounds do have some medical differences compared to most other breeds. It is good to be informed about these differences so that you and your vet will know if something that crops up is cause for concern or not. In addition, if you are prepared, maybe you can take some preventive measures to nip problems in the bud.