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  • MAKE VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL FOR YOUR GREYHOUND

    Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be limited to just a romantic candlelight dinner – it’s also the perfect time to show your Greyhound how much you adore him. This Valentine's Day, engage in their favorite activities with them. No one knows what your pup loves to do better than you, but if you need some ideas, here are 10 fun ways to celebrate your heart dog, along with some little treats for you too.

  • COPING WITH THE LOSS OF YOUR GREYHOUND

    Following the loss of a cherished companion, we need to allow ourselves to experience feelings of pain and sorrow. Because of the unique emotional relationships we have with our pets, their deaths produce a level of pain that is difficult to describe. All death is traumatic, and people cope with the residual grief in different ways. While this is normal, there are a few things you can do to ease the pain and deal with grief.

  • FACING FAREWELL

    Losing a treasured family pet is one of the great sadnesses of life. It is always heartbreaking to see your dog grow old. Just imagining losing yo...
  • 10 DIY DOG TOYS

    Now that many of us are home more than usual, we have time to make some simple dog toys that will keep our hounds  busy, and most won’t cost a penny. It doesn’t  have to be fancy to delight your dog. Your recycling bin can be a treasure trove of toy components, if you just look at it with new eyes.  Here are some suggestions to get you started –

  • 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!