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  • ABCs of CLEANING DOG BEDS

    We all love our dogs, but we enjoy their company even more when they smell fresh! Greyhound owners are lucky in this department, as our hounds don’t usually have the doggy-smell problems that some dogs have.  Nevertheless, washing dog bedding and the dog’s accessories helps to keep your home hygienic. Believe it or not, your dog has the potential to harbor some nasty germs and bacteria, so cleaning his bed regularly and thoroughly is important. Read on to find out how to make dog bed cleaning an easy addition to your housework schedule.

  • 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.

  • CARE OF THE RACING & RETIRED GREYHOUND

    Today I want to tell you about an invaluable resource for all Greyhound guardians out there and your veterinarians: Care of the Racing & Retired Greyhound. This book, published by the American Greyhound Council, is an overview of the most common and unique medical problems seen in Greyhounds. If you want to become more active in your Greyhound’s health care, you need this book.

  • 10 SURE-FIRE BOND BUILDERS

    I used to think bonding with a new dog is automatic – you love them, so they automatically love you, right? Turns out, sometimes, it’s not that easy.  Maybe the new Greyhound is more reserved, or maybe they’ve been through some stuff that makes them shy or slow to warm up to their new family. Don’t lose hope, however!  Forming a strong bond takes time. Here are 10 sure-fire ways to build that bond that will assure mutual life-long love.

  • IN CASE OF EMERGENCY…ARE YOU READY?

    It’s no secret that 2020 has been a tough year.  A pandemic is bad enough, but add to that fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and more wildfires, and we don’t see things getting better anytime soon. One thing you can control is to have an emergency plan in place.  Take time now to get yourself and your household, including pets, ready for the unexpected. If you do, you will likely encounter less difficulty, stress and worry. Here are 6 steps to help you on your way to peace of mind:

  • 7 WAYS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL DOG DAY

    Today is National Dog Day! Of course, every day is a great day to celebrate dogs, but National Dog Day, held annually on August 26th, is a day tha...
  • TACTICS TO STOP YOUR GREYHOUND FROM CHEWING THE FURNITURE

    We love our Greyhounds…except when they make confetti out of our couch cushions! Or, just as bad, chew on a table leg like it is a bone!  Dogs love...
  • 10 EASY STEPS TO HELP YOUR NEW GREYHOUND ADAPT

    Getting a new Greyhound is an extremely rewarding experience, but just like bringing any pet home there’s going to be an adjustment period. Whether it’s an adoption or a foster, expect them to take a few days to settle in. These tips will help make that transition easier.

  • 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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  • HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS

    Big dogs, like Greyhounds, are considered “senior” at about 6-7 years old. Just like us, as dogs get older, they become more susceptible to certain illnesses and ailments but you can take action to help them stay healthy and happy well into their golden years.