Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs, affecting 76% of all canines in the United States. According to a 2016 study by Banfield Pet Hospital, there has been a 23.3% increase in the prevalence of dental disease in dogs since 2006, with steady growth each year. Greyhounds are notorious for teeth that seemingly attract plaque. Some people are religious about brushing their greyt’s teeth, but many of us struggle with doing it regularly. Today, I’m going to talk about two natural treats that could help with cleaning your pup’s teeth.
Could the amount of your Greyhound’s playtime be affecting his behavior? Research suggests that playtime is just as important as a good diet and exercise for a happy and healthy Greyhound. Many behavior problems are caused by stress and anxiety, and play is a stress buster for both our dogs and us. Interactive play is also greyt for bonding between us and our dogs. Read on for more about the benefits of play and how we can implement more playtime into our dog’s daily routine.
Even though the Galgo Espanol is often referred to as the Spanish Greyhound, the Galgo is actually not the same as a Greyhound at all. The Galgo Espanol and the Greyhound are both sighthound breeds (dogs that hunt by sight and speed, instead of by scent and endurance), but they are not genetically the same.
Is your Greyhound a picky eater? Are you trying to encourage an under-the-weather dog or senior dog to eat more? There are lots of prepared dog food toppers and gravies on the market, but here are some more economical suggestions. These simple and healthy dog food topper ideas are nutrient packed and easy-peasy. Determine which ones your dog likes and he will enthusiastically await mealtimes.
Last week we looked at five behaviors that our Greyhounds wish we wouldn’t do. Continuing on, today we consider five more actions to avoid or modify.
#6. Changes to Routine
Greyhounds thrive on routine. When a dog is on a consistent schedule each day, the dog gains a sense of stability and a better idea of when they'll be fed, potty time schedules, walks, playtime. Whenever possible, these things should be done at the same time of day. More---->