Many people are surprised when they discover that there are greyhounds that live peaceful lives with cats. Some greyhounds and cats are even best friends. But make no mistake: for thousands of years, greyhounds have been and are skilled predators with several physical advantages, including their speed and precision. Introducing a greyhound to a cat should be done mindfully. The same goes for thereafter when greyhounds and cats live together. In this episode, you’ll hear how to properly do the introduction, along with the things you can do to help continue keeping pup and kitty safe.
Corns are only found in sighthounds, including greyhounds. Not every greyhound gets them, but when they do, they’re extremely painful. And treating them can be hit or miss. In this episode, we sit down with Patty Comerford to get the skinny on theories as to what corns are, how to detect them, and a myriad of treatments that may put the bounce back in your greyhound’s step.
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Important note: Patty Comerford and Jacqueline Howard are not medical professionals. Please seek medical advice and guidance specific to your greyhound from a licensed veterinarian. The information provided in this episode of the About Greyhounds podcast is strictly that: provided for informational purposes only.
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We all do it. That is, cleaning our dogs’ nose prints and smudges from our windows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces. Many people refer to this as their dogs’ “nose art.” In this episode, we speak with Missouri artist Nicole Peters. She created a unique way to capture this nose art that is not only stunning, but also a way to keep your greyhound’s art with you forever––even after you’ve taken out the glass cleaner.
Commissioning Nicole’s “Dog Knose Art” is surprisingly affordable. In this episode, we have a conversation with her about her technique and the greyhounds she fosters for Greyhound Pet Adoption in Springfield, Missouri.
Discover and order your very own piece of “Dog Knose Art.” Use code GFNJ25 at checkout and Nicole will donate 25% of your purchase price to help Greyhound Friends of New Jersey get more greyhounds to loving homes.
Be amazed when you view Nicole’s “Dog Knose Art” on her Facebook and Instagram feeds.
There are many companies that offer pet health insurance. Be sure to carefully compare all options available to you. You may wish to consider:Healthy Paws Pet Insurance: When you insure your greyhound or other dog or cat through Healthy Paws, they’ll donate $35 to help Greyhound Friends of New Jersey get more greyhounds home. Purchase via our dedicated link so the the donation may be credited.ASPCA Pet Insurance: This company has made generous donations to help Greyhound Friends of New Jersey. Explore their pet health insurance.
Get a box of treats and toys for your greyhound when you subscribe to BarkBox. When you shop through this link and are a new customer, they’ll donate $25 to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey.
Greyhounds aren’t made to bear cold climates. Cold means anything below 40° F or 4° C. Consider their lack of much fat, their thin skin, and single coat of fur. Aside from the cold, other dangers lurk in wintery weather. Listen to this episode for ten ways you can keep your greyhound safe and cozy.
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If you suspect your dog has invested poison, contact your veterinarian immediately. If he or she is not available, call a pet poison help/hot line, then get your greyhound to an emergency animal hospital. Put the phone number that applies to where you live in your phone’s contact list:
In the United States, call 888-426-4335. There may be a charge for the assistance they offer, but it is well worth it when it comes to your greyhound’s health
In Canada, and also the US, the Pet Poison Hotline is 855-764-7661. There may be a fee for this call.
In the UK, call the Animal PoisonLine [ONE WORD] at 01202 509000. There may be a fee for this call.
In all other countries, ask your veterinarian if there is a similar line available to you.
Al Cavallo and Jacqueline Howard, are not medical professionals. The information provided in this podcast episode is strictly for informational purposes only. Always discuss any treatment or medications for your greyhound, be it prescription or over the counter, with a licensed veterinarian before taking action.
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