Episode 41: Here Kitty, Kitty––Greyhounds & Cats Living in Harmony

Introducing your new greyhound to your cat.

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.



 

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Episode 40: ‘Sup with Corns & Greyhounds

The bane of many greyhounds: Corns.

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.

 


 


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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Episode 39: Art, Courtesy of Your Greyhound–A Conversation with Artist Nicole Peters

Delight in this unique art created by your greyhound.

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.

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  • 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.
  • Learn more about Greyhound Pet Adoption in Springfield Missouri.
  • Help Greyhound Friends of New Jersey with your donation to help get more greyhounds where they need to be: Home.

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Episode 38: 10 New Year Resolutions to Keep for Your Greyhound

Do something new for your greyhound.

As you enter the new year, resolve to do something new for your greyhound. In this episode, we share 10 resolutions. Pick one, some, or all to show your greyhound just how much he or she is loved.

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  • Donate to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey to help more greyhounds find homes.
  • Check out GPS tracking devices for your greyhound, including products from Tractive and Whistle.
  • If you live in Greyhound Friends of New Jersey’s area, check out our events calendar to discover opportunities to mingle with greyhounds and their people.
  • Consider fostering a greyhound. Find out what it’s all about when you listen to our fostering episode.
  • Explore pet health insurance in this episode; what it is, how it works, and why you may want to consider it for your greyhound.
  • 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.
  • Keep your greyhound’s teeth healthy. Find out how in our Chompers episode.
  • Get walking with the FREE Walk for a Dog app from Wooftrax while also supporting greyhounds when you select Greyhound Friends of New Jersey as your chosen charity.

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Episode 37: 10 Winter Safety Tips for Your Greyhound

Keeping your greyhound safe from wintertime pitfalls.

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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  • Donate to help more former racing greyhounds get to where they need to be.
  • K9 Apparel’s Voyager winter coat, with attached snood, specifically made for greyhounds
  • Buy Bag Balm (paw balm) to protect your greyhound’s feet from ice, snow, and dangerous deicers––or make homemade paw balm yourself.
  • Buy protective winter boots made for dogs.
  • 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.
  • Listen to Episode 23 of this podcast series, It’s a Disaster! Protecting Your Greyhound Before, During, and After an Emergency.

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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