Podcast Episodes

Episode 27: Greysitting 101, Part 1

A crash course on “babysitting” greyhounds in your home.

Part 1: Being a greysitter––one who watches someone’s greyhounds, usually while they are away overnight––is an interesting way to perhaps earn some money while enjoying an extra greyhound or two in your home. It’s also a big responsibility. Listen to this episode to help you decide if this is a role for you or if  you simply want to know how many greysitters prepare and what they do for your greyhound while you’re away.
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An important note: Jacqueline Howard and Nancy Bowden are not medical professionals and have not and are not providing medical advice specific to your dog. The content provided in this episode of About Greyhounds is intended as informational only. Seek the guidance of a trained and experienced veterinarian if your dog becomes ill or injured and before administering any drugs/medications, including over the counter drugs/medications.

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Episode 26: Greyhounds in the City

Discover why greyhounds can be perfect city dogs.

Former racing greyhounds surprise us in many ways. Many people who live in apartments and cities are often astonished to learn that greyhounds not only make great apartment dogs, but can also thrive in city environments.

In this episode, we have a conversation with two greyhound adopters, Al Chimenti and Jenny Quin. They both live in New York City; specifically, Manhattan. It doesn’t get more hustle-and-bustle, noisy, and busy than the proverbial “city that never sleeps.” They share their stories and insights about what it’s like for them and their greyhounds in the Big Apple. They’ll also reveal why they wouldn’t have adopted any other breed of dog for their metropolitan lifestyles.

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Episode 25: National Black Dog Day

October 1 is National Black Dog Day.

October 1 marks the celebration of National Black Dog Day. In this episode, we explore why black dogs have their own, special day, a little touch of controversy over the data, and why black dogs make loving companions, just like other dogs.
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Episode 24: Hooked on Hookworms!

You can’t see them, but they can harm your greyhound.

OK, so not the best episode title. Hookworms, while they can’t be seen with the naked eye, are gross. Over time, they can also cause serious health issues when left untreated. In this episode, we sit down with Patty Comerford to find out what they are, why newly retired racing greyhounds may be infected, and how to have them diagnosed, treated, and (hopefully) avoided in the future.

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An important note: Jacqueline Howard and Patty Comerford are not medical professionals and have not and are not providing medical advice specific to your dog. The content provided in this episode of About Greyhounds is intended as informational only. Seek the guidance of a trained and experienced veterinarian if your dog becomes ill or injured and before administering any drugs/medications, including over the counter drugs/medications.

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Episode 23: It’s a Disaster! Protecting Your Greyhound Before, During, and After an Emergency

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month.

Disaster can strike at anytime. Be it a natural one, like a hurricane, nor’easter, earthquake, or tornado, or man-made, like a forest fire, gas explosion, etc. Your first priority is to keep you and other people safe. You also want to protect your greyhound. In this episode, we discuss with Sue Smith of the Middlesex County Animal Response TEAM (CART) how to be prepared to protect your dog before, during, and after a disaster. Readiness is key in keeping  yourself and everyone you love safe.
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  • Discover more about CART in NJ.
  • Plan ahead for disasters, from the United States Department of Homeland Security.
  • Disaster resources for pets, from the United States Department of Homeland Security.
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