Greyhounds really can’t take the heat and humidity. The rule of thumb: if the temperature outside is over 80°F/27°C, it’s a bit too warm for greyhounds. Sure, many of our retired racing greyhounds come from Florida, one of the hottest and most humid states in the USA. However, they’re outside for very short periods of time, either to run a race or for turn outs (“potty breaks”). Most of the time, they’re in air conditioned kennels.
In this episode, you’ll discover actions you can take to help keep your greyhound safe during the sweltering summer months (and the sweltering months of Spring and Fall, depending where you live, too).
An important note: Jacqueline Howard and Albert Cavallo 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.
In the first few minutes of this episode, your host shares a story about how a $600 emergency vet bill could have been avoided with a $3 bottle of a common remedy most people have in their homes.
There are toxins outside, as well as inside, your home that can cause illness or worse for your greyhound. Things you may not even think about. And, like any living creature, they can be injured or face potential health conditions and dangers.
In this episode, recorded in our guest, Patty Comerford’s, scenic backyard (you’ll hear hounds, birds, planes, wind chimes, and more), we explore how to help prevent accidental poisoning, injuries, and more. Throughout the conversation, you’ll get useful tips on treating many of these if and when they do happen as a stop-gap measure until you can get to your dog’s doctor. In addition, you’ll hear about identifying certain conditions, like seizures, that need your veterinarian’s immediate attention.
Household Hazards, an informative pamphlet from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Keep this handy for a listing of foods, cleaners, and more that may be in your home or yard that can be toxic to your dog. AVMA HouseholdHazards 8pg_010816
Pet First Aid, a resource from the American Veterinary Medical Association for helping your dog if he or she is injured, poisoned, and more. AVMA FirstAid_010816-1
Greyhound lab results: important information to show to your veterinarian and emergency veterinarian. This card is also available on Greyhound Friends of New Jersey’s app.
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.
On Sunday June 11, 2017, greyhounds and the people who love them unite to walk and raise awareness for the breed, showing the public just how special these dogs are. It’s the Great Global Greyhound Walk and it’s literally happening all over the world.
In this episode, we speak with Denise Shirk of Greyhound Angels Adoption. Denise is coordinating and leading a walk in her area. Just outside of Philadelphia, walkers and their greyhounds will meet at historic Valley Forge National Park before beginning their walk.
This free event promises to be a fun experience for people and their greyhounds. In it’s 7th year, listen to this episode to discover more about the Great Global Greyhound Walk and how Denise worked with the event’s overall leadership in Great Britain to start the Greyhound Angels Adoption walk in Pennsylvania.
Great Global Greyhound Walk website where you can explore more about the global event and see if there is a local Great Global Greyhound Walk in your area.
Details, including the address and meeting place at Valley Forge National Park for Greyhound Angels Adoption’s June 11 walk (outside of Philadelphia). The walk starts at 10a; be at the Visitor’s Center by 9:30a.
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Two stories about immortality … one tale set 3,000 years ago, the other nearly 200. They may seem unrelated, until the connection is made between how an immortal goddess named Eos and a young boy’s greyhound, named for the goddess, will live on for the ages. The boy saw to that.
Until racing greyhounds retire, they’ve never been alone. Be it at the kennel where they’re born, where they trained, or where they were housed at the race track, there have always been other greyhounds, and lots of them, to keep them company. They’re also used to being with their trainers and other handlers.
When they retire and go to either foster or adoptive homes, it’s a whole new world. In general, greyhounds adapt to new surroundings and people almost seamlessly. A few have a difficult time adjusting to their new worlds. Some of those more so than others. When they find themselves alone––without people–– in their new homes, either with or without another dog, it can be frightening and stressful. They may constantly cry, bark, or could even become destructive.
In this episode, we share unexpected approaches to helping an anxious, separation anxiety-ridden greyhound become a calm and more confident one. And in just a matter of days.
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