Episode 46: Beware of Bloat in Your Greyhound

Bloat can be fatal to your dog––find out what you need to know about it.

When bloat occurs, a dog’s stomach literally twists. Big dogs, such as greyhounds, can be susceptible to this painful, and often fatal, condition. After listening to this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of what bloat is, theories as to what causes it, how to potentially identify it, how to help your dog to possibly avoid it, and treatment that may work should your greyhound be struck with it.

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  • Greyhound blood is different than all other dog blood. So much so that many test results read differently for greyhounds. They also need to be administered anesthesia at another dosage than all other dogs.  Print out this card and keep it in your wallet or scan it with your phone so you always have it with you. Show it to your veterinarian or any emergency veterinarian who may need to work on your greyhound.
  • Please consider donating to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey to help more greyhounds find the loving homes they deserve.

 

Important note: Albert Cavallo 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 45: The Laelaps Paradox

A mythological greyhound that always caught his prey.

Greyhounds are an ancient dog breed dating back thousands of years. We know they’re in modern literature. They can also be found in the mythology of antiquity.  Sit back and relax as the Greek myth of Laelaps, a greyhound who always caught what he preyed on, unfolds. You’ll also run into a controversy, of sorts, about the stars.

Note that, if this episode were a movie, it would be rated PG-13.

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Episode 44: Demystifying NGA and AKC Greyhound Breed Standards

NGA and AKC registered greyhounds are the same, but different.

The 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show begins days after this episode drops. Many adopters of former racing greyhounds often wonder what the difference is between National Greyhound Association (NGA) greyhounds and American Kennel Club (AKC) show greyhounds. They’re surprised to learn that they’re the same breed. However, there are differences between NGA greyhounds and greyhounds who meet the AKC breed standards.

In this episode discover what differentiates greyhounds meeting the AKC breed standard from NGA greyhounds.

 

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Episode 42: Kids & Greyhounds––Training Both to Live Together (Part 1, 12 Don’ts)

“Kid friendly dogs” live best with “dog friendly kids.”

You often hear some dogs described as being “good with kids” or “kid friendly.” But there’s a flip side to this coin: any child living with or visiting a dog, including a greyhound, needs to be “good with dogs” or “dog friendly.”

We’ve divided this episode into two parts. In Part 1, which is this episode, you’ll hear the 12 “Don’ts” of kids and greyhounds. In Part 2, dropping next week, you’ll hear the “Dos.”

Greyhounds and kids do mix quite well. In this and the next episode, discover how to help keep both the kids that live with you and/or visit your home, AND your greyhound, safe.



 

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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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