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  1. To improve/change the flavour of softened dry or tinned food put a fresh whole chicken in a slow cooker with nothing added and when it's cooked freeze the juices in ice cube trays. Freeze the meat in pieces on a flat tray before putting in a tub. When needed add a little of the meat and a gravy icecube to her bowl with some boiling water to defrost.
  2. Me too. Especially with a some raisins mixed in and a coating of chocolate. Ooops! They were supposed to be for greyhounds, better leave out the raisins and chocolate then
  3. She is probably being very defensive because she's feeling particularly vulnerable after her surgery and both of them have been thrown into a strange new world totally different to what they are used to. Give them both time to get used to their new lives and for her to recover from the surgery then let them meet outside on neutral ground until they get used to each other.
  4. The Dogs Trust have free downloads of scary sounds and booklets for dogs to help with their phobias https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/dog-behaviour-health/sound-therapy-for-pets
  5. Just a thought. Have you checked his pads for corns? You say he walks around the cemetery with a mixed level of success. Does he walk better on the soft grass rather than the hard footpaths? Next time you can get him into the car take him to a grassy park and see if he improves. Bribe your lodger with a bottle of something or a couple of beers to come with you just in case he need persuading to get into the car to come back
  6. Jus wunderin. Shouldna dis be WFUBCC about #205?
  7. I fond a loud firm NO as soon as Grace started to do something unwanted often did the trick and I agree with greysmom, if your going to ignore bad behaviour and reward good, then the reward must be immediate. Don't worry about the statuing, a lot of greyhounds do it until they can make sense of this strange new world they've been transported into. If you look through these forums you will find plenty of advice and stories about it.
  8. Grace had one too, it appeared soon after I had adopted her. The vet lanced it, flushed it out and gave her a course of antibiotics. A week later it was still inflamed so she was x-rayed and there were 8 very tiny pieces of grit stuck in the webbing between her toes which we think must have come from her racing days. So another course of antibiotics and painkillers and once again it started to become infected so in the end the webbing between her toes was removed.
  9. I use an Adaptil diffuser which sends calming hormones into the air which I plug in a few days before and Adaptil Express tablets which I give to Grace a couple of hours before the event. While she is still nervous and shaking I think it takes the edge off and she seems to recover quicker.
  10. He Is Gone You can shed tears that he is gone Or you can smile because he has lived You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him Or you can be full of the love that you shared You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday You can remember him and only that he is gone Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on You can cry and close your mind, Be empty and turn your back Or you can do what he would want: Smile, open your eyes, love and go on. Based on a short verse by David Harkins
  11. Grace will start cleaning herself and licking her feet but for some reason she'll then start licking her bedding next to her foot. This will continue for some time making a large damp patch until I say NO. I didn't realise what was happening at first and would come downstairs in the morning to find a large wet patch on the sofa where she had been sleeping. Fearing the worst, the throw covering the sofa was into the washing machine and the wet and dry spot cleaner was out.
  12. That is a common greyhound trait and especially noticeable in black hounds. It is not usually a sign of allergies so I think you are right to just keep bathing her.
  13. I think he's just having a stretch and changing position and unfortunately there is nothing you can do about it apart to learn to love this bit of his behaviour. Failing that will he sleep either downstairs or in another room? Grace sleeps downstairs which she is probably glad to as I have to change position frequently, put the light on to read at various times in the night, go for a pee (I'm at that age )and if my rheumatoid arthritis is really playing up, get a glass of water and take some painkillers. She would be complaining about me on Human Talk.
  14. How wrong I was. All these years I thought the fable was about the tortoise and the hare
  15. Lambchop, mint sauce, buttered new potatoes and fresh garden peas....mmmmm.... Sorry I got distracted. What is this thread about?
  16. It does sound like he's becoming protective towards you. When he growls at your husband do you tell him off or mainly your husband? If the latter perhaps you should do it all the time so he knows that his behaviour is wrong in your eyes too.
  17. Unlike his namesake which causes more trouble than is necessary Happy Birthday Facebook
  18. I like the way you've chosen a lovely looking dog to blend in with your floor . What's her name? Greyhounds have a sensitive digestive system and continually changing their diet can cause sloppy poops and diarrhoea. If you want to change her diet do it gradually over a couple of weeks. Don't get hung up with giving your new hound variety. Grace has been wolfing down the same meal twice a day for the last three years and shows no sign of wanting anything different. I've only fed Grace a good quality kibble so I can't comment on raw or cooked. I do put a couple of spoonfuls into her bowl first and add hot water to make a gravy before adding the rest after its cooled down.
  19. He probably chewed it because it was there was nothing else to do. Spray bitter apple on his lead and take one of his toys with you next time so he can chew on that instead. If you still want a metal lead Amazon do a plastic coated cable one but I'd be worried if he managed to chew through one of the strands and them cut his mouth. A chain one would be better.
  20. I wouldn't worry. Put his bed where he's comfortable sleeping. It is probably the fan that's spooked him but he could be getting used to his new home and has decided he doesn't need to sleep as close to you.
  21. Hi ethelbertmagnus. Sorry but you are on the wrong forum. This forum is for retired greyhound owners and not for breeding greyhounds or any other breed of dog. I suggest you do a google search for local breeders near to you.
  22. If he's pooping daily he's probably not congested. Grace poops twice close together on her early morning walk and sometimes a small squidgy third one depending on how long the walk is. She doesn't poop again that day.
  23. Also known as goosegrass which apparently comes from the same group of plants as coffee. The seeds can be roasted and produce a caffeine free drink so perhaps Buddy is getting his daily coffee hit
  24. They don't forget training, they just choose when to remember
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