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  1. Annie's dreaming of roaching Lambie with mint sauce and new potatoes mmmm....
  2. I don't know whether like is the word I'd use but I don't dislike mine. I insured Grace with Bought By Many when I first had her and like most of the other insurers there is a 14 day wait before you can make a claim. On the 15th day she developed an abscess between 2 toes caused by grit from her racing days. Several visits to the vet and two operations later and the bill came to just over £2000 which they paid up with no problems. I also get free video access to a 24 hour online emergency vet and get 20% of my premium back each year I don't claim.
  3. Who feeds him and takes him for walks? If it's you get your partner to do it with you or on his own to see if that gets him to accept that your partner is above him in the pack
  4. Give him time. He's just entered a bewildering new world and it takes time to understand it. Just because he is OK with a new experience one day doesn't mean he will the next. Statuing seems to be one of the many quirks that greyhounds have but it doesn't last forever and they do get over it. Grace was the same, walked OK for the first few days and then when she started to realise this world is more scary and strange than she first realised and she thought that statuing was the answer until she worked it out. You could find another dog and owner to walk with or try the same way the trainers put the dogs into the traps for races. You stand by the side of your hound facing the same way and put a couple of fingers through his collar. Start walking and using a similar action as if ten pin bowling you pull him with you and firmly say "Let's Go" and release the collar. This worked with Grace and I had to only do it 4 or 5 times to stop her statuing.
  5. You say you checked his pads, did you check the rest of his joints to see if he has a bad back or arthritis etc?
  6. She'll soon get over it although persuading your boyfriend not to throw the ball around might be a good idea as she'll associate the sound of it bouncing with it landing on her.
  7. Just accept that your greyhound is just being a greyhound, and like they all do, they like to twist life's normality every now and again. It sounds like you are a house-proud greyhound mum but look at it from your hounds point of view. We are in lockdown and nobody is going to see the effort he is making to add his own touch to the decor and make it a designer pad for the new arrival. Seriously though, as others have said. Unless bald patches are appearing don't worry about it. My vet recommended Lintbells YuDERM Moulting Dog when Grace was moulting excessively and had flaky skin. It's not cheap but it works for Grace and her coat is soft and shiny and she doesn't shed as much....at the moment.
  8. They are used to sharing their home with each other as well as you and your husband so the chances that sharing with the new baby won't be a problem just never leave them alone with the child. I know what you mean about high pitched noises. Screaming children send Grace running for the hills but I think that's because she can't always see the source of the noise. Once they realise where the high pitched yodelling comes from they should be OK. Also babies don't move that fast and smell different to cats
  9. It could be that he feels his space has been invaded and he needs to reinsert himself in the pack's hierarchy. Have you a quiet area to put a bed, his toys and food and water so he has a quiet escape area?
  10. There is an all white whippet living near me.
  11. It might help because it doesn't give her a chance to think and once she's been out a few times she might realise there's nothing to be worried about and it'll save the bedding. Leave her collar on so you can quickly clip on the lead, say "Let's go" in a firm voice and march out before she has time to think and her giving her no choice but to go with you. Of course a big treat and a bit of fuss when you get outside.
  12. I take it that you do give him the opportunity to go to the toilet when he does cry? Is there a noise that disturbs him at that time e.g. boiler starting up, milk delivery, neighbour's car starting as they go to work? Is he shut in his crate or can he roam around the room? My Grace has the through room with two beds, one at each end, but sleeps on the sofa which allows her to practice full stretch roaching and I think more importantly, she is off the ground.
  13. Hi and welcome. Apart from the first couple of days I haven't muzzled Grace at all. You could use a pieces of kibble as healthy treats or as my Grace expects treats to come in twos I break gravy bone biscuits in half. She also had a Kong filled with kibble and plugged with peanut butter when I used to go to work (and hopefully will again post coronavirus furlough) but I deducted that amount from her evening meal. You'll find greys can take up to 18 months to 2 years to fully come out of their shells so enjoy the ride.
  14. This was banned in the UK in 2004 although criminal gangs still operate in certain areas.
  15. I'd go for a boot that's easy and quick to get on because she's not going to let you fiddle around for long and stick duct tape over the bit that drags on the ground so you can replace it cheaply and easly
  16. I'd be tempted to go with the insurance available through your company and put the difference between that and the independent insurance into a savings account.
  17. Welcome Ankh and your new employees. My Grace is also in the black dog with a white chest....or is she a white dog with a black chest? Difficult to tell sometimes as she spends so much time roaching
  18. Could be ringworm which can be caught by humans so be careful not to touch it until you've seen your vet.
  19. Grace will regularly go for 12 hours between needing to go so 7 hours is not unusual especially for females. As for adding to her repertoire of dumping grounds, do you walk her where other dogs have been?
  20. I don't know which country you're in but in the UK I was advised by the adoption agency not to leave greyhounds alone in the garden or tied up outside a shop whilst you nip inside as it could get stolen by illegal hare coursers. How likely this is I don't know. They are probably being over cautious. Also while greyhounds aren't generally known for being escape artists, I know some are, if they see a squirrel or any other small furry critter they will give chase and try their best to catch it. My advice is not to leave it outside. Also if he's inside there is less to get it excited and he'll just sleep until you get back.
  21. You are not the only one who has had this problem.
  22. I agree and getting something out of a dogs mouth especially when they think it's food is always going to cause a problem.
  23. Most phones have the facility to be able to access and phone your ICE contacts and medications even though the phone is locked. Or take a picture of your ICE details and use it as your lock screen.
  24. I fall into the very high risk group and I can't leave the house and garden for at least 12 weeks and so I'm hoping as Grace sleeps downstairs it won't be a problem.
  25. Mind you if this isolation goes on and on and on........... .............and on we might need some fresh meat even if it's only a scrawny rabbit
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