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  1. 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 no
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. There is an all white whippet living near me.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. This was banned in the UK in 2004 although criminal gangs still operate in certain areas.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Could be ringworm which can be caught by humans so be careful not to touch it until you've seen your vet.
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. You are not the only one who has had this problem.
  16. I agree and getting something out of a dogs mouth especially when they think it's food is always going to cause a problem.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. I don't want to start a panic buying epidemic for pet food but here in the UK I feed Grace "Gain Greyhound Maintenance Food" and the company I order it from has non in stock and no date of when any is due in. I've ordered 4 months supply of an alternative food but their delivery is longer than usual because of the lack of delivery drivers.
  21. Grace has a awkward angled toe on each back foot. She had to have expensive surgery, well it was for the insurance company, to remove debris that had been embedded between her toes from her racing days and that foot now has multiple corns. She has a scar under her chin and a chunk missing from her tongue where a canine tooth, which is now discoloured, went through it and apart from a few scars and couple of broken ribs she is OK.
  22. I'd post a picture of working from home with Grace but the neighbours would object to a 36 foot long bus blocking their driveways and I haven't enough coffee for my passengers.
  23. I'm sorry to hear that. It sounds like she went peacefully. Stay safe in these difficult times and remember her in her healthy days.
  24. With all that fur if the toilet paper ran out..........
  25. My brother use to make Pot Noodle toasted sandwiches
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