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  1. We’re not sure of his exact age since we got him from the humane society but we believe he is about 2 years old or so. Very much a puppy at times
  2. I agree with you completely, I never move. I “trust” his instincts and feel if I move out of the way last minute then he will definitely hit me...I stayed still today like I always do and he definitely ran into me 🙃. I guess I’m standing by the fence line from now on.
  3. Hi, so I haven’t found anything about greyhounds with poor coordination but our Enzo is not so graceful. We take him to a fenced baseball field on occasion to run off-leash and a handful of times he has ran into my boyfriend’s leg. Today he ran into my leg so hard that he knocked me over. He’s a BIG 85 lb greyhound/borzoi/little bit of Dutch Shepherd Lurcher. I’m not mad at him and I know he didn’t do it on purpose. He stopped and came over when he saw me on the ground like “mom what are you doing down there?” I took the day off work just because of this headache I have now but was j
  4. I switched back to pro plan and then introduced the olewo carrots...what a god send! His poops are like night and day now.
  5. Thanks for the info! He is a lurcher and was not a racer. We got him from the humane society.
  6. Yeah perhaps. I did change his food gradually over a week. He scarfs down his food so fast that I was hesitant to get the mini chunks because he probably wouldn’t even chew them. I just ordered the Olewa carrots! I will keep him on the bland diet for another day until his stools are consistent and then try and slowly reintroduce the iams. If it is a complete fail then I will just go back to pro plan with the olewa carrots (I’m thinking it will make the kibble more tempting!). I learned my lesson about buying the biggest size bag of dog food when trying a new food 😬
  7. I did a full fecal test when I got him and he was clear. The only issue with the pro plan was he wouldn’t eat it unless I put some yogurt on it. I really want the iams green bag to work because he ate it like it was going out of style.
  8. I’ve searched the forums and I’m at a loss for what to feed my lurcher. I had him on purina pro plan for sensitive skin and stomachs for the three months I’ve had him. 80% of his poops were solid. Every time he would have a normal poop on the beginning of a walk he would end the walk with a little squirt of diarrhea. One week ago I tried iams green bag after reading the praises about it on this forum. I bought the kind for large dogs since he is 30” tall and 85 lbs, and now he’s had constant diarrhea for a week with maybe one or two solid poops. Two days ago I started a bland chicken
  9. Hi, so I’ve had Enzo about two months and have taken him to the dog park about once a week when it’s non peak times to run around and play. He usually likes to run in circles and let someone chase him. He has slowly started barking/snapping at other dogs during their chase. I’ve attributed this to seeing other dogs do it. Today he was running with a dog he’s played with a lot, Atka, and as they were running he turned around and put Atka’s whole neck in his mouth. Atka yelped and I got Enzo off of him. 10 minutes before this we were in the other fenced dog park and he jumped on At
  10. Hey, so I’ve posted about our one year old greyhound/Irish wolfhound mix Enzo we adopted three weeks ago. Enzo has been generally great and calm since we got him. He has been sweet to the dozens of dogs he has met on our walks/at the park and loves strangers. He even has been letting me brush his teeth with a finger brush and also clean/lift his paws whenever we come in from outside. He isn’t food aggressive, I have literally taken food out of his bowl as he has been eating, and wasn’t toy aggressive with 5 previous toys. We take his toys away from him after 20 minutes or so and put them
  11. Hi all, so I adopted a one-year-old gorgeous/tall greyhound/Irish wolfhound cross named Enzo (see pic for adorableness) about three weeks ago. He is overall wonderful, especially on the leash, but just this week he started stopping on our regular walks. There is a spot on our normal walk routine where we go left for our normal walks and right to walk to the dog park. I have this week off of work so we’ve gone to the dog park a few times (usually we only go once or twice a week). Now when we arrive at that spot, he stops and wants us to go right. I don’t pull on his leash and generally
  12. Yeah it’s safe to safe I have slight greyhound fever 😂. I’m debating flying to Dallas and then just renting a car and driving home and taking breaks when it’s not too hot out for the dog.
  13. I’m in Tempe. I’ve reached out to all the groups with available hounds. I’ve looked at all the CA groups and none adopt out of California.
  14. SA greys said they only adopt to southern AZ and I am in Phoenix. Greyhounds of the verde valley hasn’t updated their facebook in 5 years and they currently have 2 “available dogs” which leads me to believe they just haven’t updated their site. AAGI (AZ adopt a greyhound) commented to someone else asking and said they have 35 dogs and over 100 applicants with a 6-8 month waitlist, more if you want it to be a solo dog.
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