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  1. Hello everyone! I'll be rehoming a greyhound in a few weeks time but am so confused regarding what to feed him for breakfast and dinner. My greyhound, Benny, is 3 years old and around 33kg. A few adoption sites in Australia, I'm from there, recommend mixing wet meat with kibble. So, the diet would look something like this- Breakfast: 250g chicken neck/ chicken frame/ chicken wing Dinner: 1.5 cup kibble + 250g mince beef. I'm unsure of whether it'll be okay to mix wet meat with kibble from some sources though. My friend recommended me the PMR raw diet and has calculat
  2. I apologize for asking a daft-- and likely overasked?-- question. BUT! I will. I recently adopted a just-turned-4 year old female greyhound and an 18 month year old lurcher. The organization that approved me (there is a God!) recommended that I feed both Beatrix Kiddo and Sphinx 2 cups of dog food a day. Being guilt-ridden by Sphinx's impressively boney butt and wildly in love with Beatrix Kiddo (she gives me hugs and crazy toothy smiles!), I've been overdosing the dogs with 3 cups of dry Kibble, soaked in yogurt or mashed pumpkin or cottage cheese. I won't even venture into the snacks that
  3. As of today, we are celebrating our 4-week anniversary of adopting our beautiful brindle greyhound. We were aware that there may be an adjustment period when it comes to stool softness when switching his diet, but I'd like to hear some opinions about how long that usually takes. Our boy is eating Nutro Max adult dog food (higher quality than what the foster home gave him) and he is still having very soft, mustard colored pudding poops (good luck eating pudding or mustard again!). We have tried giving him yogurt and that did not seem to help much. How long does the adjustment period usually
  4. I have been stalking the forum lately, racking my brain as to what to do with my 11.5 year old big boy. Ralph is my beautiful boy in which age is starting to creep up on him, a little faster than not lately. He still tries to jump, do figure 8's, all the stuff he could do when he was younger but walks are starting to go from 1-2 miles to 1/4 and 1/8 of a mile. His hind is getting shaky and seems to have a harder time getting comfortable. But this is all beside the point. He has become quite the problem pup as of late when it comes to meals. He eats his treats just fine, but goes on hunger
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    Hello, my new boy is coming soon, and I'm thinking about diet. I want to do an at least mostly raw diet eventually(and there's a great supplier in Portland!). But I don't have the money to do a 100% raw food diet (the meat in particular is too expensive for me). So I'm wondering, would it be better to feed kibble or something like rice with the raw food? Most affordable (for me) kibble has less than 20% protein anyways, so would trying to do 75% raw food and 25% rice diet be better than doing 50% raw and 50% kibble? Then it has less additives and I can control the portions? What are your o
  6. First, I apologize for the long post. We are desperate to help our boy feel better and I wanted to make sure I provided all the details... In the 3 months we've had him, I can count, on my hands, the number of times Puddy has had a solid #2. He's been to the vet 4 times now and we're still at a loss. Before I take him back to the vet, I want to make sure I'm able to bring them enough information to work with. I'm hoping you can help. Here's a synopsis of what's been going on: Meds & Tests Puddy came to us half-way through a course of Heartguard, which we finished during his f
  7. Does anyone have food suggestions or lessons learned for hounds that have undergoone tie back surgery. We are currently feeding our GH a combination of shrded people food, along with Kirkland Super Premium Canned / Wet. Our 11.5 year old senior appears to do better with a softer texture. Prior to surgery we were feeding Taste of the Wild Dry with water added. We tried breaking up the TOTW, but found this to be very difficut. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks. .
  8. Hey everyone, Joel and I have been stalling, we've reached a point where a biopsy has been recommended for Maya and neither of us want to do that to our little girl. Below is just a synopsis of what her condition is and what we've tried so far. I guess we're just looking to hear from folks that have gone through the same thing and how the recovery was. I think we'll do it soon so she can heal while it's still too hot outside and be all set for camping season once it cools down. Previous posts on this topic can be found here http://forum.greytalk.com/index.php/topic/299770-good-poop-bad-poo
  9. Hi, all -- I'm a new forum member, though I've read dozens of posts over the past several months searching on topics for our grey, Senna. What a great community -- and thank you! : ) My question is kind of a blend of food and diet discussion, and health and medical, but I figured I'd start here. Senna is 2.5 and has had off and on (mostly on) GI issues since we got her in December. Three to four months ago, she was diagnosed with mild pancreatitis, which the vet believes is a result of irritable bowels due to a food allergy. (She's had any number of fecal samples, diarrhea panels, etc.
  10. Hello everyone! Already searched the forums and didn't find anything on this subject, so hopefully no one minds the new topic. Here's my issue: I'm picking up my first grey in a week or so, as soon as she gets spayed, and as far as I know, the adoption kennel does not use a grain-free food. However, I have EXTREMELY severe and sensitive celiac disease, which means if I so much as bring a food with gluten into my home, I'll get sick - I already know this from my cat's food, and no matter if I wash my hands, wear a face mask when opening the food, whatever, I still get sick if the pet food
  11. I haven't seen this mentioned yet on Greytalk so thought some of you might be interested. A new study by a US/Swedish team suggests that, compared to wolves, dogs have many more genes for metabolising starch - and so for scavenging and digesting the kind of waste likely to be produced by early farming settlements: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21142870
  12. Hello all my greyhound was just diagnosed with Osteo and had her front right leg and shoulder blade amputated on Wednesday. She is doing well and will start chemo in 2 weeks. I have been doing a lot of research on cancer killing diets herbs and supplements. Have any of you tried a new diet for your dog with osteo that has helped fight the cancer? I have read about switching to wet food that is high in protein low in carb since carbs feed the cancer cells. However, I hear that greys cant have only wet food because of gum disease. I also hear that raw diets are good but not for dogs undergoing
  13. so i have recently adopted a 9yr old retired racing greyhound which means im a new momma and i am new to the breed so i am really trying to figure everything out to be the best mom possible to her. 2 questions. is anybody currently using pet insurance and if so what are your thoughts and opinions? and secondly, my dog is underweight (i not just saying that bc i just adopted her and its a common misconception, she legitimately is) but she is a SUPER picky eater.. the longer she is with us the more she was eating. she has kind of evened out i think but she is just maintaining weight instead of g
  14. I have had my wonderful 4 year old boy for almost 6 weeks. I switched him from Blue Buffalo Wilderness to Natural Balance lamb & rice because it's a little cheaper ... but now it seems like his poops are even worse than they were on the Blue Buffalo. Some are normal, but more diarrhea. Maybe half and half. I've tried giving him some brown rice with his food which doesn't help consistently. My question is - should I just try another food, or does he need to be seen by a vet? He doesn't seem sick but surely it's not normal?
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