Guest Nat13 Posted May 22, 2016 Share Posted May 22, 2016 Hi everyone, I've had my lovely Grey, Nina, for 4 months now and she's settled in really well and really come out of her shell! I was hoping for some advice on general care and maintenance for her, as I want to make sure I'm not missing anything! We've taken her to the vet for a general check up and vaccinations (she's recently been on a holiday to France with us so we had her wormed before re-entry to the UK). So I'm wondering about the following: - Regular vet check ups? Should I be taking her to the vet for a general check up every 6 months / year? Or only if anything is wrong? - Teeth cleaning? We've brushed her teeth a handful of times but I guess we should maybe be doing this more regularly? Someone suggested beef bones would help keep her teeth clean but when I got a bone from the butcher I think he gave me rib and she looked like she was trying to eat the actual bone so I took it off her. She regularly has dental stick chews. - Nails? We've taken her once to a groomer to have her nails clipped, and it looked fairly straight forward so I think we may get some clippers so we can do it ourselves more regularly. I guess the frequency with which this needs doing will very much depend on how much they get worn down whilst she's walking? - Flee treatments? I haven't given her any treatments yet. I know greyhounds have to have a specific type of treatment, so do I order this online or go to the vet and again how regularly? - Baths? I've given her one so far with a medicated shampoo to help with some dandruff she had, which worked well, although the dandruff is coming back now so I may give her another one soon... - Do I need to clean her ears? - Anything else? Basically as she can't tell me what she needs I just want to make sure I'm looking after her properly and giving her all everything she needs and that I haven't missed anything! Thanks, Natalie (me) & Nina (my Grey) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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