I’m adopting a greyhound very soon and I’ve been looking at what the best diet would be for him. I don’t want to feed him a completely raw diet at the minute, I might feed him raw sometime in the future, but because he’s my first dog I want to get him settled and happy before doing anything too different. I was thinking of feeding him part dried food (Arden Grange kibble), part beef mince and a few green beans. Although I’ve heard different opinions on the best way to serve meat, some have been saying that completely raw is the best idea, others have said that raw meat can be dangerous. Any advice or suggestions?
I'd start of feeding him whatever he has been having in the kennels/rescue you get him from as these dogs can have quite sensitive tummies. Transfer gradually to whatever you decide to feed. Most hounds are not fed high quality food in kennels and cannot always cope with the 'good' stuff even if you would like to give it.
I’d start with what the rescue kennel were feeding and gradually change if you feel that’s what you’d like to do. Different dogs do well on different things. I give my oldie kibble with a topping of boiled turkey mince and roasted sweet potato and that suits him. There are good guidelines written on a lot of fb pages and websites like nothing too salty etc, Good luck.
mellyb123: hello im a brand new greyhound owner. i am more anxious then my dog.. any tips plz xxx
Feb 11, 2017 8:48:28 GMT -5
missfleur2003: Hello. I am new to this site and noticed that the posts for available dogs seem to be quite old. Some seem to be years old. Are the dogs shown still available.
Feb 27, 2017 13:43:46 GMT -5
littledinkk: Brand new Greyhound owner here too. Ditto what mellyb123 said! xx
Mar 6, 2017 8:09:31 GMT -5
peggy: Also a brand new greyhound owner, I love her already. It's hard to believe she is 4 years old, I have to keep reminding myself she was in a kennel and not a home. She is a beaut, but goes skits around food, I suppose it was the excieting time of day x
Apr 20, 2017 14:26:04 GMT -5
dasherman: Hi, can anyone offer any suggestions as to why when it is sunny, my adopted ex racer is terrified to leave the house to eat or drink or anything for that matter? Seems to be obsessed by the sky?
May 7, 2017 9:03:45 GMT -5
rusty1968: Hi has Magnum finally gone to a great home the details are old but he is lovely
Mar 10, 2018 6:03:17 GMT -5
curlyk: Yes he has been rehomed. I saw a while back. Not been updated on the site I think...
May 16, 2018 13:29:01 GMT -5
kiri07: I have been concerned with my 7 year old greyhound losing hair on her thighs, but it looks like it is a normal thing. She's losing a little in a few other places too. I saw someone say something about vetzyme condition tablets? I also heard organic oat
Aug 14, 2018 14:31:19 GMT -5
kiri07: can help grow their hair back as well. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Aug 14, 2018 14:31:49 GMT -5
steeveet: Hi there, just had our home inspection by a lovely lady with her Greyhound Arthur, who I could have happily snaffled as he was sweet and at home with our girl Belle. Does anyone here know how we now get to meet any of the dogs who need a home?
Oct 26, 2018 9:46:28 GMT -5
rachelb003: Hi Steeveet. LIsa has your homecheck and will be in touch ASAP to arrange for you to come to the kennels and meet the dogs. Thanks
Oct 27, 2018 8:16:27 GMT -5
steeveet: Thanks Rachel003, soo excited to meet a lovely new hound
Oct 29, 2018 5:32:16 GMT -5
greylover68: Can I shout out advice re fireworks! Rock Rose which is a Bach’s Flower Remedy works fantastically! My great big big is petrified but a few drops of Rock Rose and he’s calm within minutes. It is for fear so would help with other things too.
Dec 5, 2018 14:05:42 GMT -5
angelahill: Hi I am interested in one of your dogs. Please call 07906330697 if there is anyone available to talk to. We have been home check by another charity.
Mar 18, 2019 14:02:01 GMT -5
cccbottle: Hi, am interested in Miss Lyra....how do we go about coming to visit her with our 9 yr old male Denis. please contact us on this board. left this on 8/4/19
Apr 8, 2019 9:01:19 GMT -5
edwardmatthews: Hello, my wife and I are keen to adopt our first dog. We're looking for a medium sized young dog. We live within big communal gardens and will be with him/her every day. Please call us on 07860 343 387 at your convenience. Edward and Alexandra Matthews.
Apr 1, 2020 17:35:44 GMT -5
ijustlovedogs: FIREWORKS!!! The first week in September!!
Sept 1, 2020 17:10:57 GMT -5
ijustlovedogs: Sorry pressed send by mistake. If readers here haven't done so already will they do so on the Change.org we
Sept 1, 2020 17:12:24 GMT -5
ijustlovedogs: Again...! Change.org petition website. Late walk tonight with my Lurcher and Greyhound. 9.30 and a full scale display in someone's garden. If Secret he Grey hadn't been on her lead there might have been a tragic accident.
Sept 1, 2020 17:18:25 GMT -5