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Why do dogs eat grass?

Have you ever watched your dog eat blades of grass and wonder whether there’s anything wrong with them? Rest assured, it’s perfectly normal behaviour.

There can be lots of reasons why your dog likes eating grass which have nothing to do with hunger:

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Storm Phobia

Many dogs show signs of extreme fear (phobia) during thunderstorms. As the barometric pressure starts to change and even before the first clap of thunder, you may witness your dog panting, pacing, whining, trying to hide in small spaces (like closets or under stairways) or shadowing your every step as they attempt to seek safety.

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Tips on how to help your dog walk better on lead

Leisurely walks can benefit both you and your greyhound, providing exercise, mental stimulation, relaxation and an opportunity to strengthen your bond. Some of these benefits can be lost when your dog is constantly pulling and straining on the other end of the leash.

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Got the itch?

Dog scratching or itching is extremely common and can happen for many reasons. Whether it’s triggered by allergies, certain foods, pollen, skin irritations, or simply boredom, getting to the root of the problem can be a lengthy and frustrating process.

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Combating bad breath

The term ‘dog breath’ was created for a good reason – dogs’ breath can be unpleasant at the best of times. While there’s no way to make dogs breath smell like roses, there are things you can do to keep bad breath at bay.

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Keeping your home tidy with pets

Keeping your home consistently tidy and smelling fresh can be a challenge, adding a dog to the mix complicates things even more.

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Getting to know your dogs’ stomach

Just like humans, dogs stomachs are filled with gas that moves around the intestines which can sometimes make gurgling noises. This is a normal bodily function and should not be a cause of alarm, unless you notice bloating, or your dog is showing signs of pain.

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How to maintain a healthy coat

A dog’s coat provides a good insight into their overall health, a shiny coat is a sign of good nutrition and maintenance.

If you want to improve your greyhounds coat, a good diet is vital to achieving a thick, shiny coat. Low-quality foods or inconsistent meal choices (such as frequent and inappropriate snacking or ‘human food’) can mean your pooch is not receiving a properly balanced diet and often, not getting the nutrients it needs to maintain a healthy coat.

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How to groom your dog at home

With more time up our sleeves than ever, services we would normally outsource have suddenly become our next DIY project. Dog grooming is one of those tasks that we ‘never really had time for’, in fact there’s an entire burgeoning industry based on this very job, with clippers in toe waiting to primp and prep your pet so they can live their best life.

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Life after COVID-19

Chances are that your greyhound has now become used to the extra attention they’ve been receiving at home, the extra walks and play-time, and perhaps the additional treats that they’ve been spoiled with while owners have been in isolation or working from home.

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