Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ajmcstyles

Post a pic('s) of your pet thread

Recommended Posts

He's awesome! And good on you for giving him a better life after racing; many poor greyhounds aren't so lucky, with some of the scum owners out there who will do all sorts of horrible things just to get rid of them when the they've stopped being useful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Carbomb said:

He's awesome! And good on you for giving him a better life after racing; many poor greyhounds aren't so lucky, with some of the scum owners out there who will do all sorts of horrible things just to get rid of them when the they've stopped being useful.

Yeah it's an awful business. Would make me  happy if we saw the end of it in my lifetime but it looks unlikely. They're such a sensitive and good-natured breed too, it's very sad.

Ozzy had an unusually long racing career and didn't retire until he was nearly 6, then he spent almost a year in kennels at The Greyhound Trust waiting to be re-homed. The other thing that makes me sad is that black greyhounds wait forever to find homes as they're apparently  not as Instagrammable as the other hounds. When we went to see him there was another dog there who had been re-homed but the family brought him back to the trust because he was "too boring". The breed sleeps 18 hours a day because they've been bred to produce a truly insane amount of explosive energy in a short burst and then spend the rest of the time recovering, They're not the dog for you if you want it to do tricks for your kids. The poor bugger's been carted around the country (and, in Ozzy's case, overseas) to run at 40mph and then kept in kennels to scrap with other dogs for sleeping space in between. Prolonged access to your couch is literally one of the best things that's ever happened to him. Let him enjoy his retirement ffs.

Edited by JLM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How much do they eat?

They're big, but skinny. And do they have a metabolism that means they need to eat relatively more? Or does the sedentary lifestyle man they eat less?

Edited by Chest Rockwell

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They don’t eat a huge amount. Avout two mugs worth of kibble in the morning and again in the evening. Poured into a bowl that is, he’s not some kibble mug wanker. 

Also throw in some sardines, dentastix and other treats/stuff that’s good for the coat.

The food is greyhound-specific high protein kibble though, as the mass they do have on that skinny frame is all muscle (he still weighs 32kg as a result despite his skinny appearance) , you just lower the protein a bit from when they were racing.

He will try and eat anything and everything the rest of the time like any other doggo, but greyhounds don’t have a big enough stomach to eat much more than the two moderate feeds per day. Even the food he does eat you have to pour water on it to make it like cereal so it takes him a bit longer to wolf it down. They’re very prone to eating way too fast and being sick because of the small stomachs. 

This has gone long. I have become that guy who will talk about his dog ad nauseum. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, JLM said:

This has gone long. I have become that guy who will talk about his dog ad nauseum. 

Don't apologise! I love the enthusiasm of new pet owners. I remember it well, chewing off the ear of anyone who would listen. If you can't do it in this thread then where can you?

Speaking of which I thought I'd give a little update on Bess. Some of you guys may remember that early last year she had a really bad accident and we thought she might not even make it through the night. Then after a few weeks at the vetinary centre and some major surgery she came home, with some serious rehab to do. Less than a year on the recovery she has made is nothing short of astounding! You wouldn't believe that couldn't even walk some few months before. The slowest thing to return is her jumping (and her confidence to execute jumps), but even that is back now. We've been super lucky, and she picked up a new best mate along the way.

photo5906843848057926049.thumb.jpg.c9cb6676dd70e727d6ccfaa7751a0171.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wife and I got a new dog at the weekend. This is Roxy (currently being renamed Jem). She's a two and a half year old Labrador x German Shepherd.

20190120-183242.jpg

Edited by Divorced Dad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The most wonderful dog in the world had a heart attack this afternoon. It was scary as fuck. He just coughed and passed out in the garden for what was about 4 mionutes. I was in shcok thinking she was dead but she just perked up again, fine but worried. Taken her to vets and she's had an injection and come home with some tablets to take 3 times a day but they saaid "She's old, its just making her comfortable now as her heart is giving out". The thought of waking up one morning to realise my best friend might not be with me in the morning is a horrible one. She's a brave old lady though. She's sleeping it all off

dog.jpg

Edited by PowerButchi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dog’s been a stalwart of this forum for years, and I hope will be for many more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry to hear that Butch, it's absolutely heart wrenching when you see them suffering. Here's hoping she can recover enough to still have a comfortable life for a long time to come. Thoughts are with you bud. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad to hear that tough old broad is just walking it off. Horrible to think about what the vet's side but I guess at least you can make a point of enjoying the time you have left with her and not taking it for granted. A lot of people don't get that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...