Food advice from GAPSA

From the GAPSA website.

 

Greyhound feeding guide

Meal times
It is important to ensure your greyhound eats dry food as part of their diet to maintain good dental health. Soaking their dry food or feeding only wet food will increase the likelihood of your greyhound forming bad dental health. It is recommended your greyhound be fed a super-premium dry food diet to keep them in top condition.

In addition, it is recommended to add wet meat to your greyhounds diet. This can be minced or diced chicken, beef, kangaroo or turkey. It is recommended to avoid commercial wet food (including dog rolls or cans, unless of a super-premium brand) as it often upsets their stomachs.

Your greyhound can also eat

  • Safe raw or cooked vegetables
  • Raw turkey necks or marrow bones – for good dental health. Please limit these to once or twice per week and ensure they are an appropriate size and definitely not cooked
  • Regular dog treats or chews
  • Tinned sardines 2-3 times per week for good skin and coat health

If your greyhound has difficulty eating dry kibble, you can mix approximately ½ a cup of warm or cool water with their kibble to entice them to eat.  Slowly reduce the amount of water added to encourage them to chew the dry food and aid in good dental health.

Foods to avoid:
Alcohol, coffee, avocado, apple seeds, rhubarb, cherries, stone fruits, macadamia nuts, grapes, sultanas, onion, raw potatoes, chocolate, salty foods, tomato plants, citrus, xylitol, mushrooms, uncooked yeast dough

(Xylitol is an artificial sweetener and may be in foods)

How much to feed:
Please follow the below feeding recommendations as a guide for your greyhound:

Female:         
Morning  1 cup dry/150g wet meat        
Evening  1 ½ cups dry/250g wet meat

Male:             
Morning  1 ½ cups dry/150g wet meat   
Evening  1 ½ cups dry/300g wet meat

Male 35kg+:  
Morning  1 ½ cups dry/200g wet meat  
Evening  1 ½ cups dry/350g wet meat

Important: Greyhounds can be susceptible to bloat – a condition in which their stomach swells, twists and is often fatal.  To reduce the risk, please avoid walking your greyhound 30 minutes before and after meals. For safety reasons, please do not feed you greyhound with other pet dogs – always keep them separate at meal times.

Water
Clean fresh water should be available at all times. Never leave your dog without water. Many greyhounds also like to wet their feet so a bucket or paddle pool may come in handy.

happiness

Now, lets keep them happy and healthy.

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