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Best Dry Food To Feed Greyhound?

Discussion in 'Hound' started by hopkirk, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. hopkirk

    hopkirk New Member Registered

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    Hello

    I hope you can help please. We have rehomed a greyhound and we are looking to buy a good quality dry food to supplement meat and veg/rice in her diet. Hope you can offer us some advice on the best food combinations. Are there any foods which greyhounds in your experience always like?

    many thanks for your help.
     
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    Hi, ours seem to like the bakers puppy and the greyhound specific stuff (which is quite small). The collie likes to crunch larger dried foods (like Wonderdog). The greyhounds eat it, but prefer smaller.

    I haven't found one that will will always scoff, although finding none of them like seems easy!

    They have been having brown bread and baked beans mixed in recently - that seems to have resolved occasional squits.

    Interested what other people feed theirs :)
     
  3. hopkirk

    hopkirk New Member Registered

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    Many thanks, it's hard to know what is best really as there is so much our there :)
     
  4. Finleyfoofoo

    Finleyfoofoo New Member Registered

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    we feed ours Gain,there are different protein levels to suit.A brilliant dry food,but depends where you live as to weather you can get it.

    But any premium dried,ie James wellbeloved,etc will be fine.

    Amanda..xx
     
  5. hopkirk

    hopkirk New Member Registered

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    We have been given them Natures Diet wet food and James Well Beloved and they love it sometime mixed with sardines.

    I am making them home made treats -liver cake, sausage flap jacks and peanut butter and banana cookies- I have never seen our whippet enjoy his food so much and our rescue greyhound recall has improved so much too.

    Do you know any good supplier in bulk for Nature Diet and Well Beloved as pretty expensive in pet shops - any good sites out there for bulk buying??

    thanks

    :)
     
  6. Mick Livesey

    Mick Livesey New Member Registered

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    If your greyhounds retired then dont feed any greyhound specific diets from racing world, especially if you are adding meat, rice etc. The protein levels in greyhound feeds are specific for racing and unless your dogs racing or in high intensity training you will do more damage than good imho

    Just feed a basic foodstuff for general dogs

    Im not a big fan of dried food, and would only ever feed a racing dog something if i could eat it myself but when they retire their needs change dramatically.

    hope this helps and of course just my opinion

    good luck

    Mick
     
  7. flyballcrazy

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    Berriewoods is a good online shop to buy dog food in bulk, I feed my greyhound on Burgess greyhound and Lurcher with some butchers tripe mixed in.

    She has a nice shiny black coat and easy to pick up poo's lol the kibble is a nice size too.

    I wouldn't feed bakers if you paid me sorry, full off additives and colours.
     
  8. IreneJ

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    Burgess Supadog Sensitive has always suited ours, and it's a mid-priced food. Only drawback is that it is not low-residue, but I don't mind that.

    We have one now, though, that only seems to thrive on racing kibble. We're feeding him OddsOn for active dogs even though he's ten - and I know all about the potential trouble with kidneys etc .. but without it, he's a walking skeleton and with it, he's just about acceptable!
     
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    Hello - haven't been on here for ages. Nice to see people still adopting retired greyhounds. When we first got ours she was quite difficult to feed as her stomach was easily upset. We tried all sorts and eventually got her onto Iams - the one for small to medium dogs, not large dogs, with a topping of half a sachet of James Wellbeloved wet food, Turkey or Lamb. This seemed to suit her perfectly - no more tummy troubles and nice neat poos!. My husband searches the internet regularly to find whoever has the large sacks of Iams cheapest. I think the main thing is try a few different foods until you get the right one but I don't think greyhounds like large lumps.
     
  10. Beverley

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    My 9 year old seems to be ok on Royal Canin Sensible or Maxi Mature. Expensive but often good offers online if you buy the big 15kg sacks two or three at a time.

    Unfortunately I made the mistake of adding titbits such as sardines, tuna, grated cheese, rice, chicken etc etc. Not the best idea as he doesn't want the biscuits only now........Oh dear :oops:
     
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    The best thing you can do is give your dog the best food you can afford :thumbsup: Sadly as my monster has a sensitive stomach, his food costs £60 for a 14kg bag
     
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    Hi....Years ago , we had a rescued Greyhound who had a very sensitive tummy and through trial and error and then advice from a doggy friend , we ended up feeding him fresh tripe with Wafcol mixed in and he was fine from then on. He gained his weight back and maintained it really well .

    The tripe does smell but it is very nutritious , easily digested, inexpensive and dogs love it !! Good luck !!!
     
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