The human liver is considered as one of the most advanced in the world, capable of filtering and metabolising an extremely wide range of foods, compounds, chemicals, and more. When it comes to other animals, such as our pets, the same can’t be said.
With relatively small livers that simply aren’t as effective, greyhounds – like other breeds – are susceptible to a variety of illnesses that can arise from eating the wrong foods. To keep a dog healthy, it’s important that it avoids specific foods as much as possible. Not only can the following foods lead to illness, but sometimes even being ingested by the dog can cause long-term damage and often death.
Just because a foal is a baby doesn’t mean you can’t get started on their training to turn them into the best racer they can be one day. They will learn a lot from their mother out in the pastures, as well as the other grown up horses in the fields. This will largely about how to be a good well-mannered horse.
Pat Parelli, who is a master horseman and has an uncanny ability to read horses, is known for saying the following: “A horse doesn’t care much about you until he knows how much you care.” So, to make sure that you are able to take care of him or her – as they deserve to be taken care of – we have put together a beginner’s guide to show you what the basics of horse care are.
One of the biggest mistakes that beginner horse breeders make is breeding their favourite horse simply because it’s the one they like the most – and it often leads to a number of problems that could have been easy to avoid.
Depending on the reason for breeding, there are plenty of factors to consider, and if they’re ignored, it can lead to the horse becoming “unwanted”, something that has become a serious problem around the world. These are some important points to consider before becoming a long-term breeder.
Breeding horses is a very specialised and complicated undertaking, requiring years of training, and drawing from a long, rich history that goes back hundreds of years. When adding the element that the animal is intended for the purpose of specific sports such as racing, the task becomes even more advanced and specialised.
Sometimes you can’t ride, and sometimes you just don’t want to. But there are a lot of different things that we can do with our horses that are just as enjoyable!
Although Greyhounds are usually quite content to laze most of the day away after a good walk, or in anticipation of one, they may get bored, and with boredom comes destruction. If you want to stop your Greyhound from becoming bored, these boredom busters are the best!
In days past, most trades, horse handling and training included, had their fair share of secrets. One of the most famous examples of a group that preserved and passed on tried and tested knowledge was the Society of Horsemen.
Walking a Greyhound on a leash can be tough. These fast and active dogs may pull incredibly hard if they are not trained correctly, and this can make walks unpleasant or even dangerous. Good leash control is essential, and it is actually not so much the Greyhound you need to train, but yourself.
If you’re looking to grow your family and introduce a new Greyhound to the pack, there are several tips to help make the transition easier on both the existing family members and the new dog.