If your dog was transported to Virginia on adoption day, he will arrive exhausted, confused and very hungry so please feed him when you get home. Be sure to mix a cup or so of cooked white rice or oatmeal and some water along with the recommended feeding amounts of dry kibble. This will help to prevent diarrhea. A change in food and drinking water and stress may cause diarrhea. Your dog can have one Imodium tablet with each meal for a few days if needed to help ease any diarrhea. Always add a half-inch of water to the food. Never feed just dry kibble, it’s too hard to digest.
We recommend feeding the highest quality food you can afford. PETCO and Petsmart both carry high quality foods. Any food you can buy at a grocery or discount store is NOT a good food and should be avoided. Do an Internet research to be aware of what you’re buying. A healthy diet is as important for your dog as it is for you and your family.
We are always on hand should you have any questions regarding choosing a good kibble. If you find a food that works, stick with it.
An average size female greyhound usually needs to eat 1 ½ cups of kibble twice a day
An average size male greyhound usually needs to eat 2 cups of kibble twice a day.
Most greyhounds eat as fast as they run. To avoid neck strain, use a raised feeder or elevate the feeding dish on a step.
Your greyhound will bond quickly with the person who feeds him. Family members should all share these duties. Children who are seven or older should feed the dog with close adult supervision. We suggest family members take turns feeding the greyhound. One person feeds the morning meal and the other takes the evening shift, etc