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
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
How much to feed:
Please follow the below feeding recommendations as a guide for your greyhound:
Morning 1 cup dry/150g wet meat
Evening 1 ½ cups dry/250g wet meat
Morning 1 ½ cups dry/150g wet meat
Evening 1 ½ cups dry/300g wet meat
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.
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.