My little podenca Bebe came with very bad teeth and now my aged galga Carmela is showing signs of teeth deterioration. Not surprising when they are 17 and 15 years respectively! I use dentastix when they have had their meals but here's an article with some other suggestions. It mentions raw bones - marrow bones. For decades we always gave our dogs marrow bones until some years ago my Swedish Valhund Pepsi broke a piece off and got it stuck in her throat. So no more marrow bones! Besides, I am sure the two male galgos would fight!
What do any of you use for keeping your dog's teeth healthy?
Because of Covid-19 and lockdown, hundreds of animal adoptions are on hold - till the reserved animals can once again travel to their forever homes. Scooby has hundreds of animals in its care. Please take a look at the video and hear Fermin's appeal, and donate if you can spare. Thanks.
Many missing microchipped pets are never reunited as it’s optional to scan & check microchip registration. It’s time veterinary professionals, authorities and rescues checked pet & keeper match on the original database at a pets 1st consultation or yearly checkup. It’s their only chance to get home
Vets can play a valuable role in reuniting missing microchipped pets. We have microchipped our pets with the expectation to be reunited if the worst happens and they are lost or stolen. If just one organisation is not committed to scan and check microchip registration the whole system fails and is not fit for purpose. Legislation is needed to replace half hearted ‘strengthened, best practice recommendations’ VetsGetScanning.co.uk
Regular readers will know that I sometimes publish amusing cartoons by Richard Skipworth, who is passionate about greyhounds in the UK, but the cartoons are also great for galgos. There is now a range of collars, key fobs...on sale using his designs.
This just in from Izzy & Finn's Hound Boutique, who made a donation to Greyhound Trust Hall Green for every Skipworth collar they sold!....
Since the launch of the Rich Skipworth's Greyhound Designs collars on the website we have raised a whopping £1002 for Greyhound Trust Hall Green. A massive Thank You to everyone who has purchased a collar, lead or keyfob as you have all helped with this amazing total.They are all still available to buy from the charity section on the website and a donation from each sale still goes to the greyhounds
I first came across Vera Thorenaar when I started my Galgo News blog in 2007 and travelled to Spain regularly thereafter. As with many other rescue associations, the Protectora has grown over the years. Here's the story, together with a link to galgos hoping for forever homes.
'The History of Galgos en Familia is tightly linked to its founder Vera Thorenaar, who started her journey and immersion into the difficult situation of the galgo since 2008, and came into contact with a Dutch association that dealt with adoptions for abandoned galgos.
Dedicated to the translations, to getting her work known in Spain and being a link between said associaction and other associactions dedicated to the protection of galgos in our country, she started to write her personal blog to explain the difficulties experienced by this breed, to broadcast cases of abandonment and to retell her own experience as a foster carer of galgos waiting for adoption.