Adequate sleep for both humans and dogs is critical for mental and physical well-being. And just like humans, a lack of sleep can lead to a weakened immune system which makes them more susceptible to illnesses, as well as having a negative impact on their mood state including whiny and needy behaviour and overall restlessness.
If you have ever owned a dog, you will know the pride and sense of achievement you feel when your dog has mastered a new trick or behaviour that you’ve worked hard to teach them. Your heart swells to watch them sit, roll and even eat on command and you love them even more than you thought you could.
Crate training your greyhound can be a great way to assist them in transitioning from a kennel environment into your home. A crate can be used to establish a ‘safe space’ for your greyhound and provides them with a place to retreat to if they are feeling overwhelmed or anxious in the home.
Much to our dismay, dogs love rolling around in the dirt and mud. As much as we love the smell of our newly washed and manicured pooches, unfortunately, they don't share the same interest.
There’s no doubt that dogs are weird and wonderful creatures, and we love them despite of their odd-ball behaviours. But have you ever wondered what inspires your pooch to sniff other dogs' butts, eat grass or drag their bums along the lawn?
As we’re sure you’re aware, dry dog food doesn’t occur naturally. There is no tree from which small brown balls are picked and packed for your pooch. A bit like our favourite cereal brands which we often eat regularly for breakfast like cornflakes!
If your dog is afraid of the humble vacuum cleaner, rest assured they are not alone. Even the sight of a vacuum can sometimes be enough to set them off in a panic, which can result in barking, howling, or seeking refuge by running away and hiding.
Pet ownership in a rental property has always been a point of contention for city dwellers. Most rental agreements will have strict ‘no pets’ policies, particularly in apartment blocks where living spaces can be confined, and noise can easily travel.
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Introducing honey to your dog's diet can offer a myriad of health benefits. Honey is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties which can aid with dogs who suffer from arthritis, it also packed with antioxidants that work as an immune booster, helps reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease - not to mention the fact that your dog will love licking every last morsel of this sweet treat.
It's been quite some time since Australia has experienced rain and flood on such a scale. No sooner had we weathered the recent La Niña summer, we were also hit with the ‘one-in-one-hundred-year’ event that has seen vast areas of NSW declared disaster zones.
The increasing popularity of greyhounds as family pets, was never more evident than at Sunday’s National Adoption Day in Sydney, with the event deemed one of the most successful ever.
Similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans, dogs can suffer from dementia in old age. While the signs may not be blatantly obvious, there are behaviours your dog may exhibit which will give you an indication that they may be experiencing cognitive dysfunction.
Just like humans, dogs can suffer from dandruff which results in white flakes falling from their coat, particularly during brushing. Severe cases can cause inflammation, scabs, hair loss, and bald patches.
At GAPNSW we celebrate the uniqueness of all our dogs, we truly believe that their individual personalities and quirks make them all beautiful in their own way.