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We are often asked about our dogs diet and sharing this information with the aim to provide some helpful tips and ideas for new adoptees of our foster hounds. Their diet varies a little depending on the individual dogs food preferences. Please note that we have no qualifications in canine nutrition, this is what we have learnt and developed during our 30 plus years living with greyhounds.


Like us our dogs enjoy a varied diet. Imagine eating the same food everyday, it would soon become boring and we would miss out on important nutrients.


We aim to make our dogs meals a little different each day. Greyhounds can be sensitive to diet changes though so we always introduce new foods gradually.



Our dogs enjoy a range of Kibble and seem to swap between brands and flavours without experiencing tummy concerns but we do blend the flavours when swapping.


These currently include Meals for Mutts various flavours, Black Hawk Dental and Black Hawk Fish and Potato flavour.


We lean towards the fish flavours thinking it offers a different protein. We have fed Royal Canin Dental, Advance Dental and Hills Science Diet Dental and they seemed to do well on those too. 



As the name suggests a treat is something special. It could encompass treats for training rewards or daily snacks. We make a small batch of fresh jerky most days and use, beef, chicken, kangaroo and occasionally chicken liver.

When it comes to training treats we might offer high value treats when trying something new like: chunkers, roast chicken, chicken loaf, bbq snags, and very occasionally cheese and even popcorn chicken for those very special occasions.


Our hounds are very lucky to have a friend who makes them special doggie cookies using lots of yummy ingredients too :)



We aim to provide a high quality, preservative free diet for our dogs. The less processed the ingredients the better.



We include dental kibble in our dogs diet as already mentioned thinking that if it makes a little difference that's a good start. Roo tendons are our top choice and we include other products like beef ears, beef bully sticks & kangaroo straps. We generally avoid the processed dental sticks and very occasionally we offer them fresh meaty bones. There are many different opinions on feeding bones and I think this is best discussed with your vet.



Chicken, Beef and Prime100 make up the main portion of the meat in our dogs diet. We opt for human grade meat (except Prime100) and serve cooked meat. Sammy does have a penchant for raw though so we include raw steak in her diet while our other hounds are not so keen. Cooked lamb mince is included in their meals sometimes too.



We include a range of extra ingredients when preparing our dogs meals. They have one sardine a day mixed in their breakfast. Salmon and scrambled egg about once a week. A spoon of yogurt mixed with the kibble some nights. Cheese mixed in their breakfast occasionally and the other ingredients are included when we do a big cook up.  Very occasionally we will add rice but generally avoid pasta and rice thinking that the kibble and Prime100 already have grain and vegetable in their ingredients.



Calcium and omega oils are in our opinion the most important additives. Even though most kibble lists these in their ingredients we include additional. We also include probiotics, rosehip, turmeric and seaweed.



Breakfast is the main meal for our hounds. For our fosters, as a starting point they have 200 to 300 grams of meat and around a cup of kibble depending on their individual needs.


Lunch is a snack, preferably something with dental benefits like a kangaroo tendon.


Then a light meal at night. Usually one cup of dental kibble, sometimes with a spoon of yoghurt or some scrambled egg or sardines mixed through for variety.

During the summer months or after vigorous exercise we add extra liquid to their meals and sometimes include electrolytes. 


We always have fresh, clean water available. (Never withhold water unless directed to by your vet).

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