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10 things you didn't know about Greyhounds

We all know that Greyhounds are speedy animals, but did you know they also make perfect pets?

The Retired Greyhound Trust is facing a rehoming crisis — more than 8,000 Greyhounds retire from racing each year — and has issued a plea to dog lovers to consider letting a Greyhound into their heart and home.

To raise awareness of the need to provide homes to retired Greyhounds, here are 10 facts you never knew about the breed.

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How frequently should dogs be vaccinated?

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Why does my dog have blood in his wee?

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Win a BioSafe Apple toy from Rosewood Pet!

This week we've teamed up with Rosewood Pet to give away a BioSafe Apple toy to three lucky winners!

The BioSafe Apple dog toy is a great tough and durable squeaker toy with some interesting features to gnaw on!

It helps to massage gums and reduces plaque and tartar build up, is constructed out of a tough yet soft plastic, is treated with a zesty fruit scent and even floats too! BioSafe Germ smart dog toys are also BioCote protected, meaning a more hygienic toy for your pet and your family. BioCote is an antimicrobial technology.


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Why does my dog mount his bed?

Fleecy beds can be attractive to entire dogs due to their strong hormonal drive. Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith explains.

Why will my dog only eat with someone standing next to him?

To understand this you need to look at what has triggered this change. The habit is likely to have been learned by you responding to his failure to eat at some stage.

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