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The Diarrhea busting diet

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A dog’s body is an energy system in which he takes in food and water, processes them through the digestive tract and then excretes what he doesn’t need.  When things aren’t quite processing as they should, the result is diarrhea.  It is important to determine what is causing the diarrhea but it is also important to get the diarrhea stopped to prevent the greyhound from becoming dehydrated.

The Diarrhea Busting Diet of regular RAW ground beef, and white rice will help you get your greyhound’s system back on track.

Prepare the mixture using 2 part raw hamburger to 1 part cooked rice.  Mix the hamburger and rice while rice is warm and once mixed store in the refrigerator.

First Feeding

The first meal is usually an evening meal – feed ½ of the portion that the dog would normally eat.

First Full Day

Feed using the same portions as you would with regular food.  The diarrhea does not ease after one full day of eating the hamburger and rice mix.  If it does not ease after one full day, a visit to the veterinarian is recommended.

Second Full Day

Feed using the same portions as you would with regular food.

Third Full Day

It is time to start gradually reintroducing kibble by mixing in 1 part kibble to 3 parts of the hamburger/rice mix.   Feed using the same portions as you would with regular food.

Fourth Full Day

Mix equal parts of kibble and the hamburger/rice mix. Feed using the same portions as you would with regular food.

Fifth Full Day

Mix three parts of kibble to one part of the hamburger/rice mix. Feed using the same portions as you would with regular food.
By the sixth day of feeding, the dog should be fully back on his regular food.  If the diarrhea reappears upon reintroduction of the regular food, consider a switch in food. 

  • April. 07

    Hats & Hounds Gala

    Oh what a night . .  

    Hats & Hounds Gala - An Evening at the Racers was a Greyt success with our largest crowd ever.  Thank you to everyone who came to enjoy the event and to all of you who donated items for our Silent Auction.  Special thanks to the staff at the Chateau Lacombe for all their help in making the evening go without a hitch.  

    See you next year!

  • April. 21

    APPLICATION UPDATE

    If you have or will be submitting an application to adopt, we ask that you be patient with us - as it could take a couple of months to complete the process and place a dogs in your home.  Although you may see new dogs posted on the website, those dogs will soon be meeting one of our families already approved for adoption and currently on our Wait List. 

    We would also ask that you respect the time commitment made by our volunteers to answer emails, make phone calls and complete home visits.  If you are not willing to wait for 2-3 months - please don't submit  an application.  If you are also working with another group, we would ask that you not submit an application to us until such time as you have withdrawn it from the other group.   

     

     

  • July. 10

    MEET AND GREETS

    UPDATED JUNE 8, 2018

    Meet and greets are a greyt chance to meet and spend time with greyhounds, get your questions answered, and learn more about our adoption program.  Meet and greets are held at various locations in Red Deer, Edmonton, St. Albert, Airdrie, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg each month. Click below to see our schedule and locations for the fall months.

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