Does your greyhound suffer with corns?
Helpful hint - silver gaffer tape over the pads of your dogs paws where corns are situated can help to ease walking and soften the corn itself making it easier to remove....
TOP TIPS FOR HELPING YOUR DOG THROUGH FIREWORKS NIGHT
Top 10 Fireworks Night Tips
1. Dedicate a special place in your home where the dog can get away from the sounds he hates, preferably with as few windows as possible or where you can close the curtains so the dog does not see the flashes of the fireworks as they explode.
2. Ensure that your dog’s hideout has plenty of blankets for him to dig and burrow into.
3. Take your dog to this special place two or three times a day in the run up to fireworks night, so he knows it is a safe place to go
4. It is good to make sure your dog has emptied his bladder about an hour before the displays are likely to start
5. Play moderately loud rhythmic music to mask the sound of the fireworks
6. Give your dog a good stodgy carbohydrate-rich meal in the late afternoon of the firework display to help him feel calm and sleepy as the night draws in e.g. pasta, mashed potato or overcooked rice
7. There are various non-veterinary remedies available to calm your dog. If your vet has given you medication to help, ensure you follow the prescription precisely
8. If your dog is really terrified of loud noises, you could try ear plugs or get him as used to the loud bangs as early as possible. Try www.soundtherapy4pets.com or call 01244 371473 for a CD of fireworks noises
9. As soon as the fireworks begin, lead your dog to the special place
10. It is tempting to try to soothe your dog to relieve his fears. This is the worst thing you can do as it gives him the impression there is something to be frightened of. Ignore your dog when he is looking frightened and only show attention once he has started to relax