Doctor Susan Stack DMV of Yuma Arizona created GreyHealth as an Archive of the most requested articles about Greyhound Health. Check out the link below for a menu of requested articles of Greyhound medical information.
Greyhound Medical Idiosyncrasies
Greyhounds has many medical differences from other dogs, please check out the link below for a document that defines those differences. Feel free to print and share with your veterinarian.
Greyhound Data – Health Information Package
Food for your Greyhound
SAGA currently recommends the Canadian made dog food Acana, specifially their Acana Regional Group of Dog Foods. The Acana Regional Group of Dog Foods is rich in protein, low in carbohydrates and entirely grain-free, and feature 60-65% meat and 35-40% of fruits and vegetables. They are currently the top rated brand of dog food in Canada and we feel the best for your Greyhound. You can find more information on their website at www.acana.com/products/regionals
What you feed your Greyhound is entirely a personal choice and we know you will make the best decision possible for your Greyhound. SAGA recommends that you feed your Greyhound the highest quality food that you feel provides the best value AND that your pet tolerates. This means that your Greyhound will show good energy, healthy coat, solid stools, bright eyes etc. while eating that food. Remember to phase in any new dog food over time by substituting a little more each day and not switching the food over-night. Do this slowly over a two week period and observe the effects on your Greyhound. We recommend purchasing a smaller bag of food at first in case the brand you choose does not agree with your Greyhounds digestive system.
There are many other brands of dog foods on the market and some of our Adopters have found that work for their Greyhounds including Act1ium, Hill’s Prescription Diet T/D and First Mate. Whatever you choose please ensure it is the best for your Greyhound. Please let us know what works for you and your Greyhound so that we can, in turn, assess it as an option to recommend to our other Adopters.
As ingredients and available brands continuously evolve please seek out the most current information available and check back with us periodically as we will continue to assess the best food to recommend to our SAGA Adopters.
Financial Support for Greyhounds with Cancer
The Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society of Alberta may be able to help if your Greyhound has Cancer. Through their programs, they provide subsidies to dedicated pet owners as well as educate animal owners and veterinarians on the availability, uses and benefits of advanced cancer therapies in the treatment of veterinary cancers. Please go to www.actss.ca for further information.
- Adopt a Greyhound
This website has assemble a ton of useful regarding Greyhounds as pets.
A place where you can search for information on Greyhounds, talk with other Greyhound owners and ask questions. www.forum.greytalk.com
SAGA recommends that all pets have Pet Insurance. One never knows when, or if, their beloved Pet will get sick or become injured and not being able to treat any injuries or illnesses because of financial issues shouldn’t happen. Pet Insurance is a cost effective way to ensure that if the unthinkable happens, you will be able to do everything in your power to help your animal.
This is a list of current Pet Insurance Carriers. SAGA doesn’t promote or recommend one Carrier over another. Please do your research and make the best decision based on your own personal circumstances.
- Pet Secure
All SAGA greyhounds are National Greyhound Association (NGA) greyhounds. NGA greyhounds can be identified by the green tattoos in each ear. The left ear is the NGA registration number and the right ear is composed of a one or two digit month of birth followed by a single digit year of birth and and one letter depicting the sequence that the greyhound was tattooed for registration. For example, a right ear tattoo of 120B means that the greyhound was born in Dec 2000 and was the second one to be tattooed. Please use the link below to search for a greyhound using the ear tattoos or the racing name. Searches using partial tattoos or racing names can be done using * (asterisk) before and/or after the search item. Check for your greyhound pedigree using the link below.
- National Greyhound Association (NGA) Database:
There is another website which has a NGA greyhounds Database. Some greyhounds can be found here when they cannot be found in the NGA Database. Track Info can also be searched by both Racing name and tattoos. Click on the link below.
- Track Info Database:
All greyhounds adopted through SAGA have been linked to the National Greyhound Association (NGA) Database where the Racing Name was known. Please click on the link below to see SAGA’s Organization Description, Available Dogs and Adopted Dogs on NGA Database.
- SAGA’s NGA Database Adoption Link:
Anyone wanting pictures or comments about their greyhound uploaded to the NGA Database can email them to Saga.Board.Email@gmail.com.
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Other Canadian Adoption Groups
Please note, although SAGA only adopts out Retired NGA Racing Greyhounds not all of the Canadian Greyhound Adoptions Groups have this as their Mandate. Some may adopt NGA Greyhounds as well as those known as “Lurchers”, which are a mix of Greyhound with another Sight Hound (usually Wolf Hounds). They may also adopt out “Coyote Hounds”, which are non-NGA Greyhounds that have been bred by Farmers to hunt. We encourage you to do your due diligence when looking for a Greyhound. All NGA Greyhounds come with a tattoo in BOTH ears and can be found by searching the NGA database.
Chinook Winds Greyhound Rescue
Northern Sky Greyhound Adoption Association
Northwest Canadian Greyhound League
Greyhound Pets, Inc.
Greyhound Pets of America – Emerald Pacific Chapter
Northwest Canadian Greyhound League
Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada
Maine Greyhound Placement Service (MGPS)
Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program
Greyhound Supporters – NCR
Adopt-A-Greyhound of Central Canada, Inc.
Greyhound’s Circle of Friends
Greyhounds In Need of Adoption Inc.
Greyhound Lovers of Hamilton-Wentworth
Greyhound Relocation and Adoption Canada
Needle Nose Greyhound Adoption
Niagara Greyhound Adoption Inc.
The League of Extraordinary Greyhounds (T-Legs)
Greyhound Rescue Quebec