Tips.

C4On this page I would like to mention a collection of useful or important tips. If you have a good tip that other people can benefit from, please email me and place it on this page.

 

Health:

If your hound has an ignition then you can also give in place of Rimadyl or such means, Yucca Intensive of Holistic Animal Care. It is a holistic drug that works well against inflammation, cleans up the organs, stimulates blood flow, promotes tissue repair and it is analgesic. Yucca contains a high concentration of steroid saponins, the most natural inflammatory inhibitor. It tastes very dirty so better not do the feed. 1 drop to 4.5 pounds of body weight dissolve in some water and enter 2 x daily. In acute cases, you can quietly give a triple dose and slowly phase it out in 6 weeks.

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To improve the immune system of your hound you can give him elder berries. These also improve the pigmentation. Also, vitamin C is of course good for better resistance (see nutrition and care-important vitamins).

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Do not let your hound drink out of pee that are created in places where cars are often parked. It can happen that antifreeze is leaked from a car and if your hound gets it in it is lethal. So only drink from rainy puddles where no cars come!

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Feel the heart beat of your hound every day. A Deerhound at rest can have a heart rate of 40 (usually it is slightly higher), at normal movement 80 to 100 and at great exertion over the 200. The latter must be very short and can be felt immediately after the effort. Do you feel e.g. That the heart rate goes in rest to or about the 100, go to a greyhound heart specialist. The latter is really important because the values of a greyhound stadium heart are different from a common dog. It is normal that the heart rate is somewhat irregular. It is a regular irregularity-the frequency changes with the inhalation and exhalation.

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Many pups of large breeds, and therefore also the Deerhound, suffer from Panostitis or growing pains. Usually the owner does not notice it and finds the puppy only what is "sensitive" if he e.g. is picked up or a hard punch. The puppy beeps but the owner does not pay attention to it and over time the puppy is no longer so "sensitive". But very often the puppy suffers from growing pains. It can also express itself through crippled running which can change from one leg to another. This usually occurs when the puppy is 5 months but it can also be earlier. The puppy can be there with two/three weeks from it, but it can also take up to 18 months of age. It goes without saying but by good nutrition (e.g. Lots of ground chicken/chicken necks-no red meat/pens/lumps with high protein content > than 24%) One can promote the healing a little. There are also homeopathic resources that have a supportive effect. If your puppy Is "sensitive", go to it and holistic or homeopathic veterinarian for a proper diagnosis.

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If you have a Deerhound with a Hernia Perinealis and need to add Isogel to his/her food to make the stool easier to pass through the intestines, you can also use Psyllium Husk.  Psyllium Husk consists of fibers that can absorb up to twenty times their own weight of water, making the intestinal contents softer and bulkier and that supports the intestinal passage. However, the manual says that after a week it is no longer working enough but my experience is that this varies per hound. You can also give it two/three weeks and then again a while Isogel. This can include Ordering from www.dierapotheker.nl and www.agradi.nl, usually it costs around 45.00/50.00 euros for 1 kilo of Psyllium Husk.

Care:

C2If you cut accidentally in life during nails and it continues to bleed, you can use the barbaric method of Dichtschroeien. Take a knife and heat the tip for a few minutes in the fire. Then press it (before it cools down) a few count against the end of the nail. It hurts but is very effective.

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Cut the hair at the bottom of the feet and between the toes briefly with a scissors with bent and round points. This greatly reduces the amount of dirt in the house.

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Regularly I see people combing/brushing their Deerhounds. Still often they do this from top to bottom, this is not good, you pile up the klitjes as it were. Use a Not too coarse comb (also no flea comb!), no brush. The best way to get started is to go to the bottom of the feet and then work with not too big, up and forward. Removes all klitjes and dead hairs. If the coat Is dusty, you can go through it with a brush after the Kambeurt.

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If your hound has a wound or an inflammation in which you suspect that there is something in it or an ignition from the inside, you can clean it/open it with green clay. Apply a thick layer and cover as needed with a gauze (if a wound at the foot: sock on) and let it sit for at least an hour, then rinse with warm water. Do it twice a day. The wound is nicely clean.

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If your hound has accumulated a shop hook or just a hole in its bark, you can quickly close the wound with organic honey. Lubricate a layer of honey over it and make sure the hound doesn't lick it right!

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Nutrition: Do you have a very skinny hound, a sick hound or a hound who really does not want to eat then you can also try the "Magic Meat balls". The recipe you can find here http://www.o-cockaigne.eu/?page_id=7051

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Do you have a bad eater? Try to do small pieces of cooked liver (and some cooking fluid) by eating. Most hounds are crazy about this! Also sheep fat, grated cheese, liver pies but especially cat food do wonders!

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Give the Hound a daily pressed/crushed garlic clove by his food. It is a natural antibiotic and very good against fleas and worms.

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If you feed your hounds macaroni or rice (of course brown rice, which has at least still nutritional values), make this extra tasty if you do a small splash of salmon oil during or after cooking. Hound with Hare  Education: Let your puppy run loose from childhood in places where it is safe. A puppy will never take the legs out of themselves, he only does this if he scares him from somewhere. Make sure you have filled your jacket pocket or buideltje with something very tasty, for example Frolicjes or pieces of cheese. Let the puppy know, before you let it loose, that you have something delicious with you. Let the puppy loose and call him, through the knees going, very enthusiastic and cheerful, after a few minutes with you and give him some goodies as soon as he is with you. Repeat regularly. This way you will learn the puppy to come and get a lot of profit later. Because a greyhound must be able to walk loose to be a healthy greyhound. (a puppy playing is of course never listen, don't call him, wait until he is out of his game and try to draw his attention). C18

General:

If your hound is afraid of loud noises (popping, thunderstorms) you can stop a thick gag of greasy cotton wool in the ears. The STREZZ droplets of Phytonics also work well. With the one hound 5 droplets are enough, the other one has to try 10 droplets every hour, a matter of out.

With old and new we always put the radio or T.V. Rock hard so they don't hear the popping from outside. To make sure they don't see it, the curtains will be closed.

Is there a thunderstorm at night then I close the curtains and a bright lamp, also some droplets and a wad of cotton make sure the Hound has less to no bother.

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Make sure you always have a bottle of Resque Spray from Bach (Original Bach Flowers). If something happens that causes stress or unrest, in humans or animals, spray twice in the mouth/beak. This works quickly reassuring.

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