Caring - Feet
Your greyhound may
appear to have very long nails, which need to be cut. When there has been
a degree of neglect, that may be the case. But the 'quick' grows very
low down and it is advisable to seek veterinary advice before attempting
to cut them yourself.
Long nails can cause
a dog to walk awkwardly, affecting both his comfort and his demeanour
whilst exercising. Once the feet have been checked and nails cut if necessary,
regular exercise on a hard surface is the best way to keep them healthy.
A neglected dog may
have been kept in a run without any exercise. His pads will then be very
soft and may cause him discomfort when you start to take him out. Providing
that they are not sore, gentle massage with some surgical spirit will
help to harden them initially.