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ARTICLES

KNOW YOUR BREED: GENERAL

by Nomi Berger

KNOW Italian Greyhounds by fully educating yourself BEFORE making a commitment.

KNOW that IGs can be traced back about 2,000 years. IGs gained popularity in southern Europe during the Middle Ages, becoming favored companions of royalty and aristocrats, particularly in Italy. Besides being cherished lap dogs, they were also known for their speed, endurance, and determination to hunt small game.

KNOW YOUR BREED: OBESITY

by Nomi Berger

KNOW that food does NOT equal love. IGs are a slim and fine-boned breed, weighing 10 – 15 pounds. IGs are built for speed and they are athletic dogs. It is essential to have a nutritious diet and consistent exercise to keep them fit and healthy. ...

KNOW YOUR BREED: SAFETY- 
SWIMMING POOLS

by Nomi Berger

KNOW that the combination of an IG and a pool without a fence around it is an accident waiting to happen.

KNOW that without strict adult supervision, and despite repeated swimming lessons and vigorous training, IGs are quite simply, prone to DROWNING. IGs are minimally buoyant dogs; they have little fat to help them float. ...

SAFEGUARD YOUR ITALIAN GREYHOUND FROM SURRENDER
KNOW YOUR BREED: SAFETY- 
MARTINGALE
COLLARS

by Nomi Berger

KNOW that like all Sighthounds, IGs have long, slender heads that are much smaller than their lean necks.

KNOW that if you attach a leash to a normal collar (also known as a tag collar) your IG can easily slip out of the collar leaving you with nothing but that collar and leash in your hand. ...

KNOW YOUR BREED: HEALTH

by Nomi Berger

The primary rule of owning an Italian Greyhound, as with any dog, is to KNOW the breed by fully educating yourself before making a commitment to the dog. If not, your dog may become one of those surrendered either to a shelter or a rescue.

 

KNOW that Italian Greyhounds attach themselves to their owners, and have earned the title “velcro” dogs. ...

KNOW YOUR BREED: HEARTWORM AND DISEASE PREVENTION

by Nomi Berger

KNOW that IGs have a long life span, most living well into their teens. They also mature much later than other breeds, not mellowing out until three or four years old. Some owners might be far happier, and less stressed, if they adopt a more settled IG that prefers to be a couch potato and lapping up love. Plans should ALWAYS be in place for your pet’s continued care in case you get ill or pass before they do. ...

KNOW YOUR BREED:
LOST IG

by Nomi Berger

KNOW that Heartworm Disease is potentially terminal but preventable. One bite from a single mosquito can cause an otherwise healthy dog to develop Heartworm Disease. ...

KNOW YOUR BREED: TRUST A DEADLY DISEASE

by Nomi Berger​

KNOW that you should ALWAYS keep an ID tag attached to your dog’s collar with your phone number and address on it. The three tags your dog should always have on are its TIGR tag (if adopted from TIGR), microchip tag and your identification tag. Be sure to always keep your contact information up to date!

by Sharon Mathers

There is a deadly disease stalking your dog; a hideous, stealthy thing just waiting its chance to steal your beloved friend. It is not a new disease, or one for which there are inoculations. The disease is called TRUST.

Articles by Nomi Berger. Nomi is the best selling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction and two volumes of poetry. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her adopted Maltese, Mini, and volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA.