Adopting the Racing Greyhound

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The first edition of this book was responsible for inspiring tens of thousands of people to adopt ex-racers. Now, this fully updated edition features groundbreaking veterinary information not available anywhere else. Greyhound authority Cynthia Branigan–who has placed over 4,000 Greyhounds through her organization–offers updated statistics on the costs involved with adopting as well as new health information, such as warnings about tick-borne diseases and suggestions on buying veterinary insurance. Branigan ...

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Overview

The first edition of this book was responsible for inspiring tens of thousands of people to adopt ex-racers. Now, this fully updated edition features groundbreaking veterinary information not available anywhere else. Greyhound authority Cynthia Branigan–who has placed over 4,000 Greyhounds through her organization–offers updated statistics on the costs involved with adopting as well as new health information, such as warnings about tick-borne diseases and suggestions on buying veterinary insurance. Branigan carefully explains how to care for a Greyhound–everything from feeding and grooming to training–and how to extend the dog’s life span. Readers will also find a wealth of updated information on medical conditions in Greyhounds and the latest in tests and treatment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764540868
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/21/2003
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 498,528
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

CYNTHIA A. BRANIGAN is president of Make Peace With Animals, an animal welfare group. Among the group’s special missions are Greyhound rescue and placement. Branigan is recognized as the country’s leading expert on adopting racing Greyhounds, and frequently gives seminars and interviews on the topic. Branigan is the only author of a book on Greyhound adoption who is also founder and president of an adoption agency, which has placed more than 4,000 Greyhounds since its founding in 1988.
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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

FOREWORD.

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.

INTRODUCTION.

1. A Brief History of the Breed.

2. Choosing the Right Dog for You.

3. The Racing Life.

4. In a Home.

5. Care and Feeding.

6. Insecticides and Anesthesia.

7. Training.

8. Having Fun.

APPENDICES.

I. Other Sighthounds.

II. The Greyhound’s Anatomy.

III. Veterinary Information.

IV. Adoption Groups.

V. Resources and Organizations.

INDEX.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    A must read for greyt adopters

    This book gives you all the basic info you need when deciding to adopt a racing greyhound.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Very useful

    Gave a lot of good information. I also read Greyhounds for Dummies and between the two I felt pretty well prepared for my adoption.

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