What food for your dog?
GAIN Greyhound Food has been recognised for many years as the Number 1 brand for quality and consistency, in Ireland, UK, Sweden and Continental Europe. GAIN Greyhound Food is comprised of a range of diets, some of which can be fed on their own as complete balanced diets, with others used together or in combination with meat and other ingredients. This ensures that greyhounds of all ages and activity levels receive a high quality balanced diet. At GAIN, we believe that a greyhounds nutritional needs always come first. Our recipes include added vitamins and minerals required for optimum animal health. We constantly innovate in order to provide the most healthy, delicious nutrition for high performance greyhounds.
The first rule of feeding is to ensure that your greyhound has a nutritionally balanced diet with the correct level of protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins and water. Some minerals and vitamins can be dangerous if fed in excess so therefore it is important not to over feed them. The recommended feeding guides on GAIN Greyhound products may need to be adjusted depending on activity, individual variation and external conditions, always ensuring that your dog is maintaining its optimum body weight and is in a lean healthy condition. If you feed your dogs a combination of GAIN Greyhound food alongside meat and other ingredients, always use the GAIN Greyhound Diet Calculator to ensure that the diet is balanced. As greyhounds can be susceptible to dehydration, it is essential that fresh drinking water is available at all times.
It is recommended to store GAIN Greyhound products in a cool dry place. The food should be stored in a sealed container, but if this is not possible, ensure that you fold over the bag opening after use to maintain shelf life.
If you feed your dog ad lib, then there should be a continuous supply of fresh food, it is important that the greyhounds saliva doesn’t contaminate the food which may affect its palatability, reduce intake and lead to possible health risks. Make sure that fresh food is offered to your greyhound each day and always ensure that the feeding bowl is thoroughly cleaned prior to feeding.
Yes. Greyhounds can be great house pets. They have a sweet and loving temperament and are loyal to their owners. They can be quiet, polite and intelligent.
GAIN Greyhound Nutrition has a product specifically designed for retired greyhounds – GAIN Maintenance & Retired. For more information on this product, please see the products section of our website. For every sale of this product, GAIN will make a contribution to the Retired Greyhound Trust.
Scientific research has proven that 28% protein in the total diet is the optimum level for racing greyhounds. This is based on a 92% dry matter diet and can be difficult to calculate due to the varying dry matter and protein contents of meat and veg etc. Our GAIN Greyhound Diet Calculator will do this calculation for you. The general protein requirement for resting greyhounds is 20% and 29% for rearing greyhounds.
Yes, please see our GAIN Greyhound Diet Calculator section to calculate the suitable amounts of each feed to give your greyhound a balanced diet.
Most owners and trainers that are home-mixing find it difficult to ensure that their greyhound diet is balanced. Our revolutionary GAIN Greyhound Diet Calculator will quickly do the calculation and ensure that the overall diet is fully balanced.
During the first six weeks of pregnancy there is very little foetal growth, therefore the requirement for additional food is small. During the last three weeks of pregnancy there is a large foetal weight GAIN and a general guideline for bitches in whelp is to gradually increase the total food offered from the sixth week onwards so that at whelping her intake is approximately 30 to 50% more than at mating. We recommend GAIN Puppy & Sapling during this critical period. Bitches in the final stages of pregnancy may find it difficult to achieve the required food intake and may need to be fed more frequent small meals. Always monitor the bitches condition and avoid both over feeding and under feeding
The nutritional requirements of a bitch increase dramatically during lactation, as the bitch must produce adequate quantities of milk for her pups. The quantities of food required will increase as the pups increase in size and nutritional requirements. The type of food provided must contain sufficient quantities of highly digestible protein and fats to avoid her using her own reserves of fats and proteins, so therefore GAIN Puppy & Sapling is the product of choice. You could also feed GAIN Record Breaker, as many breeders have reported excellent milk production when it is fed to bitches during lactation. It is preferable to feed a bitch “free choice” during lactation so she may consume as much food as she needs when she needs it. An average guide to the likely increase in food required is:
Week 1 up to 150% of normal food requirements
Week 2 up to 200% of normal food requirements
Week 3 up to 300% of normal food requirements
Many breeders feed milk (whole milk or milk replacer) to their dogs. Milk is a good source of nutrients such as protein, fat and calcium. The problem with milk is that many dogs are intolerant to the lactose it contains, which can result in diarrhoea and vomiting. If you are experiencing these problems then we suggest eliminating the milk, or at least cut down the amount fed. GAIN Puppy & Sapling contains TruCal (Glanbia’s unique source of highly available natural milk Calcium). This US ingredient ensures that your pups and saplings get the required amount of milk calcium without actually having to feed any milk.