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Guide to Nutrition for Greyhound Athletic Performance

Step 1. Worming.  Regular worming for Hookworm and Roundworm as well as periodic worming for Tapeworm. Be sure to rotate the brand you use to ensure best results.

Step 2. Kidney and Liver function.   High protein diets will place the kidneys and liver of the athletic greyhound under stress. Greyhounds will increase their uptake of water in hotter weather which can increase body weight.   KFS – Kidney Function Solution can assist reduction of excess fluid in muscles and tissue as well as assisting the inability to pass urine.  For best results use every 2nd Day (Odd day numbers).

Step 3. Digestive function can be assisted with Yoghurt. 3 days every now and then particulary after treatments with Antibiotics. Yoghurt will assist to balance digestive function.

Step 4.  Blood.  Haemoglobin and Red Cell production is a critical factor in the performance of a Racing Greyhound.  Iron Boost may assist the quality of blood. For best results use every 2nd Day (Even day numbers).

Step 5. Gut function. Balanced Acid and Alkaline levels in the digestive system are essential for the Greyhound to derive nutrition from the diet. The quality of waste is the best indication of good gut health. Apple Cider Vinegar (8% with Honey and Garlic) Daily morning and night.

Step 6.  Supplementing a quality Amino Acid Vitamin Mineral Supplement may assist the general health and wellbeing of the Greyhound athlete.  AVM-D offers the B Group Vitamins, Vitamin A,E,C,D,and K, Minerals incl Calcium and Phosphorus, Methionine, Bentonite, Micro Aid, Seaweed meal etc.    Add AVM-D nightly on the feed.                                                                                                                                                              

Step 7.  Essential Body Salts.  Essential body salts lost due to panting and heavy exercise need to be replenished. The adage that you can’t take out what you don’t have in, is true with body salts. Muscle fatigue, Tying up etc resulting in injuries will prove to be costly. K9 Essential Salts with Potassium Chloride, Potassium and Sodium salts, Magnesium Sulphate, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Malto Dextrin (Carbohydrate) Energy.     K9 Essential Salts supplemented mornings daily.

Step 8.  Energy.  Glow ‘N’ Go - Omega 3, 6 & 9 Fatty Acid Feed supplement. The correct balance of fuel for racing is essential. Carbohydrate, Fatty Acid and Protein in that order and correctly balanced will go a long way to allowing the Greyhound athlete to perform to the best of its ability.  Glow ‘N’ Go  Daily morning and night.

Step 9.  Lactic Acid.  The effect of Lactic Acid can cause tying up (cramp). Greyhounds on poor nutritional diets that lead in races often finish out of the prize money due to the tightening of muscles. Lactic Acid is the result of exertion caused by heavy exercise. Lactic Eze will assist the delay of Lactic Acid build up during races.   Lactic Eze over the tongue mornings daily as well as 4 hours prior to racing.                                                                                                                                  

Step 10. Maintenance of the Skeletal System. Strong Bones and Ligaments are critical for the athletic Greyhound to perform to the best of its ability. It is important for the Brood Bitch to be supplemented with a quality Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin A Supplement after mating to ensure a strong skeletal system for the racing greyhound. Ignoring the importance, will ultimately lead to stress fractures and bone malformation in racing greyhounds.  Maintenance supplementation is also essential for Racing Greyhounds.   Calci Phos Plus offers Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Bentonite (for Bowel function) as well as Protein Concentrate to develop Muscle and Tendon.                 

Step 11. Assisting the Nervous System.  Supplementing  Kalm may assist Nervous Spooky and excitable greyhounds who leave their race in the Kennel block prior to racing.  B Complex Vitamins, Magnesium Sulphate and MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane) may assist the greyhound to relax and relieve tension build up in muscles caused by anxiety. Kalm generally supplemented for the 3 days prior to the race. For over anxious greyhounds supplement daily in smaller volumes.                  

Additional Products

Dr Ron’s Muscle Rub   For muscular injuries  - 250g

Winning Formula Muscle Rub   For muscular injuries -  1Kg

Vitamin E with Selenium  Powerful Antioxidant, Tissue and Cell repair.

Vitamin C   Antioxidant.  For Colds and flu like symptoms.

MSM  (Methylsulphonylmethane)  MSM impacts health by reducing inflammation and improving the body's ability to make its own antioxidants. Also will assist Muscle soreness. Use night before and after heavy exercise.

Manuka Honey  May assist Kennel Cough, Ideal for wound healing, Place over the wound, wrap in bandage, when the Manuka Honey dries out the wound will close.

Povidine Iodine 2.5%   Treating minor wounds and infections, as well as killing bacteria. Povidone/iodine solution is an antiseptic combination.  Works by killing sensitive bacteria

Clear up  (Spray)  Antiseptic for use for Sand Toe, Split webbing, Claw scratches as a result of racing.

Sanitiser  A biodegradeable product. Suitable for sanitising and deodorising.  Eliminates most bacteria, yeasts and fungi while leaving a fresh clean fragrance.

Shine Shampoo   A product for all animals. Used for the removal of oils, dirt, skin particles, dandruff, environmental pollutants and other contaminant.

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 Peter Bryce     (03) 9754 8415     Mob: 0411 442 052