Breed

Italian Greyhound


AKC Grouping
Toy Group
Temperament
  • playful
  • alert
  • sensitive

Demeanor
aloof or wary

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound Greyhound is a dog breed known for its small size and sleek physique. The Italian, as it’s called, is known for its broad chest and tucked abdomen, as well as long, slender legs, neck, and tail. They have small heads of a comparable size to their necks, but with long snouts. The small head may benefit from a special martingale collar in order for it to not slip off. Their larger cousin, the Greyhound, is well known for racing, but because of its smaller size, the Italian Greyhound isn’t nearly as fast and is not commonly used for racing, but some Greyhounds do race at an amateur level. Other than their smaller size, Italian Greyhounds are indistinguishable from their larger counterparts, even down to the genetic level. While are naturally small and slim, a lack of exercise and a poor diet can still result in obesity, so be sure to walk your dog daily and try to avoid dog foods that are contain unhealthy filler ingredients. The Italian Greyhound is a friendly and sociable breed, making them great companions, which is their main role in society. However, they also make a decent guard dog, as they can alert you to potential dangers by barking at sounds they don’t recognize. However, they can be timid and flee when scared, and they’re generally too friendly to provide protection. Their small size makes them a toy breed. They are also adept sighthounds, dogs that hunt by sight, as opposed to hunting by smell like most other breeds. Their high speed for their size is also a valuable hunting asset. However, they are typically used solely as companions, perhaps due to their fragile bodies.


Breed

Italian Greyhound


AKC Grouping
Toy Group
Temperment
  • playful
  • alert
  • sensitive
Demeanor
aloof or wary

The Italian Greyhound is a fairly healthy breed. However, their scissor bite makes them more prone to periodontal disease, increasing the importance of dental hygiene. It’s recommended that you brush your dog’s teeth daily, if not also get your dog’s teeth cleaned periodically by a professional. The Italian is also somewhat fragile, due to its slender build, and is at increased risk of injury, especially breaking bones.


Energy
active
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
often independent
Shedding
seasonally

Italian Greyhounds are also at risk for a few eye related diseases, namely cataracts, vitreous degeneration, and progressive retinal atrophy. There is also some risk of Legg-Perthes disease, patellar luxation, liver shunts, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. The breed is also at risk of hypothyroidism, which can be exacerbated by excess weight, so it’s important to regulate your dog’s diet effectively.


Spot & Tango has worked with veterinary nutrition experts to formulate premium dog food can help an overweight Italian Greyhound. Spot & Tango places a high priority on sourcing beef, lamb and turkey from local farmers for each of their dog food dishes. Following our dedication to quality ingredients, Spot & Tango prohibits all prescription antibiotics, preservatives and hormones in each on their recipes. Food dense in nutrients and rich vitamins can serve to address symptoms that your obese Italian Greyhound might be experiencing. Committed to attending to the propensity for dogs to gain weight today, Spot & Tango just uses select carbohydrates on their veterinary nutritionist-approved dishes. An overweight Italian Greyhound can benefit from sufficient leafy greens and fruits in their dog food to assist with food digestion and energy levels-- Spot and Tango's dog food has both.


Spot and Tang is a family owned and operated business, and we know the value of your canine companion as a part of your family. That’s why we aim to provide dogs everywhere with the best dog food. In order to do that, we’ve consulted with experts in order to create a menu that delivers complete canine nutrition and a questionnaire to help determine your dog’s needs in order to provide you and your dog with a personalized meal plan. We make our dog food with only whole, fresh, human grade ingredients and stay away from unnecessary and unhealthy filler that may contribute to excess weight gain or trouble losing weight. We use 100% real meat that you dog craves, as well as the fruits, vegetables, and grains they need in order to round out that protein rich diet dogs seek. Our meals contain vitamin C for a strong immune system, fiber for healthy digestion, calcium for strong bones, oils for a shiny coat, and more to make sure your dog has everything they need to possibly lead a healthier and happier life in one delicious package delivered right to your door.