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Whippets prefer to lie down rather than sit on their haunches. Due to their lack of fat, they can be prone to developing pressure sores. Choose well padded mattress style beds with plenty of room to stretch out. Warming and fleecy beds are an ideal for use in winter.
Whippets have short fur, little body fat, which means they prone to feeling the cold and require jackets, jumpers or paw-jamas even in the mildest winter.
Whippets are commonly affected by dental disease, which makes it especially important to establish a dental health maintenance routine. This could include a combination of toothbrushing, treats, food, toys and other health products.
Whippets love solving a good puzzle during meal time, use a puzzle feeder, snuffle matt or slow feeder bowl to help make their mealtimes more interactive. This can also aid with slowing their eating down which can reduce risk of bloat.
Sighthounds can be notoriously more stubborn in their training. Whippets are one of the most trainable breeds in the sighthound family. Positive, reward based and clicker based training methods are most effective in training them!
Give your Whippet puppy the best possible start in life with premium quality small breed puppy food designed to support healthy bone and joint growth. Other essentials include puppy training pads, chew toys, crates, beds etc.
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