From member benefits to links to other helpful
sites and published research papers, we hope these
resources will help you stay informed and provide
the best care for your sighthound.

Free Medication for Members

Guillermo Couto DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, Professor at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dogs are Cesca and Aro (in the back) on Oct. 11, 2010.

Carboplatin (Chemotherapy) and Aminocaproic Acid
Unfortunately, retired racing greyhounds are among the large breeds that are most likely to get osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Finding a cure is part of our mission, and while we work to find that cure we are offering our members free carboplatin* and epsilon aminocaproic acid (i.e., “Amicar™”). See the Programs page for details.

*Carboplatin is the best drug for the treatment of osteosarcoma in Greyhounds. Some vet’s like to use an alternating protocol of carboplatin and doxorubicin, but that is actually less effective in Greyhounds. Epsilon aminocaproic acid (EACA) is the generic form of Amicar™ that is recommended for use for 5 days starting with any surgical procedure to prevent the post-operative bleeding that is common in Greyhounds.

Other Resources (including some financial aid)

    1. Big Hearts Fund
    2. The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund
    3. Frankie’s Friends
    4. Handicapped Pets Foundation
    5. In Memory of Magic
    6. The Mosby Foundation
    7. Paws 4 a Cure
    8. The Pet Fund
    9. Shakespeare Animal Fund
    10. The Magic Bullet Fund
    11. The Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation
    12. Tripawds and their Amputation Surgery Assistance Program
    13. Vet Cancer Clinical Trials
    14. Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium
    15. Greyhounds Rock
    16. Bone Cancer Dogs

Greyhound Savvy Vets

Educational Material

Here are links to all of Dr. Couto’s published papers. Additional resource from other publishers will be added on a regular basis, so check back often.





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