Blog Archives

Penguins family

 

 

Penguin  surrounded by his beautiful family…. Ashton, Jonathan, Ben —–   mom,Christi and dad, Mark.

Penguin is planning on being a serious Ohio state fan like the rest of his family.

 

Penguin

Supporting OSU because they help greyhounds through their Greyhound Health & Wellness Program at the Veterinary School.
GO BUCKEYES!!!

 

Buckeyes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

|
2 Comments

 

Everyone go bid on these great items! The auction is put on by Greyhound Trust and Alliance, all

proceeds are being donated to OSU’s Greyhound Health and Wellness Program.

 

http://auctions.weblite.ca/houseofearl/index.php?-action=list&-table=products&product_categories=11

The creation of Greyhound Trust & Alliance or GT&A came about when a a small number of greyhound friends wanted to help bring awareness to Canadian Greyhound Owners about Canine Cancer and to support Canine Cancer Research for the Ohio State University Greyhound Health and Wellness Program (GHWP). Cancer is one of the primary causes of death for our canine companions.

For information on OSU/ Dr. Couto’s Greyhound Health & Wellness Program go to:

https://greyhound.osu.edu/

For more information about Hope for Hounds Organization go to:

http://www.casualbling.com/Hope_for_Hounds.html

For more information on Greyhound Trust & Alliance go to:

http://greyhoundtrustalliance.webs.com/aboutus.htm

 

 

|
No Comments

 

Everyone go bid on these great items! The auction is put on by Greyhound Trust and Alliance, all

proceeds are being donated to OSU’s Greyhound Health and Wellness Program.

 

http://auctions.weblite.ca/houseofearl/index.php?-action=list&-table=products&product_categories=11

The creation of Greyhound Trust & Alliance or GT&A came about when a a small number of greyhound friends wanted to help bring awareness to Canadian Greyhound Owners about Canine Cancer and to support Canine Cancer Research for the Ohio State University Greyhound Health and Wellness Program (GHWP). Cancer is one of the primary causes of death for our canine companions.

For information on OSU/ Dr. Couto’s Greyhound Health & Wellness Program go to:

https://greyhound.osu.edu/

For more information about Hope for Hounds Organization go to:

http://www.casualbling.com/Hope_for_Hounds.html

For more information on Greyhound Trust & Alliance go to:

http://greyhoundtrustalliance.webs.com/aboutus.htm

 

 

|
No Comments

To view the recent ABC Channel 13 news story about Bentley click here.

 

Bentley with his doctor, Dr. Au, before he was released from O.S.U. on 11/12/2011

Excerpts taken from North Coast Greyhound Connection website.

 

Bentley, a 6 month old greyhound, arrived to NCGC several weeks ago from a training farm in West Virginia.  Prior to his arrival, NCGC were notified that he sustained serious injuries during a turnout and would never be able to race.  When NCGC representatives traveled to W.V. to pick him up, it was apparent from initial observation that his injuries were more serious than were led to believe.  In addition, he was severely underweight, under 40 lbs.

 

NCGC veterinarian, Dr. Roger Grothaus, felt that Bentley had been in pain for several months due to improper care of the injuries he sustained and further recommended that he be seen by OSU for a course of treatment due to the seriousness of his injuries.

 

On November 8th, Bentley was taken to OSU where Dr. Jennifer Au confirmed what Dr. Grothaus suspected.  An infection had developed in his left foreleg to the degree that the cartilage at his elbow joint had dissolved completely.  The infection had now spread internally through bone and tissue and had caused him tremendous pain from his paw up to and including his shoulder.

Dr. Au recommended that it was best to perform a “four point” amputation.  This involves taking the foreleg, shoulder and clavicle.  The amputation was performed on November 9th and was successful.  Bentley is now recovering in his foster home with lots of love and attention to help him with his healing process.

He’s experiencing “phantom pains” which we were told by Dr. Jennifer can result from post-amputation surgeries and will diminish with time.  We are happy to report that he is gaining weight, loves treats and gives plenty of kisses to those that come in contact with him.
In spite of the pain Bentley has endured, his will to live is unending and his happy, positive spirit is addicting to all those that have a chance to meet this little guy in person. Many life lessons can be learned from the positive energy that he emits.

 

As you can imagine, NCGC is facing an enormous medical bill for Bentley’s surgery and we will do whatever it takes for him. Please consider donating to Bentley’s fund, even just the smallest amount will be greatly appreciated.

There are several ways to donate to Bentley’s fund:

  • Donation jars will be set-up at various NCGC events
  • Facebook Page also has a donation link located on the left-hand side (below our logo),
  • Mail a check (payable to “NCGC”) and mail it to:   NCGC/Treasurer , 116 Canterbury Drive,  Fremont, Ohio 43420.

 


 

 

 

 

 


|
No Comments

      Many of OGGA’s greyhounds are brought from the West Virgina tracks.  The information in the article below  is wonderful news to all of us at OGGA that have an interest in racing greyhounds health.

 

 

It’s been a busy summer at Wheeling with some ground-breaking off-track developments.

Wheeling Island Racetrack and The Ohio State University have formed a joint venture targeting the wellness of greyhounds.

The partnership is two-fold – first to improve the health status of racing greyhounds through an investigative study, and secondly to significantly decrease or eliminate euthanasia due to catastrophic the program from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Lori L. Bohenko, West Virginia Racing Commission state veterinarian, played a major role in launching the undertaking at the Wheeling racetrack.

CLICK HERE to continue reading the entire article.

|
No Comments

 

Retired from Racing, not from Life

Second Edition

By True North Greyhounds

The Retired from Racing, not from Life Art Book is a fundraiser for OSU’s Greyhound Health & Wellness Program (GHWP).
The book is a compilation of art & photography featuring Greyhounds. Fifty contributors from around the world, generously donated their talents to raise money & awareness for the Greyhound Program.
100% of the proceeds are sent from the publisher to the GHWP.

The art book is 80 pages & features art & photographs from 50 contributors.
The finished size is 7″x7″.
It’s available in both soft and hard cover.

About the Author

Retired from Racing not from Life
Canada

The Retired from Racing, not from Life Art Book is an extension of True North Greyhounds (TNG). TNG is a Canadian non-profit organization which raises funds for various Greyhound related charities world-wide. Our mission is to create a happier & healthier future for greyhounds globally.

 

Click here…To order Retired from Racing not from Life

Click here…True North Greyhounds website

Click here…for Retired from Racing not from Life Facebook page.

 

 

|
No Comments

Dr Guillermo Couto with Bosha a 3 year cancer survivor.

 

ABC6 in Columbus did an interview with Dr. Guillermo Couto, head of the OSU Greyhound Wellness Program at the OSU Veterinary College.

Click here to check it out

|
1 Comment

Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has a department dedicated entirely to Greyhound Health and Wellness.  It offers greyhound owners, trainers, veterinarians, and anyone else interested in greyhounds a great service.

Membership in the OSU Greyhound H & W Program entitle you to:

  1. Access to all the current information on Greyhound Health and Medicine, frequently asked questions, and sources for the Greyhound community.
  2. Downloading all the Greyhound Health and Wellness Program (GHWP) Research publications.
  3. Downloading and receiving the GHWP quarterly newsletter.
  4. Access to the GHWP memorial Website.
  5. Access to the online consultation service.
  6. Receive injectable chemotherapy at no cost for cancer patients.

Dr. Couto’s conference on greyhound health is only a few weeks away….

The 2nd Annual Greyhound Health & Wellness Conference
is scheduled for:

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Location:  OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

OSU Greyhound Health & Wellness website

Facebook page for the conference:  OSU Greyhound Conference

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please email them at greyosu@osu.edu

Membership dollars enable the GHWP to:

  1. Support health studies in Greyhounds and other sighthounds.
  2. Continue to provide chemotherapy at no cost for retired racers.
  3. Provide financial support to owners who cannot afford healthcare for their hounds if their dogs are evaluated/treated at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center.
  4. Organize the Ohio State Annual Greyhound/Sighthound Conference.
  5. Publish and disseminate current information on Greyhound/Sighthound health care.

 

FUN-Draising Information: Northcoast Greyhounds is currently running a Refund Raffle (#26) to raise funds for the OSU Greyhound Wellness Program which will end Monday, April 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

All proceeds of this Raffle will go to Dr. Couto’s program!!!  Go to Northcoast Raffle Info

Dr. Couto & OSU GHWP give so much to the  greyhounds and this is a way to give back to the cause.  So check out the Northcoast website and consider investing in a…

A GREYT CAUSE!!!

 

 

 

 

|
No Comments

FUN-Draising Information: Northcoast Greyhounds is currently running a Refund Raffle (#26) to raise funds for the OSU Greyhound Wellness Program which will end Monday, April 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

All proceeds of this Raffle will go to Dr. Couto’s program!!!  Go to Northcoast Raffle Info

Dr. Couto & OSU GHWP give so much to the  greyhounds and this is a way to give back to the cause.  So check out the Northcoast website and consider investing in a…

|
No Comments

Krakow

Flying Krakow was diagnosed with Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis this month.   The high doses of prednisone prescribed have been unable to keep his leg inflammation under control.  The pain medication is also not able to keep him comfortable and he has begun to lose quite a bit of weight.  OGGA member, Wendy, has scheduled an appointment with Ohio State University’s Veterinary School greyhound specialist, Dr. C. Guillermo Couto for Monday, September 20, 2010 to evaluate Krakow.

OGGA is reaching out to the public to help support the cost of Krakow’s medical treatment.  Please consider making a donation on our donation page through Paypal.  Or mail your check to OGGA Treasurer, 3116 Pinevale, Louisville, OH 44641.  All donations of any amount are gratefully appreciated.

We will continue to keep you updated on Krakow’s progress.

Wendy’s Post OSU visit Update on Krakow:

Just got back from OSU, we got some good news.
Unbeknownst to us Krakow was diagnosed at OSU exactly a year ago with Immune-mediated polyarthropathy. The trainer took Krakow to OSU because he had rear leg swelling and a fever. Once treated they put Krakow back on the race track. When Dr. Couto saw him he said I know I have seen this dog before. He really liked him. Krakow’s muscle and weight loss is likely due to the prednisone he is receiving to control the polyarthritis; he has what is called prednisone associated myopathy which is commonly seen in Greyhounds receiving corticosteroids. It is likely with tapering of his dosage, that the muscle atrophy and weight loss will cease and Krakow will return to normal. Our goal is to get him on one tablet every other day. He said he will be on prednisone the rest of his life and it is recommended that he have routinely have a chemistry profile to monitor his liver enzymes.
Should his symptoms begin while tapering his dose or should his weight loss and muscle atropy continue to decline they will need to see him again.
Thanks for your prayers, I will keep you posted

|
9 Comments