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  1. It's time to start another thread as we come near to 50 pages on the previous thread. Below is information to help you make choices for yourself and your family, originally posted and collected by NeylasMom. This is the fifth sixth seventh eighth in a series of threads. The original was started by a few people whose pups were diagnosed around the same time in July of 2010, but it appears it has grown into an ongoing thread that will provide both information and emotional support for anyone who has dealt with losing a pup to osteo, is currently caring for a pup diagnosed with osteo, has one that has been newly diagnosed, or worries they may have to deal with it in the future. You do not have to have a pup that currently has osteo to join in this thread - feel free to stop by if you've ever lost a pup to osteo or other cancer, would like to offer support to those currently dealing with this disease, would like to prepare yourself for the possibility of dealing with this, or if your pup has been diagnosed recently. We've even had a person or two join in whose pups were diagnosed with other forms of cancer. Basically, anyone is welcome although we'd prefer there be no reason to have to welcome anyone or for this thread to exist at all. For those who have recently had a pup diagnosed with osteo, here is some information to hopefully get you started: Bone Cancer Dogs site - An excellent place to start to get general information about osteo, treatment options, etc. Journal article on pain mgt - Technically an article on using radiation for palliative (pain management) care, but includes a good overview of the types of bone cancer pain and the various ways to treat it including medications, radiation, and IV pamidronate Dog Cancer Blog - Blog from Dr. Dressler, a vet who has dedicated himself to cancer treatment in dogs - includes lots of useful information via blog posts, as well as a link to purchase his book (which covers all aspects of cancer care, both holistic and traditional) in a downloadable format. The previous osteo threads, the original and part II, with over 100 pages of useful information and support. This is a good place to get specifics if you are wondering about a specific holistic regimen one of us used, the decision making process for choosing amputation or palliative care, etc. For inspiration and some laughs: Winslow's diary For those considering amputation, BigOrangeDog's blog about what to expect. Yahoo groups where you can go for information and support: Dog Bone Cancer Group - not greyhound specific, but a good source of information and support specific to osteosarcoma Circle of Grey - a greyhound specific support group for owners of pups dealing with all kinds of health issues Artemisinin and Cancer - for those who would like to pursue artemisinin as part of their treatment regimen, neither greyhound nor osteo specific Unfortunately, the Greyhound Health and Wellness Program at OSU has been discontinued. They are continuing to send out free carboplatin chemotherapy for the time being in 2014. Here is the address for the new website if you would like to contact them. http://vet.osu.edu/vmc/ghwp Dr Guillermo Couto has moved and begun his own consulting business for greyhounds with cancer. Here is the web address for his new site: http://vet.osu.edu/vmc/ghwp I've left the OSU contact info in place for this thread for information only, but it should be removed in subsequent editions. For those interesting in contacting OSU for a consult, second opinion, appointment, or amputation: Greyhound Health and Wellness Program Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine 601 Vernon Tharp Street Columbus, Ohio 43210 Phone: (614) 247-6757 or (614) 247-8490 Email: greyosu@osu.edu Website: http://www.vet.ohio-state.edu/GHWP.htm (registration and fee now required to get full access to this site) For a consultation, you must use the online consultation service found here. You can sign up for full access to the website ($99 per calendar year) or donate through the giving page on the website. If you decide to donate, you can double your money by giving through the Greyhound Project. They will match the funds that you donate. Just go to this website and scroll down to the appropriate donation button: http://www.adopt-a-g...g/donate.shtml. Keep in mind that OSU does 20 to 30 greyhound consults a day along with all of their "in canine" patients. Depending on their workload there may be a wait for the consultation. If you are contacting them on an emergency basis, please let them know. If you want to make an appointment to be seen in person/canine, you can call the main number to set up a date/time. The main number for the veterinary hospital is 614-292-3551. This information is also on the consultation service page. If you decide to visit OSU please contact Jane (joejoesmom). She may be able to put you up in a local home, provide moral support, or just help with logistics: Finewhipador-drool@yahoo.com[/i] If you wish to help further osteosarcoma research, 2 labs that are collecting samples and have specifically requested greyhound samples: Modiano Lab - Need tissue from a biopsy and blood; will send a collection kit and a prepaid return mailer; also accepting samples for hemangiosarcoma and lyphoma Website: http://www.modianola...nfo_index.shtml Contact person: Mitzi, 612-626-6890, lewel001@umn.edu Broad Institute - Blood samples only, may be able to help with shipping costs, but they prefer you cover them Website: http://www.broadinst...sending-samples Contact info: dog-info@broadinstitute.org, FAX: (617) 324-2722 Both labs require signed consent forms and samples must be shipped overnight. Here is a link to Charlie'sDad's blog about their cancer fighting regimen - diet and supplements. http://pinneyandpnut.blogspot.com/p/charlies-cancer-diet.html
  2. After researching many breeds, I concluded that a greyhound seems like the perfect fit for my household. However, I've never owned one and would really like some advice and tips for bringing one home. I'll be going to pick up my new girl, a retired racer, in 5 days. Here's the only picture I managed to snag of her that wasn't too blurry whenever I went to visit: I have no other dogs. Thanks in advance!
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