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Cost for amputation varies from case to case but I think on an average you can expect to pay around $1200. However, if there are funds available in the Greyhound Health and Wellness program, you may be able to receive help. All you need to do is ask Dr. C if help is available.

Chemo is usually free if not at a reduced cost.

 

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I saw this post and was just curious about traveling to OSU to have an amputation done versus staying local and having a specialist do the procedure? I understand that Dr. Couto's team is experienced but what if you can't get to Ohio? Is an amputation something you would trust your regular vet to do? What kind of specialist would you look for ? Oncologist, orthopedic specialist? My boy is going for xray tomorrow, we are hoping it's just an old muscular injury flare up. Thank you,

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I saw this post and was just curious about traveling to OSU to have an amputation done versus staying local and having a specialist do the procedure? I understand that Dr. Couto's team is experienced but what if you can't get to Ohio? Is an amputation something you would trust your regular vet to do? What kind of specialist would you look for ? Oncologist, orthopedic specialist? My boy is going for xray tomorrow, we are hoping it's just an old muscular injury flare up. Thank you,

 

There is a group of greyhound owners in central Ohio who often provide (non-monetary) assistance. For instance, someone might host you in their home to save you hotel costs, etc. I'm sure Dr. Couto's team has a good idea of the price range for front or rear leg amputations at OSU. It all depends on the experience of your vet, whether they have the knowledge to properly handle an amputation. Once again, Dr. C and team might offer some guidance. I would ask your vet how many they have done and what complications they experienced. An oncologist might not be a surgeon. I believe that at OSU, neither the Greyhound Health and Wellness Program nor the Oncology department actually do the amputation. My guess is that a vet from OSU (non greyhound specific) orthopedics does the actual surgery with primary care being done by the Greyhound Health Team and cancer care done by the Greyhound Oncologists.

 

In general, the price for procedures at OSU are similar to the price for (non-OSU) specialists in the central Ohio area. This may be more or less than specialist fees in your area. Oncology services for greyhounds at OSU are reduced (e.g. chemo medicine is free) because of funding and grants for the Greyhound program. Also, you will never find a more caring and experienced group than than Dr. C and his team.

 

I hope you find that your boy has nothing serious wrong with him. However, if they do suspect cancer, please consider having your vet email the xray to Dr. Couto. His team will review them at no charge. I know he has saved several dogs from needless amputations and chemo.

 

Here is a link to their contact information:

 

http://www.vet.ohio-state.edu/4366.htm

 

You can also email them at:

 

greyosu@osu.edu

 

Dr. Couto's direct email is:

 

couto.1@osu.edu

 

 

If you do need to come to OSU, either contact me or tell someone in Dr. Couto's group that you need help with lodging. They will call me or someone else in the "OSU Support Group".

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THank you so much for the information. I had no idea that there was such a support group there -that is so greyt!!! Luckily, our xray came back negative. I am soo relieved . It is good to know though that if we ever need support it is there. Thanks,

Mary

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