Why Do Greyhounds Bleed?

C. Guillermo Couto, DVM
Diplomate ACVIM
Deptartment of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210


With the increasing popularity of retired rescued Greyhounds, veterinarians are likely to evaluate dogs of this breed more frequently in their practice. It is estimated that approximately 120,000 Greyhounds lived in homes as pets, compared to 55,000 Greyhounds in racetracks. In the past few years, private Greyhound adoptions ranged from 15,000 to 18,000/year.

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