Columbus, OH, April 23, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Today, Riverside Drive Animal Care Center, a full-service veterinary medical facility for cats and dogs for more than 25 years, announced that as April is National Adopt a Greyhound month, it offers specialized care for this unique breed.
With the increasing popularity of adopting retired rescue Greyhounds as pets--it’s estimated that more than 80,000 now live in homes as pets—owners need a place to turn to properly diagnose and treat the special health needs of these dogs.
Riverside Drive Animal Care Center (RDACC) in Dublin provides one of the only programs in the Midwest specializing in treating the particular health needs of this breed. Part of a group known as sighthounds, Greyhounds are unique dogs in that they have health needs specific to their breed, including issues related to thyroid, excessive bleeding and dental disease.
“Unless vets are trained to understand the idiosyncrasies of sighthounds, they may misdiagnose these conditions, leading to other health problems for the dogs and unnecessary expense to owners,” said Dr. David McGuffin, partner/owner, Riverside Drive Animal Care Center.
Working with Dr. Guillermo Couto, retired professor of internal medicine and oncology at The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine, who’s also known for his reputation as a pioneer and expert in Greyhound medicine, RDACC consults with Greyhounds and their owners regarding their care.
To schedule a consultation for your greyhound or sighthound, contact RDACC at 614-766-1222.
About Riverside Drive Animal Care Center
Riverside Drive Animal Care Center has served as a full-service veterinary medical facility for cats and dogs for more than 25 years in the Dublin, Ohio area. The practice offers excellent, compassionate care to Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas, including Powell, Lewis Center, Westerville, Marysville, Plain City, Hilliard, Delaware, and Worthington. Riverside Drive Animal Care Center is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine. For more information, visit http://riversideanimalcare.com/.