Saturday, August 19, 2017

Meet Rasta

Rasta was surrendered by his owner, who had him since he was 8 weeks old, because the owner could not afford his medical expenses. Rasta has Aspergillois (a nasty fungal infection), 2 masses (benign) and allergies. A cat scan indicated significant damage to his nasal cavity, but the infection did not go through the plate leading to his brain. We provided an intra-nasal infusion of fungal medication, hence the lobotomy look. Rasta is much improved, but still has discharges from one eye and one nostril. He will probably be on special fungal medications long term. His fur is growing back and he is now a happy boy at his foster home.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wrigley passes on.

Today was a very sad day with the loss of this very sweet, adorable, pup. This horrible disease – distemper – was too advanced when we received him. Please, please remember to vaccinate your dogs against this and keep your shots up to date. This pup was exposed to a situation he never should have been and had no natural immunity built up. Give your own pups a big hug tonight and thanks for caring.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Meet Wrigley

Wrigley needed our help today.   He came in to a local shelter with signs that he has distemper.   A note was sent to me from the shelter asking if we could help him.   I have a group of wonderful volunteers and I  received almost an immediate offer to run to the shelter and pick him up.   He came in to rescue this afternoon and went to Family Member Veterinary Hospital for care.  Dr. Glover and the staff immediately went in to action to start helping him.   He is getting the necessary supportive care and a test was sent out to verify if he has distemper or another condition.   Hopefully that will come back by late tomorrow.   Now we can only wait and hope for the best.   I will update as I receive information.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Keisha thanks you for your support!

Keisha's spirit shines through this beautiful smile and she is working so hard to rehabilitate since her major surgery. But she has a long road ahead! A sling allows her to get outside for very short periods of time but it will take months of rehabilitation for Keisha to fully recover. GRCGLAR continues to be grateful for your continued financial support as you make it possible for Goldens like Keisha to live the life they so deserve. If Keisha could she'd give you a high-five, and hopefully with time and your kind donations, you might just get one!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Keisha's recheck

Keisha was brought back to the veterinary hospital for a recheck and x-rays to see how she was healing. She is happy and when you look at her leg, you do not see the surgery site because it was all done on the inside of her leg. She was sedated and x-rays were taken to make sure the apparatus was in place. She is feeling much better and loves the attention. As each week progresses, she can have short walks starting with 5 minutes and then increasing by 5 minutes up to 45 minutes at 8 weeks post-surgery. All these walks are now with use of the sling. At 8 weeks, she can gradually start walking with the assist of the sling but still use it if needed for support.

Keisha will still be required to have x-rays taken every month until she is completely healed. Once totally healed, she may be required to go in to water therapy to help with her movement.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Keisha moves to foster home

Keisha is now in her foster home and doing well. She is being a good girl and getting lots of attention. She is scheduled to come back to Family Member Veterinary Hospital 5/8/17 for a recheck and x-rays.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Keisha update

I went to visit Keisha this morning. Her surgery was 4/24 and she was still on IV's this morning when I came in. She is doing well, eating ok - on a diet right now to remove some weight - and on the road to recovery. Family Member Veterinary Hospital with Dr. Glover and his staff, have taken very good care of her. If she continues to do well then she will be going to a foster home to recover. It is a long recovery and she will be on limited exercise to give her leg time to heal. She is such a sweet girl and enjoys people coming in to spend time with her. She deserves to have a good recovery and have a good life.