12/17/20: Please welcome Daisy Lynn. She came into rescue with Dusty. Their owner was no longer able to care for them, so they were turned over to us. They need exams, vaccinations, and treatment for severe skin infections and bladder infections and hook worms. They are underweight and appear to have weak back legs. We are hopeful that quality food and joint supplements will help them get healthy and stronger. They will be evaluated by the orthopedic specialist once they are feeling better. We will be treating the skin infections with oral medication and medicated baths twice a week. They will see the vet in three weeks for a recheck on their skin.
We are told they are bonded litter mates. We will so how things go and if they are truly bonded, they will be adopted together.
1/6/21: Daisy Lynn and Dusty saw the vet today for rechecks on their skin. Their bladder infections are cleared up but the infections are going to take more time. We are continuing with oral medication and medicated baths twice a week and they will see the vet again in two weeks.
2/23/21: Daisy Lynn and Dusty saw the orthopedic surgeon today for a consultation. The x-rays do show that they both have hip dysplasia and knee issues but we are not certain that surgery is the best option for either of them. They will be on joint supplements, carprofen and gabapentin for life. A home with few steps would be ideal for them. It sounds like they are destine to be couch potatoes and they are very happy about that!
Diagnosis: Bilateral partial cranial cruciate ligament tears, possible neurologic weakness, hip dysplasia (right is dislocated)
Medications: Carprofin 50mg every 12 hours
Recommendations: It is tough to tell how much her knees are bothering her but she looks lame in her left which I would attribute to her knee. It is difficult to predict how much surgery would help.
6/9/21 – Daisy Lynn and Dusty have been getting to fights on a regular basis so we decided to spilt them up and see how they do on their own.
approximate age: 7
approximate weight: Daisy Lynn 42
likes dogs: we know they like each other but have been fighting over attention. They seem to get along fine with other dogs they have met out in public. We think Daisy Lynn would prefer to be the only dog in the home
likes cats: we have not seen him around cats
likes kids: we have not seen him around young children
food: Taste Of The Wild, Pacific Stream
lifelong medications: joint supplements, carprofen
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