Thursday, November 10, 2011

Help Us Help Haley


The same day we got Angelina we also got Haley (it was a busy day!). Haley is a 6 month old female. She was an owner turn in. They weren’t caring for her properly and didn’t want to pay for what it takes to get her better and do the work necessary to get her well.  Their vet told them that her prognosis was poor.

She has horrible mange, skin infection, luxating patella’s, two hernias and she also has two dew claws in each back paw, very strange. He eye had a bad ulcer that wasn’t treated properly, so we had to be closed up and we hope we can save it. At this time we don't know if that will be possible. She was loaded with fleas, very skinny, only 9 lbs.  Right now we are concentrating on her mange and eye.  Then we will have to deal with the hernia's and all the rest.
Due to her skin infection which is pretty severe, very little hair on this little girl, we are giving her two types of antibiotics, as well as  Ivermectin (oral - shots don't work) for the mange. Baths every other day and lots of meds for her eye.  Another high maintenance dog. Can't believe we got two puppies in such bad shape in one day!!

As always we need your support. Angelina and Haley will be very expensive.  Your tax deductible donation will go a long ways to help us help them. Thank you so much for your support!

Tina Seri - Pugs 'N Pals

HALEY 11-18-11

What a difference two weeks makes. Here’s a pic of Haley when we got her, and the two taken today. The owner’s Dr. put on her chart “prognosis poor” in other words she may not make it. Well we showed him. We were able to save the eye, we took the stitches out today. She still battling the mange, but that will take a while, she already has a lot of hair growth and she gained 2 lbs.!!

Amazing what love and care with do isn’t it? She is a very active and happy girl. Still has a long ways to go, but what a start!

Tina Seri - Pugs 'N Pals

Help us help Angelina (Athena's sister)

 (Athena's Sister)

On Nov. 4th we picked up Angelina (she is Athena’s sister), 4 month old female. Back in August when we were contacted by the shelter to take Athena, we were told she had a sister. We said we would take her too. But then a shelter worker wanted her for herself. But on Nov. 3rd we got a call that Angelina’s mange was not getting better and they wanted to turn her in to us. We went to the 29 Palm Shelter to get her. Her mange is pretty bad, but she also has an eye ulcer and a heart murmur. We need to take her to a heart specialist to get an EKG and see what is going on and what we need to do to make her better.

We are happy that she is now our care, but we need your help. Your tax deductible donation will go a long ways for Angelina to get the medical care she needs.

As always  thank you for your support!

Tina Seri - Pugs 'N Pals
Nov. 18th

Angelina is  doing well, though her progress is slow. We did take her to a cardiologist last week and had a total checkup and an EKG.  The Eco didn’t show any heart abnormality, but there is a level 4 murmur which is a big concern.  For now the Cardiologist wants to see her every 3 months and do an EKG and see how things progress. There is a possibility that she has Aortic Stenosis. In aortic stenosis, the aortic valve does not open fully. This restricts blood flow. This puts her at a higher risk when being put under anesthesia and other potential problems with the lack of proper blood flow.  It takes about a year to truly diagnosed this properly. For now we will take care of her other issues and keep taking her to the heart specialist till she is 1 yr. old and then take it from there.

Tina Seri - Pugs 'N Pals