Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Poor Sebastian in his cone of shame! His ears are slowly healing -- and his buzz cut is growing back. There was an incredibly bad infection of MRSA deep within his ears -- which has been a struggle to get under control. But, boy, that Sebastian is a real trooper!!!
Please help us cover the ongoing costs of his medical care. Donate today!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Chief came to shelter in South Carolina without back feet. In fact, someone or something taken part of both back legs. Yet, despite such a horrible experience, Chief has not lost his faith in this world - or in mankind. He is a loving and affectionate dog.
This alone is amazing but it is not all that makes Chief special. Because his hind legs got sore from walking on skin that was not created to act like a foot, Chief needed something to protect his limbs. In other words, Chief needed prosthetics.
Think about what that must have seemed like to Chief. Strange things were velcroed to his legs, making them longer that he was used to and making him use muscles he didn't know he had. His gait changed. One of the "feet" sometimes lands on its side rather than flat. Everything feels strange. No one explained what was happening.
Yet, Chief has learned to walk again. (Check out his video!)
If a person went through what Chief experienced, they would have spent hours with a doctor hearing what the prosthetics would look and feel like. They would have days if not months of physical therapy learning how to properly walk again. They would be able to express their frustrations, rage against their failures, and celebrate their triumphs.
Chief has none of that. But, he walks like a champion.
Please DONATE to help us cover the costs of chief's medical care.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Aaliyah, now Lucy, has all three of her casts off and she is getting more steady on her feet every day! She is able to walk 10 minutes, twice a day, but no running or jumping yet. In a few more weeks, she should be bandage free, ready to play and start her training classes! Her new mom says she is still the sweetest dog ever and loves hugs, cuddling, and her doggie friends.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Hillary is up and walking!! She is doing soooo well! Check out this pic from this weekend's adoption event! All she needs now is a forever home......
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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Monday, July 25, 2011
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Hillary arrived at Lucky Dog 2 weeks ago with a noticeable limp. X-rays showed that she had a rotated femur bone from an old fracture. The rotation prevented her knee from properly functioning and caused her extreme pain. Yesterday, Hillary had surgery to clean out the arthritis, fix the rotated femur, and re-groove the knee so it functions properly. Hillary came through surgery with flying colors!!! Now, its on to physical therapy with her foster mom!
Of course, nothing in life is free, and even with our rescue discount, Hillary's surgery was very expensive! Please help us pay her bills! DONATE TODAY!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Poor Tom! He woke up this morning with strange swelling in his ears. After rushing him to the vet, we learned that he has hematomas in both ears! Even worse, he needs surgery to fix them!
We've done some on-line research about aural hematomas, and learned that an aural hematoma is a swelling involving the earflap (referred to as the pinna) and is caused by a rupture of a blood vessel under the skin. As the ruptured blood vessel bleeds it creates a pocket of serum and blood in the space between the skin and the cartilage of the pinna. Usually it is caused by excessive head shaking, scratching, or trauma to the ear, but in Tom's case, we dont know why they appeared!
Tom is scheduled for surgery tomorrow. Please help us raise funds to cover his surgery!
Friday, July 15, 2011
Sweet Aaliyah was going out for a run with her foster mom when she got startled, pulling the leash out of her foster's hands. Aaliyah made a mad dash for the safety of her home, and seemed, at first glance to be no worse for the wear other than a few scratches on her paws. By nightfall, however, it was evident that something was very wrong. Aaliyah was not eating, drinking, or getting up out of her bed. A trip to the vet the next day showed that Aaliyah had broken bones in three of her four paws!!
The very next day, we rushed Aaliyah to Dr. Snakard, our wonderful orthopedic surgeon at the Veterinary Surgical Center, who told us that Aaliyah would need surgery on her right front foot to realign the broken bones. The left front foot was not as badly injured so would heal in a splint. Her right night would also heal on its own, but needed to be placed in a cast.
This morning we got the good news that Aaliyah's surgery was successful! She is now starting her 5-7 weeks of crate rest (poor girl!).
Please consider helping us cover the cost of Aaliyah's surgery! DONATE TODAY!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Nyla was taken to the emergency room with with multiple hip fractures. The vet recommended surgery to repair the hips or conservative therapy (crate rest) while the fractures healed on their own. The owner declined all of the options and was going to euthanize her.
So the vet hospital didn't want to put her down so they asked Lucky Dog for help. She had surgery on Friday, 7/8. She will likely walk funny, but she will function just fine as a little dog. She had a urinary catheter in place for 5 days in hopes to repair any urinary lacerations that may have occurred from the trauma. The urinary catheter was just pulled, and she seems to be doing well. She is eating now and seems to be happy, knowing that Lucky Dog gave her a second chance.
Lucky Dog needs to raise money to cover Nyla's surgery. Please consider a donation today!! And, click here for more information on Nyla (including how to adopt her!)
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Lucky Dog spent $5,000 to repair the six fractures in her leg after a car accident. Please consider donating so we can continue to help the Lucky Dogs receive the medical care that they need!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Since Trixie's FHO surgery this past January, she's been working daily on healing and doing her physical therapy. This April, Trixie has made leaps and bounds in her recovery - literally! Most dogs need to be trained not to jump up. For Trixie, she is learning how to jump up so she can build her hind leg muscles, which suffered severe atrophy post-surgery. She started with small bunny hops but now, she's standing tall for treats! GREAT JOB TRIXIE!!!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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Monday, March 7, 2011
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Monday, January 31, 2011
The D puppies came up this weekend and despite being healthy in quarantine in SC, they have fallen ill with pneumonia. Three of the five pups are hospitalized. The good news is that they are improving. The bad news is that their care is very costly. Please consider helping the D pups out!