Sunday, March 31, 2013

Logan update

35 pounds!!!  I am now on solid Puppy Chow with a topping of Pedigree Healthy Digestion. I am timid around the big dogs and am still working on housebreaking skills, but I am getting there :-) .
For those interested in adopting me, I have a month or two still before I am ready to go up on the website.

Logan Berret
(Quiet Strength)

Thunder Update

Thunder is steadily gaining weight. Okay, by steadily, I mean 1 pound a week at the most.  He doesn't mind the kelp added to his diet to add Vitamin K.  He still hasn't had the tests done for hypo protein or Von Wildebrand's, but I will get him there. I want his weight to be higher in case he bleeds too much during the tests.

He now has to wear a citronella bark collar around the puppies. He scares them with his barking. Now he just growls at them (he likes his space).


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ryan Newman Books and Bat Houses

Available for purchase (tax-deductible donation):

1. Pit Road Pets books - 19 books remaining $10 donation. Read about the NASCAR staff and their rescued pets.

2. Bat houses - 20 remaining. Built by our wonderful Eagle scouts, these can house more than 100 bats!  
   $15 donation (comes with wood screws for attachment to a long four by four. The bats prefer to be up 14 to 20 feet with the opening facing Southeast in our area. They can also be attached to a building if so desired.  It may take a little over one year for the bats to frequent the house. They are kind of like bees. One bat tells another bat, which tells another bat, etc. :-)


Logan's X-ray

18 stones (pea gravel), a piece of rubber, and 1 rock later (1 1/2 inch diameter), he is at home recuperating.

A glove was being used to hold him in place. His knee is NOT damaged, it is blocked by the glove, LOL.

Weekly Saga 1

One week after Thunder came home from the emergency room (over $800 total with both offices), we took in a 6 month old Doberman puppy (Logan) on a request from a local shelter. When I went to see the puppy, he appeared timid. He definitely was not leash-trained and he didn't really show an interest in playing.

Two days later, I picked up Logan. When the vehicle began moving, he immediately vomited all over and had some loose stool. Okay, I thought maybe has was just one of those that gets carsick. At home I fed him in small amounts, but he continued to throw it up!

The next morning as he was drinking water, he bloated like a pot-bellied pig. In the crate, on the way to the vet, he continued to get sick. Once in the veterinary office, blood tests were run, a general exam, parasite exam, and a parvovirus were completed. All came back normal (well, he was a bit dehydrated). The next step was a series of x-rays. WELL, after one x-ray, the technician came in to the room and said to the vet, 'I think I know the problem'.

The x-ray was placed up on the viewer and besides an enormous amount of fluid in the stomach, there were also what appeared to be rocks!  Off to surgery Logan went.

The total bill including a night stay, tests, meds, abdominal surgery, x-rays, and antibiotics...

We are blessed to have a wonderful veterinarian that keeps the prices low and helps us out when we need to pay a day or two later, BUT our bills in February and March have already exceeded $3200.  We need donations!

Making Dreams Come True,