Flossy: will she have her chance?
Age: d-o-b: ~2013
Size: small (5kg, 30cm)
Others: dewormed, vaccinated
Flossy came to us in December 2018. She was coughing and soon she was diagnosed with heart worm. Ecocardiogram showed that she had many parasites so her treatment was longer than usual. Fortunately it was successful and on the last echocardiogram, in April 2019, no parasites are present. She managed to beat it.
However, some permanent damage was done. She developed a chronical cough. When there is a moment of agitation, for example someone comes home, she is happy or worried, she coughs. She was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and due to this she needs to take for medications (Medrol, Banacep, Lasix and Sildenafil – Medrol is only temporary, the others are for life). The medications are per weight so as she is a small dog, it is not that expensive.
She was even adopted once and given back after one week. The people said she did not “suit” them and their dogs. Whatever it means. How can you give back a small sweet dog knowing especially that she is not healthy and she will not be well in the shelter.
Flossy is a lovely dog, just see the movies below.
But so little chances of finding a home… People don’t want dogs with chronical illnesses….