My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue, Sebec, ME, USA
I adopted a dog from this rescue almost a yr ago. He came to ME from Tx with Heartworm. Jenny put him outside with all the other dogs where mosquitoes were able to bite him then go from dog to dog. No, HW isn't contagious like a cold. It's spread by the bite of a mosquito, just one bite can spread it to many dogs. While Tx is full of it, Maine is not. He spent a month outside this way before he was treated with a fast kill treatment, basically arsenic 2 shots 24 hrs apart from each other in his back muscle. It's extremely painful but per the vet, more so to an under weight dog such as him. Then 18 days later he had bilateral FHO (Femoral Head Osteoectomy). She then put up a fundraiser the day of the surgery and told me I couldn't bring him home until all the money was raised for him, she didn't have the money. He stayed at the vets 9 days until all money was raised. I got him home with a draining left him and fluid under them both. Less then 48 hrs he was at the Emergency Vet with both hips infected. The left hip was re-opened and drained. He ended up on entended antibiotics. Apparently it wasn't what he needed. He finished an 12 wk course of antibiotics about 4 wks about when we thought all was well with his hips. His bone actually was infected from that originally infection, from a dog that had no immune system to have a major surgery. Vets have said after HW treatment no surgery should be done for 6 months of any kind, but it was more profitable for this rescue. I have been adviced to sue...
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