Please Help Piper

  
Piper

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Barked: Sat Feb 19, '11 10:47am PST 
My beautiful rescue dachshund had to have emergency spinal surgery on Thursday. I hate to ask anyone for money, but we are really in a pinch. I have had two retinal detachment surgeries in the last year and with my husband getting fewer hours, we need some help.

Piper is an 11 year old dachshund. We have always made sure to keep her weight under control, exercise her regularly, and keep her from jumping up on beds, etc, but she still ending up having IVDD (disc disease).

The vet went in and cleared two ruptured discs on Thursday, and Piper is now home on mandatory crate rest. She is doing quite well and the vet has complete confidence that she will recover and live many more years. If you can help, bless you. Even if you just send prayers and well wishes our way, everything helps. http://www.rais
Blixa

Mama's Boy and- proud of it!
 
 
Barked: Sun Feb 20, '11 9:53am PST 
Have you looked into any of the organizations that provide help with veterinary bills? There are several online - http://www.help-a-pet.org/apply.html and http://www.thepetfund.com/application/ - as well as others. Your vet or closest veterinary college may know of some specific to your area too.
O

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Barked: Mon Feb 21, '11 11:57am PST 
I'm so sorry about Piper's suffering as well as yours!
I found this site:
http://www.dodgerslist.com/links/financial.htm
14 links with financial aid!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good luck!

Oscar

Live Long and- Prosper
 
 
Barked: Thu Sep 12, '13 1:43pm PST 
Hey Piper, don't give up. My best buddy Ed was on crate rest 2 weeks and VOILA! he was all well. Take your medicine and just let your owner love you a lot. Lots of dachsies with this problem, and other bigger dogs like my packmate's pal Oliver who is an overweight basset hound, get weak in the back. When you get out of cage rest, don't jump onto the bed or chairs or sofas. Let people lift you up and let you down. Oliver has a little stool he uses to get onto the bed. But don't get fat because that makes things worse. Hang in there, buddy!
Oscar

Live Long and- Prosper
 
 
Barked: Thu Sep 12, '13 1:44pm PST 
Hey Piper, don't give up. My best buddy Ed was on crate rest 2 weeks and VOILA! he was all well. Take your medicine and just let your owner love you a lot. Lots of dachsies with this problem, and other bigger dogs like my packmate's pal Oliver who is an overweight basset hound, get weak in the back. When you get out of cage rest, don't jump onto the bed or chairs or sofas. Let people lift you up and let you down. Oliver has a little stool he uses to get onto the bed. But don't get fat because that makes things worse. Hang in there, buddy!