We were only too pleased to help Towser (right) and Bobby (left) in an emergency situation after their elderly owner had been taken into hospital.
However, on their arrival, we were totally shocked at their neglected condition - Towser was SO matted that she could neither walk nor see. Removing her coat revealed that her eyes, ears, rear end and legs were deeply infected and very sore. Sedated, both dogs spent several hours at the vets having their coats carefully removed. Towser's coat was so overgrown that she had trouble relieving herself and it was discovered on X-ray, that her bladder was full of crystalised stones due to her not being able to wee properly. Already having spent over £600 treating Towser and Bobby, we were now faced with with the decision whether or not to risk an operation for Towser to remove the bladder stones to give her a chance of a normal life after she had suffered so badly for several years. Although it would have been easy 'to let her go', we took the decision to try and save her. Her life was certainly hanging in the balance but, fortunately, after spending several days with the vet, the surgery to remove 200 stones from her bladder was successful, and she is now on the road to recovery.
If you would like to help towards Towser and Bobby's veterinary care and and life-saving surgery costs of £1500, please make a donation.
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