MJ had her follow up appointment with our orthopedic specialist and got fabulous news! She does not have hip dysplasia as previously diagnosed by a vet in NY. She is happy, healthy and ready for her forever home!
MJ is great with kids and super sweet! Please consider this great dog for your next family companion!
07/08/2015 MJ IS AS PLAYFUL AS ANY PUP WE'VE EVER HAD
MJ is doing so much better than we could have ever thought! She is playful and happy... you would never suspect that she has any health issues! Her ears and skin responded immediately to medication, and she is gaining weight and muscle. She remains as sweet as can be, and is loving, playful, and energetic at doggie daycare every day!
Another great dog that just needed the chance to thrive! This wonderful Mastiff is going to make a great family companion!
06/25/2015 MJ WILL PREVAIL WITH OUR HELP
MJ went to the vet for a thorough physical exam and radiographs of her legs and hips. She had to be sedated for the x-rays and manipulation of her joints so she did not feel the pain during the exam. The doctor thought she was a wonderful dog and estimated her age between 1 and 2. However, we were hoping to get better news about her medical condition.
The x-rays showed that she has hip dysplasia in both hips and both of her knees have cruciate ligament problems. She also has a bad skin infection and her ear canals have a raging infection that the doctor described as a “disaster”. He said her ears alone were enough to cause her much pain. It is extraordinary that MJ maintains a sweet and kind disposition in spite of her great discomfort.
The doctor flushed both ear canals and prescribed antibiotics, sent her home with two topical ear medications, and a round of prednisone to tackle the horrible ear infection. He also gave her more pain medication.
The plan is to have her return to the vet in 10 days to reevaluate her condition and decide on the next step in her medical treatment. We will be making an appointment with an orthopedic specialist to get expert help. One thing is for sure and that is MJ will require much medical care that will be incredibly costly.
We are once again in dire need of your financial support. Please consider donating whatever you can to help MJ. She is a special girl who deserves so much more than she has been given in the past.
06/23/2015 MJ WAS FOUND LIMPING ON A STREET CORNER
MJ is a darling female Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) who somehow landed in a busy city Shelter. She was found roaming the city streets in poor physical condition. The vet at the Shelter diagnosed her as having an injury to her cruciate ligament in her right hind leg. She was not able to bear any weight on her injured leg and it was so painful that they could not perform a thorough exam. They placed her on two types of pain medication to give her some comfort. They felt the best option was for her to be given to a Rescue organization who would have her diagnosed and treated and we agreed to take MJ.
The Shelter vet estimated MJ’s age at 2 years old. She also has other medical issues that need to be addressed. Her ears appear to be badly infected and her skin and coat are in poor shape as well. Her nails were very overgrown but they were trimmed at the Shelter. She is definitely underweight and has a visible rib cage. She is not yet spayed.
We were able to quickly arrange transport to New Hampshire yesterday where she will be fostered. So far she has proven to be a wonderful sweetheart. She has an appointment scheduled at our vet for a thorough exam and radiographs. We will know more about her medical condition after MJ’s visit to the doctor.
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