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Date into Rescue: 08/01/2015
Reason for being in rescue: owner turn into shelter
Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Special Needs? Yes - Diabetes Insipidus
Weight: 13 lbs
Height: est 13"
Adoption Fee: I'm special
Fence needed? Yes - Buckles is very active and loves to run.
What does Diabetes Insipidus mean?
Buckles drinks water - all day - and urinates frequently as a result. This is a rare form of diabetes that is caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone (vasopressin) which regulates kidney function. This disorder is very uncommon and is not curable.
Here is what happens in the body -Buckles kidney's do not produce the hormone that neutralizes toxins in the body thereby making urine. Her kidney's can accept water but can't process it correctly. Water passes through her body very quickly and that is why she peees so much but often her "urine" is just pure water that has passed through. It does not have a urine odor at all and if you wipe it up there is no yellow to it. It is not what is called concentrated. Her body uses water but Buckles has to consume much more water than a normal dog for her body to get what it needs while her system is pushing it out much faster than it should. Imagine a water hose in the summer running full blast - and your drinking from it. You can get what you need - and Buckles body grabs what it needs from this rush of water going through it - but much of the water is wasted and therefore run on the ground just like our summer water hose. Your body functions more like a glass. Her body functions like that hose. Because of this rapid rush of water, Buckles must have access to water at all times so when she needs it,she can get it. If not she will dehydrate and that will lead to death.
Buckles is currently on a hormone-replacement medication (given through eye drops twice per day). It is the hormone she is lacking that makes the urine. It is helping a little but we do not know how much. We are working with her to find out what is the best dosage for her. The medication is about $120 per month.
What is my personality like? All that sounds frightening and it is but there is more to Buckles than bad plumbing. Buckles is spunky, friendly and loving. She is energetic and must have a fenced in yard to run in. She gets along with other dogs and cats - and would be a great playmate to another dog her size or larger. Buckles is eager to please and bonds quickly.
Buckles does have a "house training" issue only because of her condition. For someone who is retired and is home all the time, her house training isn't much of a problem. She must be taken outside every two hours, and her house training is basically controlled. She would love a house with a doggie door. She goes to the door in her foster home if she needs to go out. She wears diapers if her foster mom is going out more than 2 hours.
Buckles cannot be deprived of water as it can be fatal to her.
How I act when I first meet new people: Happy, friendly and gregarious.
House trained? Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
My age: est birthdate 2.2.2013
Please note - we do not ship dogs. If you are interested in adopting, please take a look at the distance between the foster home location and your location and make sure you are willing to make that trip.
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Please note that when screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, color, age, etc. Others here may be a better fit for you. It is very difficult to get to know a living animal from a picture and a short description. Since we are constantly getting in new dogs, this may be a dog not in our listings yet. We want you to be very happy with your new companion and will make suggestions based on what you tell us about you.
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