Dixie's foster home immediately put her on a diet and today she is a trim 9 pounds; one half of her weight when coming into rescue! Dixie is an easy little dog. She gets along with everyone she meets, dogs of all sizes and cats. She is happy to sit on your lap, go for a walk or take a ride in the car. She does not sleep in bed but would be more than happy to join you should you choose. Dixie is house trained and crate trained. She is a tolerant little dog that doesn't mind her nails trimmed or a bath; she just goes with the flow. She is eager to please.
So I'm sure you wondering why the "special needs" heart? Dixie has Cushing disease. Her body makes too much of a hormone called cortisol. This chemical helps her respond to stress, control her weight, fight infections, and keep her blood sugar levels in check. Dixie's Cushing's was caught early and it is being control by the use of a homeopathic remedy. She is doing very well, is playful and enjoys life. Cushing disease is not curable. It will eventually cost Dixie her life but that could not be for many years. We are hoping that someone will give Dixie that home that she deserves for whatever time she is here.
Dixie's adoption will require a fenced yard and someone that is not working away from home a typical 8 hour work day; someone that works from home, works very part time or is retired. Dixie does not need another dog in the home but would be fine with other dogs and cats. She would be good with children in the home 12 or older or with visiting grandchildren. It is very important that Dixie live with someone that can be somewhat active with her in order to keep her weight down. Dixie LOVES to eat and her new owner must be aware that those added pounds are unhealthy and will shorten her life. A species appropriate diet such as a balanced raw, a complete frozen raw, a freeze dried raw or dehydrated raw diet would suit her far better than dry food. That would help her keep the weight off along with daily walking or some sort of activity. If you're looking for a couch potato, Dixie is not the dog. Dixie is on daily low dose thyroid which is very inexpensive.
Star-Mar takes a very healthy/natural approach to the care of their dogs. There are many options to continue Dixie's healthy diet and overall care. We will be happy to discuss these with you.
If you feel that your lifestyle and environment can meet Dixie's adoption requirements please contact Martha at email@example.com or call 330-466-3667 or 330-262-0515 for an application or more information. Dixie's adoption will require an approved application and home visit. The adoption must be completed with the adopter coming to the foster home. Adoption fee is $250.
PLEASE READ; If you are using a commercial, chemical flea preventative like Trifexis, or Frontline, etc., these are dangerous neurotoxins that poison the life force of your dog (his or her blood) in order to kill a flea. There are serious side effects including seizures and even death from the use of this product. It is so toxic that it is under the control of the EPA, deadly to wildlife, a toxic water pollutant, dangerous to children and pregnant women.. With over 40,000 complaints of sickness and death a year reported to the EPA from the use of these chemical flea products, we feel we can no longer put our dogs in homes who use or will continue to use these products for flea prevention. We are happy to talk with you about natural flea preventatives. Please understand that whether you put the flea product on the dog or in the dog the way the dog's blood is poisoned is the same.
Below is the Material Data Sheet sent to me by Merial who makes Frontline Plus. Please read...
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