Ruff Ruff! My name is Ella
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Rescue Group: Internet Miniature Pinscher Service (IMPS)
|Breed:||Miniature Pinscher Mix||Color:||Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
Ella is 4 years old and 13 pounds. She has been diagnosed with patellar luxation and hormone-controlled urinary incontinence (we are currently treating with Proin and DES). Her previous guardian indicated a history of intermittently growling at strangers (mostly men). The previous guardian reported that outside these instances she was generally successful with adults and children. She can be housed successfully with other small dogs, but we have not attempted to introduce her to any large breeds.
Ella’s urinary incontinence is well controlled with medication. She takes Proin twice daily and DES once weekly. Our veterinarian scored Ella’s Medial Patellar Luxations as a 1/4 on her right leg and a 2/4 on her left leg.
Ella’s medical issues are pretty minor in the scheme of things. We don’t typically recommend surgery for luxating patellas in small dogs where the condition isn’t causing a problem. Our consulting orthopedic practice also doesn’t recommend surgery. We’ve had adopters take a new pet to the vet and luxation was diagnosed and surgery recommended for a completely non-painful, intermittent condition. I can’t think of a case in the last MANY years of a small dog that surgery was performed on an adoption dog.
Her urinary incontinence is controlled and she may even be able to be weaned off all meds over time – consider time in many months to years. The meds are CHEAP!! We had her DES filled since it wasn’t sent with her at surrender. A year’s supply for $30 --- we had Monument Pharmacy compound it. I just priced the Proin thru our vet clinic and 60 tablets is $19.50 – this will last 2 months. There would also be routine exam charges +/- tax applied.