At HOPE, we believe in providing veterinary assistance to dogs who belong to low-income senior citizens. Not only do dogs provide the elderly with company, but they help keep dementia at bay.
|Taco at the vet for his full medical|
That said, we would advise potential owners to understand that their dogs need constant love in a forever home.
Mr Akira, a low-income senior citizen with his 10-year old beagle, Taco, recently went to the vet. Transport paid by HOPE as well.
Taco is slightly overweight at 19.5kg but as Mr Akira is a doting owner who loves his dog, Taco tends to be fed more whenever he asks for food.
|Getting checked by the vet|
We recently paid for a full medical check at the vet for Taco – his blood works and heart were clear, but the X-ray showed that Taco’s lungs were inflamed. His ears were badly infected, and his paws were swollen. There was also a small cyst on his left hind. The lump was bleeding and though we wanted to do a fine needle aspiration and biopsy, the vet said we would only draw blood and to wait for another time when the lump is no longer bleeding.
|Swollen and itchy paws|
Mr Akira was given medication and ear gel for Taco and to return for a review in about a week or so.
HOPE has also been providing dog food and dog shampoo to Mr Akira for the past 7 years.
Would you be able to help Mr Akira with the vet bills and to help him keep his dog healthy? Vet bill was $ 657/- and pet transport $50/-.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help. Thank you in advance.