Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Calling ALL Dog Lovers

Meet Otis...
Otis is the puppy of my Mother-in-law's Bulldog Dilly. He is an 11 month old Bulldog with juvenile general Demodicosis.

With Demodicosis
Otis' Story
When Otis' family noticed something was going on with his skin, they took him to a veterinarian. They did a skin scraping to look for skin mites and they said the slide was clear. As they continued testing to figure out what was going on with him, his condition worsened. They brought him to see my Mother-in-law at her grooming shop, Puppy Pals, and then to another vet for a second opinion. Low and behold, when they did another skin scraping it was filled with mites! There was even talk of putting him to sleep because his condition was so bad and his immune system was too weak to fight it off the infection. His medications include Clavamox antibiotics, s-adenosyl-225, which is an immune system booster, s-adenosyl-100, which is canine asprin, also canine plus- vitamin + mineral suppliments, omega 3&6 gel caps and vitamin E. He needed 2 baths a day at first, then just one, with special virbac Pyoben shampoo and mite dips. The total cost for his up keep is estimated $700 a month and he needs at least 3 more month of treatment if he is to recover- that's at least $2100. This estimate does NOT include vet visit costs. He came to stay at Puppy Pals for 7 weeks while my Mother-in-law took care of him during the week. He went home on the weekends to spend time with his family. The poor little guy COULDN'T EVEN DRINK WATER. He would stand there in front of his bowl it seemed like forever. We put markers on his dish to see if the water level went down, but he wasn't getting anything. They started giving him his water with a syringe(no needles obviously) by holding his head up high and putting the water right in his mouth. He was a bit fussy about it at first, but he adjusted to it after awhile. All he wanted to do was sleep all the time. This can a regular thing for Bulldogs, but not for a 9 month old puppy. He is slowly improving is expected to make a full recovery, but the vet wants him to continue with his medication for the next 3 months to insure that he does. If he doesn't, then it could come back and they couldn't bare to see this poor little guy go through such a terrible spell again. They are doing everything they can to help him and his family through this rough time and are trying to raise a portion of his medical expenses in hopes that Otis' family receives the best christmas gift ever!!!!!! A happy, healthy Bully and a less stressful holiday season. Thank you all for your time and generosity!
Since they live in NY and I am here in Sweet Home Alabama, I figured the least I could do was post his story and a link to the auction on my post!

How to help...

An Ebay Auction to Help Otis...
HELP OTIS AND BID (CLICK HERE) ON THIS CUSTOM, MADE TO FIT, DOG COAT! EVERY PENNY GOES TOWARDS PAYING FOR HIS MEDICAL EXPENSES! HAVE A DIFFICULT TO FIT DOG? NO PROBLEM! COAT WILL BE MADE TO YOUR DOG'S SPECIFIC MEASUREMENTS!
AND DON'T FORGET THE FREE SHIPPING!!!!!! AUCTION ENDS DEC. 9TH SO HURRY UP AND PLACE YOUR BID TODAY!!!!
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CHOICE OF RED OR TAN CHECKERED FABRIC
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INSIDE OF COAT
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If you would like more information about Otis, e-mail Brandi at pupgrmr@iwon.com or my Mother-in-law, Linda, at rompintoys@yahoo.com. Thank you for reading Otis' story and if you can help make this little darling healthy and beautiful once again-THANK YOU!

3 comments:

Otis said...

Aww shucks!
Thanks Sarah!

The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

No problem. I'm a sucka for wrinkles.

♥Otis Fan♥ said...

Thank you soooo much for helping out Otis the Billdog! We love him very much and appreciate you taking the time to help us spread the word about his skin condition and his ebay auction!