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Jack has Pythiosis

9 Dec

After several weeks of a diagnosis that eluded us we finally reached one.  Its called Pythiosis. Vets that are not failure with it need to be as it will only come up in lab work if you test for is specifically.  Jack lost 15 more pounds in our care even when we were force feeding him. He became anorexic, depressed and continued to vomit.  He was returned to the vet and his diagnosis was finally found.

jack6We are glad to have found a diagnosis but now we are struggling to save him.  Pythiosis does not have an exact cure.  It only has an experimental treatment with a 50% chance of survival and its expensive.  Jacks vet bills are the highest of any dog we have had, and they may still go up depending if he need surgery or not to cut out the infected intestines. He will be receiving 4 injections and in the mean time being fostered and fed Dyne to put some pounds on.

A friend of mine and I went and saw him at the clinic this last Thursday and he seemed to still be in good spirit.  We hope he pulls through.

Someone put a toy on the end of my hat

Someone put a toy on the end of my hat

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Rescue Jack!

11 Nov

Jack was brought back to our rescue after his owners could no longer care for his vet needs. All this is beyond their control and they miss Jack very much.  He was transported from TN to our vet in Jackson MS. He is under a vets care as I type this. Right now he is responding well to treatment but we have no definitive diagnosis of why he has lost weight and is vomiting. Keep Jack in your prayers and thoughts.  If you are an animal lover, Dalmatian lover or just have change/coins laying around please consider donating to Jacks Chip In. Every penny or dollar counts!!    You can also call donations directly into our vet which is on the chip in page.   You can also visit us on facebook!Image If you send a friends request on facebook send a message along with it and tell us you found us here as we have to pick and choose who we becomes friends with as there is a limit!  Sucky.   But we are thinking about opening another Facebook page for people who want to join and have the love for animals to donate toward ChipIns to reputable non profit rescues. I will keep you updated on Jack and our new facebook page. 

Jack before he got sick

11 Nov

Jack before he got sick

Before I got Sick