Dolly Update

Dolly all dolled up!

Dolly was able to get an MRI and an exam done at the Animal Neurology Center in Commerce Twp. We were fortunate that we had financial backing for this exam and test in that costs could run into the thousands. The results of the tests indicate that Dolly suffered trauma to her head causing a rare condition called a Hygroma. This is something that the neurologist said they are lucky if they see this once a year. As a result of the head trauma, Dolly has lost most of her vision. She is just over 1 year old and has a lot of puppy energy in her, but her prognosis is guarded. At any moment she could become neurologic, have seizures, or get worse. The only thing that can be done for Dolly is to wait and see if there any changes. Surgery is a last resort only if her condition worsens. Surgery would entail removing the pressure from the area on her brain and hoping that she makes a smooth recovery. We are accepting applications for Dolly BUT she must go to a special home where there are no other animals and no small children. She needs a quiet and safe environment. The Perfect Home would be with a retiree or a retired couple who can give her much love and attention. Dolly is in no way suffering; she is a very happy girl. We do not know much about her previous environment or when her vision declined, but we do know that it has been going on approximately two months. If you think that you can give Dolly that special home please email me for more information. [email protected]

Lucky Seven!

Meet SEVEN: About 2 weeks ago a Good Samaritan found this elderly dog stumbling down Nine mile and Gratiot. It was assumed that he was hit by a car because he was having trouble with his back legs. 4p1h was called. We offered to take him under our wing and give him shelter for the weekend until business hours opened up to see if someone would come forward to claim him. While in our care, we discovered he had stones in his bladder, a urinary tract infection, and trouble with his spine due to a calcification. He was treated and was comfortably recovering when his owner was discovered. The owner immediately came in overjoyed that his much loved dog had been found and cared for. We found out that his real name is Seven because he was born 7 days after the owner’s child was born. The child and Seven have been extremely close since. We are so very grateful that we are able to help cases like this through the Animal Urgent and Critical Care Center, thanks to Dr. David Balaj. You can imagine how this story could have gone the other way had the receptionist not called 4p1h for help that evening. She saved his life by doing so. ~ gina