Bryce loves her Neck Hug collar. It's better than a stiff Elizabethan color. They wash up nicely, effective and have cute fabric designs. Bryce lays her head on the donut as a pillow. Wag Tail Farms donated two for little Bryce.
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Bryce, serious ear problems
Under normal examination in the Vet office, the ear canals cannot even be seen. She had a huge abscess burst on December 5, 2013 which has been problematic since and was hospitalized by the "owner family designated caregiver." They wanted to do surgery then but the owner's daughter refused (she has Power Of Attorney). A "drain" was placed in the right side of her cheek and kept for 10 days (maximum usually). After it came out, the track was still draining disgusting pus. However, the daughter took Bryce out of the hospital and placed her in a boarding kennel. No medical treatment was provided nor intervention was done since the hospitalization. They just dumped her on WRCA March 2, 2014! She arrived filthy with a smelly, disgusting e-collar and a crate that reeked of feces, which we threw out!
Bryce is taking two different antibiotics targeting different tissue and affected areas at the same time. We opted for this method because it will take a while for us to fund raise for the cost of both ears; received estimates of $3,350 per ear! Her ear situation requires only TECA (Total Ear Canal Ablation) in both ears. We are reaching out to all our contacts, even the University of California-Davis Veterinarian School in hopes they will take her on as a teaching surgery patient for their specialty students. In the meantime, we are trying to make her comfortable, still keeping the warm compresses on the drain track and keeping our paws crossed that we can fund raise quickly to get this little "special" sweetie some comfort very, very soon.
Please help with a donation to Westie Rescue of California to assist in these mounting medical costs for Bryce.
Gus, severe Malassezia dermatitis
Gus is a young, 3-year-old Westie, who began as an adorable puppy. About a year or more ago, this little guy suffered flea allergic dermatitis which developed into a serious case of Malassezia dermatitis.
The owner tried every remedy he could find. Unfortunately the local vet had never heard of this condition and prescribed the wrong treatment. The dog was given prednisone to alleviate the itching, but that wasn't the solution for the underlying disease. The condition progressed to this miserable state. Seventy percent of Gus's coat is gone and he is left with a stinky, crusty, greasy "elephant-like" skin. Poor Gus was suffering and scratching himself until he bled.
In his attempt to help Gus, the owner came across Westie Rescue of California. He immediately got Gus on our Westie Diet and reached out to us. A representative, who has experience with this problem, explained that it requires a long treatment to get Gus back to health. Daily baths with an expensive prescription shampoo, weeks of medication and lots of tender care. Out of love, the owner surrendered Gus to us as he knew our dedication would save him and find him the best "forever home."
Please help with a donation to Westie Rescue of California to assist in these mounting medical costs for Gus.
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