Attention Iggy/Dog lovers: I am asking if just 2,500 of you out of the 13,000+ on the iggy page could afford to donate just one dollar to get Poppy the surgery she needs to greatly improve her life.
Gratitude to everyone who has donated! Poppy is hobbling around on 3 legs still but her surgery is scheduled for July 10th, we are trusting the universe and looking forward to her well being post surgery!
Poppy Seed Muffin's Story:
~September 23rd, 2016: Poppy was born into a loving home
~October 2016: Poppy was chosen as the first child of a loving young couple
~December 2016: Poppy came home and has since been a love affair
~May 2017: Poppy began showing signs of lameness in both legs at different times. The vet diagnosed her with Grade 1 luxating patellas on both sides. We were informed that most pets go all their lives with this condition, causing no issues. She has been taking a joint supplement to prevent arthritis and improve mobility.
~May 2017-Current: Over the past year Poppy's legs have been great some days and lame the majority of the time on others. Her condition has seemed to become progressively worse; especially on the right side. As it has progressed, we have taken steps to improve it with no positive results. She is now 3 legged the majority of the time never using her right leg. Often times both patellas popping out at once causing her to collapse and cry. We got her into a specialist in our area and his diagnosis is below. Along with a the condition.
Left leg- Grade 1 Luxating Patella (surgery not required)
Right leg- Grade 3 Luxating Patella (Surgery needed asap)
Dr. Henshaw (D.V.M. Orthopedic specialist) explained Poppy has likely lived with this condition since birth, as it is genetic. In the beginning, lameness (right leg) wasn't as prominent due to the cartilage in her legs. As it has popped in and out over time the cartilage has worn down resulting in lameness more frequently- meaning she has had Grade 3 on the right leg all along with minimal signs making it clear until now. That being said when her patellas pop in and out of socket it is very painful and has caused arthritis in the right leg. This will only get worse until surgically fixing it and the longer we the more likely it will be that her ACL will tear. The left leg does not need to be surgically fixed currently and likely never will being it is grade 1 (deeper grove for the patella to rest- less chance of cartilage degeneration).
A list of the notes from Dr. Henshaw is listed in the photos
~Information regarding Luxating Patellas in Italian Greyhounds:(Please copy and paste in browser)
~I will be sharing Poppy's journey on her Instagram @italianpoppyseedmuffin please follow her and send love.
~I would like to express my gratitude for anyone following Poppy's journey- sending loving or providing financial support. I am a loving owner and plan to get Poppy the care she needs to improve her quality of life as soon as possible. By no means do I feel entitled to financial assistance but as a new college grad with I would be forever grateful for any donation.
~I would prefer just $1 hoping I can make this surgery happen as soon as possible. The total cost of the surgery alone (not including pre and post op appointments was quoted at $2200-$2500). If this money is raised I plan to pay it all forward when I am given the means in the future. As for now I am trusting the universe and accepting any offerings those are willing to give.
Much love xxx
-Poppy Seed Muffins Mama
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