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 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 an estimated $700 a month and he needs at least 3 more months 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 what seemed like forever. They 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 be a normal for adult Bulldogs but not for a 9 month old puppy. He is slowly improving and 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 the infection could come back. They can'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.

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 blog!

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!!!!

MySpace Editor

CHOICE OF RED OR TAN CHECKERED FABRIC

MySpace Editor

INSIDE OF COAT

MySpace Editor

MySpace Editor

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!

5 comments:

MomToo said...

O.K. I didn't mind not winning the "100" contest, and I am REALLY happy that Pitter Patter won it. Her comments/reasons always left me smiling in harmony or rue at how true they were. BUT I really want that dog coat...mostly for the good it will do Otis (I think of and miss Bailey all the time) but also because my great-nephew has a miniature Doxy and Minnesota is just too cold in the winter/snow for her! Love ys MomToo/Michele

The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

Hey Girlfriend! Can you do me a big favor? Can you copy this whole post, HTML and all so I can post it on my blog? Still a lot of time left on that auction. :-) I wanna help.

The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

P.S. That lil' Porker is soooo cute!

ABIGAIL LEE WADE said...

hey - omg, that dog really is a cutie. i've never heard of that disease but it sounds super bad for the fellow. i'm hoping the recovery is going to happen. i'm going to go check out the auction - i don't have a dog but know a couple that do!!!! hey - what the heck????? you bailed on "dance class"????? what's happening? too busy? i think i heard someone say it was too far for you to drive...i knew i'd get screwed out of winning the t-shirt. ha ha ha! ;-) seriously, keep in touch. i'll keep being a stalker on your blog! ;-)

toodles, bww

Brandi said...

Hey Lisa, Thank you so much for posting all this to help our little buddy! Our auction is going great! Can't wait to start working on the coat!