Over the past year, Memo has been battling a chronic middle ear infection likely caused by years of subpar medical care and neglect from her previous owner. Despite aggressive courses of antibiotic and steroid treatment, the infection as persisted. The doctors performed a CT scan to see the full damage of the inner ear and found that there was significant tissue damage internally-- to prevent the infection from dangerously spreading to other parts of her body and to prevent any further pain, the doctors performed surgery to fully remove Memo's ear canal. We're happy to report that the surgery went well and Memo is in recovery. She's expected to have a fully happy pug life with loss of hearing in her right ear. The unfortunate fact is that the surgery, doctor visits, and medications cost over $10,000. We would do anything for our sweet little girl, but this is a significant financial burden that we were unprepared to shoulder.
Memo has been through a lot through the years. We adopted her and her son Mika away from a backyard breeder situation where she had been used as a breeding mother and given birth to 3-4 litters of puppies. She was not properly cared for by her previous owner and has been through treatment for a number of serious issues since we adopted her. First, she had surgery to open her airways, reduce her nose fold, and repair a partially collapsed trachea. Less than a year later, we brought her in for a routine dental cleaning that resulted in her having 12 teeth removed due to a lack of dental care from her previous owner, leaving her with only 6 remaining teeth.
As many of you know, Memo is a sweetheart who loves everyone she meets and wants nothing more than to snuggle next to you on the couch while you pet her tummy. We want her to have the full, pain-free life that she deserves and enjoy the rest of her many years just relaxing and being a pug. She's been through so much in her 7 years and has maintained a sweet, sunny disposition through it all. It would mean so much to us if you could help contribute so that we can continue to provide her with the loving life and care that she deserves.
Many many thanks,
Kristen & Dylan
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