If you know her you know she is a very sweet dog. If you know me you know I have been a part of her blood line since the early 90's. All the dogs in her blood line have had nice long lives, which makes this diagnosis even harder to bare. Bertha still lives with her Dad Goose, who is eleven and a half and is in great shape!
Bertha started limping a week and a half ago, after a few days I took her to the vet expecting to get a sprained ankle diagnosis, instead I received news I had not even imagined. Although the bone is detererating in her right front leg and she is in pain and on a lot of pain meds, she still has an incredible zest for life! Even with all going on with her she is happy and it is hard to slow her down! She truley smiles! She has a lot of life and love left in her, and the thought of that kind of spark being extinguished early is unfathomable.
She needs to have her front leg removed immediatly, followed by four rounds of chemo. The leg removal will cost between $4300 and $6000, the chemo will cost roughly $670 per dose.
Please, if you have a spare dollar, or more than that, help her out! Thank you in advance from me, Scott and from Bertha and from her two furry buddies in the house, Goose and Harvey! Please share the word with everyone you know!