Stella. My sweetest pup. My little silly aussie girl.
After taking her to multiple vet visits and spending over $1,500 in vet bills, we finally learned why she kept on leaking urine. She has a condition called ectopic ureter. It's basically where her internal body part isn't connected to the correct areas of her body and she will keep leaking urine and eventually have kidney failure. Unfortunately, her only solution is surgery and it ranges to $3,000 to $4,000. And, it's in Anchorage (traveler vet). They can't do it in my town because of her condition and they can't travel to Fairbanks because of covid.
[Edit: got vet estimate cost and it's actually 5k to 6k .........................................]
I don't have the funds for it. If I did, I would pay for it. I asked my vet if I could postpone the surgery so I can save up money but she said Stella might only survive up to 6 months or 8 months due to potential kidney failure. It's basically a death sentence.
.... Honestly, I was freaking out. Our vet didn't bother telling us that initially the first time until today. When I asked to do the surgery after 6 months, she just said "it was not recommended", not "oh yeah she might take in 6 months if she doesn't get the surgery."
However, a local rescue took her in. No longer needed for donations- the rescue said they will get the surgery done and although it was hard to leave her, at least she can thrive and live on.
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