This is Beau.
Beau is a 1 year old Picardy Spaniel in his first hunting season. At less than 8 weeks of age Beau had contracted Lyme disease. He spent the early stages of his life lame. After many vet visits and finally finding a treatment that Beau responded to things were starting to look up.
Beau turned 1 in September just in time for his first hunting season. He’s was finally putting on weight and looking better. Unfortunately, November 5th while running in the backyard Beau suffered a tendon avulsion. He wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary of what a 1 year old dog would be doing.
Not knowing whether this is caused from the issues associated with Lyme disease or another underlying issue, testing is quickly getting expensive to figure that out reaching close to $1000.00 already. Most urgently he needs surgery right away which is expected at the cost of $4300.00 for just the surgery and immobilizing splint.
After surgery he will require a minimum of 8 weeks of immobilization of his leg, along with a large amount of prescriptions requiring filling and possible rehabilitation costs. My biggest fear is that his opposite leg will suffer the same trauma. The vet feels from the increased work load during recovery and signs of joint issues already in his good front leg that it will most likely see the same fate.
I am not in a financial situation to afford one surgery and fingers crossed not another one. Please help us, Beau is so young and has so much life left to live. Thank you in advanced for any help you can offer. I just want my dog to be better.