Beautiful Lilly came into a shelter unspayed and (like many dogs who are not spayed in their early years) she had developed mammary tumors. She also had terribly rotted teeth. The shelter asked Old Dog Haven for assistance finding a forever home for Lilly and a Final Refuge home was found for her right away. Her people tell us that she settled right in and is a very well-mannered and easy-to-live-with little girl.
There were initial concerns with Lilly’s liver health, but a supplement helped stabilize her liver values and she was able to be spayed and have her tumors removed. To her family’s great relief the tumors were benign! After a month to recover from anesthesia, Lilly then had a needed dental. Dachshund mouths are often difficult cases, and hers was no exception. An abdominal ultrasound gave some indication of Cushing’s disease but so far she is symptom-free and it’s hoped that it will stay in the background for a long time.
This tough little girl has been a trooper through all of these procedures! Her family tells us, “Lilly has been a delight! She’s fitting in wonderfully and soaking up the love and attention.” Thanks for helping ODH make Lilly’s new life possible.
Update: Lilly’s health failed suddenly after almost five years in her loving, Final Refuge family. Lilly relished every day with her family and they cherished this wonderful old girl. Lilly had a last chapter filled with love and care.