Tuesday, July 6, 2010

An Urgent Bark for Help

Dear Friends,

We received a bark for help from a friend, who is in dire need for some help/ information/ knowledge. Bond, the Golden Retriever, seems to have suffered a stroke on the right side of his face, but otherwise, he is still active and is eating and playing like normal. At this stage, we have no idea what the prognosis is because unfortunately, we don’t seem to have vets that are specialized in this field in Singapore. Hence, we’d really appreciate any information/ advice from anyone.

If you have any information to share, please drop let us know. His poor mom is worried sick.

Barking with Thanks,
Huskee & Hershey


Dexter said...

Oh dear, that is scary. You might want to post on DWB bone zone and ask for help.


Raising Addie said...

We are so sorry to hear about your friend. We know how frustraiting it can be not to know what is wrong or what to do to make them better.

We will let you know if we find anything.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Life With Dogs said...

How sad. Let me stop by for a look. Maybe someone on our fan page will know something...

Hugs to you for sharing this...

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Dear Huskee and Hershey,
A friend of mine has a dog, Wilson who has a brain tumor (brain tumor and stroke are non-traumatic brain injury) diagnosed 3 years ago. The growing of that mass must be very slow, Wilson is still living.
I called my Vet right away and he gave me some infos:
Sign and symptoms:
•Turning the wrong way when called.
•Eating out of one side of food dish.
•Loss of balance.
•Loss of bladder and bowel control.
•Abrupt change in behavior.
If a dog owner suspects that her dog has had a stroke, a veterinarian should definitely check out the dog. The veterinarian will make a diagnosis by:
•Performing a physical exam, carefully studying the symptoms that are presenting themselves.
•Conducting an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or CT (computed tomography) scan. The dog must be anesthetized in order to perform the MRI and CT diagnostic
Treatment of canine stroke begins by identifying the underlying cause of the stroke and treating it to prevent it from causing any more strokes in the future. There is no way for us to repair the damage inflicted by a canine stroke, but stroke is not as debilitating for dogs as it can be for people. With the proper pet care, most dogs recover in several weeks. This recovery will also depend on the severity of the dog's stroke and how much damage was done, but the potential for recovery is good news for the dog owner. The dog generally recovers most of her motor functions and movement with time and patience, but behavior may be slightly altered from what it was before the stroke, which may be something that the dog owner will just have to learn to accept. Whatever the case may be, dogs usually survive a stroke.
I'll go visit Bond now, I pray that Bond will recover completely in no time.
Love y'all

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We heard about Bond from Bae! We are purring and purring for some help for Bond.

Molly the Airedale said...

We were at Bond's blog earlier. We wish we could help but we're clueless here! We hope someone has good advice.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

We saw it on Bae's blog earlier -

We don't have anything to ofFUR but I'm sure some of our pawesome furiends will!


My Mind's Eye said...

Hi Huskee and Hershey,
We are so sorry to hear about the Golden. Very scary. Thank goodness he can eat. He probably does need medical follow up though.
Madi and Mom

Lorenza said...

I wish I knew something about those helath issues!
I have my paws crossed for Bond!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

I heard about Bond too from Asta..hope he finds an answer soon. The stroke thing sounds scary, and he's still quite a young doggie! Unfortunately, Mom and I had no experience with this, so I guess we can't help much :( Hope he will be okay soon...we will be thinking of him!


Teddy said...

We read about Bond's condition. It sure sounds like a stroke, but we're not sure. I wonder if there is some information on the internet. How scary for Bond and his owner. We'll send healing poodle vibes his way.

Teddy & CC-man

i said...

Hi Huskee & Hershey,

Sorry to hear about Bond. Wish we could help but we've not heard of anyone with similar condition. But we'll head over to send healing vibes.

Huskee, hope your ear trouble goes away soon. I know how uncomfortable it must be for you.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

very sorry to hear about poor Bond!

We don't know much about this kinda stuff, but if we find out anything we will let Bond's Mama know.

love and licks, Marvin xxxx

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

We seed this over at Bae's I hope someone can help.

Moco said...

We don't know what to say either. That is truly a scary time for all.

Princess Patches said...

We wish we had some advice for Bond and his mom, but we have no idea what the problem could be! We are crossing all our paws for him!

Penny & Patches

DoMoFi said...

No idea what is problem ><; But pawrents told us about Dr. Ly from ARC which is supposed to be a very good local vet for us . . . we never seen him be4 though . . .

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Huskee and Hershey,
Yesterday I sent a package to your place, don't be surprised if you'll find my Pug brothers in there.
Can you keep them 'til you're have enough please?
There's one thing in there for you mom, I chose it 'cause I have a vision that your mom gonna needs it soon.
Please keep your eyes on the mailman, be nice to them, k?