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Caffelatte Needs Help Getting Wheels
$410 raised
102% of $400 goal
7 contributors
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Ended Mar 8, 2014
Caffelatte is my 13 year old basset. She was diagnosed with bone cancer in November 2013 in her front leg. After working with a homeopathic vet and on her way to recovery and stopping the cancer she had an accident in January 2014. She fell ...

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Caffelatte is my 13 year old basset. She was diagnosed with bone cancer in November 2013 in her front leg. After working with a homeopathic vet and on her way to recovery and stopping the cancer she had an accident in January 2014. She fell while coming in from a walk as we reached the landing. She slipped from the rain on a tree root falling forward with her full weight onto her leg that had the cancer. It shattered the bone. While waiting for a friend to get to my house to take us to the vet I had a long talk with her. Yes I believe if we listen animals will let us know what they want. She wanted her leg amputated instead of the other alternative. At this time she was 12 and just shy of her 13th birthday. She is a Valentine’s Baby.

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Once at the vets, I was talking to the vet about doing an amputation and as she started to answer me “Latte” got up and walked over to her, put her broken leg in her lap, and nudged her hand to her shoulder. She then looked the vet straight in the eyes then looked at me. She agreed “Latte” wanted it amputated and we set it up.She has recovered very well and we are just now at the 6 week mark of her surgery. Her wound is almost gone and she is a happy healthy dog with energy to burn. Now I face trying to get funds together to get her wheels. As I know a basset is not built to walk on one front leg. They carry their weight upfront and balancing can cause strain on a very long backbone. After all that I have spent on her and with help from friends I just do not have the resources right now to afford the extra expense. She will still need homeopathic medicine for at least 6 months to make sure none of the cancer cells spread. Just before surgery we had complete digital x-rays done to check all organs, and other bones for signs of any cancer. At that point nothing was showing anywhere else in her body.The front wheel cart I am looking for is the one from Eddie’s. They seem to have a better design for dogs that are front heavy then others I have seen.

me and latte

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