Iggy Lou needs surgery
$445 raised
13% of $3.5k goal
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A year and a half ago Iggy was diagnosed with a luxating patellar in both of his back legs(rotating knee caps). Basically his knee caps pop in and out of their sockets causing him pain, discomfort and altering his general quality of life. He can no ...
A year and a half ago Iggy was diagnosed with a luxating patellar in both of his back legs(rotating knee caps). Basically his knee caps pop in and out of their sockets causing him pain, discomfort and altering his general quality of life. He can no longer run around the park with his friends or jump even short distances without falling over. We have tried alternative medicines in addition to anti inflamatory meds prescribed by his doctor, started him on glucosomine vitamins for healthy joints and bones and began daily hydrotherapy treatments. Unfortunatley his back right leg has continued to deteriorate to the point where he holds it up 90% of the time. He sleeps most of the day now and has trouble getting comfortable. We have received over 4 opinions from different doctors who all agree that since he is only two and a half surgery is essential to avoid future lamness and athritis. The surgery is between 3,100 and 3,500 a leg. As many of you know we are getting married in May and working hard to save money. Our pet insurance will not cover any of the surgery since it is considered a "pre exsisting condition" common in many small dog breeds. Some dogs have the condition without ever needing surgery however Iggy's luxation has excelerated to a level 3 or 4 and there is no way it will heal on its own. The rehabilitation time is estimated to be between three and eight weeks with essential rehabilitation therapy(at an additional cost). Iggy makes everyone so happy and has many fans and we are asking for the community to come together and help us give our little guy the care he needs. Thank you so much and you know since Iggy is training to be a therapy dog he is always available for a hug or nose rub if you're down or just want some cute furry company. He adds so much to lives of everyone who have the opportunity to meet him so please help him have the carefree and active life back he so deserves. Iggy and Jen and I all thank you so much for taking the time to read his story. Love, Ilan
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