Our sweet senior lady Shih Poo Harriette has just been diagnosed with Cushings Disease. If you are not familiar with this affliction, know that it’s a particularly challenging one.
Here’s a good synopsis from Kate Connick’s blog post:
Cushing’s Disease (hyperadrenocorticism) is a common condition in older dogs, often mistaken for the aging process itself. Dogs gain weight, lose hair, urinate in the house, and make owners begin to prematurely consider euthanasia. Yet Cushing’s disease is treatable and that treatment can result in a longer, more comfortable life for the dog and its owner. [link to full article here]
Harriette Fund to Ensure Quality of Life
Though its treatable, the treatment is costly. At the recommendation of her vet, Dr. Paul Francis of Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic in Komoka Ontario, Harriette’s first line of treatment will include Ketaconazole (Nizoral). This drug is given daily, and it can be prohibitively expensive to use, even with Dr. Francis’ generous donation of 100 tabs.
That’s why Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary has set up our Harriette Fund to help meet Harriette’s needs and keep her comfortable and happy.
We are most grateful for Harriette’s foster family and BCFS volunteers Raye and Paul for their support, kindness and love. Raye and Paul have committed to long term care for Harriette, whether an adoptive family comes forward or to the end of her days.
If you’d like to make a donation to help Harriette you can do so from the link below; from our Donation Page here; or via PayPal, email transfer or snail mail. Our address is Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary, 2930 Bowen Road Stevensville, ON L0S 1S0.