On Thursday July 16th, I received an urgent request to assist a 6 week old GD that was originally suspected as having a fractured knee, then it was suspected that he could have septic arthritis and, we stepped up without hesitation to assist as the special needs are our focus/specialty and, I paid personally for his Vet Bills at one Hospital, $249.43. He had been brought in to be put to sleep.

His Vet bill at another Vet Hospital was $127.48 and it was covered by a staff member at that Hospital. They had originally mentioned that there it would be a free consult and, in the end the bill was thoughtfully greatly discounted.

I mobilized fast to pick him up on the 17th.

We were also told that the Breeder of this puppy tends to sell the pups at 4 weeks of age. 🙁

Appears that this suspected knee fracture was being ruled out and that the possible septic arthritis was not likely (though we went home with antibiotics). Cytology, we had been told had been done on both knees and, we have that report also. Per one report below:

“Forte suspicion d’une ancienne fracture du tibia proximal SH en cours de guĂ©rison”

ConsidĂ©rant l’examen clinique d’aujourd’hui, une arthrite septique est peu probable et les
radiographies laissent suspectées davantage une ancienne fracture physaire (SH par
compression ou type 2). Nous avons une impression de début de difformité angulaire du tibia
proximal qui pourrait ĂȘtre compatible avec une ancienne fracture de physe. Cette difformitĂ© sera
Ă  suivre dans le temps et pourrait s’empirer. Une arthrocenthĂšse pourrait ĂȘtre rĂ©alisĂ©e pour
exclure la possibilitĂ© d’une arthrite septique mĂȘme si peu probable. Afin de ne prendre aucune
chance, il st recommandĂ©e d’administrer du Clavaseptin pour les 2 Ă  4 prochaines semaines en
fonction de son Ă©volution clinique si aucune arthrocentĂšse n’est rĂ©alisĂ©e.

We have two wonderful ortho Vets that we deal with in Ontario and he has an appointment with the first one on Wednesday night and an email with everything to date sent our way has been forwarded on to both Vets that we would to have their expert input. Two other Vets have reviewed all reports and x-rays done to date also. These are the Vets that he is going to see on a regular basis and, it is important for them to have all that we have received to date…..

We shall see what the Vets feel is to be in his best interest with him being a giant breed puppy.

As with any BHRR dog, he will not lack for the high standard of proper proactive and preventative Vet Care that the BHRR doggies all receive. He already has an amazing Vet team on his side! 🙂


(You do not need a PayPal account either)

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees.

OR you can call Kanata Animal Hospitals’ office directly to make a donation via credit card over the phone (613) 836-2848 OR in person with cash, debit or credit card to his account: Kaos under Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services(BHRR
440 Hazeldean Road
Kanata, ON

OR to Liston Animal Hospital 613-591-0966 over the phone or in person. He also has a file set-up there.

**IF I am forgetting any of his ANGELS, it is completely unintentional and please EMAIL me**

BHRR’s Kaos’ Great Angels:  $127.48 donated to date & Current Vet Bills are: $376.91
*Before PayPal fees
Elizabeth – Collar, Stuffie,

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