Daisy just arrived here because her owner could not afford her medical care. Daisy was immediately examined by one of our veterinary partners. The good news is that like most puppies, she was a bundle of energy and love. With one exception!
Daisy was a bit of a dribbler and was diagnosed with an ectopic ureter. That's the most common reason for incontinence in a young dog because the ureter, attached to the kidney, bypasses the bladder causing urine to constantly dribble.
Unfortunately, Golden Retrievers are known to be at risk for being born with this condition. The treatment involves surgically creating a new opening for the ureter to drain into the bladder.
Daisy's chance for happiness in a forever home was slim unless she got this surgery.
Thankfully, because of your support, Daisy had her surgery last week so this sweet girl can lead a normal life. She's recovering nicely but she's not out of the woods yet!
If Daisy's dribbling continues, there are medications we can try to control her condition. If that doesn't work, a second corrective surgery can be performed once Daisy has stopped growing. Until then, she's enjoying all of the fun of puppyhood with her foster family.
Daisy's diagnostic tests and surgery expenses have totaled $5,000 so far and will grow further if she needs medication or a second surgery. Your gift today will allow Daisy to receive everything she needs before we can find her a perfect forever home.
Would you please make a donation to The Stecker Fund today in honor of Daisy? Then she -- and other rescued goldens just like her with hereditary or congenital medical conditions -- will have a second chance at a happy life: asgoodasgold.ejoinme.org/donate
You've helped save the lives of Daisy and more than 2,100 other rescued goldens since 2003. Thank you so much! ...