Help Hoover Get His Surgery
Organized by: Scott Mathis
Help Needed for Hoover!
I'm Scott, and I have the most loving pugs a fur-parent can have. The picture you see is of my boys (Dobby in the middle and Hoover on the right) visiting their father (on the left) about 6 years ago. Dobby is now 12 and Hoover is 10. I was blessed to receive these "kids", and they continue to bless me with their love and goofiness!
Both have had bladder stone surgery, and are on a special prescription diet to reduce the chance of developing stones again. My oldest, Dobby (named after the house elf in Harry Potter), also developed diabetes earlier this year. He has gone through numerous BGC (blood glucose curve) tests this year to try to get his blood sugar under control, and is on Vetsulin injections twice a day. He has also gone blind and mostly deaf as a result of his diabetes. It has been quite the financial hurdle to overcome.
At a wellness check and teeth cleaning yesterday (10/19) at the vet, Dobby got a good report on his bloodwork and things are looking up! Hoover, however, has developed bladder stones again and will require surgery in the very near future. He has about 25 small stones that are all in his bladder. Luckily, none have traveled to his urethra yet, as this would cause blockages and pain.
I'm looking for help to raise money for his surgery. With the vet expenses I paid for my other dog, Dobby, this year, I drained my savings. These are my kids and I need help from the community. Because the stones could migrate to his urethra at any time, I need to get the surgery done ASAP before it becomes an issue. Any contribution will help. Bless you!