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Kirby Needs Your Help!

Kirby Needs Your Help!
Kirby needs your help!
Kirby Fundraising 2017
Kirby is a 5-month old puppy who has Severe Pulmonic Stenosis. As a result of this congenital condition, his pulmonary valve is narrowed and restricting blood flow in his heart. Kirby currently has a grade 5 heart murmur and extremely high pressures in his heart. Since his case is severe, Kirby needs a balloon valvuloplasty to allow him a chance at a normal life. The estimated cost for his surgery is $3200-$4500, and he will need at least two follow-up cardiac workups (consult, echocardiogram, and CBC at $750 each).
We are working to get Kirby scheduled into surgery, as the sooner this procedure is done, the less damage there is to his heart. If you can help us by contributing to his surgical fund, please visit http://CavalierAlliance.org/donate or send via paypal (friends and family option) to CavalierHelp@CavalierAlliance.org. If you would like to get more involved in fundraising for Kirby, or any of the pups in our program, pleasegive our office a call at 978-254-1005. There are many ways to help including Paint Nights, other local fundraisers, auction donations, iGive for shopping, to name a few. Auction details will be posted on Facebook.com/CavalierAllianceFundraising. No contribution is too small and we greatly appreciate all of your support!  

Hello Rocky!

Hello Rocky! Rocky is resting up and looking forward to spending time with his forever family! This sweet mill survivor has had a dental, lost 5 teeth, has been neutered, and learned the basics of being a much-loved pet. 😉 He does have an asymptomatic grade 4-5 heart murmur that will need monitored in the years ahead. Rocky is experiencing all the firsts: first bath, first walk on grass, first car ride, first nap on the couch and learning quickly. He's so grateful for attention and we believe he will transition well from foster care to forever home. * Rocky has been matched to a potential family so we are just accepting back-up applications at this time.

Donations Needed for Imaging

Donations Needed for Imaging   Holly Sideways Sit   ** Donations Needed **  As most of you know, we accepted four puppies into our program back in February.  Holly is part of that litter.  She  is a sweet, young, puppy, just under 5 months of age.  Since coming into our program, Holly has been treated for a severe skin infection, (probable) sarcoptic mange, and vomiting.  She is currently being treated for a recurrent urinary tract infection. Holly often seems unstable on her feet, so much so that we were concerned about a patella or hip issue.  Sometimes she has difficulty coming up a stair or two and at other times she has difficulty moving through the dog door.  Much to our surprise, her veterinary exam noted no orthopedic issues.  The vet did notice that she drags her back toes when she walks and stated her movement issues were neuromuscular in nature. We are raising money to MRI Holly and her littermates to ascertain the cause and determine a therapeutic approach, if there is one, for any neurologic challenges.  In discussing this with the neurologist, they recommended we start with the pup most effected in movement  (Holly) and the one with the most pronounced air scratching (Millie or Tilly). We want to be able to understand as much as possible about the pup's health so prospective families will know what to expect in the years ahead. Neurological workups in the greater Boston area average $2800-3200 for an individual dog.  The estimate we received includes both the MRI and a CSF evaluation, as recommended by the neurologist. If you are able to contribute to our MRI fund, to help any one of these puppies, it would be greatly appreciated.  No amount is too small and you can follow the link at:  CavalierAlliance.org/donate  or send a check to our mailing address:  P.O. Box 17, Bedford, MA  01730

Poppy’s Cardiology Recheck

Poppy’s Cardiology Recheck Poppy Outside Easter   Poppy’s cardiology recheck this week was great! There were no signs of heart failure and though her heart is still a bit enlarged (typical at this point), the team is hopeful it will continue to resolve (remodel). We will know more in another 8 -10 weeks. Best news of all? She's cleared for normal puppy activities and play. 

Welcome Lucy & Zoey

These two sweet pups came to the Cavalier Alliance as a transfer from another group for specialist care.  Their initial vet did a great job of getting them stabilized and we will continue that care.  Lucy has ulcers on her right eye that need reviewed by a specialist and Zoey will need help with a back leg that keeps slipping out of place. lucy 2015Zoey 2015

Duncan’s Recovery Continues

Duncan’s Recovery Continues Duncan, our long-term foster boy who has been struggling with Cushing's disease, is finally on the mend. His recovery is progressing well and our vets tell us that most pups with this disease take 3 - 6 months to stabilize. Since joining our program, this sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has had four ACTH tests to ascertain his cortisol levels and had his medicines adjusted to stabilize him. Due to the generosity of our donors, he has also had a much-needed dental, with extractions, to allow his gum disease to heal.  His tail was also amputated - only part-way - a complication of his untreated Cushing's disease. Now his skin is healing, his fur is growing back and he loves to wander the garden. Take a look at his latest home movie!   Duncan is ready for adoption and a more detailed overview is posted on our Rescue page. At this time, he is taking a daily dose of Trilosane to manage his Cushing's disease and will be on it for the rest of his life. If you would like to contribute to Duncan's on-going care, please consider sending a donation to our paypal account (cavalierhelp@cavalieralliance.org) or consider sending a check to our address at: 64 Cedarwood Road, Boxborough, MA  01719.    

Cushing’s Disease in Cavaliers

Cushing's disease, otherwise known as Hyperadrenocorticism, is a condition that results when the body produces too much cortisol. Our foster boy, Dudley-Duncan has Cushing's disease and just started treatment. Fortunately, he's responding well to treatment! You can read more about the disease, in the link below:

Cushing's Disease in Canines

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Meghan’s Adopted!

Meghan’s Adopted! Sweet little Meghan was recently adopted. Here she is with her new brother Spencer. She is such a little lady with her paws crossed. Congratulations Meghan on your new forever family! 10648986_901345453259779_4507765132288871956_o