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On April 12th, we got a call that this sweet boy, named Binky, was brought in to the vet and it was suspected that he was suffering from gastric dilatation volvulus, GDV, better known as bloat. Owners were unable to afford the treatment, and opted to euthanize. We were called by a volunteer to see if we would take on his care to avoid
euthanasia so we stepped up and transferred him to a nearby ER. Once at the ER, it is suspected that he is not bloating, but has something along the lines of a severe obstruction with possible perforation or a torsion of his colon. We will not know the extent of his condition until he is in surgery, but our quote was $5000-$7000.

Update #1
Binky is doing okay. He is dehydrated and bloodwork revealed a high white blood cell count. He’s been started on fluids, pain medications, and antibiotics. Once he’s a bit more stable, the plan is that he will be in surgery first thing tomorrow morning.

Update #2
Binky did well through surgery. It turns out this poor guy had suffered an intestinal intussusception, in not just one area but two areas of the ileum!! Check out the comment area for a diagram. This is a serious problem where the intestine inverts into itself causing contents like food and gas to build up. It is unknown what exactly causes this to happen, but the veterinarian leading Binky’s surgery explained that the abnormally sharp-hairpin-like-turns in Binky’s intertine didn’t help. The veterinarian removed both of the intussusception areas and examined Binky’s entire GI-tract (from the lower esophagus to the colon) and did not see any further problematic areas. Even though the veterinarian examined Binky’s GI-tract thoroughly, he very well could experience another intussusception in the future. For now, Binky is resting and recovering peacefully. His surgery team would like to see him eat a meal and digest a meal before discharging him from the hospital.

Update #3
Binky did well overnight. No further issue with regurgitation. He’s been taken off the medication that was helping with GI-motility. The biggest issue now is his profuse diarrhea.  The portions of intestines that were removed are responsible for absorption and due to the intussusceptions, his intestines are inflamed and angry. With time, as he heals, the intestines will calm down and continue doing what they’re supposed to do. Until then, we need to make sure Binky doesn’t become dehydrated.

Update #4
This handsome guy was discharged from the veterinary hospital this afternoon and is on the road of recovery!

During his recovery, it’s important that he rests as much as possible (easier said than done for this inquisitive guy). He will be receiving smaller meals frequently throughout the day. He’s on a few medications to help with pain and activity level and on a prescription diet to help make digestion a bit easier while his intestines heal.

We are eternally grateful for the outpour of support from Binky’s fans! While Binky has cleared his first hurdle, he still has a road ahead of him as he recovers.

To make a donation towards Binky’s medical care, you can click the ‘Donate’ button through Facebook or donate directly on our website at:

Please send your positive healing thoughts to this guy! He is not doing very well at all. Over the last 16 hours, Diego has experienced four seizures.
After the second seizure, we consulted with the neurology specialist and developed a game plan. Despite using an emergency seizure medication (in addition to all of his other medication), Diego continued to have seizures #3 and #4. In an effort to stop the seizure activity as quickly as possible, Diego was rushed to the Emergency Room. He will be monitored closely over the next 24 hours, bloodwork will be drawn to see medication levels, as well as, determine if any of his other organs have been affected negatively. We’ll continue to post updates as information becomes available.
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Want to help Diego even further? Take a gander at his Amazon Wishlist: 

Anything purchased from his wish list will ship directly to his foster home, just select Diego’s Amazon Wish list shipping address.
Warm weather is making its return and with it comes the allure of adventure. This is true not only for you or I but our canine companions. As the infographic from Lost Pet Research & Recovery shows, microchips are the best passive advantage to ensuring that your four-legged friend returns home. This article from the AKC explains how Microchips work and why they are so effective.
According to statistics, one in three pets become lost at some point in their lives, and yours could very well be one of them. That’s more than enough reason to microchip your canine companion (or your feline companion!). But, how do dog microchips work? Here are the basics on pet microchipping, how it works, and why it’s so important.

What Is a Microchip?
A microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder that carries a unique identification number, and is roughly the size of a grain of rice. When the microchip is scanned by a vet or shelter, it transmits the ID number. There’s no battery, no power required, and no moving parts. The microchip is injected under the loose skin between your dog’s shoulder blades and can be done in your vet’s office. It’s no more invasive than a vaccination.

So, That’s It?
Not quite. The unique identifier in the chip won’t do you any good unless you register it with a national pet recovery database. You’ll want to use a recovery service that has access to different microchip databases and technology. A service like AKC Reunite, for example, is a member of the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) LookUp, so it can check against hundreds of registries’ databases using the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool.
When you register your dog’s microchip, enter all relevant contact information. It’s a good idea to include both landline and cell phone numbers for you and anyone else in your household who is responsible for ownership. You don’t want to miss a call telling you that your canine companion has been found. Remember to keep your contact information up to date with the registry, too.

While microchip technology is pretty mature, different registries offer different services. Some, including AKC Reunite, provide a Lost Pet Alert that broadcasts your dog’s information to a network of vets, shelters, and volunteers in your area.

A Collar Is Not Enough
Collars, harnesses, and tags can break off or be removed. Even if tags stay on, over time they can become hard to read. A microchip will permanently identify your pet when it gets lost or if it is ever stolen. That said, all pets should continue to wear a collar and tags that include their owner’s contact info.

Microchips Are Not a GPS Tracking Device
GPS devices and microchips aren’t substitutes for each other; they’re complementary, and each is useful to locating a lost dog in different ways. A GPS may tell you where your dog is, but it can’t provide your contact information to those nearby that would help return him home. It also requires batteries and can be lost, like a collar or tags. Microchips, because they’re inserted into a dog’s skin, are permanent. While they can’t guide you to your dog’s location, they provide a way for you to be contacted, by almost any veterinarian or shelter, if your pup is brought in.
According to AKC Reunite, “Pets with microchips are up to 20 times more likely to be reunited with their owners.” It’s a simple procedure, it’s not expensive, and the risks are minimal. So, take this opportunity to have your dog microchipped, because the thought of losing him forever is too much to bear.
It’s never too late to microchip your dog. Enroll with AKC Reunite today.
Gracie has a home with her new family in CO! Alejandra is beyond excited to welcome Gracie into her life! With her work schedule, she will be able to spend lots of time with Gracie giving her the attention she craves. Gracie will get to enjoy lots of walks during the day, and since she will be the only pet, she will get tons of one on one time with her new Mom. That means endless snuggle time! Gracie also has a new name, and will now be affectionately known as Lydia. We are so happy for Lydia and her new family!