Meet Twiggy, a pup who was on the brink of death until Dire Straits came to her rescue. When she was found, she was incredibly thin with just skin and bones weighing in at under four pounds. Her coat had also disappeared due to malnourishment.
Twiggy, unfortunately, had severely ulcerated corneas and cataracts in both of her eyes which meant she was unable to see. It didn’t take long for us to discover that poor Twiggy was diabetic and suffering from ketosis.
Twiggy, who had anemia and a heart murmur, refused to give up despite her health conditions. With her diabetes being managed effectively, she gradually started putting on weight.
After she regained her health, she underwent spaying and the removal of both her mammary chains, which had multiple tumors. Fortunately, it was discovered that the tumors were not cancerous.
Twiggy recently underwent a dental procedure where eight of her teeth were removed. The good news is that she now weighs a healthy seven and a half pounds and is responding well to receiving insulin injections twice a day. Watch the video below for more information.
After a successful recovery from corneal ulcers, Twiggy is only one step away from complete health. The final procedure she needs is cataract surgery to regain her eyesight.
The cost of having cataract surgery is around $4000 per eye while it’s $5000 for both eyes. We are committed to doing everything we can for Twiggy, considering the progress she has made and the obstacles she has overcome.
Twiggy is ecstatic! The sun is shining, her cone is finally off, and she can actually see now! She frolicked and leaped around the backyard, overflowing with vitality and unbridled bliss. It’s truly heartwarming to witness such unadulterated happiness in a furry friend.