Having diabetes is a difficult condition for anyone to deal with. It’s even more difficult when you are a dog and are unable to communicate what you are feeling and what you need to feel better. We, as the care givers of such a dog, are left to closely monitor her behavior and symptoms and respond quickly and accordingly to make sure she doesn’t have a medical emergency. It’s not very often that we have to care for a diabetic dog, but when we do, they get the best care possible.
Cue Felicia! Felicia came to us from the East Valley shelter back in March. We suspected she had diabetes and it was confirmed by our vet. Flash forward to now and one of our amazing and experienced volunteers is currently caring for her and monitoring her blood sugar levels. It has been quite the journey to care for this girl, but we think we are getting close to getting everything stable. Felicia came to us in terrible shape with unstable blood glucose levels, mammary tumors, needing to be spayed, and being blind.
Felicia has had her spay and tumor removal surgery and will be going into the vet next week for a blood glucose curve test. She is currently on twice daily insulin shots and will likely be on them for the rest of her life. Once we have a solid and consistent medical plan for her, Felicia will be in need of a forever home that is not scared of her blindness and diabetes and will commit to keeping her healthy and happy. Felicia is great with calm and gentle dogs that don’t growl at her. She loves people and is happy to be right next to you all day. She is just the sweetest little girl and all your love for her will be returned ten fold.
While we are helping to control Felicia’s diabetes, we are racking up the vet bills. Her insulin is about $50 a month, which isn’t terrible, but all of her treatments to stabilize her plus her surgery have cost us a pretty penny. If you’d like to help cover the cost of Felicia’s medical care, donate here. Every doll is appreciated.
If you are moved by Felicia’s story and would like to give her a loving home, please fill out our adoption application.