Living Grace Canine Ranch is not one to tell stories about heinous acts of animal cruelty. We focus entirely upon the dog's immediate needs and what tomorrow may bring. Such is the case with L'il Red, an aging miniature poodle that endured such a traumatic event; he laid on a rural highway with a fractured neck and infestation of fleas.
Swaddled in blankets to stabilize his neck, the long ride home from Waco must have felt like an eternity. Yet, this brave little boy endured, then rewarded by a team of LGCR medical specialists, ready and willing to heal.
Diagnosis: Cervical Spine Fracture
Short-term, L'il Red's neck must be stabilized for 6 – 8 weeks. Treatment includes bed rest, steroid injections, pain management, hydro-therapy, and avoidance of cardiovascular distress.
Sponsoring L'il Red supports his high need for specialized medical care, radiologic exams, prescriptions, and rehabilitation to return to an active lifestyle most associated with the Poodle breed.
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