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Basenji Rescue & Transport: Shelter Challenge Grant Report

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Milo, a 12-year-old rescue, required multiple (3) vet visits including one tumor removal.

The $1,000 covered most but not all of Milos immediate vet expenses.

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The $1,000.00 grant bestowed upon BRAT has been put to good use in the care of Milo, a senior Basenji who was in need of extensive medical treatment after having none for the prior 30 months.

Milo, a 12-year-old male Basenji, came into BRAT when his owner relocated to a residence where only one dog was allowed. Milo was the second dog in the household at the time. Milo’s first visit to the vet was for heartworm testing, updates of immunizations and a senior wellness panel. He was showing signs of arthritis, crankiness, urination inside the home and had an unknown growth on his leg.

After examining Milo, BRAT was told that he had a couple of slipped discs which were creating some arthritis and swelling which were irritating his bladder. He was given a non-steroid anti-inflammatory and another medication for incontinence. BRAT was also told he had a low heart rate and the growth was diagnosed as a grade 2 mast cell tumor.

Following negative results on the heartworm test the tumor was removed. Finally a third visit was necessary to update the balance of immunizations once the tumor was resolved and the low heart rate did not reappear on subsequent visits.

To date vet expenses for Milo have totaled $1,224.50. The last vet visit was December 10, 2013 and we are happy to advise that Milo, despite his advanced age and health issues, has found a new home.

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