Found her forever home in Michigan! ADOPTED!
Hope is a 4 year old AKC registered Great Dane female. She has been spayed. While we don't know her full story or the particulars - by the time she came to us (through several owners at her young age), she was sadly neglected. Severely underweight, depressed, lethargic, and with a slew of medical problems...well, we had our work cut out for us. A very large, grown dog, with many problems...where do we start?
Well, we started making friends and teasing her into eating. The "eating part" was tricky...not knowing what shape her digestive track was in prompted us to start slowly with dry premium foods. She then graduated to part Fresh Pet. With her appetite finally increasing, we started on her psychological disorders. Thank goodness Hope was receptive and learned to trust our friendly overtures.
Now to work on her medical needs. She was strong enough to worm, vaccinate, bathe and medicate. Hope has a very bad skin condition, chronic diarrhea, and a large tumor on her foot. We started on the diarrhea problem with holistic & natural remedies, like Pumpkin! Success came 3 months later and we now keep an eye on her, but so far, so good....even with the diet changes we have had to make.
Next came the really bad skin condition. Using coconut oil, both internally & externally, we now have a handle on it. She has extensive scarring on large parts of her body. Future plans include veterinarian help.
The tumor will have to be removed soon. It is growing larger and becoming irritated due to it's location.
Hope will need a lot more veterinarian care before adoption will be possible. In the meantime, she has many needs. Can anyone help with donations for help for Hope?