I’ve put this off as long as possible but I am very very scared for my dog and I need to ask for help.
as my followers might remember, back in January Baelfire, my service dog, started having seizures. I took him to the vet, they looked him over and x rayed him and said they didn’t know what was happening and that if he had more seizures I should come in again. I had just switched him onto a new food and there were people online saying their dogs had also had seizures on that food, so I put him back on his old food and it seemed like things got better.
That was January. In June, Bae had three more seizures. He hasn’t had one since as of July 24, thank god. But his behavior has rapidly changed - my roommate said he seems more like a five month old puppy than a three year old dog. He’s shaking his head a lot and whining more and holding his ears funny, and at one point apparently (my roommate told me this, I was gone at the time) seemed to forget where he was or who my roommates were and cowered in the corner for a while before returning to “normal”. My roommate who’s a trainer spoke to a vet-tech friend of hers and apparently she said the signs point to a brain tumor. I can’t in good conscience allow him to continue working as my service dog with his health being this bad.
I can’t at this point afford vet care for him. Right now I have about 50 dollars for the next two months after rent and utilities are paid, and that has to cover my food as well as his. I can possibly do it in September when my financial aid comes in, but I am very afraid that it will be too late by that point. If you have even a couple of dollars you can drop in my Paypal, or if you could signal boost this post, I would appreciate it a lot.
I’ve been around Baelfire very often since last September or so and can attest to this. His ability to remember commands, his manners when meeting people, even his manners on a leash have been progressively declining very suddenly and it’s scary to watch it happen. I was gone for two weeks in mid-June and when I returned he didn’t even seem like the same dog. A dog I considered the smartest dog I’ve ever met now has a hard time remembering his name most of the time. If anyone can help or signal boost this that would be so greatly appreciated.