She has provided me with some heart-stopping action in the field over the years, but she has also been the source of numerous heartaches. I knew her health issues seemed extraordinary, but until I started listing them it never really hit me as to how hard of a life this pup has had. The “incidents” have ranged from very minor scrapes, cuts and bruises to numerous brushes with death.
I get a kick out of clients that think they have a problem dog, because they see me more than once a year. Or for those that complain about an out-of-the-ordinary vet expense. I always think…at least you don’t have to pay for Maggie. Last fall during one of these health scares Tom looked up from surgery and asked, “What would happen if someone other than a vet owned her?” I hate to even think about that.
To read the full story of Maggie’s Life in injuries CLICK HERE.
Just to give you a teaser here is the time line of her health issues over the years:
Maggie’s History Of Illness By Year:
2001: Demodex, food allergy and bloody diarrhea
2002: Corneal Foreign Body with stromal abscess
2003: Corneal Foreign Body, swollen wrist and corneal ulcer
2004: Stick up the nose for a month and migrating foreign body (Canada Rye Seed)
2005: Torn ear and foreign body in foot (Cactus Spine)
2006: Grade 3 Mast Cell Tumor
2007: Hemorrhagic GastroEnteritis and numerous follicular cysts
2008: Entrapped hematoma of gastrocnemius
For the detailed version see: Is This Dog a Lemon? The Maggie Chronicles