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£175raised of £1,500 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £175 to help towards a hip operation for Kiwi.

    Funded on Saturday, 11th August 2018

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    Last week we noticed Kiwi was a little lame on her right back leg and in pain when we touched her leg. We took her to the vets to get her checked out. After examining her, they found she was reacting when they manipulated her back right hind.

    A week later we took Kiwi back for x-rays. A specialist was asked to look at them, they found she has a small fracture in her right hip joint. Kiwi has 3 options - 1) Hip replacement surgery which is around £6-8k with no guarantee, 2) Salvage procedure - which will result in removing the top of the leg bone and have physiotherapy to strengthen the leg muscles etc 3) keep her on pain relief medicines and intervene later down the line. We have decided to go with option 2 as she we no longer be in pain.

    Unfortunately, our pet insurance does not cover the full amount of a hip operation and aftercare costs. We've been told an estimate around £3-4k. I'm not one to normally do something like this, but I have to try and raise some money to help Kiwi as I can't see her in pain. Kiwi has just turned 1 year old, this is not what I expected for such a young dog. Any spare change would be gratefully received xx



    • Karen Tkaczuk8 months ago
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      Karen Tkaczuk

      8 months ago

      Kiwi had she operation today and is feeling rather sleepy. The nurses said she was a star patient. I did shed a little tear when she came hobbling out of the door. She had a sorry looking face but a wagging tail! Still have a long old road ahead of us, looking to start physiotherapy as soon as she’s got the all clear from the vets xx

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    • Karen Tkaczuk8 months ago
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      Karen Tkaczuk

      8 months ago

      Kiwi is booked in on Tuesday to have the operation.

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    • Anonymous


      Jun 9, 2018

    • Monica Turton

      Monica Turton

      May 14, 2018

      Small but hope it helps x


    • Anonymous


      May 14, 2018

      Sorry it can't be more - just had a couple of vet bills myself :( Hope your girl is more comfortable soon x

    • Alka Brown

      Alka Brown

      May 2, 2018

      Wishing Kiwi a speedy recovery xx


    • Sarah Eddie

      Sarah Eddie

      Apr 20, 2018

      Hope this helps a bit! Thinking of you all!Xx


    • sally bell

      sally bell

      Apr 17, 2018

      Hope all goes well for your beautiful furbaby x


    • Marion Funnell

      Marion Funnell

      Apr 16, 2018

      Hope it all goes well, sorry I couldn't donate more! x


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