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Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund surgery for our border collie called Dexter, who has severe hip dysplasia, to have bilateral total hip replacement.

Essex united kingdom

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We are a family of 4 and me and my partner both work but are on low incomes. We collected our new addition in March 2017 and called him dexter. Over the following weeks we noticed he was in pain and so made the trip to the vets where he under went xrays. We were then told the news that he had severe hip dysplasia and will require bilateral hip replacement. We spoke to the Fitzpatrick centre and were told that the cost of this is £7000 per hip. We have pet insurance but the total they will cover per condition per year is £2000. This means that this year they will cover £2000 of one hip but if the other needs to be done before the insurance renews next year we will need to fund the whole amount for the second hip. This will total £12000 for the both hips. Once he has the surgery he will have a new lease of life. The alternative as he ages is unthinkable if we are unable to fund the surgery. We are doinh everything else possible to help him and this includes weekly hydrothetapy sessions to build up his muscles around his joints and also vitamin supplements and an addition of tripe to his diet.
We would appreciate any help as every little donation will take us a step closer to being able to help dexter to gain a new lease of life.

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  • Rachel ottosen-gowlett3 months ago
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    3 months ago

    Here is beautiful dexter. Such a happy playful friendly dog.

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    3 months ago

    Dexter is doing well. He is now 19 months old and full of energy. We take him hydrotherapy every week which has really helped to strengthen his back muscles to support his hips and so far is doing well. He has a day here and there where he struggles but on a whole is a lot better. He will still need surgery in the future so i am still fu draising for him and want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has supported him so far. It means the world to us x as you can see from the photo dexter likes to make sure that i go swimming too lol

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Page last updated on: 9/2/2018 12:40 PM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 14, 2018

    He's so funny and adorable. Let's hope people can dig a little and help give him the lifemhe deserves xx

    £10.00

  • Sarah kell

    Sarah kell

    Jan 31, 2018

    i hope this helps x

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 10, 2017

    Hope you get all the donations that you need as Dexter so deserves it x

  • Deborah James

    Deborah James

    Nov 6, 2017

    Sorry I can’t give more. Good luck

    £20.00

  • teri woodward

    teri woodward

    Aug 27, 2017

    A gift from Chloe and rapunzel. Hope dexter is better soon xxx

    £50.00

  • Peter Crowhurst

    Peter Crowhurst

    Jul 19, 2017

    Not a lot I know but I hope it helps

    £6.00

  • Donna Harley

    Donna Harley

    Jul 17, 2017

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Rachel ottosen-gowlett

Rachel ottosen-gowlett

Essex united kingdom

I am trying to raise the required amount to help our family pet. He is a part of our family and i need to do everything i can to try and help him. He deserves every chance at a full and happy life.

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