Crystal is 10 years old. She was an ex breeding bitch for a puppy farm. She was rescued from there four years ago by a gentleman who sadly has now died. His carer sought help for her through Heronbank. I would have been surprised to find no health issues.
She is a very portly lady weighing in at 13.8 kg who has had too many treats and not enough exercise. I can totally appreciate why Crystal’s owner over compensated for her previous bad experience on the puppy farm but she has to go on a diet for her health’s sake.
She has a slight heart murmur which our vet would grade as a 2 out of 5 which does not require medication at this stage. Once she has lost some weight and started to exercise more her heart murmur should improve somewhat.
She also has a luxating patella on her right rear leg which will need surgery to give her more mobility so she can enjoy her last few years.  The surgery will cost £1000 – money which we do not have, therefore we are asking for donations using the donate button on this page.  For the moment she is on painkillers, diet and exercise and her progress will be reviewed week by week.
She has been wormed and flea treated, although in fairness no fleas were found on her.
Sadly it was discovered that Crystal had a chronic bladder problem which did not respond to antibiotics so sadly Crystal had to be euthanised.