Marley had a mast cell tumor removed three years ago, so when new masses were discovered it was important to remove them as soon as possible. His mom was working overtime to try to save money for his surgery, but time was of the essence so she applied with LLL. Marley was able to have the masses removed and it's hopeful that he will live a full life.
Harley had been having diarrhea for three weeks. His regular vet determined that he needed an immediate blood transfusion because he was at risk of spontaneous bleeding and lack of oxygen to his tissues, which could be deadly. He was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia, anemia, hookworm, and likely Ehrlichiosis. Harley received his transfusion, but his family didn't have the funds to pay for the emergency, life saving treatment. Their only income was Social Security Disability and they had already declared bankruptcy. The clinic referred them to Labrador Life Line, they applied and were approved for funding. Harley continued to be treated by his regular vet and continued to improve.
Chester's face kept swelling up and antibiotics weren't helping. The vet felt that Chester had an abscess and would require an extraction. He recently had part of the tooth removed due to a slab fracture. His mom didn't have enough money to pay for the whole procedure so she applied with LLL. She works hard but had difficulty making ends meet. Chester was approved and when he went to have his tooth out it turned out that he needed to have eight teeth extracted! Fortunately he had it done before things got much worse thanks to Labrador Life Line.
Dove was vomiting 8 hours after eating, and her family was concerned. The vet said they would need an ultrasound to try to determine what was causing it, but that was more than her family could afford. They lived paycheck to paycheck, so they applied with Labrador Life Line and were approved. Dove had her ultrasound and it was determined she had pyloric stenosis and hopefully a change in diet and smaller, more frequent meals, will help her feel better.