Maggie was misdiagnosed with allergies for two years. Her previous owner could no longer afford the vet bills to treat her and the stress of her not getting any better was too much. After giving Maggie up to rescue she was taken to a different vet and was soon diagnosed and properly treated for mange.
This poor dog had suffered for two years. The new vet said her skin was so badly damaged it will always be a black color. Once Maggie was given the proper treatment she started to heal.
My son had always wanted a smaller dog of his own so I took him to meet Maggie and an instant connection was made. So for his 16th birthday present, Maggie came to live with us and continued to heal.
She has given us so much joy and love and we feel that we are the lucky ones to have found her.
Unfortunately, after four months the mange returned and three of her paws were again infected. She has had two dips and injections and another round of antibiotics so she is once again on the mend.
We are praying that this does not continue to reoccur.
Otherwise, Maggie is doing great and loves her new home.
Update September 23, 2009
She is doing wonderful.
She is a great joy in our home and can’t imagine life without her
I have attached a new picture for you to see.
Update March 2, 2010
We have had Maggie two and a half years now and she is doing great. She is so loved in our home and we feel lucky she found us.
Thank you for all your help with her.