About the Campaign
Mia is a four year old pug, who has issues with her kneecaps moving in and out of socket. Over the past year her dislocation of her kneecaps (luxationg patella’s) is getting worse. You can see in the video above that she won’t walk on her hind legs sometimes. Mia’s mom, Paula, makes sure that Mia isn’t going up and downstair, not able to jump around or play rough. Mia has gone to her regular vet over the last year and now been recommended to see a specialist to fix her knees. Luxating patella’s is a painful condition and makes the quality of life harder.
Mia the clown
Paula’s son has always dreamed of having a pug. A friend of the family knew someone who had pug puppies. Paula and her friend arranged for Paula to take a pug for her family. Mia was the only brindled pug and she was given to Paula for free. Mia is mischievous and always getting into something. She also has a very funny personality, trying to make people laugh. She loves human interaction and wants to be where ever the family is.
Mia is to have both of her patella’s fixed at the same time. She will need to be on kennel rest for the first two weeks. She won’t be able to do anything other than lay down and get up to potty. Then she will have limited kennel time for the following few weeks then slowly able to go back to her normal routine. Right now Mia is on pain medication, Carpofen, when needed. No surgery date has been scheduled but Paula and Mia are hoping to raise money soon.
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Help me fix my knees!