About the Campaign
Young dog with very painful hip!
Mocha is two years-old, and a great family dog! Starting last October she would YELP suddenly out of nowhere when getting up. Like she was struck with a sudden, sharp pain.
She had a successful fundraiser for diagnosis, and the doctor came back sure it is a dislocated hip. She needs surgery to fix it.
Mocha and Anissa:
Later her owner Rachelle caught this on a security camera, where Mocha got up, stretched, suddenly yelps and then lays down sadly.
At first she hoped it was just some temporary thing, but it has gotten worse, and now Mocha seems almost afraid to walk around much. She took Mocha to the vet and they gave her some anti-inflammatory medications which have helped a little, but Mocha still has these sudden sharp pains, and they seem to shock her.
Mocha was a very active dog, and now Rachelle tries to keep her more still… and Mocha cannot run around and play with the kids or with her best dog-friend either, though the cat does give her some company!
Now that we know what is wrong with Mocha, the plan is clear. She needs FHO surgery, which is a way of redoing the hip joint. This procedure has a very high success rate, and requires no plates or apparatus, so she will be good for the rest of her life! But, orthopedic surgery is not cheap.
All donations are just for Mocha, and only paid directly to her vet for FHO surgery. Vet estimate (click to enlarge):