Titan Needs YOUR Help!

Titan’s owners are in a dire predicament. Recently they learned their adopted big dog with a big heart was given a big scary word.  Hyperadrenocorticism.  They want Titan to be treated.  How many of us would take a 185-pound dog?  They did.  Now they want their big guy to be comfortable and continue to live the good life.  But daily doses of medicine…  Money only stretches so far.

Titan Needs Daily Medicine

When the Lemhi County Humane Society heard Titan’s “tail” the first thought was we want to help Titan and his family.  The LCHS is looking for grants but that takes time.  In the meantime, we are turning to you.  That LCHS has made major accomplishments thanks to its generous supporters – you!  Let’s give Titan one more chapter in his success story.  If you can help pay for Titan’s meds, we promise 100% of your donations for Titan’s medical fund will go to fund  Titan’s blood tests and meds.

Titan185-pound guy that came from a Montana Shelter for months.  He stayed awhile at our Shelter and about 1 year ago found his forever home with a loving family!  A happy ending.  YES.  But diseases have a way of changing things.
The disease is commonly known as Cushing’s disease:  a condition that results when the body produces too much of a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is produced and stored by the adrenals, two small glands that sit on top of the kidneys. A normal amount of cortisol is good.  It helps the body adapt in times of stress; helps regulate proper body weight, tissue structure, skin condition, and other features of good health.
Cushing’s disease typically occurs in middle-aged to older dogs. The disease develops slowly and the early signs are not always noticed. Symptoms in dogs include:   increased thirst; increased urination; increased appetite; reduced activity; excessive panting; enlargement of the abdomen, resulting in a “pot-bellied” appearance
The disease usually can be managed with medications.  It is important for regular vet visits and blood tests.  Monitoring the blood helps determine the right dose, which may need to be adjusted periodically.”
Dogs with the disease can live a good life if they are monitored closely by their veterinarian.  The owner must be diligent about bringing the dog in for blood work and giving the medication as directed.

Loveable Titan

Donations can be made in the following ways:  Click on the PayPal account button; mail a check to PO Box 1918, Salmon, ID  83467; or drop a TITAN check off at R&W or the Shelter.
Look for Titan updates here on website or FACEBOOK page.  Thank you!