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IF YOU FOUND A PACK MEMBER who may be sick or injured, PLEASE TAKE IT TO THE  NEAREST VETERINARIAN. IF NEARBY, WE  PREFER LA JOLLA VETERINARY HOSPITAL at 7520 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 - (858) 454-4103 - open M-F 7:30AM-9PM. SAT 8-5, SUN 9-4. For after hours care, please take pet to VSH 10435 Sorrento Valley Rd -(858) 875-7500, however if this is not the closest option, just go to the nearest open vet and please notify them of this webpage (our commitment to pay for care and boarding). We INDEMNIFY VETERINARIANS and good Samaritans and authorize emergency stabilization of all of our pets. The pekingese and young cats have no cap on treatment cost reimbursement. Please see cost caps and health notes below for other animals in order to provide a practical level of care.  Thank you!


Our Cherished, Long-term Research Participants

Smonkey - Male Peke

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Smonkey is the most loving canine on the planet! He came to us as a 9-month old when his owners could no longer keep him. He's  taught us so much about healing. Also, since he is very food-driven, he makes a fantastic trick dog. Smonkey won first place for his tricks at a big dog festival and is now a task-trained service dog who loves to help.


Medical considerations: No cap on Tx expense. Hx: vaccine anaphylaxis, microvascular hepatic dysplasia*, sick sinus syndrome, heart murmur, KCS*, movement disorder with seizure-like activity*, chronic pancreatitis*.  Neutered.  

*(asymptomatic on current regimen).


 Care: Keep cool (no direct sun in warm weather, wet fur down to skin if panting due to heat).  Dog/cat reactive if allowed to be. Keep away from strange animals.  

Feed only non-fat cottage cheese or super-lean, raw turkey (please ensure it does not have rosemary sometimes listed as "natural flavor" on some brands). Add 1,000mg calcium per pound of meat/Cottage cheese if possible). Steamed rice (no oil, sm amt sea salt) is OK for a few days; tolerates a bit of raw chicken breast but may be allergic to chicken. Allergic to beef/ lamb.

Belle Ching - Female Peke

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"Belli" is the most snuggly muffin you'll ever meet!  After her first adoption failed, we decided to keep her in sanctuary for life.  She developed autoimmune issues as a puppy and has been a grateful test subject while we explore remedies to help her.  She is also a task-trained service dog. A natural guardian, Belli loves keeping an eye/ear on things. 


Medical considerations:  No cap on Tx expense  Hx: vaccine anaphylaxis, moderate bee/insect allergy, many food intolerances, liver disease*, dermatitis, KCS*, chronic pancreatitis*, spayed, duodenal biopsy and inguinal hernia repaired on 4/11/2019. 

*(asymptomatic on current regimen). 


Care: Keep cool (no direct sun in warm weather, wet fur down to skin if panting due to heat). VERY dog/cat reactive if not with her trainer. Keep away from strange animals.  

Feed only non-fat cottage cheese or super-lean, raw turkey (please ensure it does not have rosemary sometimes listed as "natural flavor" on some brands). Add 1,000mg calcium per pound of meat/Cottage cheese if possible). Steamed rice (no oil, sm amt sea salt) is OK for a few days; tolerates a bit of raw chicken breast but may be allergic to chicken. Allergic to beef/ lamb.  

Smoo Ching - Female Peke

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Smoo Ching is the smartest dog in our pack. She loves to "help out" (even if it's not so helpful) and has a never-ending zest for life.  She developed autoimmune issues as a puppy and has been a grateful test subject while we explore remedies to help her. She is also a task-trained service dog and we are thankful for her strong drive and work ethic.


Medical considerations: No cap on Tx expense.  Hx: vaccine anaphylaxis. Rapid-onset bee anaphylaxis (treat with benadryl, epinephrine & dex. Anaphylaxis can intensify suddenly. Please use continuous vitals monitor and treat for 72 hours); murmur*; KCS*; rare GM seizures,  pancreatitis*; stenotic nares corrected; inguinal hernia (please palpate & reduce BID). 

*(asymptomatic on current regimen). 

 

Care: Keep indoors with pee pads. Please carry her while outdoors and do not risk her stepping on grounded bees in sidewalk cracks, grass, etc.  Keep cool (no direct sun in warm weather, wet her fur if panting due to heat). Keep away from strange animals. Temporary Feeding: Add 1,200mg calcium to 16oz of on-fat cottage cheese or raw, ground turkey breast (please ensure it does not have rosemary sometimes listed as "natural flavor" on some brands- Diestel is the only safe bround we know of). Feed 4oz BID . Steamed rice (no oil) is OK in a pinch. Allergic to beef/ lamb.

Vido "Son" - Male DMH

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Son and his sister, Peeper were picked up from a fine jewelry store in La Jolla as day-old kittens. This is fitting because they quickly became priceless gems to us. As a kitten, Son seemed to suffer from "intellectual disability". We didn't know if it was his lack of normal skill or a disease that caused him to break two legs in one month, but nobody wanted to adopt a kitten who might have brittle bone disease. The switch to a raw diet quickly turned Son into a super-healthy cat but we failed to find  a home willing to continue this so we took him on as a lifetime resident. This sweet soul has taught us many valuable lessons. 

Medical considerations: $30,000 cap for Tx. considerations: CKD*, IBD*, gingivitis, Hx of urinary crystals and bone fractures (only when fed commercial treats/diets). Do not Vaccinate. Cervical arthritis.


Care: 2tbsp raw, lean turkey (no rosemary or "natural flavor") with calcium (ideally, a full spectrum mineral blend such as seaweed calcium) wvery 6 hours. 

Piper "Peeper"- Female DSH

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Piper aka "Peeper" was found outdoors with her brother when just a few hours old. She was fading and non-responsive when Luckydog came to her rescue.  Thankfully, she was still conscious and able to swallow drops of milk. Soon after, she had the energy to nurse.  She is very hungry and will eat fabric, foam, etc. Allowing her to be a little plump is theonly way we've found to keep her from chewing up non-food items, but she still needs an ear on her because one never know when her hunger will kick in. 


Medical considerations: $15,000 cap for Tx.IBD*, EGC.  Pica (don't leave unsupervised).  Do not Vaccinate.

Care: 3tbsp raw, lean turkey (no rosemary or "natural flavor") with calcium (ideally, a full spectrum mineral blend such as seaweed calcium) every 6 hours. 1.5ml MesoSilver  added to meals has Piper thriving and happy! 

Snoofy - Male Dalmation mix

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Snoofy was as a skittish stray living on the streets. From day one, he's been a loving, appreciative, and eager-to-please dog to his rescuer but shy with most people. He was only about a year old when rescued so we thought he'd be very adoptable, but he had other ideas. His femur had been broken months earlier. It stopped growing lenghtwise and became a bit twisted at the ends. The deformed joints developed arthritis while he was quite young.  Amputation was recommended, but we decided to try an anti-inflammatory diet and supplements intead. The diet worked, but we couldn't find adopters to continue it, so we kept him in sanctuary. This gave us time to explore different supplements and compare them. In retrospect, not amputating his leg was a life-saving decision. He is 16 now and relies on both rear legs to get around. Had Snoofy lost a leg early in life, we're sure he'd not still be enjoying playhful romps on the beach. 


Medical Considerations: $6,000 cap for trauma and $3,000 for illness. Hx: vaccine reactions, deformed LRL, degenerative myelopathy, suspected brain mass/lesion (improving), possible early CKD, hypothyroidism and possible R inner ear infection.  Sound phobias (text alerts, microwave, etc) Meds: .6mg levothyroxine  

Care: feed Stella and Chewy's chicken patties or raw chicken with seaweed calcium added (no beef, pork source calcium). SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES (to most foods) AND VACCINE REACTIONS.

Interested in Fostering or Adopting?

Pets marked as adoptable are available for adoption to holistic homes. Our "Barn Cats" are meant to be "indoor& outdoor" cats since they already have been used to living free. They must have shelter from the elements at all times and must be kept indoors for 3 weeks before being allowed to explore. Unless specified, all the cats offered for foster/adoption are housecats, not "Barn Cats". Adoptable housecats can reside in enriched, scent-free (with a few exceptions) homes which offer daily access to a catio for direct sunlight and fresh air.  Other than catio visits, housecats cats must be indoor-only, please. 

Adoptable and foster-seeking dogs should be walked daily and should not be left alone in the home for more than 8 hours (unless noted). Dog parks are not recommended unless noted in the pet's bio.  Please be prepared to continue training,

Of course, all homes for adoptables hould be relatively free of  anything toxic/irritating. All of our pets are to remain on their supplements and raw diets which are low in toxis and properly balanced for optinal health. 

Chucky (adoptable)

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Chucky is  a comical and charming character. He spent most of his life with an elderly bachelor who recently passed. The two of them could be described as jovial, yet sassy foodies who will engage anyone in play.

He has recovered from autoimmune disease, but it is imperative he never be vaccinated and remain on his special diet for life, He is adoptable to a conscientious  adopter who has experience with raw-feeding or other holistic management practices. It is important that he never escapes  (being turned into the humane society could result in vaccination). He can only be placed in a San Diego home that will bring him for visits once or twice a month.  

Medical considerations:  $2,500 cap on Tx expense. Food allergy (grains, gluten), pancreatitis, seizure or movement disorder, has painful left flank, leg, chest, and belly - use caution when handling.  


Short-term care: Feed Stella and Chewy's chicken/beef patties or raw chicken/beef with ground chicken/beef bone or seaweed or eggshell calcium. 

Peanut

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Peanut is such a princess. She wags her tail so quickly we wonder if she's part rattlesnake. She is not destructive but has a bit appetite so around her one has to be careful about food-related items (wrappers, containers etc) indoors or on walks. She has been adopted but remains part of  our research project. Please contact us if you should happen to find her and be unable to find her family. 

 


Medical considerations: $4,500 cap on Tx expense (prior to contact for further approval).  Food allergy, periodontal disease. Do not vaccinate or administer cytopoint.  

Short-term care: Keep away from kids and other animals. Feed freeze-dried chicken patties (no fish oil) or raw chicken with ground chicken bone or seaweed calcium added (no beef, pork source calcium). Tolerates turkey. Allergic to dairy, beef, fish. 

Ruffy

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"Ruffy"   is a frequent visitor and one of our precious test subjects. 


Medical considerations: $4,500 cap on Tx .   Hx of persistent, generalized, ringworm, possible spinal injury with transient paralysis, movement/seizure disorder, Severe food allergies. Do not administer vaccines or cytopoint.


Short-term care: Feed Stella and Chewy's chicken patties or raw chicken with ground chicken bone or seaweed calcium added (no beef, pork source calcium). Ruffy is skittish and dislikes being picked up so if you found him or are treating him, please handle him with caution to prevent boling, jumping off/out of high places and any unecessary stress. Allergic to dairy, beef, fish and possibly eggs. 

Random (adoptable)

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9 year old male. Special needs. Must be adopted with best friend "Cali". 

No limit on treatment reimbursement. Research participant and beloved pet. Do not Vaccinate. Keep away from strange animals.  If unable to return to owner or Luckydog promptly, feed a prepared, Raw Chicken or Raw Turkey cat diet (preferably without Fish or Fish oil). 

Cali (adoptable)

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9 year old fe male. Has some litterbox issues (we're working on it). Must be Adopted with "Random".  

No limit on treatment reimbursement. Research participant and beloved pet. Do not Vaccinate. Keep away from strange animals.  If unable to return to owner or Luckydog promptly, feed a prepared, Raw Chicken or Raw Turkey cat diet (preferably without Fish or Fish oil).

Theresa (adoptable)

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11 year old. Currently exploring natural remedies for diabetes. Due to diabetes, she drinks a lot and has some accidents.

No limit on treatment reimbursement. Research participant and beloved pet. Do not Vaccinate. Keep away from strange animals.  If unable to return to owner or Luckydog promptly, feed a prepared, Raw Chicken or Raw Turkey cat diet (preferably without Fish or Fish oil).

Who do you Love? Earmark your donation for the pet of your choice.

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Belle Ching's Spay & Tummy Tuck (hernia fix) -  Goal $5,800 only $705 to go!

Smoo Ching's Hysterectomy & Tummy Tuck (hernia repair) - Goal $5,800- only $800 to go!

Smoo Ching will have hernia surgery and hysterectomy once funds are raised.

Snoofy's Bucket List Fund- Goal $2,000

We are accepting donations for sweet Snoofy's bucket list. Snoofy would love to have frequent massage/acupuncture/cold-laser, lots of feel-good supplements, frequent park and beach outings (volunteer walkers who are dog-savvy are appreciated),  and, when it's his day, a prime rib dinner followed by chocolate ice cream and a Candlelight euthanasia with his sanctuary friends. 

Smonkey's Smile 'N' Eyes Fund Goal $1,300

Smonkey needs oral surgery, a dental cleaning, and eyelid surgery. Due to his special needs, he requires a cardiologist and an anesthesiologist during the surgery.

Lucky Chucky's Good as New Knees Fund- Goal $3,400

Chucky is awaiting treatment with stem cells to help his knees. 

Feline Fine Fund- Goal $1,000+/month

Son & Peeper have kidney disease. Each needs a special diet, lots of supplements and regular labwork. We have several other special felines on special diets, supplements and medications who require regular labwork and examination. Food and supplements alone are about $900/month. Any additional donations will help cover vet care costs and grooming.  



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