This page shows some examples of where we go the extra mile to make our beloved boxers smile again.
Thanks to your support and your donations we can provide these boxers the necessary additional veterinary treatment which our adoption fee could hardly cover.
Case Study Buddha 11yo
Buddha first came to the RSPCA as an 11 year old stray.
She was underweight, had dental disease and a variety of lumps and bumps. Some of the lumps were removed and confirmed to be mast cell tumours. Fortunately a chest x-ray showed no spread of tumours to the lungs.
BRNA took on this lovely and sweet-natured girl. A further vet check recommended to remove suspicious masses on her belly and to remove a diseased tooth.
The masses were found to be mammary gland cancers. Unfortunately she developed a serona which required a drain and numerous visits to the vet until the wound was fulled healed.
After several weeks of recovery, Buddha is now a happy senior. She is at a healty weight, mobile (even doing play bows and daily zoomies) and loves her treats and cuddles.
The cost of the treatments accumulated to over $2100.
Case study Tilly 7y
Tilly came to BRNA with her loyal follower Tolitdo.
She had a serious ear infection which needed attention and the vet check revealed that she had a lump which raise some concerns.
Futhermore, one tooth had to be removed. The tooth was tackled during the lump surgery.
All went well initially but shortly after the procedure Tilly developed a seroma. The seroma was drained but dragged out the healing process.
Although the healing process took a little longer, Tilly fully recovered and soon was herself again and keen to explore the surroundings again with her buddy Tolitdo.
The cost for the treatment accumulated to over $1000.
Case study Kaos 9y
Kaos is an older and well-behaved gentleman.
At his age, as expected, the vet noticed a few health issues which needed attention.
He had an advanced ear infection, a growth on his eyelid which irritated his dry eye, a lump, an undescended testicle and his teeth would benefit from a polish.
All the treatment could be done in one surgery. He took all that like a real gentleman.
Although Kaos will forever suffer from dry eye and recurrent ear infections needing regular drops for both conditions, he enjoys life, walks and playtime and proudly shows his new shiny smile to everyone.
The cost for treatment accumulated to over $1500.
Case study Ella 1.5y
Ella was surrendered together with Jackson, her male boxer companion. Both were not in the best condition.
It quickly became obvious that Ella was pregnant. A US check confirmed that she was about halfway through the pregnancy, which changed the plans.
Unfortunately she experienced complications and as another US scan revealed, two of the pups were dead. Soon afterwards she pushed them out. We decided for another US scan, which confirmed the worst – all other pups had also died, causing a serious infection of her uterus. She needed emergency surgery to remove the deceased pups and the infected uterus.
Although Ella was exhausted from the pregnancy and the surgery, she did well and made a fast and full recovery. Now she is a happy girl again and enjoys playing with buddy Jackson as before.
The cost for the treatment accumulated to over $2500.
Case study Bailee 7y
Bailee came to BRNA as a happy girl.
During the initial observations, we noticed a light limping, so we brought her to the chiro to have her checked out. Apparently, she experienced a muscle injury early in her life which left some scarring and weaknesses. This injury and some arthritis were the cause of her limp.
The vet check also identified a signficant epuli growth, which at times was bleeding, and a grade 1 dental disease.
As the size of the epuli and the condition of the teeth raised concerns, Bailee underwent a dental treatment, during which the epuli growth was removed at the same time.
Now Bailee can enjoy her treats without bleeding, and she is now an even happier and more excited pup.
The cost of the treatments accumulated to almost $1000.
Case study Shooter 12y
Shooter landed as a stray in the pound, together with his dachshund companion. His pal got adopted quickly but, being a senior boxer with obvious issues, he found nobody to adopt him from the pound.
Due to his situation, the pound got in touch with BRNA and it was clear for the team to give lovely Shooter another chance.
Shooter had an oozing growth on his cheek, which looked nasty, and one increased testicle which was of concern. The vet confirmed the malignant nature of the serious growths. Beside the nasties, he had a few benign cysts.
Despite his age, Shooter was in good nick and, after consultation with the vet, we decided to remove the growth on the cheek and the testicle. The surgery confirmed the cancerous condition of the lumps. Although he hated the cone he got after surgery, he is nowa happy old boy and dearly loved by his new family.
The cost of the treatment accumulated to over $1000.
Case study Danny 5y
When Danny came to BRNA all seemed to be alright and he only needed the standard health check and desexing.
However, the initial check revealed that one testicle did not drop and was still in his abdomen. Besides this complication, Danny suffered a string of other issues including a few lumps which turned out to be mast cell tumours. This situation required a more invasive surgery to find the missing testicle. While under anesthesia the vet would also remove the lumps. This was the plan and the vet allocated extra time to cover all the procedures.
Yet, during the surgery and the search for the missing testicle, the vet discovered a lesion on Danny’s bladder which needed urgent attention. The originally unlucky situation turned out to be Danny’s very lucky moment. This weakness could have resulted in a spontaneous rupture at any time.
Being a bouncy boxer, he could not stay calm and mangaged to open some of his stitches. Therefore, Danny had to go back to the vet for restitching, this time with heavy grade threads. He remained under observation with the vet for a few days to ensure speedy and full recovery.
The cost for the treatment accumulated to over $2000.
Case study Evie 2y
It was Christmas Eve 2018 when Evie came to BRNA. She was surrendered to the vet in the morning to put her to sleep. She had suffered a massive vaginal prolapse which needed instant surgery. Although she was very young, she already had litters. Thanks to our network of vets, we managed to get the surgery the very same day. She recovered well with the support and lots of TLC from her foster carer.
However, soon after Evie got off the pain killers, she started to limp on her front legs and was distressed. Visits to the chiro and the x-ray examinations could not provide any answers. A visit to the specialist vet finally identified the reason for her limping. Evie had significant dysplasia in both elbows and to help her enjoy a normal lifer, she needed specialist surgery on both elbows.
During the arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) the specialist removed several parts of the deformed and broken off cartilage. Afterwards, she had to be kept quite for several weeks to allow the elbows to heal. This was followed by several weeks of gentle walking, physio and hydrotherapy before she could let her energy out again. Now she is a happy pup again, enjoying life to the fullest.
Thanks to all BRNA supporters, we could give Evie the treatment 470she needed and deserved, which accumulated to over $4700.
Case study Jake 10y
Jake came to us with a few lumps and the vet confirmed that the lumps were all mast cell tumours. Furthermore, Jake had significant epuli growth on his gums which need attention, and he was still intact.
To assess his overall health condition and to decide whether surgery would stil benefit, the vet did a full blood test and performed ultrasound checks to ensure the mast cell tumours had not already spread into vital organs.
With the results all showing no findings and Jake still being an active fellow, we decided for surgery.
With the removed lumps and the epuli growth, his quality of life has improved, and he is enjoying life to the full with his partner Bella.
The cost for the treatment accumulated to over $1400.
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