Update #3. November 18, 2020.
Shiloh gets better each day. Her first Physical Therapy (PT) at the vet was on 11/13/20 (same day she got sutures removal). She will continue to have PT for 4 more weeks.
Her first water therapy was on 11/17/20 and will continue at least once per week for a few months.
She uses her right rear leg a lot more now. Everybody at the vet office and water theraply place love her. She is good with other dogs, likes people and leaves cats alone if cats do not react.
Update #2: November 10, 2020.
Shiloh was discharged from Dr. Pedo Cisneros (Santa Clarita, CA) on 11/9/2020. She is doing very well.
Her transporter picked Shiloh up on 11/9/2020, Monique, said:
"Dr said recovery is rather simple, just lengthy. Shiloh was super happy to see me, so happy, the office staff thought she belonged to me. Lol
They prefer her to be in a crate until further notice. The main thing is they do not want her jumping.
They want to encourage her to use the leg but she is only to be walked on leash, every 2-3 hrs, 5-10 min per walk. She needs to wear a cone since she's a licker. They did not send one but Nancie said she had one.
PT starts this Friday. She needs to be dropped off between 8-9am & picked up between 5-5:30pm. I did ask the vet about water therapy..... She said if we have access to water PT that would be excellent since it is the best therapy but to not start until her sutures are removed".
Her foster, Nancy, said:
"I just finished her last walk fir the night. She will walk two or three steps on her leg every 20 feet or so. One trip around the back yard & she was ready to go back in the crate. Shiloh is eating & drinking well. As well as going potty. She is happy & loving the cuddles & belly rubs. Its good to have her home. As you can see in the pics the incision is clean & will heal nicely. I am very happy with this vet & what have/are doing for Shiloh."
Update #1. Shiloh will have her rear right knee surgery on Tuesday 11/3/2020 with a vet in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles county, CA. She will stay at the clinic for 4-5 days before returning to foster in Bakersfield, Kern County, CA.
The recovery period is 90-day with a lot of therapy.
Shiloh is approximately 3 years old bait dog!
She needs to have surgeries for her knees, so she can walk without pain.
For an unknown reason that we will never know, she ended on the street in Bakersfield, CA. She was rescued on August 23rd, 2020.
Looking at her injuries, it was clear she had been used as a bait dog. Her scars are the only thing she has to tell her story. Her teeth were filed down. Shiloh also had infection, swollen limps, cataract, old broken ribs, and a broken tail when she was rescued.
“A bait dog is basically a punching bag for game (fighting) dogs. Except we all know that dogs don't punch, they bite and tear. Dog fighters use bait dogs to let their game dogs practice mutilating another dog, without being harmed in the process. ... It makes the game dogs more aggressive, since there is competition.” It’s extremely brutal!
In the weeks after her rescue, vet treated her infected wounds, began a diet that would help her put on weight. At her foster home, Shiloh lives quietly and loves her foster. She is on pain medication for both knees.
Her foster has been a fierce advocate for Shiloh, and commits to give her the best chance of recovering after knee surgeries. That is where you come in and donate money for Shiloh's surgeries! Together we can give her a happy, healthy future.
Please donate so Shiloh can have chance to be a happy “normal” dog and walks without pain. Shiloh is a sweet dog that deserves a second chance!