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The Romeo & Juliet Veterinary Fund.

Romeo and Juliet are the two sweetest, most lovable, happy, go-lucky dogs I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I am lucky enough to be their mommy, and they are my very best friends. They were my 11th birthday presents and we all grew up together. They were always there for me, no matter what childhood or teenage or adult issues I encountered, and now I need to be there for them. Even though they and I think they are still puppies, some medical issues are starting to slow them down. The good news is many of their issues are fixable and treatable with the proper veterinary care. Sadly, the funds required to get them the care they need and deserve is finically out of reach at the moment. Thus, I have turned to the internet. I am hoping and praying, that the kindness of friends, family, strangers, and pet-lovers all over will look deep into their hearts and help these wonderful pups. As of recent, I am having severe difficulties with my finances and my pets health and getting them the veterinary care they need. I came across this wonderful website during my research for some help for my pets. I was hoping donations from this website will be able to provide us a way to get them veterinary care. Currently I am a student and I care for children with autism a few hours a week for a small wadge. I live with my retired mother and my recently laid off boyfriend, who is collecting unemployment. I have three rescue kitties in addition to Romeo and Juliet. Romeo has had a cough for a while, possibly due to a heart murmur and the fact that he may have an enlarged heart possibly pushing on his trachea. The reason these are all possibilities and not known for sure is because I have been unable to afford the heart diagnostic tests needed to determine the cause of his cough. The vet has recommended chest x-rays and an electrocardiogram be preformed. Romeo also does not chew his food due to the fact that his teeth are greened with tarter and his gums are inflamed. A dental prophylaxis canine package including a dental scaling and blood test was recommended. While attempting to save up money for these procedures I brought both Romeo and his sister Juliet, who I believed to be a perfectly healthy pup, to the vet a little while ago for a routine check-up and vaccination update. It was at this vet visit that I learned some very devastating news. Both Romeo and Juliet have skin masses. One on Romeo's belly, and two on Juliet's lower sides. The vet recommended we test the masses by doing a aspirate/drain seroma and a cytology on all of the three locations. I was also very disheartened to learn that Juliet has a fractured tooth and a loose tooth that both need to be extracted, and that she too needs a dental prophylaxis canine package. In addition, we also learned that Juliet has arthritis in her little legs. Given our current financial situation it is very, very difficult to pay for these extremely expensive veterinary procedures. I greatly appreciate any and all that can be done to help my pets and I. Thank you so very much for your time and consideration. Sincerely, ~Romeo, Juliet, and their Mommy <3 PS- If you would like to send in donations to the vet, their address is 9320 West Lake Mead Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89134-8310 and the phone number is (702) 228-4411. Make sure they know it is for Romeo and Juliet. Thanks again!! -Also, any additional proceeds will be forwarded to other dogs in need of veterinary assistance. Cute video of Romeo =)
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