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The Bella Moss Foundationa and Wet Nose Animal Aid are delighted to show our winner of our competition ‘Most successful pet recovery story’ wearing her winner rossette and with some of her prizes donated by Lily’s Kitchen.

Roxy’s story was a moving one, a little fighter who didn’t give up, thanks to her owners who helped her get through this awful ordeal. This story highlights so many issues, checking your dog is healthy, talking to your vet, disscussions the opinions, communication is so important when humans are ill or like little Roxy when our animals/pets are ill too. 

Hello,

This is Roxy Rascal, a 12 year old rescue and former Pets as Therapy dog…..

Not only has Roxy overcome adversity from a being neglected stray, she’s had two major surgeries to remove cancerous tumours.

The first operation in February 2012 in her rear, right leg, required a skin flap to cover the defect left by the tumour removal, she had almost 20 stitches. Sadly, she developed another tumour in her front, left shoulder, this time the tumour was deeper.

The second operation was in February this year. This time she had to have a skin graft due to the location, size and deepness of the tumour. She had around 80 staples and stitches and was in the Glasgow Vet School for almost a week on a drip as she wasn’t eating or drinking and was quite ill. I went to visit her during this time and she looked desolate.

Unfortunately, part of the wound became necrotic and had to be cut away, dressed daily and treated with high strength anti-biotics. It took 5 weeks for the wound to fully healed.

Amazingly, both times, tests proved that the cancer had not spread to anywhere else which was a huge relief. The wonderful vets, nurses and support staff at the GUVS looked after Roxy incredibly well and are amazed and how well she is doing and that she has beaten cancer not once, but twice.  She is a very brave dog indeed.

Thank you for reading Roxy’s story, I hope she is considered for the competition as she is an amazing dog and an inspiration to everyone she meets.

Nicola and Roxy.

Nicola and Roxy receive a lovely donated luxuery hamper from Lilys Kitchen

 

 

 

You can read more about our runners up on our winner announced page and how we have helped others

Comment from Jill Moss President of The Bella Moss Foundation

“So many pets suffer unwanted infections and disease and they fight so bravely to survive. They can’t talk so this award is to say to them we are listening and like my Bella who died of MRSA which could have been prevented, we together with wet nose animal aid are keen to educate and prevent animals suffering. Knowledge of all disease and illness is the key to pet carers saving lives of their beloved companions.”

Comment from Andrea Gamby-Boulger – Director/Founder Wetnose Animal Aid.

“I am very pleased indeed to be helping with this Competition with the Bella Moss Foundation to coincide with our Wetnose National Fun Raising Day on Friday the 13th September and look forward to many more projects of working together in the future”.
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All about infections

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How Bacteria are Spread

Humans and animals all carry their own specialised colonies of bacteria. These are generally harmless in the normal course of events and serve to prevent the growth of alien bacteria [&hellip

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Skin Infections & Pyoderma

1. How significant is infected dermatitis to the overall health of a dog? Superficial bacterial skin infections or pyoderma rarely cause significant illness. The clinical signs include itching, pustules, scaling [&hellip

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MRSA in Farm Animals

In 2005, the first report on MRSA in pigs came from The Netherlands. A relation was found between MRSA positive persons and living on a pig farm or working with [&hellip

How we have Helped

My dog Larry became infected with MRSA following cruciate ligament surgery (just like Bella did) I searched the website for information on pets and MRSA and found The Bella Moss [&hellip

Charlotte Hudley (Gloucestshire)

We adopted Bear, a five year old Shih Tzu in March of 2006. In January 2008 I felt what seemed to be a cyst below his shoulder, and the vet [&hellip

Fritzie Maddock – Bear

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