2010 - Rest In Peace, Miss Zoey!!
Zoey has succumbed to DCM... Sleep and play forever in Sirius'
Garden in the Night Sky, beautiful Princess!! You are loved and
will be sorely missed!!
Zoey's foster mom at doberman rescue noticed that
Zoey's breathing had suddenly become labored. The foster mom could
feel that Zoey's pulse was rapid and erratic. Foster mom immediately
took Zoey to the longtime Doberman Rescue Veterinarian, Dr. David
Hale in Tallahassee. An EKG was performed and confirmed the rapid
irregular ectopic heartbeats. Dr. Hale referred Zoey to Veterinary
Cardiologist Dr.Davin Borde in Gainesville, Florida. Zoey has
been prescribed the temporary holter heart monitors two times
in the past year, each of these initial assessments cost $800.00
each, the last one was in late July this year. Hospice care for
Zoey has been provided with a retired cardiac care nurse living
in the Tampa area. This loving devoted doberman lover has four
rescue senior dobergals in her care, all originating from Doberman
Pinscher Rescue at North Florida. Dr. Borde prescribes the medication
PENOBENDAN for Zoey. At four pills daily, the prescription costs
200.00 monthly. Fed Ex'd from the Dr. each month the PENOBENDAN
is credited with improving the strengh of the heart muscle contraction.
The other familiar helpful cardiac drugs currently administered
daily to Zoey are all purchased at Walgreens. MEXILETINE, one
pill twice a day a heart medicine COREG, 12.5 mg twice a day which
reduces irregularity of the heartbeat. BENAZEPRIL, prescribed
due to low kidney function. SOTALOL, Arrythmia regulator LASIX,
diruetic Zoey is very playful and happy on this drug therapy.
Zoey's followup six month check up with Dr. Borde is now due and
help is needed to pay for Zoey's follow-up veterinary cardiologist
appointment in Gainesville Florida, and monthly drug costs for
the future. Please help us continue to help Zoey.
Zoey was discovered at a high kill privatized dual-county
shelter in the Florida Panhandle. Conditions there are bleak,
the facility has dirt flooors, small wire pens in a converted
commercial chicken barn. The barn is reportedly located near the
landfill. Doberman afficionado and former doberman rescuer, Kim
Todd of Chipley, Florida, alerted Doberman Pinscher Rescue at
North Florida about Zoey's need for safe haven. Zoey's exact origin
prior to this discovery is not known, since many dogs and cats
sheltered in the coastal areas are transported inland to this
small Panhandle area high kill facility. It is only known that
Zoey arrived there from a coastal area transport.
Zoey stole all our hearts very quickly. We found
out that Zoey loves mud puddles, the bigger the better splash,
and she loves to outrun all the dobieboys on a full charge to
the barn. Such a special gift, this Zoey dobiegal has so many
ardent admirers, it will be difficult to know how best to preserve
our memories of this never ending charmer.
Special Medical Needs: Zoey needs an appointment
for follow up visit with her Gainesville area veterinary cardiologist,
as described above.
Geographic area within which rescue will place the Dobe: Hospice
Name: Judy Davis
Rescue: Doberman Pinscher Rescue at North Florida
Phone Numbers: 850-997-3952 850-524-3458