Honey was 8 months old when she first came to us from the Humane Society. After transferring her in from another high kill shelter, they discovered Honey has hip dysplasia. With this information one adoption fell through and the staff and volunteers at the shelter decided seeking help from GRRMF was Honey’s best chance for the sweet life she deserves.
After consulting with our veterinarian and the orthopedic staff at Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists, it was determined Honey would need bilateral Femoral Head Ostectomy. Femoral head and neck excision is a procedure in which the head of the femur is surgically removed and a fibrous pseudo-joint replaces the hip. This is considered a salvage procedure and is used in cases where degenerative joint disease has occurred and total hip replacement is not feasible.
Without surgery, Honey has little to no chance of leading the long, pain free life she deserves.
Honey is now over 11 months old and has successfully had her left hip surgery in February and her right hip surgery in May. So how is she doing? GREAT!
Honey and her foster family have been working very hard with her rehab team to give her the best chance for a pain free life. Her rehabilitation routine includes:
Quite a busy schedule for a baby! The results can be seen in her increasing stamina and muscle mass in once very painful hips. You can see her progress below and don't miss the video of her water therapy - she's adorable!
Honey's journey to recovery is now complete!
She was just adopted - by her foster family- who couldn't bear to part with this beautiful girl.
Thank you to all who donated to her surgery and recovery care.
Your generous donations have given her a whole new life.
Honey's medical costs were paid for by donations to our Woody Fund, our fund for special needs dogs.
If you'd like to help other dogs like Honey receive the veterinary care they need, please consider making a donation to our Woody Fund today.
Honey and her friends send their thanks for your support!