Penny came to us, through no fault of her own, as a victim of unintentional neglect, her owner sadly no longer in a position to care for her.
She carries the burden of a large mass on her mammary glands, which makes it hard for her to get around.
Canine mammary tumours are the equivalent of breast cancer in humans. They are often found in un-spayed female dogs like Penny.
Penny’s gaunt condition suggests she may have not been able to access food and water for some days.
A mouth full of rotten teeth – the result of severe dental disease – had been causing her constant discomfort and making eating a painful ordeal. Our vet team is providing pain relief and antibiotics ahead of major dental surgery scheduled for next week.
Despite her hardship, the staff caring for Penny describe her as a sweet-natured and gentle old girl, with big brown eyes that will melt your heart.
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