Gino is a 7 years old chow chow mixed dog and we both reside in Singapore. Recently, we have been in and out of the vet office as Gino was diagnosed with both arthritis and pancreatitis. Both conditions resolved, however his glucose and neutrophils levels continue to stay low which is concerning for both myself and the vets that we have seen.
To date, we have incurred vet fees of about $4000 which is putting a strain on our family's finances and we have yet to find the cause of his problems despite going through many tests and even an ultrasound. We have seen a vet specialist who recommends to do further investigations for a possible tumour in his intestines or a possible immune-mediated arthritis. Both of these procedures will require Gino to undergo general anesthetic and will cost us another $3000+ which we are still putting on hold as long we are trying to get as much help as we can with the fees.
Gino means the world to our family and we certainly do not want to give up but at the same time, due to financial constraints, we are unable to proceed with further investigations. We wish to see him well and be as lively as before. We do greatly appreciate any help that we can get on this platform.