Labrador Rescue were alerted of this sad situation and took Violet into immediate care.
Violet is now 5 months old. We cannot allow Violet to remain without the medical care that she deserves to have a quality of life. She has had a series of initial tests to determine what is required. She lives with one of our valued foster Carers who has dedicated the time to provide love, support, primary care and basic needs.
Violet is thriving but an ultrasound and cystoscope has confirmed she has Ectopic Ureters. In Violet's case, both her ureters completely bypass her bladder and empty straight into her vagina, resulting in constant urine leaking out. She doesn’t leak just a little, she leaks a lot. This can result in urine burns on her skin if she’s not looked after properly.
Violet will need to undergo major surgery when she is about 5 or 6 months old and her organs have developed properly. The surgery has about a 70% success rate but we won't know until after it is completed if it has worked or not. Fingers crossed!! Once that surgery is completed the specialists will then evaluate if Violet has USMI (Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence) which is commonly associated with her existing condition. If she does, she will require more surgery but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Dogs with ectopic ureters are born with them; it is a developmental defect that probably is hereditary. This is another reason to not buy dogs from these unregistered, unethical breeders! I’m sure these people are producing more puppies with the same parents and again, they run the risk of producing babies with significant medical problems. If they wouldn’t pay to fix Violet, I’m sure they won’t fix the next one either.
Violet is a beautiful little girl and has the famous Labrador body wag when she gets excited. You can see in the photos taken recently by Amanda at Pawprints Pet Photography what a darling little girl she is.
So far the tests and visits have cost approximately $2000 and further surgery is likely to cost about $5000. Violet deserves this, she deserves the chance to be a normal healthy dog. Her breeder didn’t consider her worthy, but we do. The foster carers looking after Violet manage her incontinence and do well on a daily basis but we would love to see her healthy and able to toilet normally.
If you would like to contribute towards the costs of helping Violet you can
SMS ‘Violet’ to 0417 663 757 to donate $5 or more
or you can go to the fundraising page here.
All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt.
We always appreciate the generosity of our supporters and every little bit helps. Thank you to everyone who supports our organisation. Please SHARE this post far and wide and see if we can raise enough to help out this little girl.
Thank you to Amanda from Paw Prints Pet Photography for the beautiful images of Violet.