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Nacho’s Necessary Care

We’re willing to do whatever we need to for Nacho.

— Savannah —

One of the most rewarding parts about bringing a new puppy into your home is being able to start providing the care and love they need. For Savannah, when she brought home this sweet Pug named Nacho, she right away began lavishing him not only with toys and proper food, but also with the vaccines and check-ups to help this puppy get strong.

Sometimes even with our best efforts, our companions still become ill, which is what happened a few short months after Nacho came home. Savannah and her partner became alarmed after having Nacho for only 3 months, he began exhibiting signs of Parvo – upset tummy, loss of appetite and diarrhea. Even though Nacho had received his vaccines and the family was taking precautions by not having him interact with other dogs, he still obtained this very serious infection.

When she realized Nacho was exhibiting signs of this illness, Savannah immediately took him to The Pet Specialists of Monterey and reached out to Max’s Helping Paws at the same time. She knew Nacho needed care and explained the need for financial assistance to save this puppy as follows, “We lost our jobs due to COVID. We don’t have the funds for the treatment to save our puppy. We have $200 to our name after paying our bills and we’re willing to put it towards our puppy’s care.” Knowing they had limited funds, but still being willing to use them for Nacho, this family was doing everything they could to ensure Nacho received treatment to save his life.

It is with gratitude to our donors and partners such as The Doris Day Foundation and AWAG that Max’s was able to extend financial assistance to Nacho so his treatments could begin. Often, the funds provided by Max’s Helping Paws are the difference between life and death in these situations, and we wanted to be able to provide this pup with his best chances for survival. When this infection is caught early, there is hope for pups like Nacho!

Thanks to the fast action of Savannah and The Pet Specialists of Monterey, Nacho received the treatment needed which saved his life. Savannah has kept us posted that “Nacho is doing amazing! He’s better than before even. Thank you so much for saving his life!”

We’re so glad you’re feeling better Nacho, and we look forward to hearing about your puppy adventures as you grow!

About Our Veterinary Partner:

Pet Specialists of Monterey is the first to offer 24-hour emergency service and a surgical-referral clinic specializing in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and internal medicine in this area. As a referral practice, Pet Specialists collaborates with other veterinarians – from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz County – to ensure the very best medical care for pets. The emergency facility accepts patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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