Ranger Danger!

I’m currently on short term disability due to a pregnancy loss and my husband works 2 days a weeks and goes to school the remainder of the week.

— Ramier Family —

3 year old Ranger is an important part of the Ramier Family. Having adopted Ranger as a pup, this military family has been blessed by this family member ever since they brought him home. What the family didn’t realize when they brought him home, was that Ranger suffered from a genetic heart murmur and arthritis, even at such a young age. The family has been attentive to his needs throughout his whole life and are on constant guard to ensure Ranger is safe and healthy.

In early January, the Ramier’s came to Max’s Helping Paws when his medical bills began to exceed what they were able to afford. They share their story the best, “When we adopted Ranger we were aware he had a grade II-III heart murmur, valley fever and arthritis. Currently he is now in heart failure with an enlarged heart and fluid build up in his abdomen. He is currently at Pet Specialist of Monterey. I took him to Peace of Mine yesterday and after they ran
test they encouraged I take him to emergency. He’ll be at PSM for 1-2 nights for IV lasix and a paracentesis as well as oxygen to help him breath. They are quoting his treatment to be anywhere from $2,100-$4,000. I just spent $500 at Animal health center due to urinary issues back in November and am waiting on the bill from peace of mind for the work they did yesterday. I’m currently on short term disability due to a pregnancy loss and my husband works 2 days a weeks and goes to school the remainder of the week (online courses). Right now we do it have any extra finances, but I want to do everything I can to take care of Ranger and be able to bring him home after this and manage him his best condition with medication. We adopted a Ranger knowing he had medical issues and hopes we could be the ones to give him the love and attention he needed with his special needs. I’m a nurse myself so I’m glad I caught the signs of fluid build up when I did. Any amount of financial assistance would be greatly appreciated.”

Ranger sure lucked out when he went home with the Ramier Family 3 years ago! Their love for their family companion is clear and they have done all the steps possible to help Ranger be well. With the help of partner organizations such as The Doris Day Animal Foundation and our donors, Max’s was able to extend assistance for Ranger to remain comfortable and receive his treatments. Thank you to the Ramier Family for loving such a special dog, and to our community members whose support allows this pup a chance at life!


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.

Posted on January 15, 2021 in Success Stories

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