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Daisy
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Status: Available
Age: 1.5 Years Old
Size: Large
Color: White
Sex: Female
Spay/Neuter: Yes
Activity Level: Medium to High
Good with other dogs? Yes
Good with cats? Unknown
Foster Parent: Dee Z.
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Photos by: Loueen LaVallee
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Daisy is a gorgeous, large, white, 1.5 year old, spayed, female GSD.  She is being fostered in a home with one human adult and two male GSDs.

She came into our program from an owner-surrender situation.  Although they took great care of her, they could no longer financially afford to keep her.  They were also concerned about her health as she continued to lose weight while in their home and they were not sure what was going on.  She was being treated for EPI, Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, but did not have a test to confirm this condition.

She is super sweet, super gentle, and a little lady.  She is also a very smart and loveable dog with a medium energy level.  When she first arrived in the foster home, she was terrified.  The only place she felt safe was in her crate.  She would crawl through doorways into the house.  If you went to grab her collar, she would yelp.  Riding in an SUV, she would scrunch her body to the very back of the tailgate door and hunker down.  She would not go up or down stairs, but eventually started to go up, but not down.  By the end of the the second week in her foster home, she was going in and out of doorways, running up and down the stairs, playing with her foster brothers by chasing them around the yard, and riding in the SUV like a pro.  She comes out of her shell more and more during her time in her foster home.  We believe that she would be best in a home with another dog that will help her gain the confidence she needs.

We took Daisy to the vet’s to be seen and to confirm that she has EPI.  She weighed in at 47 lbs.  After confirming she had EPI (This is the inability of the acinar cells of the exocrine pancreas to produce and secrete the necessary enzymes needed to digest food.), we continued to treat her with the Pancreazyme tabs she was being given from her previous owners.  In order for the enzymes to work, you must crush them up, add warm water and mix in with kibble and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes before feeding.  She started to gain weight and once we used all her pills, we changed her over to a generic, powdered enzyme (Enzyme Diane) and followed the same preparation for her meals.  If she is not given the enzymes properly she will lose weight and have very loose stools. She will be on the enzymes for the rest of her life, but this does not impede her activity level or personality. Since being in her foster home and given the enzymes properly and consistently, she is now up to 59 lbs. She can use some more weight and will fill out as she is still growing.
This is how Daisy looked when she first came to GSRNE:

For more information on this disease, please visit www.epi4dogs.com (permission to post by Web site owner, Olesia Kennedy), which has a wealth of information on the disease, how to manage it, how to care for your dog, etc.

Daisy really wants to please her handler and is a happy, loving dog that yearns for a family of her own.  If you are committed to going to dog training and keeping Daisy socialized this is the dog for you!


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