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Penny Anna

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Entered: 01/27/2018
Status: On Hold
Age: 9
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 40 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, receiving treatment to resolve skin, ear, and eye infections, mammary and perianal masses successfully removed
Health Cont.: with monitoring recommended
Temperament: Good with people as young as 12 (younger unknown), good with other dogs, cats unknown




Penny Anna's Story . . .
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Update 04/30/2018:  A shout out to a wonderful senior citizen and the MAESSR folks who are helping her live in the absolutely best possible ways and in the most healthy environment.”

Oh, my!!!  Here’s to Penny Anna who has the most incredibly unique markings and the sweetest personality!!

This wonderful girl is just about cleared of her ear and eye infections.  She’s tolerated all the treatments gently administered by her foster family like a champ—you go, girl!!

Penny’s vet said that her removed mammary mass was low to intermediate grade with marginal excisions but no visible invasion of the lymphatics.  This means that there is a chance that it could spread but, hopefully, it will not.  Chest rad monitoring is recommended every six months.  Her perianal mass was a low grade cystadenocarcinoma, also with marginal excision but with no note of lymphatic invasion.  There is a small chance that this could spread.  Regional lymph nodes should be monitored.

So, this love has successfully completed the surgeries, and her outlook, with monitoring, is reasonable.   A shout out to a wonderful Springer senior citizen and the MAESSR folks who are helping her live in the absolutely best possible ways and in the most healthy environment.

As previously mentioned, Penny’s sweet temperament always shines through.

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"Penny Anna's wonderful temperament has shown through during this entire process. She has taken all of the poking, prodding, and bathing with sweet acceptance."  
 
Penny Anna came to MAESSR when her New Jersey owner, who has health issues, realized she needed help to care for her three Springers.  Although Penny Anna and her sisters had limited exposure to other people and life outside of their yard, she has adjusted amazing well in her short time in foster care.
 
When Penny came into MAESSR, she immediately went to a wonderful vet in New Jersey. They started treatment on her very nasty skin infection, ear infections, and eye infections. They all had to be improved before the large mammary mass could be removed safely. She spent several days within this caring environment before moving on to her foster home. 

This was MAESSR's vet’s response after Penny Anna's visit for surgery:

"Penny Anna had a big day today.  She is an absolute sweetheart.  In addition to the previously diagnosed mammary mass, perianal mass, dry eye and skin condition she still has a significant bacterial infection in her ears.  (Not sure if this is a new infection or if the previous infection had not fully resolved.) Her skin sounds as though it's improving though she still has a ways to go. Her tear test indicates a good response to the cyclosporine. The lab work and urinalysis done in New Jersey look good overall. We proceeded with the spay, mammary mass removal, and the perianal mass removal.  She handled everything beautifully."
 
Penny Anna's wonderful temperament has shown through during this entire process. She has taken all of the poking, prodding, and bathing with sweet acceptance. It is going to be a little while until Penny Anna's health issues have resolved enough for her to be adopted. Please keep this sweet little lady in your thoughts.