Siri has been seriously affected by ticks


My name is Siri and my story will bring tears to your eyes.  Like all the dogs here I was born on the streets of Thailand. With no one to look after me I was regularly covered in ticks. These ticks are life threatening damaging the blood, liver and kidneys: the disease is known locally as blood parasites.

Siri: I suffered from hip dysplasia

Siri: I suffered from hip dysplasia


The blood parasites paralysed my back legs. I was unable to walk for several months. I had to drag my legs to get around and this caused me further problems: a bladder infection and an infected wound on my leg. I’ve visited the veterinary hospital so many times I’ve lost count.

After several months of intensive care I showed signs of improvement making very slow, steady progress. I had regular massages and also went swimming to strengthen my legs.

About 2 years later I suffered from hip dysplasia which is where the ball joint comes out of its socket. After lots of treatment and rest I was no better so I had a hip luxation operation. The vet removed the ball joint. Sounds pretty awful but this is normal treatment for this kind of injury.

Siri: taking it easy

Siri: taking it easy

Normally the muscles grow around the bone to keep it in place. But my thigh muscles are so weak on that leg it bends out a lot when I walk. I have learned to cope by using a unique hop and skip technique. I’ve tried swimming therapy but I do cheat and don’t use that leg! I am still treated to a gentle message every week by a lovely volunteer.

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