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6/27/12 9:59 P

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Yes I would, but like others here, I would have to be able to financially care for the animal.

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I guess I really don't know. It would depend on the circumstances, and the cost of treatment. If I already have the animal & something happens, I would do everything I could afford to do to take care of the needs. We do have a cat (Ebony) who developed diabetes, and later an intestinal problem. We adopted him in 2000, so he is about 13 or so. I did lots of research about food for his diabetes, we put him on Wellness Core cat food. The food did regulate his diabetes so we did not have to give him insulin for more than a couple of weeks. Then he developed some kind of intestinal problem (could be cancer, we don't know), so he now has to eat an RX diet & take meds. He is doing well, has gained weight back & keeps my dogs in their place. Ha !!

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It would depend on the cost of the health problem. While cost is pretty much no option when something happens to one of my babies after I have them, I would have to consider the whole well-being of everyone at home when knowingly taking something on.
I love a challenge, and will fight fiercely for those whom I love. If I thought that it wouldn't hurt us seriously financially, I would take on a special needs animal. I've treated cancer in a kitty who adopted ME. I researched tirelessly ways to make Baby more comfortable as he aged. Jennifer has seasonal allergies that keep me on my toes. My horse Spring had a physical defect with one of her hooves which shortened her life, and needed constant monitoring. I grew up surrounded by all sorts of animals all my life and have learned a lot from taking care of them. I actually have a preference for older kitties and Dave and I are kind of keeping our eyes open for another dog.

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6/27/12 10:45 A

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Would you adopt a special needs dog? Are there restrictions or limitations as to what you would deal with?

I have no issue with special needs dogs. I take one in a heartbeat. Blind, deaf, missing legs - wouldn't bother me at all. Now some health problems I don't have the $$ to deal with. So it's not a matter of wanting, but if I don't have the $$ to provide the necessary care, I wouldn't take the dog.

Actually, Gypsy's lick granuloma would make her "special needs" in most rescues. She just gets some extra cheese (pills). No biggie.

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