Lulu is a special girl who needs a very special home. Prior to coming in to the rescue, her owner had booked her into the vets to be put to sleep because of her skin allergies. Lulu's fosterer has worked hard to get Lulu into this condition but keeping her like that will be a challenge.
Lulu was Born on 15th September, 2007. Lulu is KC registered and her Pedigree name is Helabela Madam Rochas. Lulu is a Black and Tan Short Coat Bitch. Her owners paid £1500.00 for her from a KC registered breeder.
This is the beautiful Lulu
Bright, cheerful and all her hair has now grown back
At the age of 4 months we have been advised by her owners that Lulu started the signs of Alopecia and skin problems, and her owners battled with this till December 2010 when they had a set of biopsies carried out on her skin. Lulu was then diagnosed with Chronic Atopic Dermatitis with secondary mange mite infection.
Lulu is allergic to Pork, Duck, Lamb, Beef, Corn and to House dust mites and storage mites. Lulu was started on Atopica oral capsules and if the response to the medication is good we hope to wean her on to a long term maintenance dose.
Lulu also requires monthly application of Advocate to prevent recurrence of mite infection. Lulu is also prone to ear infections, this is a result of her dermatological condition,hopefully the Atopica will reduce the frequency of these but it will be necessary from time to time to treat her with a course of topical antibiotic ear preparations. Lulu is also recommended to have weekly baths with Malasab shampoo. Lulu has to be fed on a hypoallergenic diet long term, without any titbits, in order to help her skin condition.
Lulu - stunning looking German Shepherd
Lulu was prone to false pregnancies and was aggressive when in season. Since Lulu has come into rescue we have had her spayed, which was recommended by the vet who diagnosed her condition. Lulu came into German Shepherd Rescue on the 29th of March, 2011 as her owners could not cope with her condition and costs involved for her treatment.
GSD Rescue have had Lulu in a foster home for 12 months and have managed to get her condition under control with strict diet of ﬁsh with potatoes or tapioca. We also add a variety of oily ﬁsh to her complete dog food, and supplements such as starﬂower oil capsules and Viacutan high gamma linolenic acid supplement. Lulu loves apples and pineapple, and most veg. Lulu does not live in the main residence but has a centrally heated room with tiled ﬂoor and walls which we feel is helping reduce dust mite allergy. It has been trial and error with Lulu in foster as we have tried to wean her off her medication in the hope that we could control her condition completely by diet. The foster home have only had a minor ear problem and the weekly baths have not had to be carried out.
Lulu is a good sized GSD girl, and is quite a character, she can be quite intimidating on ﬁrst meeting people or a really big puppy bouncing around once she gets to know you. Lulu's favorite pastime is catching ﬂies around the bushes and trees in the garden. Lulu is good with male and female dogs, does ﬁnd small ones a bit worrying, but has been ﬁne with a GSD puppy, loves to play ball.
Lulu is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.
If you can offer Lulu a home, please fill out an adoption form
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