I talked to the pound's vet today. They'd bring in another vet to do the surgery and put in a screw, so I'm considering this option. I did sent e-mail to the pound a few questions and still waiting for response. For my half of the $906.00, would there be a payment plan or paid at once? I've been talking to a charity called Free Animal Doctor to help me with the funds for Chloe. They want it in writing. Another question is recovery/after care for Chloe. Would the pound be helping with those cost too? Stitches being removed, x-ray 8-weeks after to make sure Chloe has healed right.
I'll probably call tomorrow.
I got Chloe's DNA test results today from Embark
38.1% American Pit Bull
13.7% American Bulldog
8.3% American Staffordshire Terrier
4.8% Australian Cattle dog
4.0% German Shepherd
12.4% super mutt which is Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, and English Setter
Embark also tested for 172 genetic diseases that we have cracked the codes for. Chloe has only 1 thing to keep our eyes on
Alanine Aminotranferase Activity: Low Normal
Chloe has two copies of a mutation associated with reduced ALT activity. Please inform your veterinarian that Chloe has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Chloe is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Chloe’s ALT activity could be evidence of liver damage, even if it is within normal limits by standard ALT reference ranges.
Alanine Aminotransferase Activity
This result helps your vet understand what your dog's baseline ALT activity is. The enzyme alanine aminotransferase, or ALT, is commonly used to evaluate liver health. Dogs with one or more copies of the "A" allele are likely to have a lower baseline ALT activity ("low normal") than dogs with zero copies of the "A" allele ("normal"). This means that you and your vet might adjust what you consider your dog's baseline ALT levels to be, and consider deviations from this as "abnormal." Please note that this mutation should never increase your dog's ALT activity. If your dog has high ALT activity, please consult your veterinarian.
Embarks results were a lot different from the wisdom DNA test
37.5% American Staffordshire Terrier
12.5% American Bulldog
12.5% Australian Cattle dog
25% breed group: guard, asian