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Just 2 days ago my dog Rex was acting weird. It started with him not listening to my calls, he would just lay their and stare. So I was confused and asked my wife to come over and look. When we finally convinced him to come to us, we noticed his breath smelled horrible, like rotting flesh, or something dead. So we let him outside to see if maybe he had to go to the bathroom, when we saw a big lump on the side of his belly. When we tried to walk towards him we would scurry away fast and not come near us. At this point we are starting to get freaked out, we are just standing their watching Rex walk all over the place trying to lay down, but everytime he goes to lay down he stand right back up. Sometimes he would gag like he needs to puke. He was not acting himself, he looked lost. The symptoms quickly began to grow so we called the vet and we were advised to bring him to the 24 hour emergency room for possibly emergency surgery.

My wife Karina, Rex ( German Sheppard ), Dakota ( Husky ), and myself, have been in Oregon for 2 days at this point. We had just moved from Camp Pendleton, California because I had finished my enlistment in the Marine Corps and we were finally headed home. On the way home we had run into an issue with the landlord of the apartment home we were going to live in, but the manager was kindly enough to let us out of the lease. So our plan had changed mid trip from a place to live to my fathers house until we could purchase a home with our VA loan from my honorable discharge. Karina and I are both full time students, her, PCC, myself Embry Riddle University. We madeit to Oregon just fine and load our stuff into a storage unit until we purchase a home.

The first day we are there my timing belt rubs a hole through power steering line on my vehicle, sending power steering fluid everywhere and putting my car out of commision. The very next night this happens to Rex.

I am posting this to hopefully reach out to the millions of dog lovers out there who would have made the same decision as we have and saved our Rex because he is a member of our family. Despite the costs of moving, no jobs, school, and pre existing debts. We chose our dogs life for as simple as this reason, what is the point of having a home if we don't have our Rex.

Thank you all very much for reading our story.
 

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What happened? Is Rex ok? What does your power stealing have to do with dogs? Your post is kind of confusing, I hope your dogs are ok.
 

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I think they were asking for money. I see a gofundme link was edited out.
 
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My rex is doing good he is recovering like he never even have done surgery. As far as the power steering I was just explaining that my family and I are going through a lot and I was hoping to find some support from outside sources other than man family. And I thought no better people to ask than ones who care about dogs. There's just been a lot of stress the past few days. Thank you guys for posting
 

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When my GSD had heart surgery we did raise a lot of the money it cost. She was just a puppy when she had it, around 6 months old. I raised money by selling homemade dog treats, biscuits and dehydrated meat mostly. I used Ebay and flea markets. I let everyone know that all money raised went towards paying for her surgery. I also sold her pictures and made tee shirts with her name and paw prints on it. There are lots of things you can do to raise money. I'm glad your dog is doing well, bloat scares me. My dane, Freyja will be getting a pexy done when she is spayed at the end of the month. So if she does bloat we will have time to get her to the vet.
 
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