On our way to look after dogs in a Buddhist temple we saw a tiny dog barking at us. When we stopped to look closer at her we realized that she suffers from a nasty tumor. We went to a nearby street restaurant and asked people there whether someone could grab the dog to take her into a clinic for treatment. One of the kitchen women went with us to a humble neighborhood and there was a young man who could help us to put Ting, that's her name, into a cage. We took Ting to Dr. Kwanchai's Silverlake Clinic. Ting requires surgery on the tumor and several chemo treatments. She will also be sterilized while being operated at the tumor. The standard expenses for such a treatment are between 6,000 and 7,000 Baht depending on the number of vincristine treatments. Since Ting can be grabbed and her place is not too far from the clinic she doesn't need to stay at the clinic between the chemo treatments. After surgery we could take her every week to the clinic and afterwards take her back to her place. That will reduce the expenses. For the surgery we pay 3,500 Baht and for each chemo treatment 500 Baht.


Taro turned up at Prajuab's place a month ago. He was emaciated and Prajuab tried to feed him but was not very successful. We treated Taro for blood parasites for three weeks and took him finally to Silverlake clinic where he was diagnosed with chronic liver impairment. Taro unfortunately could not be saved and died of liver failure.


This is another sad case found in Naklua. This dog has been hit by a car and obviously suffered from internal injuries. We found him emaciated with a severely distended abdomen. His condition was life threatening and he was operated on the same day. Unfortunately he died five hours after surgery.

 

 


Wan Song, our helper in Naklua made us aware of a dog under a car who according to residents didn't move for a couple of days. With the help of Saek, a dog catcher, we took the dog to Silverlake clinic where he was diagnosed with severe liver impairment. The vet couldn't safe his live.


Song is one of the strays that have been relocated onto the waste ground at Mabprachan reservoir. He has been treated for a nasty wound under one of his paws. Khao is a dog of Ba Baet, a poor old woman, who is helping us looking after dogs at Wat Amparahm. Khao has been spayed.

 


Many of Prajuab's dogs have been already sterilized and several treated for TVT (transmissible venereal tumor). Sida has been treated for blood parasites and been sterilized. Long has also been sterilized but had to be treated for eye TVT as well. Dang has been treated for TVT and has been sterilized.