Nutrition, Open Wound, and Worming Treatment for Skipper (Formerly Buddy).

  • Breed: Brittany
  • Name: Skipper
  • Color: Orange
  • Size: Medium
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Senior

$2,550.00 raised of $2,500.00

This is NBRAN's newest foster dog Skipper. He was found wandering as a stray in Missouri and is believed to be 8 to 10 years old. He is extremely emaciated and has a large open wound but thankfully is heart worm negative. NBRAN has him in our care and he is being dewormed and getting daily wraps for his open sore.

His nasty wound is believed to have started as something small but he kept licking it and it got to this state. It will need daily wraps and antibiotics. The vet actually found a piece of a stick in the wound! He does have a wonderful foster caring for him now and NBRAN will take care of his medical bills. Currently his wound is so large it can't be surgically closed but the vet is hopeful that someday it will be. Paws crossed for poor Skipper :( He and so many other NBRAN dogs need your help!  


  • Update:  Skipper's foster mom noticed an unusual lump on his side so Skipper underwent surgery to have it removed and the sample was sent off to pathology.  We are very sad to report that he has a very aggressive subcutaneous mast cell tumor and his prognosis is not bright.  Dogs with tumors such as his have an average survival rate of 7 months.  We are devastated for Skipper and his foster, but we are committed to continue with his medical care, even if it is palliative care.  We will do all we can to keep him comfortable and happy for the time he has left.  Thank you for your continued support for Skipper. 

    December 02, 2017

  • Skipper has finally healed from his huge gaping wound, but just when we thought he was on his way to complete health, his foster mom found lumps behind his front leg and on his chest. A needle aspirate shows mast cells on one and the hope is the other is a benign lipoma. He's going to undergo surgery to remove those lumps and send them off for testing. We're cautiously optimistic that the veterinarian will be able to get all the cancerous cells and he will live out the rest of his days in comfort and happiness.  If you can help Skipper and or any of the many NBRAN dogs currently undergoing medical care, please donate now. Thank you

    November 17, 2017

  • Good news for Skipper!  His wound has almost closed up!  He was also neutered this past weekend and he is recovering nicely.  Thanks to everyone who helped us help Skipper get better.  

    October 04, 2017

  • Skipper saw the vet this week and he is up to 33.4 lbs!  His wound is healing nicely and is open to the air during the day now and only wrapped overnight. is 1/2 the size it was!  

    If Skipper keeps up with this great progress he may be able to be neutered sooner than we had hoped.  His next appointment will be in a few weeks so please keep him in your thoughts!

    August 31, 2017

  • Update on Buddy now knows as "Skipper"

    Skipper went to the vet this week and he has gained 1.5 lbs!  Still a LONG way from his ideal weight but it's good progress.  His wound is healing,  but very slowly because it is so large.  The vet believes it could be up to 3 months for it to close.  His next vet visit is next Monday...hopefully we have more good news to share and he gains a bit more weight.  He remains in good spirits and happily wears a soft cone to keep him aware from his wound.  Please keep Skipper in your thoughts!  His road to recovery is still quite long. 

    August 24, 2017