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Dublin man’s plea for help to raise money for medical treatment for his beloved dog

A Dublin man is appealing for help to raise money for medical treatment for his beloved dog.

David Kremser was heartbroken when his three-year-old Pittweiler, Pablo, was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia and early osteoarthritis.

David told Dublin Live: “Pablo started having a bad limp three and a half weeks ago.

“I took him for x-rays and the vet told me he had elbow dysplasia and early osteoarthritis, a genetic disease in certain breeds of dogs. It’s the deformation of the cartilage in the elbow.”

David is to raise €4,000 for Pablo’s treatment – €1,000 for physiotherapy and €3,000 for stem cell therapy.

He spends all his free time tirelessly fundraising in Dublin city center to help pay Pablo’s medical bills.

He added: “Pablo means everything in the world to me, I will do anything for him. I am currently living in a hostel because I am in a bad financial situation so he is staying with a friend.

“I raised money for him through GoFundMe. I also started an Instagram to raise awareness and campaigned in the streets.

Pablo was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia and early osteoarthritis

“I work in the bar business so I work night shifts but I spend my days walking Pablo around and then going fundraising for him.”

David, who has had Pablo since he was three months old, said the disease took its toll on the poor dog.

He said: “He can’t run and play much at the moment. I used to take him for three hour walks every day but now he starts limping really badly after half an hour or 45 minutes so I have to take him home, which makes him really sad.

“All he wants to do is run and play. It’s a very difficult situation for me because when I take him for walks, the worst thing for him is to pull on the leashes.

“Before he was diagnosed, he was well trained and he never pulled on the head, but since he’s not doing the exercise he’s used to, he pulls very hard on it.

He added: “I can’t let him go either because he starts playing with other dogs and then he starts limping really badly.”

Because he can’t walk around as much, Pablo has gained weight, which puts extra pressure on his elbow.

David said: “The only thing I can do for him now is get him some painkillers and injections of anti-inflammatory steroids to ease the symptoms.

“However, he has problems with painkillers because they lead to stomach problems.”

David has raised over €600 so far through his online and street fundraising and hopes he can raise the money soon so he can get the help Pablo needs.

He said: “I’m grateful for any support I can get. Pablo is a really, really smart dog and he means the world to me.

“Unfortunately, there is no cure for elbow dysplasia. There is a surgical option, but he is too old and surgery can only be done on puppies because the bone plate is not fully developed.

“Other than that, it’s a lifelong disease, but it can be alleviated with treatment.”

You can donate here to help David raise money for Pablo’s treatment.

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