Notice: Halu has died.
Halu had a handicap since birth, which is
explained below. However we were confident she could live a normal life
besides that. But unfortunately Halu has died recently in her sleep.
Most likely cause is the fact that her intestines never had a normal
blood flow, which seemingly was a side effect of her handicap. We are
glad our member took so good care of her to give a better life as long
as she was with us.
Halu is 1 year 8 month old and a cute and lively dog. She is
a real pleasure to have around and a real friendly dog. However, she
had had two previous adopters, but both have returned her to us.
Reason for that is a health problem, which is solved for the most part,
but left Halu with a little inconvenience. We had found Halu when she
was only 2 month old. She was crawling around a deserted patch of land
all by herself, without mother or owner anywhere in sight. Surviving
will be a difficult task for a so young puppy anyway, but Halu had a
even more serious problem. We noticed her belly was abnormally swollen.
On taking her to the vet we got to know she had a birth defect: her
anus was missing, but she still had managed to survive for so long
without any help, which is a little miracle. In the following month,
Halu had several operations and treatments which basically solved this
condition: an artificial anus was created.
After her treatment, she is now able to go to toilet by herself and
nothing reminds of the sick little puppy we found that day, because she
is now a cute and lovely dog.
There is just one inconvenience left: she cannot control when to go to
the toilet, so within 2 hours after eating, she will lose little mucks
–tiny ones, because she is a tiny dog, but she will go for the
apartment door, when she feels the time is coming. Halu needs a special
dog food, Hills W/D dry dog food. The price is 20 lb for 40 Euro, but
the food will last for 40 days, because Halu is a small dog of 5kg
weight and does not need much food. With this diet she can live just
like any other dog, besides the little inconvenience.
Being returned twice to us by her previous adopters has left Halu with
a deep sadness, which shows at times. Once we had visited a
practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine who specialized on dogs
and other pets and like his counterparts dealing with humans, this
practitioner does not only focus on the body, but also on the mind. His
diagnosis of Halu was a deep disappointment within her, because she
felt people adopting her will first be nice to her and pet and caress
her but then, only a short while later, she will be stored back into
her transport cage and be brought back to where she came from. While
loyalty to their own pack or family is the fundamental trait of dogs,
Halu had to experience the opposite in humans: be hospitable at first
but then change one’s mind quickly.
She stopped to care to shield herself from this treatment which is
alien to her and will wait for the moment when she gets stashed back
into that cage, even if she is treated nicely at first, the
practitioner explained to us. “It is up to you if you want me”, she is
saying in her mind to a new human who takes care of her. But she is
happily accepting him or her and loves to play around with the person
taking care of her, even though she fears the happiness might not last
Halu is a friendly and very lovable little dog and we would really love
to find a good home for her, where the owner can accept her like she is
and show to her she is welcomed in the family and meant to stay, this
time for good.
you want to take care of
Halu you have to stick to the feeding outline as below to let her have
stool. Not complying with these rules means Halu will have too thin
causes a cleaning problem.
Halu needs Hill’s W/D and
gets per meal 100g of it plus 10g adult food. She should be fed twice a
that makes 220g food every day.
One small cookie is provided 1 time per 2 weeks to
let Halu feel she is a good
girl. Do not give more cookies or she will inevitably get thin stool.
NO MILK and no sugar or salt
may be given. If cookies or other food have a sugar or salt crust on
just traces of it, remove it.
Chicken breast: 30g per week may be
given to Halu as a
special reward for good behavior, but it has to be cooked only in
water. Do not
boil in oil, fat or anything else. The 30g have to be given on 2 or 3 days,
do NOT give 30g
on one day.
Going to toilet:
is best to provide a
cat’s toilet box for Halu with cat litter. When Halu is having stool
hours after eating, she will go into the cat litter box for her stool.
bits may already be dropped on the way to the cat litter box. When
the feeding rules as above, her stool will be dry in small pieces and
picked up easily with paper.
Use tissue to clean her
behind every day, it only takes less than 5 minutes. Or shave her
behind to keep it clean and it will take less than 2 minutes to clean
Note: As Halu does not have
a sphincter muscle, she will shake her behind after finishing letting
stool to get rid of bits still being stuck. It is best to put Halu to
once she has finished with her stool before she starts shaking off or
Halu’s cat litter box place
should have tiles or similar so it can be easily cleaned in case bits
where flying to the wall next to the cat litter box.
Please see a video of Halu’s
stool to get more information:
Dealing with children:
has absolutely no
problem with children and had been living with them before. She likes
petted and to play like any other dog.
Daily Live with other animals (i.e.: Cats & Dogs) :
has absolutely no
problem with cats or other dogs and had been living with them before.
She is as
fine with cats as she is with dogs. However, when other dogs or cats
food, she will try to steal some food which may not be allowed, because
will get bad stool from it. It is best to bring Halu to somewhere else
other animals get their food.
Barking :Halu will not bark
often but in the beginning
she needs someone or other animals to stay with her in the house to
make her to
feel safe and secure. After 2 days, she will not be afraid anymore.
Outside walking: During the first week
someone to accompany her taking a walk outside. After one week she
knows the area
and would like to go outside by herself. She will come back once she
home. Of course it has to be considered if the area is safe for her to
alone in terms of traffic.