JAG’S DEAL IS AUTOIMMUNE MENINGITIS. WHAT’S YOUR DEAL?
January of 2021, Jagger, a 15 month old Lab mix got diagnosed with autoimmune Meningitis. It all started with the shakes, loss of appetite, lethargy and lots of drooling. She went to the ER four days in a row, and had to get every test under the sun... including a CT Scan, X-Rays, and blood work which concluded only of swollen lymph nodes and abdomen. A day later, Jagger lost the ability to use her back legs and this is when she was recommended to a Neurologist.
After a MRI and spinal tap, they concluded her diagnostic. Before this, Meningitis wasn’t mentioned once. This is not to say that the vets we saw didn’t necessarily know, but it goes to show how rare this is.
Jag’s Deal is a company focused on spreading awareness and knowledge about autoimmune diseases in animals. They can’t speak, so we have to speak for them.
SHARING AND CARING
On our Instagram page we share stories (with permission of course) about pets with rare diseases. Sharing information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and recovery could possibly help someone else recognize what may be going on with their fur baby. Sharing your pets “deal” and information could save a life 🐾
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1. Make others aware of Jags Deal. 2. Share your story.
What’s getting us through?
The overwhelming support we received when sharing stories about Jagger's recovery and the steps we had to take to get where we are today. Sharing her symptoms, the numerous vet visits, the diagnosis, and recovery allowed us to inform and teach people about autoimmune meningitis in dogs and what symptoms led her having to go through months of treatment. Pet owners know their pet. Pet owners know when something is wrong. We want to hear about your pets rare story. We want to share your pets story. We want to educate through your pets story. We want to give back through Jags Deal.
PAWS 4 A CURE
Paws 4 A Cure is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance throughout the United States to those who cannot afford veterinary care for their beloved furry family members. Paws 4 A Cure helps dogs and cats with all illnesses and injuries. Paws 4 A Cure does not discriminate against breed, age, or diagnosis. Want to get in contact with our non profit affiliates? Connect with them here.