Anyone who owns a Yorkshire Terrier knows that they are fierce creatures, willing to stand up to even the biggest dogs despite being the size of a newborn Labrador Retriever. Max, the fur baby of The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Shereé Whitfield, is no different.
Back in February, Shereé revealed that her Yorkie had been hospitalized after he got into chocolates (which are poisonous to dogs):
"Guys, please join me in wishing Max a speedy recovery!!! Its been a long week and Max is still unable to hold anything down after I came home and found a box of Godiva chocolate opened and eaten in his bed! Hes been to the vet days ago but have not gotten better! So today, he's being admitted for a few days. #GetwellMax #weloveyou #doglover #family #yorkie"
“…Max is a trooper!” Shereé then wrote in a February 24 Instagram post. “I was reminded how he single handedly fought off 2 big Rottweilers back in his day!
Unfortunately, Max’s recovery has not been speedy. After multiple hospitalizations that required him to have his neck and legs shaved in order to be stuck with countless needles — poor boy! — Shereé revealed this weekend that Max has a slew of permanent health conditions.
“Max has been diagnosed with diabetes, pancreatitis and kidney failure, all from accidentally eating chocolate,” she wrote in a post accompanied by Max looking just completely depleted from it all.
As a result of his illness, Max will no longer eat. Out of desperation, Shereé asked her 717,000 followers for advice.
“I’m currently giving him 2 insulin shots per day but he’s not eating so I’m unable to give it to him continuously,” she wrote. “Does anyone have a dog that’s diabetic? What foods do you recommend? Any pointers or suggestions on health maintenance, food, and coping would be appreciated. I need all the guidance you have to offer.”
Here’s your chance to become a hero, and save a Bravolebrity’s beloved dog! If you have tips, write them in a comment on Shereé’s post. And if you don’t, then do the next best thing — spend a moment today to send Max and his mommy Shereé some positive thoughts.
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