Veterinary Emergencies at Spirit Animal Sanctuary
We haven’t really had a bad year since 2006, in the dog emergency department. Hopefully our start this year is not indicative of things to come. Two weeks ago we had a 3 or 4 year old little girl ( Blackie) go into renal failure which according to the latest blood work has not progressed, that’s a small victory that we are all to happy to take.
A week or so before that we ran bloods on one of our new guys, a five year old Doberman Pincher named Dezzy Wezzy after he showed signs of being lethargic. What had concerned me was that he didn’t have a bowel movement and because of that I was worried about some sort of blockage. While Dezzy and I were waiting our turn outside to see the vet, he took possibly one of the biggest dumps I’ve ever seen. This gave us an opportunity to run a stool sample along with the blood work, all tests came back negative for any health related problems, that was very nice.
Then back in January I think, we had to bring a Yellow Lab a real Banana Brain Dog after running in the woods on one of our daily walks and came back with a tiny little laceration on his hind quarter. Something that we would normally successfully treat here at the sanctuary, turned into an semi veterinary emergency the next morning for us when the idiot decided to tear the wound open an additional five inches.
The funny thing about this one was that night while I was sitting at my desk going over paperwork, I kept hearing this snapping sound and I’m like “what the hell is that!”. All I had to do was turn around to see banana man tugging on his drain until it stretched out about three or four inches before snapping back. Fortunately the drain was made out of some heavy duty rubber which withstood his constant playing with it until we were able to remove it when it was no longer needed.
Then today we had to bring Rosalie, an 11-13 yo female German Shepherd in after she had extremely bloody stool this morning. Blood tests shows that for some reason she went enimic, she’s currently having a blood transfusion to stabilize her which hopefully will give us a chance to try and figure out what’s going on with more tests.
Not the best way to start off a new year, with some luck maybe this will be the worst of it.
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Spirit Animal Sanctuary Inc.
2539 East Road
Boonville, New York 13309
Spirit Animal Sanctuary Incorporated, is an IRS registered charitable animal organization. We receive no state or federal funding.