Breed: Dogue de Bordeaux
Weight: 79 pounds
Kids: Not Tested
Cats: Not Tested
Location: Anna, Texas
Terrible situation and they will be safe very soon…
Mama Marion, tested positive for ehrlichia which is a tick borne illness. She had lots of them on her while living on the streets and was found taking up a safe spot in a warehouse with her babies Richie and Joanie. Her pups have not been doing well, so sick with parasites and very low albumin and hematocrit. Dr. Reno had us give them canned recovery which is a very high calorie dog food for instances like this. Their appetite has been poor and she said if we cannot get them to eat they will need to be hospitalized and transfused. Happily the captains offered them that food and they ate it all up and are doing better and better each day. All three of them are very lucky to be alive and it’s wonderful to see them safe, clean and on the road to recovery.
The story is this mama dog was found in a warehouse in Laredo with her two pups. As you can see by her condition she kept these babies alive by nursing them at the expense of her own body. All of them covered in ticks and fleas and the puppies bellies are just full of worms. They will need lots of various worming medications as we know there are many kinds in there. All of them will be first on the list to see Dr. Reno first thing tomorrow morning, in the meantime they are safe, clean and tucked into the isolation room at the sanctuary