Breed: French Bulldog
Current Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Adoption Date: October 3, 2020
Adopted by: Susan Speedy
This little girl is an owner surrender, 8 months old and appears to have lots of problems that we need to figure out. She smelled absolutely horrible and when I bathed her, I could feel that her vulva had some big problems and I was right. Her skin is terrible and she looks moth eaten all over. She is supposed to have an issue with her kidney and possibly her ureter. She’s just a baby, she’s happy as a clam and having a great time at the ranch, but we will need to get to the bottom of all of her issues asap.
She came with the name Meaty and that made us chuckle, so the name stays and so does she.
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue Meaty.
Preliminary ultrasound does look as though Meaty has an ectopic ureter, we will be sending her to animal imaging for more conclusive testing will be scheduled and surgery will be necessary, the outcome or the success of the surgery cannot be predicted at this point in time.
So let me catch you up on where we are with Meaty, I last told you that she went into A 7 M with Bree a couple of days ago. They opted to take her in for scoping to take a look and see if her ureter/ureters could be corrected with a laser, if that wasn’t possible they would open her up and see if they could correct surgically. When the did the scope they found that one of her utters was seated correctly and emptying into her bladder the other one was successfully corrected with the laser. We have had two dogs in our rescue Lego and Menudo that we had ectopic ureters to deal with, both of those girls could not be corrected with a laser and instead were surgically corrected. I know that Menudo still leaks urine in her adoptive home but I am not sure about Lego with her family.
As you can see from the report laser correction only works about 50% of the time so we absolutely have no guarantee of success but we will try and just stay positive and hope that it does correct. Her vulva is the absolute worst case of urine scald and infection I’ve witnessed and I just hate that for her. She has thickening of the bladder from chronic bladder infections and we are culturing her urine to see if we can get a specific antibiotic to help solve this issue.
Meaty has now gone home with Mary to recover and wait and see how all of this turns out. She needs to rest and Mary will take good care of her.
Not much improvement for her even after surgery, we are trying different medications now to help Proin doesn’t seem to be helping. We know that finding a home for Meaty if she remains incontinent will be a challenge but hopefully someone will open their heart to her.
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