Breed: Dogue de Bordeaux
Weight: 80 lbs
Cats: Not Tested
Location: Anna, TX
Formerly # 75
Welcome back to Dog Ranch Rescue, Ursula
I just love this big girl Ursula with her large meat waffle feet, her thick muscular thighs, and her blocky head. She is so damn cute, shy but she will do just fine in a home.
I have everything crossed hoping that she will be a good candidate for the balloon procedure at Texas A & M next month to fix the stenosis in her heart. She is only 2 years old and has her whole life ahead of her. Just another reminder that this girl was sold at a mill auction with the intent of selling her to another mill as a breeder dog.
Beautiful girl Ursula. She has made such great strides and now comes up to me and lets me pet her and she loves to wrestle and play with other dogs.
We received some pretty hopeful news about Ursula this morning. As you might remember she was diagnosed with sub aortic stenosis with an ultrasound. All of those results were sent to Dr. Rolfe and he feels that this sweet girl could probably have good results with the balloon procedure at Texas A & M to open this up and hopefully have a much better outlook on her life.
This beautiful girl is very, very shy but she is just beginning to creep up behind volunteers for perhaps a bit of affection. I was so happy to hear this news today. We will be sending her to stay with foster mom Mary who is close to A & M and can see her through this surgery and hopefully get her on a path of good health.
Let’s talk about Ursula and what we have discovered. She had an exam last week. She is only 2 years old, and yes of course she’s had puppies before, and she is potentially carrying puppies again right now.
Here’s the kicker though she has a bad heart at least a grade 4 to a grade 5 murmur. Dr. Pena examined her and said he could feel it through her chest without even listening with a stethoscope.
She is scheduled for two ultrasounds next week, one on her heart and one on her uterus. We are so hoping there are no Bordeaux babies in there but we will have to wait and see and make decisions from there.
Puppy mills suck and I would like to once again warn the public when you’re buying a purebred puppy you better know where that puppy came from because these people don’t give a damn what conditions their breeding stock have and they just breed them anyway.
After all the public cannot see if a dog has a heart problem that is congenital that she passes on to her pups.
All that matters is that it is a DDB pup and it is sold to the unsuspecting ignorant consumer who needs to know better, but continues to not do better, and buy puppies from places like pet stores and the internet that sells mill puppies.