It's been quite a while since I posted anything here.
I'll recap the last year in a few sentences... I was super sick for a while, but now I'm good! I've had the same wonderful foster dog since the day before Thanksgiving--and he's still available for adoption. I joined Furry Hearts rescue and now am on the board of Directors. I've got 4 foster cats in my basement from the hoarding situation that FHR rescued 50 cats from. 3 are super adoptable--and 1 ...is not. Please..adopt these cats! And suggest a safe place to let the one feral cat go and live out his life.
And now why I am starting to post my blog again...
My Bella is sick. For the past few years she has bouts of bloody poop, but when taken to the vet--nothing is found to be wrong with her. In the past two weeks she has been lethargic--but eating, and pooping normally. I thought it was the heat bothering her -- leaving the air conditioner on in my bedroom 24/7 for her. She is eating grass and throwing it up on the living room rug (it's her favorite rug to vomit on). And now her breath smells like she ate garbage (but she has not)...so it's time for a full complete vet visit...and I'm nervous what he'll find.
Wow. That's a lot of stuff to catch up on! As usual, your kind heart is taking in lots of animals. Do you have photos or other information posted somewhere else?
I'm so sorry to hear Bella is sick, and I fervently wish it will turn out to be nothing but the heat, or at most something that is easy to treat.
And I'm glad you are feeling better yourself.
Hope all turns out well for Bella! Our beagle has a very sensitive stomach and along with his penchant for eating garbage I feel like I am much more acquainted with doggie digestive issues than I would care to be! Have you tried tylan/tylosin powder? It can be helpful in treating IBS or other GI issues. I have also found IAMS prostora to be a good addition to our beagle'sdiet to get his stomach back on track. I wish you all the best. I know how hard it can be when one of our furry "kids" is sick.
Yes, caring for animals with health problems is a huge worry. When we had Sasha (who had cardiomyopathy), I didn't even realize how much of my thought was given to vigilance in her behalf. When we lost her, I saw how tense I had been all the time, because I was so worried about her and needed so much to make every moment she had as good as possible for her. They can't tell us where it hurts in words, and we can't make them understand the efforts we are making for them so they will be more cooperative.
But I hope you and the vet will figure this out and cure Bella completely, Jeanne!
Just found this, as I was away for a few days when you updated your post and it sunk beyond the first few pages...
How are you? and how is Bella?
Believe it or not--Bella's problem was her teeth. It looked like she was going to loose some teeth--but luckily, it wasn't so bad once the vet got in there and starting working.
I felt like a bad pet parent because I had just not paid attention to her mouth. Now I know!!! And because Bella doesn't chew things, I now need to wash her mouth (This should be fun). I tried the finger tooth brush--BITE!!!! I think she thinks I'm giving her something to eat.
The other dogs teeth are ok--and suprisingly--my 12 year old foster dog's teeth are amazing!
...maybe it's genetics?
It's going on 10.5 months with the same foster dog. He's wonderful, so I just can't understand why he's still here with me? With a name like Mr. Wonderful (I didn't name him, but I kept the name because it fits) who could pass him over?
Jeanne, he's adorable but we have our hands full over here with our latest addition.
I'm glad to hear Bella is better. Pet health problems can be so hard. They can't tell you what they're feeling, and we can't tell them what we're doing to try to make them better.
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