Rescue of Starving Thin BEAUTIFUL Husky Baby Mama Maxine By Forgotten Dogs Of The Fifth Ward Project
Once in the examining room it was determined that Maxie weighed only 34 pounds, though a resident of the street she was found on had seen Maxie looking very healthy and an appropriate weight a couple of months ago when she turned up; she will be well fed now and has plenty of room to gain weight and fill out.
Blood was drawn to test for heart-worm.
Heart-worm is a devastating parasite spread by mosquito bites and though easily prevented by a caring owner, it is difficult and costly to treat for those dogs on the street that aren’t lucky enough to have the preventatives.
Dr. Palmer came and checked Maxie, in particular her red and swollen teets, which now were leaking milk. What she determined was that Maxie had not nursed her puppies in anywhere from 1-3 days and with nowhere for the milk to go, it was building up.
Fortunately there was no infection! What Maxie needed was food and a lot of TLC. The best news was that the heart-worm test was negative!
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Made possible in part by contributions from Betsy Coville & Tom Baker and the team at Rescue Me Water (www.jezwater.com)
Field Producer: Joni Crimmins
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