was brought to APAWS infested with fleas. Her previous owner could
not afford to treat her for the fleas and did not seek help until
she was completely infested. Unfortunately her flea infestation
not only caused her to lose most of her fur, but also made her
very anemic. In addition to the flea infestation she was also infested
with several types of intestinal worms. She also has demodex and
yeast and bacterial infections of her skin. In addition to all
of her medical problems she is also undernourished. It appears
she was not fed regularly and ate several servings of food her
first night. She is finally learning that a shortage of food will
never be a problem again and now takes her time when eating.
Although she has gone severe abuse and neglect she is learning to trust humans.
In the two weeks she has been with us she has grown a little fur,
she no longer has any intestinal worms and is not anemic! Treating
her severe skin infections will take a long time. We aren't sure
of her breed so we must be very cautious when using medications.
We fear she may be a breed that is intolerant to Ivermectin so
her demodex must be treated with regular dips at the vet instead
of the faster Ivermectin treatment. We are certain this young puppy
would have died if she would have stayed in her former home another