Five days after beginning Peanut's treatment of antibiotics, an HSLM Animal Health Team member witnessed her urinating blood, which immediately sparked concern. Peanut was promptly taken back to the Veterinarian for x-rays, which revealed that Peanut's bladder was full of stones, ranging in size from that of a dime up to the size of a toonie. Peanut underwent immediate surgery which was a great success; all 11 bladder stones were removed without any complications.
Since recovering from surgery, Peanut is happier and more energetic than ever thanks to professional and dedicated care she received from the HSLM Animal Health Team. In fact, she was successfully adopted just this week!
"Peanut is adjusting very well in her new home with us and is very loving and affectionate," says Peanut's adopters.
“Animals cannot speak to tell us what is wrong,” says Erin Duffy, HSLM RVT. “They rely on us to recognize and act on irregular voiding behaviours, eating and drinking behaviours and energy level changes.”
The expenses associated with Peanut's medical tests, surgery and recovery were made possible thanks to our generous donors. HSLM does not receive government funding and requires your continued support in order to provide care and shelter to over 2,500 at-risk animals each year.
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