MEET EVE 💕 At 9 years old (DOB 8/21/2011) Eve is the eldest of the 3 girls who just arrived into our care after being retired and released from a life of breeding. Although her cute little furrowed brow gives her a worried expression, this little girl is full of happiness and is all love despite the obvious pain and suffering that she has endured due to medical neglect.
Her poor ears are right on up there amongst the worst we have seen. Her infection is so severe and deep that is has caused infection into the inner ear. Even the most gentle of touch on or near her ears sends her wincing and she is often shaking her head due to the discomfort. How this obvious pain could be ignored is beyond us! In addition to infection in her ears, her mouth also reaked of infection due to severe dental disease and she has eye infections due to untreated ‘dry eye’. It was certainly no surprise that her bloodwork revealed an elevated white blood count due to all the infection.
We have started her on oral antibiotics, treatment for her ears, and eye medications to treat her infection and inflammation, a tear stimulant to help boost her tear production, and an artificial tear gel to supplement her low production and provide soothing comfort. We will be rechecking her bloodwork, ears, and tears in 2 weeks to ensure we are effectively treating her infections and to see if we’ve made any progress with her tear production. If she still isn’t producing any tears at that time, she will see our ophthalmologist.
Yesterday she underwent her much much much needed dental with many extractions and spay surgery. While under, her ears were able to be cleaned probably for the first time in her life. While most of our dogs require a bit of recovery from a major dental and spay surgery, this girl seemed to wake up feeling better than ever with those bad teeth out and her ears cleaned and treated.
The good news here is that we are already tackling all her ailments and that once effectively treated, she really should be as good as new! At age 9, her heart is still clear and she is in great orthopedic shape. Knowing that all it’s likely to take to get this girl completely healthy and feeling good is a couple weeks of medications and a good dental, it’s terribly terribly sad and unfortunate that she’s had to suffer for so so long. We are very very happy to be able to finally help her.
Eve is a petite girl at 15 pounds with a huge heart ❤️ She is craving endless amounts love and attention and is not shy about asking for it! She will eagerly crawl into your lap, shower you with kisses (which are thankfully far less stinky now!), dance at your feet 💃, and request a full body rub down 💕 Sweet Eve is being fostered in Birmingham, Alabama and we will be sure to keep you posted on her progress 💜
UPDATE December 22, 2020: Really good news for Eve coming out of her ophthalmology consult. Inflammation is down and the tears are starting to flow 💦 She arrived into rescue producing 0s on her tear test, meaning she was not producing any tears. Her tear test yesterday was at 5 in her left eye, and 10 in her right (14 is normal). While we obviously still have some work to do, it is big news that she is responding positively to the medications/drops meaning she likely will not need any surgical interventions and will just require medication management. She will return to the ophthalmologist in a couple weeks to be sure improvement and progress continues 💜