Adorable 8 year old Gabby (DOB 6/12/2012) joined our program after she was surrendered by her family - they felt she needed more attention than they could give her. She has since undergone her full intake vetting at our pawtnering clinic, Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic 🐾 Gabby’s heartworm and tick borne illness test was negative, her fecal test negative, and her urinalysis and bloodwork normal. While her eyes, knees, and hips are clear, a significant heart murmur was detected during her physical exam. She is scheduled to undergo a full cardiac evaluation and echocardiogram with our veterinary cardiologist on 9/28.. If cleared, she will undergo a dental cleaning soon after.
Gabby is already spayed and microchipped and is now up to date on vaccinations as well. She is overweight at 25 pounds but should have no problem shedding the extra 5+ pounds now that she is getting plenty of stimulation and activity and eating high quality, low calorie, strictly portioned meals. We will be sure to post a cardiac update on her after her evaluation on Tuesday 💜 Gabby is being fostered in Birmingham, Alabama.
UPDATE OCT 21, 2020: Precious 8 year old Gabby was diagnosed with severe mitral valve disease when she first arrived into rescue and started on heart medications to help support her heart and slow down any further progression of the disease. Earlier this week she returned back to the cardiologist for another scan to see if and how she is responding to the medications. Per her cardiologist she has made “REMARKABLE IMPROVEMENT!” Her chamber size has actually improved, her pulmonary hypertension is controlled, and there is no evidence of heart failure. She is also down much needed 3 pounds since arriving into our care. She is now clear to undergo her much needed dental and removal of a cyst on her eyelid which is scheduled for next Wednesday. We will be sure to let you know that all went well 💜 Gabby is being fostered in Birmingham, Alabama. She will remain on heart medications for life and will need to remain under the care of a veterinary cardiologist.
UPDATE OCT 26, 2020: Gabby will have her much needed dental surgery, and a cyst removed from her eye, on Wednesday. In the meantime, she enjoyed some fall festivities with her Foster mom and Foster brother over the weekend. How cute are they?!?!?
UPDATE OCT 28, 2020: Today, Gabby had her much needed dental surgery, and a cyst removed from her eye, and did great! She only lost one tooth. She is rocking that cone of shame!