Welcome in, precious Princess 👑 Princess’s family is experiencing some life changes and have entrusted us with her care. She is 11 years old and believe she may have some orthopedic issues so she is heading in to Birmingham, Alabama so we can get her properly assessed by our full medical team. Tomorrow she will undergo her intake vetting where we will begin to learn more about her 💜 #NewArrival #WelcomeIn #RescueLife
UPDATE March 8th:
Earlier this week, sweet Princess (Prinny) had her intake vetting at our partnering vet, Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic, in Birmingham, Alabama. While we were told that Prinny was 11 years old, we had our doubts and certainly do even more so after her vetting. We feel like she may be closer to around 8 years old.
Prinny is a tiny girl at 13 pounds and who came to us with an awful flea infestation resulting in very poor skin and coat. She’s been deflead, bathed, and now that she is eating a high quality diet and on preventatives her coat should grow back in beautifully.
We have now brought Prinny up to date on vaccinations, ran labwork and gave her a good once over. Her physical exam revealed that her eyes and heart are clear (!!!) although she has has poor knees. She has particularly one very bad knee leaving her with a substantial limp and gait change which we are interested in pursuing surgical correction for.
All of her lab work came back normal and negative and so on Tuesday she underwent her spay and much needed dental resulting in the extracting of several bad teeth. She is resting up and recovering in her foster home in Birmingham, Alabama, and awaiting her orthopedic consultation on Wednesday with our orthopedic surgeon. We anticipate moving forward with knee surgery soon after.
UPDATE March 13: Today, little Princess 👑 met with our wonderful orthopedic surgeon to evaluate her knee for surgery. Princess has a lot instability in her right knee with a considerable limp and gait change. It was confirmed today that she has a significant medial patellar luxation and a canine cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture and that she would greatly benefit from patella stabilization and TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) surgery. This is the same surgery that our Miss Tinsley recently underwent. She has been cleared for surgery and so tomorrow, she is scheduled to undergo the procedure. We are expecting her to do very well and looking forward to giving her pain free mobility back 💜