Ruby is a 20-month old Rhodesian Ridgeback. She is as a perfect blend of enthusiasm and love. One day about a month ago Ruby became very lethargic, stopped eating, began to vomit and have diarrhea. Her ‘mom’ Sherry rushed her to their regular veterinarian who provided IV hydration and antibiotics. She wasn’t any better the next day and was referred to our associate member hospital Pacific Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Service. Ruby had been in distress for a few days. She was suffering from an abdominal/intestinal blockage. Sherry has just spent her last savings at the two hospitals and was faced with the possibility of having to euthanize Ruby.
Left alone in the examining room, Ruby could hardly stand but put her head on Sherry’s knee and reached up to lick her face. It was then that Sherry was told about BirchBark and we quickly stepped in to help save Ruby’s life. Dr. Coleen Brady at Pacific performed emergency surgery and discovered an abundance of sand was causing the blockage in Ruby’s intestines and stomach. After a few days of post operative care, Ruby was sent home and is now on the mend and her usual playful self. Sherry is grateful to BirchBark for “saving the life of this beautiful and loving dog, who is so much more than a dog to me and those that know her.”
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