Katie is a 10 yr old darling who came into rescue today. This was a heart wrenching decision for Katie's Ma-ma as she is in the hospital with Stage 4 cancer and not able to care for her. We assured Katie's Ma-ma that we'd take really good care of her!!!
Miss Katie is fostering with wonderful volunteers in Ottawa
An update...Katie had been labelled as not house trained but at no fault of hers, she had been suffering from Hormonal Urinary Incontience from a spay a few years prior. A medication called Stilbestrol (hormone supplement) has Katie no longer soiling herself while sleeping or standing .. she is dry over night and beginning to get the concept of asking to go outdoors to do her business!! This sweet wee girl had been experiencing diarrhea off/on for a long period of time and low and behold wasn't her B12 low and folate high in her blood results. Again, at no fault of Katie's she was suffering from SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrowth). She has responded well to a series of B12 injections to build her up and will continue monthly injections for the remainer of her life. Katie was also very thin, having several bowel movements per day (7-8). A special blood test confirmed our suspicion that Katie has EPI - Exoocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and requires a special pancrease enzyme powder added to a wee bit of plain yougurt just before her meals, to aid in the digestion and absoprtion of nutrients. Katie has reached her ideal weight for her petite frame!!!
We are so very excited to share the news that Katie has been adopted (here is an updated picture!) and joined her new furever family! There are not enough words to express our thanks to those who will open their hearts and home to take in a senior Westie and we are elated to share this "happy ending" story! WE love you Katie ... all the best to you in your new home!!!!!!!!!!