spaying Greta, our vet saw some fluid in her abdomen that should not be
there. She has had a number of tests that indicated a bad liver
function and underwent an ultra sound and finally a liver biopsy. The
diagnosis was liver cirrhosis.
Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by
replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue and regenerative
nodules (lumps that occur as a result of a process in which damaged tissue
is regenerated), leading to loss of liver function. This is very uncommon in
a 1 yr old dog and although we will never know how this happened, it could
have been as simple as Greta eating some pennies as a puppy, and not passing
them for a sustained amount of time.
She is on medication now to reduce copper levels and treat her condition,
but to be truthful, this will effect the length of her life span.
She is a really nice fun little girl and likes to rough house with her
foster buddies. If she had come to us already spayed, we would never
have know about her condition because she is pretty much symptom free.
The liver is one organ in our bodies that can seem to regenerate itself if
some portion of it is still healthy, so we can hope for that and enjoy her
for as long as we have her.
If you are interested in giving this little girl a home, she could use a
hero at this time.
are two new pictures of Greta in her foster home!
a sweetheart. She has been in her new foster home for about a week now. She
loves any attention anyone will give her and is very playful. She likes to
play with her foster brothers and sister. We are working on potty training
and she is doing better each day. Greta is a very smart girl who is picking
up on new commands and learning hand signals quickly. She gets a little
anxious when left alone, but is improving each day. She would probably do
better in a home where someone is home a good portion of the day. This
adorable girls needs a home to call her own. Please apply to adopt
Greta. She will make a wonderful addition to your home.
Greta is a petite female boxer who was found as a stray. She is deaf, but
appears to know hand signals - immediately demonstrating sit and paw! Greta
received a bath and seems to be a very friendly, wiggly girl. She is happy
to be sleeping in a home.
Greta has been out of the shelter for a few days now and is really
letting her adorable personality shine through. She is incredibly sweet,
immediately bonding to her emergency foster parents. She immediately
demonstrated that she knows about the crate and is 100% housebroken. Being
that she was a city dog, she is great on the leash. The only time she pulls
is when she wants to go meet kids on the street. She watches out the window
at the kids when they get out of school and is incredibly good with them
when the come up to say hi to her. She is very affectionate and just loves
to put her head on your lap.
This girl is a perfect pint sized companion. She did amazing on her dog
test at the shelter, but has had kennel cough so she hasn't been able to
play with other dogs since she got out of the shelter. This little girl will
be an easy addition to any family!