Jamie took her dog, Ali, to the animal clinic because she was quite concerned about her pet. The dog was not healthy, and she wanted him to have medical help.
Previously, Jamie left the dog a boarding place for pets because she had to leave town for some business. When Jamie came back, she saw that Ali became thinner.
That prompted her to bring Ali to the vet. Ali had some blood work done. The results showed that Ali’s liver and kidneys were already failing. The vets who looked at Ali’s case said that the dog had to be euthanized, but Jamie wouldn’t allow it.
She decided to find another vet, and she was referred to Dr. Blue.
When she went to Dr. Blue, the vet asked her about their living conditions since their area had been recently hit by a storm. Jamie told the vet that stagnant water was still around their home. The vet informed her that the stagnant water could’ve been the cause of the dog’s Leptospira.
This is a disease caused by bacteria and could infect dogs. It is transmitted via blood or urine, and it is contagious. It can also be transmitted from animals to humans and back.
The vet had to do more blood work and urinalysis to confirm Leptospira. When the results came back, they were positive. Dr. Blue and his team had to work on Ali so that he wouldn’t be contagious.
They had to be careful when handling Ali because they could also get infected. Their hard work paid off when in a few weeks, the dog began to get better and wasn’t contagious anymore.
His organs that were failing now were working fine. Jamie makes sure that Ali is hydrated well, and she also makes sure that the dog stays away from any stagnant water.
Source: Animal Planet