Five-month-old Kira was surrendered to us by her owner. She weighed a mere 15 pounds. Lethargic, with little appetite, vomiting and chronic diarrhea, she was failing to thrive. An ultrasound revealed she had an intussusception — an inflammation of the intestines causing a portion of the intestine to fold in on itself. A blockage had formed. Kira needed life-saving major abdominal surgery; the surgeon removed nine inches of damaged intestines. This remarkable pup rebounded from her ordeal in no time under the care of her medical foster.
Kira’s care was provided by Alameda East Veterinary Hospital.