Sooooooooooooo, it only took 34 hours before BHRR's Spice needed a Vet visit(sigh…poor wee thing)….

Went to bed last night/this AM – 12:30 AM(yes, early!) after making sure two of my own two babies were all set on their IV fluids/meds and all was quiet and settled in the house.

Wake up at 4:45 AM and go to let BHRR's Spice & BHRR's Sugar out and BHRR's Spice's eyes were like she had developed bilateral cherry eye overnight….

So, off to the Vet we went suspected possible allergic reaction, maybe cherry eyes and bw done, full exam, fecal, nail trim, NSAID injection of Metacam and NSAIDs to go home, lots of loving and BHRR's Spice has inflammation – possible spider or bug bite – cause really unknown as to this inflammation. Bloodwork does indicate anemia(not surprising) and possible parasites(she is being dewormed as of Sunday night) and a sightly elevated WBC.

It is very painful for her mouth to be opened, she cannot take treats or drink well, no swollen lymph glands, low grade fever, lethargic(AND that is not her!) and just feeling overall uncomfortable and all ickiness. 🙁

Her weight was a painfully thin 14.6 KGs(32.12 pounds) and she should be at least another 15 pounds at her current size. AND the Vet concurs, that she has to be around 6 months of age, not 5 with those adult teethies in there. AND they also felt that she looked more like a flat coated retriever yet with newfie ears! AND 100% cuteness overload! :)-

So, BHRR's Spice really could benefit from some 'SPICE SAVING' Angels and for anyone considering to donate to her mounting bills as we try to figure all of this out for her:

UPDATE: September 25th, 2012 @ 6 PM:

On my way back in with BHRR's Spice. She is not better. She is worse. 🙁

Per the two Vets that saw her tonight at KAH, so, could be early sign of puppy strangles – which is NOT contagious and can be treated with steroids(no lesions though and not a classic presentation) as well as having early signs of bilateral cherry eye. Her third eyelids looks so uncomfortable for her, her eyes are puffy(they were swollen almost shut at one point), her lymph nodes are only marginally swollen and this time upon mouth examination, she did not find it painful.

Vets are puzzled and are doing all they can.

On antibiotics – Clavamox 250 mg BID, eye ointment, will subq her tonight(500 ml) and re-evaluate tomorrow unless condition worsens further.

She has no interest in food or water.

Temp is still high normal(39.4), gets her next Metacam tomorrow and she cannot have steroids due to having been given a Metacam injection this AM at that Vet visit.

Thank you KAH for being there again!!

Please keep BHRR's Spice in your thoughts…..

Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of 'Birch Haven Rescue' for 'Spice'. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to

OR via PayPal(please use the 'gift' option)

BHRR's SPICE'S 'SPECIAL SAVING' Angels    $10 donated to date & Bills $952.79


BHRR's Spice's & BHRR's Sugar's WishList:
$ towards Vet bills
Collar & Leash each
Dog Bed each
Dino Smoked Bones
Rope Toys