BHRR's Autumn. She weighed an emaciated 105.82 pounds(48.1 KGS) today. She needs at LEAST another 30-35 pounds of muscle mass/weight to be where I want to see her right now for her bone/substance and conformation. Her body score is barely a 2.5/10.

I microchipped her, we collected urine by cysto and shall be doing a UA include C&S on her, her heart and lungs sound clear/good, her teeth indicate that she is NO more than around 15 months of age and her playful demeanor is very indicative of an overgrown puppy, could not fully examine all teeth at this point for breaks, chips and fractures, she has three mammary growths/tumours that we shall biopsy, we cannot do a fecal smear or fecal at this time as the own stool that has come out since her arrival is when she has strained and it was blood with foam, we did a couple of skin scrapings – no demodectic mange, ear swabs – yeasty yet not terrible, suspected food allergies for sure – going to keep going with the FROMM Whitefish for her for now, she has entropic eyes – right worst than left – she can see yet, not very well in the one eye due to the placement of the eye in the socket – if you hold all the skin back, she can see much better!, hearing impairment is somewhat questionable still, she is on metronidazole and Panacur and I started Revolution yesterday for possible FAD etc. She also had a heartworm test plus presurgical bw including CBC, full exam noted hind end is not strong and possible hip and/or cruciate concerns to be re-visited when stronger/healthier etc. etc.

We shall monitor for possible seasonal allergies as we go along yet, with the frost coming, we may not really know for some time if she also has seasonal allergies.

We shall await the results of the urine tests to determine which antibiotics shall be most sensitive to what is found.



The Vet was also a bit confused about the built up of milk and yet also fluid surrounding most of her teats. Did she just wean a litter? Have a heat? Going into heat? False pregnancy? Real pregnancy? It is questionable right now and with all that she has gone through today, we are going to hold off for a week and re-visit a lot of these things to give her time to get stronger – she is quite wobbly bobbly with her neglect and more healthy. SHE did FABU today!

The team at KAH kept remarking just how bonded she already was to me…YUP! She is! 🙂

I may be missing a few items done for her today at KAH and will double check my notes and her records….been a very long day for her and I today…..She and I are both to be finally home! 🙂

Donations to her extensive and continuing to mount Vet Bills can be made in the following ways:

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 'Autumn'. 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 gwen@birchhaven.org

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

BHRR's AUTUMN's AWESOMEFIED Angels  $350 donated to date & Bills $1,356.73
Anna & Peter

Maggie/Derek – bag of FROMM dog food

BHRR's AUTUMN's WishList:
$ towards Vet bills
Extra lean gound beef
FROMM -Whitefish or Salmon Dog Food
Dino Smoked Bones
Rope Toys

Oatmeal Shampoo
TONS of positive thoughts and vibes