When one family’s perfect six-week-old puppy suddenly stopped walking, they assumed she was paralyzed and brought her to the vet to be euthanized.
“Her former owners brought her into our vet yesterday. They said she was paralyzed. They stated that they didn’t want her, immediately signed her over, refusing any treatment (except euthanasia), and just left,” California-base rescue group, Hand in Paw, said in a post to their social media.
The vet, Dr. Z, refused to put the tiny pup down without running a few tests to see what was really wrong with her, and when the diagnostic tests came back, he realized her blood sugar was the problem and her ‘paralysis’ was really just hypoglycemia. “Maybe they weren’t feeding her enough, and her blood sugar was too low,” said Piper Wood, founder of Hand in Paw.
“Dr. Z immediately began treatment, and within 10 minutes, this girl was moving around. Today, she is standing and eating on her own!” Hand in Paw wrote about the puppy they renamed Bella. “It was a pretty simple fix,” Wood said. “A couple IVs, some fluids and she was fine. It probably cost less than euthanasia.”
“She is only 6 weeks old, but will certainly have a full, wonderful life ahead,” Hand in Paw wrote. “If you’re going to get a dog or any animal, they are a family member,” Wood said. “If you’re not ready to deal with health issues that come up, and you’re not prepared to give them what they need, then you probably shouldn’t have an animal.”
Watch the entire video below to see how well this tiny pup responded to such a simple treatment.
A post shared by Hand In Paw. (@handinpaw) on May 10, 2017 at 9:49am PDT
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[Featured image: Piper Wood/Hand in Paw]