Mercedes arrived to the Wags and Walks rescue as a pregnant and insecure pup that had been hit by a car. After a few weeks at the rescue, she gave birth to a litter of six healthy puppies: Aston, Bentley, Lotus, McLaren, Porsche and Royce. Mercedes was instantly a great mother to her puppies, and she was incredibly sweet with them. Once the puppies were old enough to be adopted, they were each checked out by the medical team to confirm good health. The puppies found forever homes, and Mercedes was spayed.
The same night of her spay procedure, Mercedes began to experience complications. She threw up, was shaking uncontrollably, and was bleeding. The Wags and Walks Director of Animal Care determined her blood loss was substantial and abnormal. They made the decision to get her to an ER, where an ultrasound reveled blood in her abdomen. The vet recommends exploratory surgery to identify the cause so it can be treated.
Only one day after McLaren, now Roo, was adopted, her adopter reported some diarrhea. When her condition didn’t improve the following day, she was taken into Wags and Walks for evaluation. The medical team ran all of the tests they were able, including tests for Parvovirus and Giardia. The results came back negative, and due to the level of blood in her stool and her conditioning worsening, it was recommended to send Roo to an urgent care for emergency surgery. The surgery confirmed Roo had intestinal intussusception where the intestine folds in on itself. She was fixed up and sent home to recover.