This is Rosie. She was a stray, followed by an owner surrender. While in the shelter she contracted a parasite, which led to severe digestion issues, which made her underweight. She also may have chronic Giardia, which is a parasite that could be making her GI condition worse. She needs testing, medication and a specialized diet to get her tummy back on track.
Deity Animal Rescue describes Rosie as “funny, super friendly and has a big personality!” She’s always happy to meet other people and dogs.
The vet recommended running tests on Rosie to help understand what is causing her digestion issues and what can be done to help them. She will also be tested for chronic Giardia, which is a parasite that dogs can pick up when they come into contact with contaminated water. Giardia prevents a dog’s body to absorb nutrients from the food it eats, which leads to issues like diarrhea and weight loss. Once the tests have been run, she will be put on a special diet to help get her tummy back on track.
Rosie went to a foster home where her foster parents took her on bike rides, lots of doggie play dates and she learned how to be a dog. She will remain there while her GI issues get sorted with testing, medication and a new diet.