I’ve created a pen for him that allows him access to the living room when I’m home to supervise. My hope is that he will get more socialized with the resident dogs as he heals.
He has been very good for me when I do his eye and ear drops. Is not eating very much but again, this may be because of the antibiotics and pain. If he doesn’t eat better tonight, I’m going to make a batch of homemade dog food which consists of rice, hamburger, bread and eggs.” This is the nitty gritty of rescue and fostering. It’s not for everyone but is SO rewarding.
March 3 update: Time for an update on how Muskwa is doing. He came to us with severe frostbite and bacterial infection in both ears. As you may notice from the pictures, dear sweet Muskwa is having a difficult battle. It became obvious that he was losing hair from more than just frostbite and his general condition wasn’t showing great signs of improvement so off to the wonderful vet team at Westlock Veterinary Center to help Muskwa on his road to recovery. Thankfully he had started eating well a few days before his appointment and continues to eat everything put in front of him. At first, they suspected demodex (mange) but the tests came back negative, so it’s been determined that Muskwa’s immune system is so compromised that he has developed a skin infection. He is on new medication to treat that as well as a change of meds for his ears (which show no more bacterial infection but now are infected with yeast). He has already shown signs of improvement in the few days since his visit and is seeking out attention for the first time. He continues to have hearing loss but it is still too early to say if this is permanent. Muskwa still has a long road to recovery, but whatever it takes – SCARS will provide it.
Update: Muskwa was adopted.