The Night We Received a Stray with an Inflated Belly, Fighting for Breath at Our Shelter

On a chilly January 15, 2023 morning, we found an abandoned puppy on the doorstep of our Animal Shelter. The poor pup had a terribly swollen tummy that was almost toad-like. We knew we had to move quickly to provide him with assistance.

The veterinarian quickly examined the little furry pup and determined that he had developed ascites. This is a condition that causes the belly to become swollen due to an excess buildup of fluid.

There are various factors that can lead to Ascitus, and in order to identify the root cause of the puppy’s condition, we had to conduct blood tests.

We were aware of the possibility of major complications arising from the fluid accumulated in his abdomen, and therefore, we held a meeting to discuss our concerns about him not being able to recover from his illness.

The puppy received constant care and attention from a committed team, resulting in gradual improvement. As time passed, the size of the puppy’s belly reduced significantly due to the removal of most of the fluid in its abdomen.

We were thrilled to witness an increase in his energy and playfulness, as he began showing curiosity towards his surroundings.

Despite facing difficulties, the puppy never lost his playful and affectionate demeanor. He loved to cuddle with our team members and was always excited to engage with his toys.

As time passed by, we witnessed significant improvements in the puppies’ health. Our team collaborated with Pierre to closely observe their progress and provide them with the necessary care for their complete recovery.

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