Age: 1 Yr. Old
Adoption Fee: $700
Special Needs: no
When I heard “all aboard,” I did not hesitate. I ran to the front of the line. Running is easy for me because I’m only 16 months old. I cared nothing about birthing babies, so I couldn’t wait to board the rescue bus.
Everyone talks about how energetic and sweet I am. I just love to be petted by everyone I meet. I also love all dogs I have met.
I’m too thin and need to put on some pounds. My skin is very dry and scratchy, which makes my hair fall out. But I just got the first bath since, well I can’t remember if I ever had one. It felt so good on my dry skin. And it made me smell better, too.
I’ll soon visit Dr. Larsen for a checkup and have a little work done. I am so excited about the future and who will make me a part of their future. So, look out world—here comes Katie Beth. I’m ready to rock and roll!
6/9/22 Update: Katie Beth did not think Spay Day was as much fun as foster pop said it would be.
She has always had a very inflamed belly and lack of hair. We now know why—demodex! But on a good note, all the mites appear to be dead or dying from the Bravecto we gave last week. She also has a mild skin yeast infection. Katie has a very sensitive and allergic skin, and the yeast and demodex have caused most of the problems.
However, she had a reaction to something in the pre-op meds. She broke out in hives all over. She received a shot of Benadryl and they delayed surgery a while until everything calmed down. She did fine during surgery and was dismissed yesterday morning. She is still more lethargic than normal, but that is due to the allergic reaction and additional medicines given.
She also received a Cytopoint shot and started on hydroxyzine. She will get regular medicated baths with a wide spectrum shampoo as soon as her stitches are removed. We also will be changing laundry detergent to one more hypoallergenic.
She is very glad to have all this behind her and to be back in her foster home bed.
6/21/22 Update: Katie Beth is recovering nicely from her spay. You have to watch her because she wants to be way too active.
She is beginning to do better on a leash and harness. She is also doing better on potty training since she had no training when she came to us. She still likes to jump up too much and is too mouthy, so we are constantly working on that. We are seeing a slight improvement.
On a very positive note: her belly rash has responded to the hydroxyzine and looks much better. We’re pouring on the calories to help her gain more weight, but it hasn’t helped much so far. She gets along great with all the other dogs in the house.