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Hi all I thought I'd join in for a bit of fun and to share Bella's adventure with you!
Week 1 - Basic Information
February 25 - March 3
Bella is a toy poodle cross (shih Tzu?). Blue colouring with brindle pattern. She's 4 years old; born 25 November. She weighed only 3.35kg. Nearly every bone visible. There is a break in her tail about 2/3 up. She has a few teeth missing and any remaining front teeth are damaged. Her back teeth seem to be ok.
Bella was one of 10 dogs originally. Unfortunately the previous owner had died unexpectedly. A family member took them on, but they too had many animals. It soon got to a point where they couldn't cope and they put them up to be rehomed.
We got her home and she seemed to settle in very well and got on with the other dogs.
A couple of days later I thought I'd shower her. I brushed her first and realised how very matted she was; so I shaved her down to make her more comfortable. She wasn't too happy about it and seemed very nervous, but by the end of the groom she seemed quite relaxed. It was upon grooming her that I found a few 'cyst' like thigs although I cant be sure. I also found dried blood around her hind end; she had been on heat.
I was originally told that she was last on heat in November which is obviously untrue as the timings were wrong. She'd had 2 litters previously and the dates from those and the timing of the most recent cycle proved other wise. February and August were common amongst the cycle dates. Anyways, we had an adventure...was she or wasn't she pregnant? More regarding that HERE.
On Friday she had her first jabs as she had missed her booster the year before. She squealed and protested but we got it done so she settled quite quickly again.