Two helpless puppies that belonged inside a loving family, were instead trying to survive on the streets. Their bellies were substantially swollen from built-up fluid.
Because both babies were malnourished, their albumin levels were low. Albumin is a vital blood protein, and when levels are low in the body, fluids can build in the belly.
These two lovely pups would not have survived long if they had not been discovered and transported to a vet clinic in time. They were utterly unaccustomed to humans.
They were naturally afraid, not knowing what might happen to them next. They merely clung to one other and stared at a wall.
The vet was undoubtedly taken aback when he was finally able to examine them. These babies were also afflicted with ticks. Anemia was caused by ticks and malnourishment.
To make matters worse, they are parasites as well. Both pups would require significant care, including blood transfusions.
It was important that the vet remove the fluid from their swollen bellies, but this is a tough surgery. Some dogs do not survive it. On the exam table, the vet and his colleagues prepped the pups.
They were drugged to prevent them from feeling discomfort or moving too much. It was a long procedure that had to be performed numerous times, but the fluid began to flow neatly from their stomachs. To calm them, one of the vet techs held their paws the entire time.
The pups were fantastic! They were even able to eat a normal supper after waking up. They were still a little shy, but they were making gains.
As the days went, they had many blood transfusions. This made the pups very happy! They were soon eating and playing normally.
Their abdomens had improved but remained swollen. They needed another draining, but both puppies were incredibly brave. They began to have faith in their new human partners.
As their health improved, a local rescue agency arranged for them to live together in a medical foster home. They will be offered for adoption as soon as they have been cleared by the vet.
We are so happy that these young ones were found in time! Aren’t animal rescues the best? To see their complete story and some some puppy bravery, check out the video below.