It’s freezing outside, it’s going to snow tomorrow, what’s to be happy about? A new PAWSitive Ending!
 
Thank you to Rachelle Lebrun we have a wonderful update on Jazzy. We thought about editing the health part of her update but then we realized everyone needs to know that, just like in humans, simple medical procedures sometimes have complications. We highly urge everyone to bring their new family member to a vet as soon as you can find an opening because although we never anticipate problems sometimes they happen. Please note her surgery and aftercare happened in Kentucky.
 
Thank you, Rachelle, for hanging in there finding a wonderful vet to take care of the area you discovered through her licking. There’s usually a reason why dogs lick certain areas over and over so thank you for being to the dog mom who noticed and got her quick care. And we love that things are going so well now.
 
“I wanted to send you a quick message to let you know how wonderful Jazzy is and how grateful we are that we got to take her home.
 
She’s fitting in very well. She even fell asleep in the car on the way home. A great sign of trust. She is very strong-willed and needs encouragement (treats) to learn new things. Since I am home all day with her, she follows me around, even waits outside the bathroom door. I don’t mind. She’s nice company and looks like she’s participating in the conversation when I talk to her. She does have serious separation anxiety, with which we will help her. We made and put an ID tag on her collar.
She loves walking with us. She doesn’t bark a lot and she’s been friendly to everyone that comes in the house.
 
We did notice the same day we brought her home that she frequently licks a spot on her belly. She doesn’t like anyone to touch her there, so we made an appointment with our vet, Dr. Amanda. She’s licking that spot because her body rejected some of the sutures from when she was spayed-five months ago. There were stitches protruding from the skin and still wound within the skin. It is infected and requires antibiotics and probiotics since Shepards have a sensitive GI tract. It was possible had this not been noticed that the infection would have spread to her bloodstream and would have become life-threatening. Had the surgery been recent, an infected incision site wouldn’t be a surprise. However, undetected almost six months later is a concern.
 
Otherwise, she is in good health and we love her and are so glad to have her.
 
Thank you so much. Your generosity and trust have given us Jazzy who has truly become a part of our family. Have a wonderful holiday season.” –-Rachelle Lebrun