A volunteer from the Vets in Action is on her way to us with a group of stray cats and dogs from the Sandanski region that need to be neutered. Suddenly she discovers a small disoriented, obviously very sick dog on the road. She stops and catches him in the last second; a short time later she would have been run over for sure. Her young life hangs in every respect by a thread.
STRUPILINA BY THE THREAD
The story of young Strupilina is typical for countless Bulgarian dogs and would have remained untold if the little dog had not found her way to us.
Immediately after her arrival, the veterinarians examine Strupilina, who is about 1 year old.
The diagnosis of scabies is quickly made, the signs are clear. In addition, Strupilina suffers from inflammation of both ears and the cornea of one eye.
We immediately treat the severely damaged skin with antibiotics and monthly tablets against parasites.
Fortunately, all tests for viral and tick-borne diseases are negative.
One month later Strupilina is living with us in the Donkey Valley together with our small pack of dogs. She is visibly better, but due to her weakened immune system, several large papillomas (benign tumors) have formed throughout her mouth. We are monitoring these and will remove them when Stupilina is neutered.
The neutering is done, now it's time for the papillomas.
Papillomas are by no means just a visual problem; in fact, they are a serious source of bacterial infections.
If the tumors penetrate deeper and spread in the mouth, this can significantly hinder or even make it impossible to eat.
Strupilina is a gentle, sweet dog. We hope she will soon be ready to find an adoptive family.
Strupilina's young life was hanging by a thread - but she made it!