We got a call on Tuesday that some people had a very sick puppy and needed vet help, so we took in this little boy we called Ferris.
He has some very unusual symptoms including swollen neck, high fever, breakout lesions of the face and very painful joints.
He spent time at the Clearwater Vet in Gonvick and was transferred to the care of Dr. Vickie, Act V on Sunday, May 2nd.
We are so thankful to have Act V helping us with our sick and injured animals.
Barbara nursed little Ferris who was suffering from a severe case of puppy strangles (juvenile cellulitis). Ferris was unable to walk, was in a lot of pain, and needed fairly constant care and medication.
UPDATE FROM DR. VICKIE AT ACT V:
Ferris is much improved today. He started to walk and looks better. He's on 2 pain medications, antibiotics and prednisone. He has a process called Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy in his wrist and hock joints. Hopefully he will recover uneventfully from that.
Ferris is doing great and loves his foster home.
He is running around and a shepherd named Sable from the rez in Wisconsin is taking care of him.
See how much better he looks already!
ACT V Rescue & Rehabilitation