Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Meggie's Leg

Never, and I repeat, Never under-estimate the power of a Miniature
Dachshund  who weighs 8lbs, max.

Mariah, our Mini Doxie, attacked our doeling, Meggie
(named thus after the book and movie "The Thorn Birds," and left some puncture wounds.

Not expecting such a small dog to do much damage, we cleaned them on the surface and
began injections of Pen G. I realized that was not doing the trick, so I contact our fantastic vet, Chad Brown, and we got Excenel, but that also failed to help.
We moved onto Gentocin, the strongest antibiotic she can have, and it still failed
to really help.

Today, we took Meggie in for surgery to remove the necrotic tissue and clean the wound
while she was under anesthesia. It looks a great deal better, and we have a good prognosis.

Unfortunately, we did not feel comfortable with the risk of Mariah, our beloved little dog, getting out and doing such harm again, so we will have to work on safely placing her.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington