Orphan rescue puppies pre-showertime

4DogsandalittleladyPublished: October 20, 2017Updated: October 26, 201719 views
Published: October 20, 2017Updated: October 26, 2017

These puppies are mad at me because they need to be washed off every morning!  This is particularly the case when puppies are orphaned and, therefore, don't have their momma to clean up after them.  They tend to make a sport of getting dirty, often pooping on each other and/or playing in their own mess....SO GROSS!  Needless to say, their morning shower is the first order of business, after coffee, in the AM.   They know the routine too! Just listen to how much sass they are giving me, and I haven't even turned the water on yet!

These six puppies are a part of the original nine that came to us covered in ringworm.  This is not life-threatening but it is extremely painful and unpleasant for the puppies to go through.  If you look closely, you will be able to see hairless paws, ears, and tails, this is the result of the ringworm and it necessitates the use of a sulfur dip that smells exactly like rotten eggs, YUCK! 

Fortunately, the treatment gets to work fast and the pups have made huge improvements over the 2 weeks or so that we have had them.  The story we got from animal services is as follows.  The owner surrendered the entire litter because "the mom wouldn't have anything to do with them". This isn't unbelievable in and of itself, but combined with the condition of the puppies, things start to look a little sideways.

But, as they say, that is water under the bridge now.  These puppies are almost back to one hundred percent and, within a week or so, it will be hard to tell that they were ever in such bad shape.  If you want to follow this litter or any of our other fosters, feel free to check out our website at www.4dogsandalittlelady.com

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