At Emerald City Pet Rescue, we are blessed with an amazing staff who all work together with passion, commitment, and unconditional love for our rescue animals. At times, our veterinary team is faced with difficult medical cases which require dedication, creativity, and a whole lot of love and care. One such case was that of Gingersnap.
Little Gingersnap was found by a Good Samaritan by the side of the road in California and taken to Marysville Veterinary Hospital. Because of her extensive injuries, she was quickly transferred to a 24-hour specialty hospital.
Gingersnap had been hit by a car and her injuries were found to be quite severe. This pup’s extensive wounds required daily cleaning and re-bandaging, and the risk of infection was high.
Thanks to our amazing veterinary team, Gingersnap did not need to have skin grafts to help heal her wounds. Instead, they decided on the innovative choice to use Manuka honey to keep her safe through her healing process. Manuka honey has been found to destroy bacteria that could otherwise infect open wounds. It also has bioactivities that help to boost the immune response, which helps new tissue grow and repair wounds. It also suppresses inflammation. How incredible is that!? Nature is its own miracle!
Gingersnap was also found to have a fractured bone in her hind foot, and, to everyone’s surprise, she was pregnant. She was instantly put on pain relief medications, antibiotics, and fluids. An ultrasound was performed to check on the state of the puppies, and thankfully, the pups had strong heartbeats and seemed okay! Amazing!
Despite all of her injuries, Gingersnap gave birth to 5 puppies. She insisted on nursing them, and did a wonderful job caring for them until they were old enough to be adopted to loving homes.
When Gingersnap was fully recovered, she, too, found her forever home! Her family reports that she is still just as sweet as ever. She likes to play with her ball, is very treat motivated, and is “a bundle of love all the time!”
A dog like Gingersnap is a true treasure, a walking, talking reminder of why we are all a part of Emerald City Pet Rescue and the greater rescue community. The courage, heart, and trust Gingersnap has shown has blown us all away and touched us deeply in a way that none of us will ever forget!
Categories: Daily News and Happenings
Posted: February 26, 2019