Major: Emaciated Collie who had ingested gravel and rocks to survive
Major is in very sad shape. He is a body scale 1 on a scale of 1 to 9. One is the lowest number they can be and still be alive. The matted hair on him makes him look better than he actually is. He is skin and bones with almost no muscle mass. The initial pictures that we got looked like he had a distended belly .
He very well could have died at the shelter if if it were not for The Arrow Fund. His belly was distended and after radiographs were done, they showed his belly was just full of foreign substances such as rocks gravel and anything he could find to eat. There was no complete blockage and for this the rescue is grateful. Being on IV fluids have helped and caused some movement. He is being monitored closely and radiographs of his gut will be repeated. Major is being fed many small meals a day to reintroduce his body to regular and proper nutrition.
Major is anemic and his PCV count was 21. At 20, they will start looking to transfuse, if clinical signs are present. Repeat blood work will be done to keep a close watch on all levels. An MDR1 test is being sent off as well as a full tick panel. We are pleased to announce that Major is Heartworm negative at this time. The rescue will proceed with Gastroplexy Surgery to prevent GastricTorsion in his future.
A Board Certified Surgeon will also being giving Major a full evaluation. Dermatology Specialists have found yeast, bacterial, and parasitic infections. His skin is just awful . A full plan is in place to combat the many skin issues. Both ears are also infected.
Major was starved for food, medical attention, love and human touch. Well Major, those day are over. Your very extended Arrow Fund family has you now and with the love and help from people all over the world, we will give you the love and help that you need.
The Arrow Fund
The Arrow Fund provides medical treatment to Kentuckiana animals who have been the victims of torture or extreme forms of abuse and neglect. By highlighting these cases, we strive to educate the public regarding the ongoing problem of animal cruelty and the need to strengthen Kentuckiana's animal welfare laws.