Benny-New Year, New Lease on Life

by rhonda • Posted in: Donations, Pets Needing Homes, Rescue

Benny was picked up Dec. 26 emaciated and covered with feces. He was one sick puppy. Suffering from a parasite called Coccidia; this stomach bug caused him to have terrible diarrhea.

Benny’s inability to hold anything down created another problem for him, a prolapsed rectum. There is no way to mince words for how he was discovered. Approximately 4 inches of his colon was hanging out of his anus and he was sitting on it for four long days in a cage.

He received a procedure known as “reduction” which places the colon back where it belongs and he was sewn in order to keep the prolapsing from recurring. Dr.  Jefferson was hopeful that the exposed intestine would survive. Unfortunately, it did not and he received a second surgery to removed the damaged colon.

Poor little Benny also has a upper respiratory infection. He is in foster care and doing remarkably well.

The good news is that his prognosis is excellent and he is expected to make a full recovery and be a normal dog.

His medical costs are $400. Please donate and let’s make 2010 Benny’s year.

3 Responses to "Benny-New Year, New Lease on Life"

  1. Melissasays: January 13, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I had brought in a foster cat last night to get checked out, and walked in during the second surgery. Poor baby was on that table and the vet has explained what happened. I am so glad APA! was able to save this baby. He looked so tiny. Hopefully we find him a great home to live out his long new life :)

  2. Rhonda Bairdsays: January 14, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I sure hope he gets a great home. He deserves it! Thanks for your comment and for fostering.

  3. austinpetsalivesays: January 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Would you believe that we have a 2nd puppy with a prolapsed rectum right now? You actually saw the second puppy, not Benny.