Both girls are pending adoption 🙂
These sweet puppies were each born with a congenital abnormality causing urine leakage. When their respective breeders realized the medical issue, they were ultimately connected with AGaG. Our organization has helped similar puppies in the past, so we know the pair has a long road ahead of them medically. The wonderful veterinary specialists who treat AGaG rescues have already been enlisted for their expertise.
It is likely the pair has ectopic ureters which will be formally diagnosed in the coming weeks. This means that the ureter(s) bypass the bladder and go from the kidneys right out the urethra. The constant leakage is similar to a dripping faucet. The pups require constant bathing, wear diapers, and produce quite a bit of laundry! They also are prone to urinary tract infections, so it takes a watchful eye and many trips to the vet for testing. Surgery can’t be performed until they are at least 4 months old because at their current young age, internal organs are still pretty tiny.
Nora was born on 6/2 and is a very happy puppy. Her tail is always wagging and she is confident and curious and loves to play. Brooklyn was born on 6/15 and wasn’t feeling very well when she got to her foster home. She had a very bad urinary tract infection, and she also had severe urine scald from the leakage. She was put on medication and feels much better. She is silly and loves to cuddle and even lets her foster mom know when she needs to go outside to potty! She and Nora are being fostered together since they are going through the same health issues and they have become great friends. They are two peas in a pod, monkey see monkey do, and have FOMO (fear of missing out)! When one picks up a toy, the other one comes running and tries and steal it. When one goes running to sniff something, the other one has to check it out, too. Watching them run around in their cute wardrobe of diapers is a sight to see.
As the girls await their CT scan, scope and surgery, they will enjoy a fun life, be socialized in puppy obedience classes and receive much love and proper care. At this point, we don’t know what their future holds medically. They may continue to have urinary tract infections and leakage depending on how things develop internally.
One thing we do know is that these two puppies will provide a great deal of love and fun to their forever families. The answer to their opening question is. “Yes, it is hard to resist a puppy!” Brooklyn and Nora are no exceptions.
Their surgeries won’t take place until October/November 2021. If you are interested in adopting one of these puppies knowing they may be medically needy after surgery, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.