Burtie’s amazing recovery after life-threatening injury
When we rescued Burtie, he had a deep wound under his ear extending down his neck that was horribly infected. His eyes were almost sealed over with discharge and he could barely stand. It’s possible that he was bitten by another dog and that without treatment and a weak immune system the wounds became infected and his health quickly deteriorated.
Animal Aid’s rescue service is well-known throughout Udaipur, but there are still animals who fall through the cracks. Burtie’s injuries were many days old, and by the time the call was made to report his critical state it was almost too late.
As soon as we rescued him and got him back to the shelter we flushed his wounds clean, bandaged him up, started him on anti-biotics, painkillers, and I.V. fluids.
When we went home in the evening we weren’t sure he was going to make it through the night.
But to our delight, when we arrived at the shelter the next morning he was alive and already looking much brighter. He had a good appetite and even came out of his kennel to have a walk around. Within just a week his progress was remarkable. The infection was gone from his wounds, his eyes were bright and his whole affect was happier.
From this point everything was downhill. He had made it through terrible infection and was ready to thrive again. Every day we flushed his wounds and used the moist healing method to ensure the most rapid healing.
Every day he was stronger and soon he wanted to make friends.
Today, after 2 months of treatment and care and being neutered, dewormed and vaccinated, Burtie is 100% healed and beautiful. Thank you for supporting Animal Aid and making Burtie’s recovery possible.