Scarlett – Believed to be the Runt of the Litter, Found with a Heart Murmur

11/30/20 – Fortunately, for every sad ending we have many more happy beginnings or updates — Scarlett is one of those. Scarlett was rescued with 2 other siblings. She weighed only 2 lbs 3 oz. when found but between then (September) and October, she started losing weight and was listless. The rescuer believes she was the runt of the litter. Over the past couple months she has been to our partner vets and she improved but then it was found that she had a heart murmur. The first recommendation was to see a specialist but we decided it would be smart to get a second opinion. That was done and both doctors were in agreement. Today Scarlett saw a specialist who did a thorough exam as well as conducted tests and determined that Scarlett does have a hole in her heart but it is very small. The cardiologist’s prognosis was that the hole was so small it would not hamper Scarlett’s quality of life and that nothing needed to be done. The only recommendation was that she be seen again in about 6 months. Scarlett has thankfully gained weight (3.8 lbs now) but at 5 1/2 months is still small. The rescuer is checking as to whether she is able to be spayed at this time and if so, we will follow up with that. She is a beauty and if anyone is interested, please contact Patricia at: – diana
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