Happy Puppy Ending: Sophie the Mini Schnauzer
Sophie was 3-1/2 years old when she came to SROMN in September 2016. Sophie was meant to be used as a breeding dog from her previous owner, but after her second round of bladder stones in a year from uncontrolled urinary tract infections, her owners wanted to euthanize her. Thankfully, her veterinarian stepped up, and asked the owners to surrender poor Sophie. The veterinarian then contacted SROMN, and the rest is history!
Sophie had the surgery she needed within days, and was also spayed. At the time of surgery, it was noted that Sophie had a weird out-pouching or diverticulum on her bladder. It was hoped that this would regress once all the inflammation in her bladder went down.
A month later, Sophie was taken to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine for an advanced imaging study on her bladder. It was discovered at that time that the diverticulum was still present. Sophie had another surgery, this time to resect the abnormality. If left, it would result in chronic UTI's and bladder stones.
Sophie has recovered well! And is a fabulous dog!
Sophie LOVES to play with toys and other dogs! She has a fun-loving, personable personality. Overall, she is a great girl!
Sophie's foster family fell in love with this little sweetheart, and decided they couldn't part with her! Sophie has now gained a new mommy and daddy, a human sister, a doggie siblings (Trojan and Chloe).
Congratulations Sophie and your new family! What a happy ending to a story that started so grim!