**Theresa**, Dog, Chihuahua (short coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Chihuahua (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
Chihuahua
Gender: 
Female
Age: 
Baby
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Small
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Color: 
Tan
Coat Length: 
Short
Found: 
No
Description: 
Theresa Estimated Birthday January 19, 2009 The shelter called us to say a woman brought in a very sick little Chihuahua; she had diarrhoea, not eating, and lethargic. Fortunately our veterinarian was able to take her in immediately, start fluids and begin testing. We assumed she had parvo, but she tested negative. We had recently had several dogs from the southern part of the state test positive for erhlichia - a bacterial infection carried by ticks. We started her on antibiotics in an effort to head off whatever was killing her. Then we ran a IDEXX 3DX test which showed positive for erhlichia. Thank goodness we were able to get her in right away and begin treating her. I have never seen gums so white on a live dog. After three days of IV fluids, medication and a nice warm incubator little Tessie was able to come home. A precious and delicate little princess weighing 3