Meet Ruby, our Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week!
Ruby is a sweet, brave, only 5 pound chihuahua that presented to us in early March. Ruby had somehow gotten her little leg tied up in a blanket string. The string had completely wrapped around the leg, strangulating it, and cut off blood circulation to her foot. This resulted in such damage to the foot that it was completely paralyzed and we could not save it. Ruby needed her leg amputated to remove the pain and infection that the wound was causing.
Fortunately for Ruby, she was up and running around on her 3 legs the day after surgery like nothing ever happened! Although her tiny size makes recovery and mobility much easier, the reality is that most dogs will get along quite well on only 3 legs.