With great sadness, we have to update this little girl's story to say that she lost her battle with urinary tract disease in spite of the loving care of her new owner. Nori was found on the side of the road by one of our volunteers when they were on their way to pick up some rescues in Virginia. She was so malnourished that the wonderful Veterinary staff at Olney-Sandy Spring Veterinary Hospital (OSSVH) thought she was a senior dog. Upon further examination they found a serious problem which caused her to arch her back to offset her discomfort and added to her "senior dog" appearance...
Nori had developed 4 bladder stones, the biggest of which measured over 5"x 6". She had emergency surgery to remove the stones but was still having trouble urinating. The Veterinary Doctors at OSSVH often collaborate with specialists in the veterinary field and one of those doctors discovered polyps in Nori's urethra. We were shocked. After the bladder stones were removed Nori was such a happy, loving dog and got along with everybody. We were worried that the polyps were cancerous and would shorten her life span. The polyps were sent to a specialist and thankfully they were determined to be benign! Nori went to her to her furever home, was given the name Tori and lived with two West Highland Terrier siblings where she was loved and well cared for during her short life. We'd like to thank Chris Koerner and her husband for taking wonderful care of Tori. You were a blessing to her and she was so lucky to have you both in her life.