Stella is a 5 year old black pug who was surrendered by her owner through no fault of her own. She has settled into foster care very well and is getting along great with the resident pugs. Prior to coming into foster care, it was known that Stella has a history of UTIs and she wasn't in her foster home that long before it was noticed that she was urinating small amounts quite frequently. Despite this issue, Stella has been incredibly clean inside the house.
Given that she was showing signs of an UTI, Stella was taken for her initial vet check quite quickly and a urinalysis showed a few crystals and other foreign bodies in her urine but no blood. The vet prescribed a week worth of antibiotics and a culture has been sent off for additional testing. Results should be back shortly and we will see what course of action, if any, will be required going forward. The vet also noted that Stella had a yeast infection in her right ear and nose fold, which is also being treated. She is a healthy 8.1 kgs and in great shape. Her teeth have a tiny bit of tartar, but not enough to warrant a dental.
Clearly, Stella hasn't received the memo telling her that she's no longer a puppy and she's very busy for her age. Her favourite game is to play ball out in the backyard. She even brings it back to you to throw again and again. Despite not being your typical couch potato pug, when she slows down Stella is still very cuddly and loves to give kisses!