It’s heartbreaking to see stray dogs with severe skin problems. Fortunately, most skin conditions that affect them can be treated. The following story highlights that dogs with bad skin diseases are not beyond saving.
An animal rescuer named Erin took an interest in a small dog who was in terrible shape. The dog was found in a dumpster, had severe mange, and was very emaciated. Erin took the dog under foster care and named her Q’Tip.
Erin doesn’t usually foster dogs, but she couldn’t help doing so when she saw Q’Tip. When the dog first arrived at her home, her husband was surprised to see the dog’s state. He couldn’t imagine why someone would neglect an adorable dog.
Q’Tip’s skin was very delicate for the first three weeks. Erin had to put her inside a crate so she doesn’t bump into objects that would irritate her skin. Q’Tip spent most of her time sleeping inside the crate. She was lethargic, but fortunately, her foster guardians made sure to keep her entertained.
Erin gave Q’Tip daily baths and made sure the other dogs in the house did not bother her. Because of this, her skin condition became better, and leashes that used to irritate her no longer did. This also allowed Erin to take Q’Tip out on walks outside her home.
When Q’Tip became better, she would run around the backyard all day. She also loved playing with Erin’s other dogs and doing somersaults. It’s amazing how she became more outgoing in the right environment.
As much as Erin wanted to adopt Q’Tip for good, something was stopping her. Q’Tip’s dynamic with her other dogs wasn’t perfect. Sometimes, the other dogs would prevent her from playing too much. She was better off being adopted by someone else.
Erin found a couple who was compatible with Q’Tip. They had an older dog who had no trouble getting along with Q’Tip. They have everything needed to give her a good life.
Video courtesy of The Dodo via YouTube.