Comet has come so far in the two weeks she’s been with us. She received a haircut and a bath on her first day to help with her scratching.
She came to us underweight, so the vet ran a number of tests to make sure she was healthy. Everything was fine, and the vet gave us medicated shampoo, an antibiotic, and Apoquel to help with the itching. We switched her to a limited ingredient diet in case she’s allergic to anything in her food. These have helped immensely, and it’s amazing to see how much better she must feel.
Comet is slowly coming out of her shell and fitting in wonderfully with her four-legged foster sisters. She’s starting to seek attention and affection too. She even picked up a toy and retrieved after it when it was tossed. Hasn’t since, but it was a good sign.
Though we found that Comet rides well in the car, we found Comet sometimes has a cage aggression issue when it’s time to exit the car. She will sometimes bare her teeth, growl, or bark. We’re working on this with some positive reinforcement exercises.
We’re heading back to the vet this week to do a follow up. The vet is also going to check her mouth to see if she requires a cleaning. There were a lot of tests being done the first visit, so she might be more amenable to it this time.
With some stability and other exercises, Comet will hopefully be ready for her forever home soon.