Cara remains very timid and unsure of her environment. She still has a trailing leash in case she does not want to return the house after potty breaks. So far, she still does not like being outside, so she rushes right back.
Cara has found her safe place in the bedroom on one of the dog beds. She always returns to that spot when she has been outside.
Eating remains difficult as she has refused all types of dog food I have tried. We are currently eating Hills a/d, which is an anorexic diet food packed with calories. She is being hand-fed and readily eats this off a spoon or fork. It is a pate-type food.
Cara has had no accidents in the house, but also does not have a signal of needing to go outside, so she has breaks every 4 - 6 hours.
Cara has had her vet visit and completed her vaccinations and spay. She had bloody urine and completed a course of antibiotics. Today, she is having a urine recheck. Amazingly, she has learned to get in and out of the car with little effort, which is greatly appreciated by her foster mom.
We also put Cara on an antidepressant to see if that will help her feel more brave and less overwhelmed by her environment.
Keep Cara in your prayers and hearts as she struggles to make sense of her new world.