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Poor Bentley, he had been with his family since he was kitten. Bentley loved going outside but due to the fact he liked to hunt, the neighbors complained. The owners had to start keeping him inside but they felt he was not happy. The owners also had other pets and children and indicated that Bentley was constantly yowling to go outside. PPCR was contacted for help.
We picked up Bentley in early November. Bentley was very thin when we got him and did not look well. We found he really is a sweet boy and loves people. There was also no yowling or “bad” behavior to go outside. Bentley, however refused to eat, and if he did, he threw up. We tried everything; kibble, warm baby food, canned food, but he could not keep any food down. We even tried syringe feeding him but he still vomited the food up. He was not feeling well and he was not improving at all. The handsome boy was just feeling miserable. On the third day we called one of our vets and they prescribed an anti-nausea, an antibiotic and an appetite stimulant. There first available appointment with them was three days away.
Bentley continued to spiral downward; we were not making any progress despite the medications and we could not wait for the appointment. We took him to the emergency vet clinic to get him stabilized. The little guy stayed at the clinic for two days. The goal was to stabilize him and try and determine what was causing the issues! Bentley was a champ through the whole process. He put up with getting fluids, blood work, urinalysis, fecal test, ultrasound, snap tests. After some time, they had him stabilized, and had enough information so he could be treated.
Bentley’s test results came back positive for Salmonella, an intestinal bacterial infection and a viral infection. We were so lucky to get him when we did. It’s amazing we did not lose him! He is currently on a 21-day treatment of a special antibiotic to address the Salmonella and bacterial infection.
Bentley who is only 7 ½ years old, has not had a lot of luck the last 5 years, but his luck has finally changed. He is looking much better, is gaining weight and is starting to thrive! He does get vocal if he wants something, and we are working with him on that. His foster Mom is harness training him inside the home. She was also extremely surprised at how much he likes to be held and cuddled. This is not typical of Bengals. Bottomline: Bentley loves any and all attention and is finally getting the much-needed attention he craves and is thriving.
Tis the season of hope, faith and love and we know miracles can and do happen – we see them throughout the year in rescue. We really need your help for Bentley! We have spent $2700 to date to get Bentley moving in the right direction. We expect the total amount when all is completed to be ~$3,500 to get him back on his feet and ready for a very special and lucky adopter. Every little bit you can donate will help!