The good news? He thinks she probably has a food allergy of some sort, and recommended some limited ingredient / hypo-allergenic food. He gave me a list of brands, and two of them are actually something I'd feed my pets, so I'll try that.
The bad news? Her back teeth are nearly rotted out. I knew she had bad breath, and had mentioned it. It's clear just why now. I'm so angry ... the shelter had to have known. It's not something anyone would miss and they'd only had her since July. This problem has taken WAY longer than a couple of months to develop. The cost to have them pulled is in the many hundreds of dollars and after the many hundreds of dollars I spent on Breeann, more vet bills just aren't in our budget right now. I know the owner of the shelter personally, and I mentioned it to her via email. I doubt anything will be done, and I can't take her back (though the thought did cross my mind).
But I've learned my lesson about adopting. Next time, I'm treating it like buying a used car -- I want a full vet checkup with MY vet before I sign anything.
Hope your Monday was better than mine!
You Are Lottery Tickets
You charge full speed ahead. You have a lot to get done and not a lot of time to do it.
You are a master at efficiency, and if you were to gamble, you'd like to get it done as quickly as possible.
Your friends, family, and job rely on you. You like being needed, and you would never want to let anyone down.
You take shortcuts to have time for what matters in your life. You only have so many hours in the day.
Mostly right ....