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Precautions after death of a pet
Our DaniGirl had to be put to sleep on March 6. She was 13 but during her routine yearly exam last summer, her blood work showed a rise in liver enzymes. The vet put her on a couple medications, weekly Vitamin B shots, and she had a few liver scans to keep track of her improvements.
She did improve but the liver enzymes were still high. A few weeks ago she began to vomit daily. She was keeping some food down but not all. The vet took blood and those results, along with an exam where DaniGirl showed pain in the abdomen, she said she had pancreatitis.
She was given 2 antibiotics and some medication to calm her stomach and a special diet. She did very well and was acting like a puppy when during the night of March 5, she vomitted very hour and couldn't get enough water. By daylight we knew she was in great discomfort and wasn't able to keep even water down. She was in pain and we knew the time had come to have her put to sleep.
You all know the painful process that this is and how when you think you're "back to normal", here come the tears.
But I'm writing to find out if I can use DaniGirl's wire kennel for Bella. It was a larger kennel than the one Bella has. I have washed it thoroughly and sprayed it with vinegar, then I washed it again, rinsed, sprayed, and now it's drying in the sun.
Can Bella get sick from any bacteria that might/could linger? Any ideas? Thanks.