Dachshund Rescue of Houston


Drake ("Snickers")

Adopted 03/21/09, Deceased 04/17/14

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Young (1-4 Years)

Mini (<= 12 lbs.)

No Cats,
No Young Children

I thought you might like to know that the piebald dachshund that we adopted from you in March 2009 as Drake passed away this morning. We renamed him Snickers, because we thought he looked liked a Snickers bar with the white nougat, caramel, and peanuts. His DROH number was 1001. He vomited a significant amount of blood 4 times on Monday morning, two of those times at the vet's office, spent Monday night at the Calder Rd. Emergency Clinic and went to the Texas Gulf Coast Veterinary Critical Care Hospital on Loop 610 at Post Oak on Wednesday morning. He had some blood in his lungs and despite the best efforts, his breathing gave out. I read online that hemorrhagic gastroenteritis can be a genetic anomaly in dachshunds. The doctors are not able to say why he started bleeding; there are numerous possibilities. He was much loved and we are missing him very much! He and Flaco, now known as Peanut, who was adopted with him, were inseparable, and we are giving Peanut lots of attention and love.

Thank you for rescuing Snickers and giving him to us to love. He was the sweetest dog ever.

Sally and Frank

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Last Updated: 04/23/14

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