When this poor dog was rescued, she was so emaciated that you could feel her kidneys. You could see her whole skeleton pressed against her skin.
This dog was older, and was left outside with no food or any type of attention.
When the rescuers found her, they were shocked. They could feel her kidneys. She was so emaciated that her ribs, spine and all of her bones were noticeable.
They rushed her to the clinic. They immediately put food in front of her. She wolfed the food down incredibly fast. Rescuers figured it had probably been months since she’s had a real meal.
Researchers have studied how a dog’s body is affected by starvation. If the dog was healthy to begin with, and no medical problems exist other than the fact that they are starving, the body shifts into survival mode.
Within 24 hours with no food, the dog’s body gets to work to save itself. The dog’s body’s first job is to keep the blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible.
If the blood sugar levels drop too low, the brain, heart, muscles and kidney function all quickly shut down and the dog will die.
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