Viola is no longer a "critical" patient and has perked up a lot over the last couple of days. She's also gained weight, so she looks much better than she did when she was admitted. We're really proud of her!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1981
Admitted on: 2019/08/03
Collection Site: Esquimalt
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 5.65 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 18 days
Current Habitat: In Quarantine
Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they will remain for an average of 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Harbour Air
Milk Matrix Viola DaFish is being fed a milk formula that mimics the milk she would receive from her mother. This formula is high in fat and promotes weight gain. She will eventually be weaned onto fish.
Viola is looking a bit better today, though she is still in critical condition and under close observation.
Viola was lethargic and didn't seem to be doing well on Monday. She required IV fluids over night, but staff are saying that she's already been a bit brighter this morning. She remains under close observation while treatment continues.