And months later, the veterinarian offered another diagnosis. Hemolytic anemia was in full retreat.
Lola has been off her medication for the last three weeks. Her blood tests suggest a picture of health.
"All in all, her prospects are fantastic," Grice says.
It's hard to say exactly how Lola came to be labeled an aggressive dog back in 2013. Certainly, she arrived at the shelter terrified. She had been dumped on the street. Then, she landed on death row at the shelter. But she bucked that label. And now, she's bucking another label, hemolytic anemia.
That's not to say her condition is gone for good. There's always a chance it will return. But it would be hard to bet against this snaggle-toothed trooper.