Age: 10 months
Adoption Fees: $575
Adoption Status: Not Ready for Adoption
August 21, 2017 – Little Ray went to the vet on August 10 and had his staples removed. Dr. Bacon said that his surgery was a success. Little will have to remain calm (controlled walks + hydrotherapy) for the next 4 weeks then back to the vet for another recheck to see if everything is healing well and if he is using his “new” legs. Little Ray is a darling who win the heart of everyone who meets him. He is going for hydrotherapy 2-3 times a week and he is a pro at swimming……for treats. Ray is full of puppy energy so it is great for him to get back in the water. His activity level on the land must be monitored & controlled. No running and jumping yet. And no zoomies!
August 9, 2017 – The big day is almost here! Ray gets his staples out tomorrow! He has been a very good boy during his recovery. He has been wearing his cone practically 24/7 to prevent him from licking his incisions. Although he is still pretty limited in what he is allowed to do, little Ray is walking a little bit more every day. By keeping him at a slow pace, he is using his legs more like he should, one step at a time. Before his surgery, he did a lot of bunny hopping. His foster mom does exercises with him 3 times a day to make sure his leg muscles don’t tighten up. He will have some new exercises when he comes home from the vet on Thursday. Little Ray still has another few days of antibiotics. He is getting once a week a joint supplement injection for the rest of the month.
August 3, 2017 – Ray had his bilateral luxating patella surgery on July 27. It went very well and he is now recovering with his foster mom. She needs to do stretch with both his legs every day and use ice too. Ray has a huge appetite so it makes it very easy to give him his medication (pain killer, antibiotics & anti inflammatory). Ray is going back to the vet in 1 week to have his staples removed and for a recheck to see how well he is recovering. He is a very sweet and strong boy.
July 25, 2017 – Little Ray has a grade 4 bilateral luxating patella. He is born like that. He has been doing hydrotherapy several times a week for the past weeks to strengthen his hinds legs in preparation of his surgery on July 27 to correct this problem. Ray is a joy to be around and he is a happy puppy. Ray will be neutered at the same time of his knee surgery. Ray will have to stay calm for a few weeks after his surgery and we will assess if the surgery has been a success then. Stay tuned for an update on this sweet boy after the surgery.
June 26, 2017 – Ray is 10 month old, he has been purchased in a puppy mill with problem on his back/hip/hind legs. Ray is goin to the vet tomorrow morning for a complete check up – we will have a better idea of what the future holds for this little boy after that.