Hemi

Age: 4 Yrs. Old

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: $600.00 (Plus Sales Tax)

Special Needs: no

  • Tolerant of children
  • Tolerant of dogs
  • Tolerant of cats

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Hemi

ON TEMPORARY MEDICAL HOLD!

Whew, it’s so hot out there… I’ve actually lived outside my whole life, but no more!

Yesterday, my dad contacted rescue and the volunteers dropped everything to come right to my house to retrieve me. My parents realized they couldn’t give me the care I needed and it was not good for me to be outside anymore. When I got picked up, I was able to ride in the front seat with the A/C blowing my fur. It felt so nice.

I am 4 years old and weigh 49 pounds. I am active, yet well-behaved. I need a little dental work and they said something about being neutered.

But I’m in no hurry to get anything done or to go anywhere…. I am just going to lay here and chill in the air-conditioned vet clinic! Thanks to whoever invented air conditioning and thanks to rescue for being there for me.

7/3/20 Update:  Hemi looks and acts great, but there are some problems under the surface. His tests came back and his blood work is all over the place. Most values are out of the normal range. Part of this is due to the heat and dehydration, but there are other, more severe issues that need to be addressed.

Hemi has pancreatitis and is anemic. He is also positive for heartworms and Dr. Larsen thinks it is an advanced case. He also has some blood and bacteria in his urine. But his most pressing problem is that he is in kidney failure. Dr. Larsen is not sure whether this is a permanent condition or not.  They will start today on a KD diet, Doxycycline for the heartworms, IV fluids to help flush his kidneys and some specialized kidney meds.

This is just another sad reminder of why Bulldogs are not outside dogs and that all dogs should be on heart worm preventative.

7/21/20 Update:   Foster boy Hemi is feeling better and was able to get some more exercise in the yard yesterday. Thank you for sending your well-wishes!

7/29/20 Update:  This week’s lab tests are MUCH improved! He is no longer classified as being in kidney failure.

Officially, his condition has been upgraded to kidney insufficiency. He is not out of the woods yet, but this is so much better for him and gives us hope of a complete recovery.
He is still on a special kidney diet. They will continue to give him subcutaneous fluids, but instead of daily, they will decrease to three times a week. This helps flush the toxins out of his system quicker.
He is doing so much better that he is scheduled for his neuter next week. We will focus on his heartworm treatment in a few weeks.