October 17th, 2017
Rescued from West Valley Animal Shelter - Los Angeles, CA
The neurologist suggested that Fred has been dealing with this condition for some time now as he has some mild atrophy in his rear legs (and the wear on his toenails ) and he seems to be adept at shifting his weight to the front of his body to get around. She suggested physical therapy to help him regain muscle and strength in the rear legs. We have brought Fred to our favorite animal physical therapists at Two Hands Four Paws to help rehabilitate him.
What we know about Fred's personality:
- He acts very young, very energetic.
- Fred could be 1 or 2 years old.
- He IS mobile, he can walk - he is just wobbily.
- He is great in he car.
- He loves to meet and say hi to everyone.
- He loves peanut butter!
- A home with no stairs would be best.
- Fred is not a huge fan of larger dogs.
- But is OK with cats!
A Good Samaritan found Fred in a parking lot sitting next to her car. He didn't look so great, so she gave him a bath and took him to the shelter hoping his owners would find him there, but no one came for him. A few days later he became medical alert due to some weakness in his rear legs, and Camp Cocker Rescue pulled him the next day.
His x-rays revealed that there is disc compression between his lumbar discs 6 and 7 that could have been trauma related. The MRI has shown there is a neurological deficiency from his spinal damage to the communication to his rear legs but that this type of injury does not appear to be something that will get worse.
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