|Lovable, calm personality!|
Our Foster Dog "Sprite" here! He had fleas when the rescue got him (and they got rid of them),but he's got a bunch of other medical issues (lots of teeth removals coming, too). He hadn't been to a vet since 2006. I learned by calling that vet that he's going to be 14 Years old this Dec. 23rd! He's housetrained, laid back, friendly, and calm. Great dog!
Here's what the Vet said: He now has worms as a result of the fleas. Apparently, the worms come after flea infestation. Amy, the rescuer from Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue did a FANTASTIC job of ridding him of all the fleas before I picked him up last night.
|Sprite's neck lump|
Sprite has a fatty tumor on his neck, which is bothersome and interferes with his collar. That has to be removed. He also has a little growth in his mouth, too, which has to be removed. He was given all his shots at the Vet today, so he's updated there. I cleaned his ears thoroughly last night, so they were clean. I did learn, however, that he has a HEART MURMUR. That means that operating on him is risky, especially because he's 14 years old.
|At 18 pounds, he's so adorable and tiny!|