PUPDATE: Foxy, now Farley, has been adopted! I am so happy, and could not have asked for a better home for Farley. Farley was adopted by a client who is a vet tech and will give him the best TLC and veterinary care. Farley is Valley Fever positive and began Fluconazole. He is scheduled for a dental, adoptive mom will be with him the whole time. He has a significant heart murmur, but won’t require medication at this point. This is the best news for Farley. Farley lives with mom, dad, two boys, K9 Martin, and K9 Marley. I’m so grateful, congratulations, Farley!
Little Heart K9 pulled Foxy (FKA: Hardy Boy) from PACC (Pima Animal Care Center, Tucson, AZ). Foxy is a 13 year old, neutered male, Chihuahua, listed as an owner surrender.
Foxy is a chunk who needs to lose a few pounds to reach a healthy weight range. PACC medical notes include a mass mid sternum, mild tarter, and a grade VI systolic murmur. Foxy will visit our vet for guidance on his medical needs, and then likely be available for adoption to someone willing to give a sweet senior a home.
Donations for Foxy’s care may be made via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, from Foxy, Laura, and the pack at Little Heart K9.
Foxy visited our vet and our first bit of good news is that Foxy’s weight has gone down from 20.8 pounds to 18.9 pounds – hurray!
Foxy was noted to be a happy, good natured guy (we already knew that); bright, alert and responsive.
Foxy would greatly benefit from a dental: minimal tartar caudal to canine teeth, moderate tarter on all four canines, severe tarter with halitosis at all six incisors.
Foxy’s eyes show sclerosis of lens (due to his age); his ears are clean.
Foxy has a significant, grade 6, heart murmur.
Foxy has a persistent dry cough.
And, lately, his two masses are likely fatty masses (lipoma).
I have two treatment plans for Foxy’s care.
The first ranges from $344. – $474. This includes a thyroid lab; senior panel; valley fever titer; heartworm test; fecal check, and more.
The second ranges from $611. – $1,052. This includes a dental with x-rays; and a chest x-ray to determine is his heart can safely withstand a dental.
In the near future I will set up a two-part fund raiser for Foxy’s veterinary care. Donations for Foxy’s care can be made directly to his vet: Dr. Horton, San Cayetano Veterinary Hospital, phone: 520-761-8686 (please ask that the donation be noted for “Foxy” c/o Laura King, Little Heart K9.