Dozer was adopted as a puppy from a local shelter when he was 8 weeks old. As he continued to grow, it became apparent
something was not right with his growth/progress. Dozer is now 10 months old and although he showed signs of a problem,
he was not taken to the vet. The shelter where he was adopted has refused to take him back because of his medical
issues. We feel all dogs deserve a chance, so we didn’t hesitate to take him in and try to figure out what was going on.
He spent the day at one of our amazing vets yesterday, Northridge Animal Clinic, where he was diagnosed with severe hip
dysplasia, arthritis, and slipping elbows/shoulders. Basically, he is a genetic nightmare. We are going to see about
trying some therapy, in conjunction with his pain meds, to see if his condition can improve at all. Please stay tuned
for videos and posts about Dozer’s progress.
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