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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 23:11 -- Julian
Rex
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Rex came into our care in June 2020 after we saved him from euthanasia at a non-local shelter. At the shelter, Rex suffered seizures, which are now well controlled with medication. Rex also suffered from irritable bowel syndrome, which requires prescription food and medication.

In the late summer and fall of 2020, Rex began to face a much more serious challenge as he started to struggle with his hind legs. At times, he could not move them properly, they would seize up, and he would drag his back feet until they were bloody.

Rex underwent an MRI, which revealed a "markedly compressive right-sided L1-L2 intervertebral disc herniation." In early March, Rex had surgery to correct the compression. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation to regain his strength and mobility.

Rex has stabilized, his fosters have gone above and beyond to see him through each and every issue, and he still need daily medication, but Rex has become more patient, engaging and will make a great companion with someone who can financially continue with the regiment that keeps him comfortable, who does not have younger children (although he has improved around kids, he just does not have the long term energy for them) and somewhere without stairs.
More about Rex
Animal ID:20-014
Type:Dog
Breed:German Shepherd
Sex:Male
Age:8 years 2 months
Size:L
Spayed or Neutered?:Yes
Status:Available
Location:Foster Home