Speedy was found in very poor conditions. He was not able to walk well and had sores on his feet. We assume that he was more than likely hit by a car.
Speedy found an angel named Angelica who showed him compassion and love. Angelica took him to his vet appointments and opened her home to Speedy, until I could clear a spot for him.
Speedy could be the most loving dog I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with (yes, I say that a lot). All we need to do is make eye contact with him and he rolls over for belly rubs. Because Speedy has been fully vaccinated, tested negative for Distemper and Parvo, and has been in a foster home, he is able to be with the pack. He gets along well with everyone but certainly has a “thing” for Salem; I think he thinks she’s awfully pretty!
We were told that Speedy would need an FHO (femoral head ostectomy), but given the way his legs turn in and the apparent weakness in his hips, we thought it was best to get a second opinion.
Here’s what we’ve learned:
Speedy’s back is broken and the hospital staff could not believe that he is able to walk. The body is an amazing healing machine and I am anxious to see what differences we see in Speedy’s capabilities as he continues to heal. Speedy was also placed on antibiotics for the infection he has in his back paws. We have no idea how long ago Speedy’s injury occurred, but by the looks of his swollen, infected feet, it’s been awhile. Speedy remains one of the sweetest dogs that we have ever had the pleasure to work with.
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