Archive for December 1, 2014

Buttons is Growing Hair and Gaining Weight!

Buttons is eating like a horse! His bald spots are just about gone and his dry brittle coat is shedding out and being replaced by soft and shiny hair. He’s gained some weight and doing so much better. But the effects of his abuse and neglect are still evident at times in his behavior. He’s finding his courage, slowly.

Jilly Still Has Heartworms

IMG_20141120_123226After all the treatments and months of restricted activity and waiting, we learned that Jilly still is testing positive for heartworm.  While it’s possible that the antigens haven’t cleared yet from her system, it’s more likely that she’s been infected with the resistant strain of heartworm common in the south.  We are treating her with doxycycline for 4 weeks, and will retest again in 8 weeks and see what happens.  Please keep this sweet girl in your thoughts.