When we took Frank into rescue we were told he was in kidney failure. It's been only a few weeks and many tests later - Frank does not appear to be in kidney failure. His blood tests and multiple urine tests do not show this. He does have a very bad urinary tract infection that we are treating.
X-rays were done to look for possible kidney stones, but there were none. His urethra is very inflamed and this could be related to whatever is causing his urine problems. An ultrasound is in Franks future to see if that can shed more light into what is causing his urinary problems.
X-rays have confirmed that Frank has bad hips, more than likely born that way and although his gait is not normal he does get around very well. He's been good with all dogs so far, large and small. He's somewhat a little too interested in the chickens at the foster home so based on that he may not do well with a cat in the home. He does OK in the car and loved the dog pool! Frank is a very sweet, loving boy that deserves a second chance. Homes with children over the age of 7 will be considered once we have taken care of his veterinary needs.
Frank is a very loving boy who found himself in the shelter at 5 years old. Thankfully this shelter was aware of our rescue and contacted us immediately. They knew Frank needed more help than they could give him. Frank deserves the best possible chance to have his medical needs addressed and best hope for a future forever home.
It may take us a little longer to find out what Franks real health issues are but we will not give up. His foster mom needs to express his bladder a few times a day and he will fill a belly band with pads in it within 2 hours. He is very comfortable and happy but as with all our foster dogues, Frank would love a home to call his own someday.
Franks vetting has included multiple urine tests, blood work, x-rays and more blood work and several medications to try to get the raging infection under control. We will be doing an ultrasound shortly and have some additional testing to do as well.
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