Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for 14 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Richmond Animal Control asked us if we would take this owner turn in. The owners has obviously never cared for him. He was unneutered and had a lot of issues-- how could he have been like this for so long?
He had a bath, to get rid of fleas and dirt and he did fine. (Tiffany got in the shower with him! The things foster parents do!!) But, he had huge mats all over his body.
His nails were so long they were embedded in the pads of his feet, causing infection and pain.
He had a good meal and a soft place to sleep.
He went to the vet on Monday morning.
You can see the masses behind his ears, and they were also underneath, causing him pain when he walked. He is an old boy, and he is blind. He is underweight and has a heart murmur, but he likes other dogs! He even tried to play with one of his new friends at Tiffany's.
Unfortunately, he has a mass on his back end and also a mass in his mouth that has already dislodged some of his teeth. It is probably cancer. But, we will give him pain meds (he also had an antibiotic shot) and keep him comfortable for the time he has. He may surprise us and live a long time. As a rescue, we are committed to helping him while he is with us. Sweet Pete, welcome to rescue!