Oliver George – Your donations make all the difference!!
A Missouri shelter contacted RRRI about a young man needing to rehome his 9-month RR puppy. The shelter put us in touch with the owner and we were able to assist. The owner is a young person who was changing jobs and would only be home one day a week. The home environment, which included 16 cats, was not conducive to keeping such a young pup. The pup originally came from a BYB (Back Yard Breeder) “farm” in TX.
Oliver George suffered from bilateral ear infections at intake. The ear infections were treated and have resolved. However, it was then discovered that Oliver George is deaf, possibly from EOAD (Early Onset Adult Deafness). Further genetic testing is needed to confirm the origin of the deafness. Oliver George also was showing signs of Panosteitis (often referred to as growing pains in puppies, predominantly in large breed puppies). Oliver George was examined by an orthopedic veterinarian, and to reduce the symptoms of panosteitis, placed on anti-inflammatory meds, reduced exercise time and food formula changes.