Of course, it is impossible to just keep walking by a dog wearing a cone and having just one eye, the other with stitches where it used to be.
So, in I went to meet this magical boy and helped him to eat, since having a cone on made it a challenge for him to get the kibble out of the bowl. Eating out of my hand was easy peasy! He gobbled it up soooooo fast, I got concerned he might get bloat, especially when I saw how distended his tumtum was. After reading his medical, I noticed he had come in with that tummy, so the worry about bloat vanished. Yet, what was really going on?
His fur was patchy in places and with his eye being a wreck, even though it had been removed, being in a shelter is challenging to not get infected, plus the stress affects healing.
I posted him with offers of financial help and the next day he was rescued by Leave No Paws Behind! His eye, yes, was indeed infected by now and results showed that he had Cushings Disease – hence his patchy fur, distended tummy and massive appetite. He is such a good boy and the next magical thing to happen was . . . he was ADOPTED by one of the vet’s staff where he is being treated! BRILLIANT! Prof. Blitzen will never have to worry again about anything! Cheers to that!