College Station, Tx: UPDATE on Harvey, the โ€œsleeping seniorโ€ at the Harris County shelter: Good news, bad news. Isnโ€™t that always the way it goes? Donate: igfn.us/f/iq2/n
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Good news first! He only has a slight heart murmur, is heartworm negative, doesnโ€™t have microfilaria, and his ears, nose, and fecal looked great. His front teeth are beautifully clean! His bloodwork showed all his levels were great, so we are crazy happy about that! Harvey is incredibly sweet, likes to get around and sniff and explore, and does fine with dogs and cats of all sizes.

Bad news: While his front teeth were pretty, his molars were atrocious. They were black, rotted, and had a foul stench that would make you sick. It is IMPERATIVE that he has a dental surgery TODAY. They are so bad that they CANNOT wait. It is the greatest risk to his health hands down.** He is prepping for surgery now, and the surgery will cost around $250 if you can call in a gift towards his care today at 979-778-1144. This is on top of the diagnostics we have done and meds we put him on. Any help would be greatly appreciated! ** He has pretty bad cataracts, so he only has peripheral vision, but it doesnโ€™t slow him down much at all. So, his teeth can be helped and poor vision is just the inevitable part of aging. He does walk stiff, but it appears to be hip related arthritis, so we put him on a low dose of Rimadyl and joint supplements to give him relief. Already today, he is getting around MUCH better!! Finally, he has a small seizure yesterday, but he has been fine since.

So, all in all, we are pleased with where he stands! Most of his issues are expected at 15 years old, so we are not deterred. Most of his issues can be fixed, or at least eased with meds, so he is definitely adoptable! His teeth MUST get help today, but otherwise, he is now fully vetted and ready for his very own retirement home.

Harvey needs a special home. A home that loves seeing a frosty face. A home that wants a snuggle baby. A home that allows him to get up a little slower in the mornings until he has had his meds. But, above all, a home that is ready to be overwhelmed with the love, gratitude, and joy that ONLY a senior dog can give. Can your heart take that much love?

Contact april@mylongwayhome.org if you are interested in adopting. Call Tabor Road Veterinary Hospital at 979-778-1144 (or click igfn.us/f/iq2/n) to show Harveyโ€™s vet bill some love, or text the word DOG to 41444. Thank you!