Meet Lt. Dan (aka Dan), the newest PPSNR Pug in our Angel Program. Dan is an adorable 7-year-old that has been through hell and back.
Lt. Dan came to us on November 8, 2017, from Homeward Bound Pet Rescue in South Carolina. Dan is heartworm positive, he has an upper respiratory infection, his nails have grown into his paw pads, and his skin is dry and flaky. Prior to his arrival into rescue, Dan was in a shelter and had problems using both rear legs. It was an old injury that was not properly cared for. Therefore, Dan lost mobility in his rear legs.
Well, today is the first day of a brand new life for Lt. Dan. Not to worry Dan, PPSNR will take excellent care of you, we promise! He is going to the vet tomorrow morning and he will get all the medical care that he needs, one step at a time.
Dan will need to recover from his URI, then he will go on antibiotics for a month. Then he can start his heartworm treatment. Then he will be able to be neutered. We just hope that Dan will survive and live a long happy life with PPSNR.
**UPDATE – NOVEMBER 9, 2017**
Lt. Dan had a great first night at his loving foster home. He is such a sweetheart
Dan will be needing a cart in the near future. We want to get him back on pain meds
Dan is going to start taking doxycycline for a month. This is the first step to treat his heartworms. Once he is done the doxycycline he’ll start his injections to treat the heartworms.
The vet feels he’s younger than 7 and his problems are the result of a congenital auto immune disorder; perhaps rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do except keep him as comfortable as possible. We will look into all options to help him & keep him comfortable. We’re going to take everything one day at a time.
Now more than ever, we need your help with Dan’s medical care. Without your love and support of PPSNR we cannot do what we do best and that is to provide whatever medical care is necessary for all the pugs in our care. Please become a virtual foster for Lt. Dan.
Virtual Foster Lt. Dan