We recently welcomed in handsome 6 year old Bailey after his family released him into our care and he has since undergone his full intake vetting. Bailey is a big boy at 33 pounds, but also a bit overweight so we will be getting those extra pounds off in foster care. He came to us already neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.
His physical exam revealed an overall healthy boy with clear eyes, hips, and knees but a significant heart murmur was detected likely due to mitral valve disease which plagues the breed. He is scheduled for a full cardiac evaluation with our veterinary cardiologist so we can learn more about his heart.
His fecal test did test positive for tapeworms which is due to ingesting a flea. Bailey had not been on a flea preventative previously, so we are deworming him and he has started on monthly preventatives. The rest of his labwork including his heartworm and tick borne illness test, urinalysis, and bloodwork were all normal and negative. Because his labwork looked good, Bailey has been cleared to undergo a much needed dental and while he is under a growth on his left hip will be removed. We will be sure to let you know that his procedures went well. Bailey is being fostered in Harvest, Alabama