Sweet 11 year old Louie came to us after he was surrendered by his family. Louie is already up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered, but he checked in with our furiends at Cape Small Animal Clinic on Friday for some labwork and a thorough physical exam. Louie is a bigger guy at 25 pounds but would benefit from losing a pound or two which we will work to get off him while he is in foster care. His heartworm and fecal tests were negative and his bloodwork was normal. His urinalysis did reveal a mild urinary tract infection which he is now being treated for.
Louie’s physical exam was pretty typical for that of a senior Cavalier. He has normal tear production but has evidence of some cataract development in his right eye. A mild, asymptomatic heart murmur was detected, likely from mitral valve disease/ insufficiency, and to be expected. He has some stiffness in his hips so we have started him on a daily joint supplement chew to help support his joint health. His coat had been cut quite short prior to arriving to us but the good groceries and supplements he is getting will ensure it grows back in beautifully. He does have ear infections which he is being treated for.
Louie is being fostered in Imperial, Missouri where his foster mom reports that he is a total sweetheart! He has made himself right at home and enjoying all the love and care that he is getting. He may be a senior, but he is full of life and love 💜 We will be rechecking his ears and urine in 2 weeks to ensure he is free from infection ✔️