Mack was rescued from the county shelter with a medical time limit for some sort of injury to his leg. Our best guess is that at some point, Mack was hit by a car and healed on his own.
He intermittently limps on his left hind leg and appears to have a rib that partially sticks out.
So far, lab work has shown that Mack is heartworm positive. We will be getting Xrays and additional bloodwork to come up with a treatment plan.
For now, Mack is safe in foster and receiving the medical care he needs. We will keep everyone up to date on his progress.
Mack is currently in a wonderful foster home receiving treatment for heartworm. We will keep everyone up to date on his progress!
From Mack’s foster mom, Aug. 2016: He is such a sweetie. He just wants to sit by your feet, stare up at you adoringly and give tons of kisses while receiving pets! On Xray, Mack’s leg appears to have an old fracture that does not seem to be contributing to his limp. Our vet thinks he has a luxating patella, but does not believe it is causing Mack pain and says that he manages it well. As far as his heartworm, luckily, we caught that early before his heart and lungs were overtly compromised; he is a Stage 1 Heartworm
Update April 8th 2017:
Mack here. I love spending Saturday afternoons laying on my foster mama getting belly rubs. But you know what I would love more?? Finding a furever family of my very own (who also likes to give me belly rubs). ❤️❤️
Update June 18th 2017: