Meyer was on the euthanasia list at the county shelter with a leg injury and blindness. He is unable to bear weight on his right rear leg. Like many of our dogs, we don’t know Meyer’s history to know how he got in this condition at such a young age (Meyer is only about a year old!).
Initial x-rays show Meyer’s femur is particularly short and our vet thinks this may be the result of an old fracture and/or bad breeding. Since the surgery to repair this is especially difficult on Dachshunds due to their short legs, our vet recommends trying an anti-inflammatory medication prior to looking into surgical options.
Meyer also has a lesion on his x-ray that may be Valley Fever and we will be getting additional bloodwork to rule this out. This poor guy has quite a few things going on and we will be working closely with our partner vet to develop the best plan of care for him.
For now, Meyer is safe in foster and despite his blindness and his injury, he gets around as best he can and is always willing to greet new people!
As always, we will keep everyone updated on Meyer’s progress. Please, if you are able, donate to Meyer’s medical care fund below- every bit helps. Thank You!
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Meyer has been adopted by a wonderful family who was looking for a special needs dog to love! We are thrilled for Meyer and his new furever!