Mick was rescued by M.A.I.N. with horribly matted hair and a huge hernia requiring surgery.
Medical Update from Dr. Katie: I determined that he had both his urinary bladder and part of his colon trapped within his hernia- and he was completely unable to “void” either. The first night we basically emptied him out and shaved him. We got things put back to resemble normal and give him some relief- knowing that it wasn’t going to stay that way but we bought some time. The next morning his bladder and prostate had again ended up in the hernia, so I know he was uncomfortable- but all he cared about was “touch me touch me touch me”. I wonder how long it had been since he felt any kind of pleasant human touch with that 2″ thick matt layer. What a sweetheart he is. If you pet him he throws himself on his back to get his tummy rubbed. Anyway, the surgery we did yesterday was: 1. neuter to reduce the testosterone input which made his prostate huge and probably caused all of this. 2. put colon and bladder and prostate BACK into the abdomen where they belong. 3. Suture the ductus deferens (attached to prostate) and the colon wall to Mick’s body wall which will hopefully keep them where they belong while we deal with his prostate issues.
Mick’s Updates: Mick has made a full recovery from his medical issues and is looking for his furever!
Update August 14th 2017:
Mick is a 6-7 year old neutered Poodle mix who was rescued by MAIN in 2012. He didn’t have such a great life prior to being rescued. He’s been in his adoptive home for several years, but the addition of a little person (baby) has just been too much for him. We are working with his family to find him a new home without small children. While we prefer that Mick to go straight into a new home, a foster home works as well. He’s had so much change in his life in such a short time that we want to make the transition as easy as possible for Mick.
He’s a sweet playful guy who loves belly rubs and loves his people. He likes to be in your lap while watching TV or relaxing.
He’s always done well with other dogs (and cats!) but a meet and greet will be required. He MUST go to a home without small children.
His adoption fee is $150. He is neutered, microchipped, licensed and up to date on vaccinations. Please let us know if you would like to meet Mick! 💜
Foster application: https://medicalanimalsinneed.com/…/…/foster-care-application/
Adoption application: https://medicalanimalsinneed.com/adoption-application/
A huge thank you to Love & Paws Photography by Molly for the amazing photos. 💜
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