5/6/17 update from his foster mom: Frankie is good with cats, dogs, kids and horses. I just love him. He's an awesome old man. He will greet me with toys. He's like a wise old man and corrects the younger boys. He's got a LOT of spunk left in him. His tail never stops wagging. He's still pretty thin despite free range eating and lots of extra snacks, etc. and deworming, etc. Around 10 years and 45 lb, still needs to gain about 15 lb to be at a good weight.
Frankie came to us in January 2016. He laid around someone's property for two days, without food/water, unattended to because the person didn't want him there. When a family member discovered the dog they stepped in and contacted us. For the first week we weren't sure if he would survive. He was so weak and had to be carried in and out for over a week before he gained enough strength to carry his own weight.
He is approximately 10 years old and was severely underweight at 43 pounds. The vet guessed that he should weigh close to 70 pounds. He didn't and still doesn't put weight on his left rear leg and he had horrible pressure sores with bacte rial infection. It is believed that Frankie was hit by a car, but that he also has arthritis in that leg.
We would really like to place him in a foster home that has time to focus on his continued rehab.
We had bloodwork done to check his kidney and liver function and it was okay. He is heartworm negative and finished antibiotics for the skin infections. He also had hookworms and tapeworms so we dewormed him and put him on heartworm prevention.
Frankie has a lot of spunk and gets along with cats, dogs, horses and kids. He's a joy to have around, his tail is always wagging.
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