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At A Glance
"Happy Spring Braden" In Memory of Mollie, from Lisa B.
Happy Spring! Keep gaining weight sweet boy!! From Jamie G.
Happy Spring Braden from your fur sister Cait 16-045!
Happy Spring! So glad you are a Ragom Rescue now! Thank you SFHS for your efforts! From RD in SD
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Date Posted||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|3/22/16||Preferred || Ages 5+||Optional|| Yes|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Please welcome Braden 16-044 to RAGOM. Braden is a 5-year-old male Lab mix. Next to nothing is known of Braden's past. He is one of 11 dogs seized from a neglect/hoarding case. Braden is severely underweight. He weighs about 32 lbs and should weigh 60-65 lbs. The weight will need to be put on slowly. He is being fed a very high-protein, high-fat, high-calorie food 3 times a day to get the best benefit from the food. Exercise will be limited until he is close to his ideal weight.
Now, for some good news. Braden passed his RAGOM wellness exam with flying colors. No parasites and no positives for diseases. So, his only health problem is his weight. A very good day at the vet. I was expecting the worst. Braden is up-to-date on all vaccines. Braden is not neutered and can't be until he is up to 45 lbs.
Behavior-wise, Braden is still a bit shy, but seems to know his name and loves people and being petted. He is OK with my resident dog and another foster dog. He ignores my 2 cats. He has taken a few days to explore the house. He is still a little uncomfortable, but is making progress most days. He spends most of his time in his crate with the door open. He sleeps quietly through the night in his crate with the door shut. Braden is fed separately from the other dogs; because of his near starvation, he eats very fast and as much as he can. Braden is not housebroken yet. He has had a few accidents in the house. Hopefully, that will change soon.
Braden will be a bit of work and money to make his recovery. Here is where you can help. Please sponsor or donate to Braden. He will be in RAGOM's care for a while and all donations are appreciated. These hoarder dogs are being fed Purina Pro Plan Sport 30% protein/20% fat food if you would like to donate food or gift cards for food. Thank you to all that already support RAGOM. Without you, saving these 11 dogs and all the others wouldn't be possible.
There is much more to learn about Braden 16-044. Check in on him again and watch his transformation.