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At A Glance
Kathy & Jim Wika
"In memory of their Golden, Sydney"
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Date PostedFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly11/20/2015 Not required
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Maeve is estimated to be 6 years old. She is a purebred Golden Retriever who was a stray. She is spayed, almost up-to-date on her vaccinations (getting her last booster in early December). She is good with other dogs, seems to be cat friendly, and is a total Velcro dog. She is potty trained with free roam. She is currently living with our dog and they haven’t had any issues.
Maeve has anaplasmosis and Lyme disease. She is on doxycycline and has about 2 weeks left of medication. The veterinarian says that she’ll recover and be fine.
Anaplasmosis is a tickborne disease that is transmitted through bites of the deer tick. Symptoms are lameness, joint pain, fever, lethargy, and not eating. The treatment for canine anaplasmosis is the same as that for other closely related tickborne infections including Lyme disease: the antibiotic doxycycline. Many infected dogs are treated for 30 days. In the majority of cases, symptoms improve rapidly and the prognosis for clinical recovery is excellent.
Maeve is overweight. She weighs 95 lbs the veterinarian wants to see her at 70 lbs. With her illness and her weight, she has slowly started walking. She walks about a mile and is very easy to walk.
Maeve needs a family that will give her daily exercise and adhere to her diet. She loves people and will snuggle. She is a super sweet girl and wants nothing more than to be with her family. She enjoys her walks, car rides, and kids. The only time Maeve barks is when someone is at the door.
Maeve has a great personality--a mellow, go-with-the-flow attitude. She doesn’t seem to get excited, but does play with our dog occasionally. She could be the only dog in the family. She might prefer that because she wants all the attention she can get.