Carrey is an OR due to the death of his owner. He is 13 years old, 15 inches, 25 pounds, UTD, neutered, heartworm/fecal negative.
From his foster mom: Carrey is a very sweet senior boy who appears to adapt quickly to new situations. When he came into HSS, his overall health was good, but he had a wound of unknown origin that had been sutured at his previous location. He took his oral medications and allowed wound care with no complaints, and he has healed up fine. He does have a number of growths all over, and none of them have been deemed problematic by his previous veterinarian and by our veterinarian, on his intake exam.
He is very food-focused and seems to be hungry all the time. He eats in the kitchen next to the resident Sheltie, who eats much more slowly, so although he does not try to take her food away from her, he watches carefully for any morsel that might get dropped on the floor. He gets along well with all the household dogs and basically ignores the cat. In fact, just to show that he’s officially in the pack, he joins in on any barking taking place, even though he has no idea what everyone is barking about. At night, he sleeps in a dog bed in my bedroom. He seems to be well housebroken and has fit into the routine well.
Carrie has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and takes daily medication. He has a sensitive stomach that was triggering bouts of diarrhea and vomiting. Since being on prescription food plus 1/8 teaspoon tylosin powder over his food, he seems to be fine.
Although he is an older fellow, he does not appear to have any mobility or cognitive issues, and he is friendly with everyone he meets. Someone who is looking for a cute and easygoing companion should meet Carrey.