Woody, February, 2001
Woody was surrendered to Paragould Animal Welfare Society in Arkansas. The owners did not give the shelter workers any info about the black boy when they dropped him off; the shelter was not even sure how old Woody was.
The shelter staff noticed that there was something wrong with one of Woody's front legs. He was limping a little and there was a knot on the leg that needed to be examined and x-rayed. LABMED was contacted and asked to fund Woody's diagnostics. We were glad to do so and an appointment was made for Woody.
The vet determined that the knot on Woody's leg was from an old injury and since it didn't cause Woody any pain, no treatment was necessary. There was also some soft tissue damage in Woody's shoulder, making the shoulder unstable. The vet recommended giving Woody glucosamine to help heal the shoulder injury and no further treatment was needed for this either. He estimated Woody to be about 5 years old and didn't find any other health problems. Woody is a great dog; he is a typical Lab who loves to be around people and other dogs. He is quite active and loves to run, especially when somebody is there to throw a ball for him.
Update, March, 2001
Woody's rescuer says: "Woody's shoulder is better, but now he's lame on a rear leg after some serious ball chasing! Probably has some hip dysplasia. So restricted activity and the glucosamine should fix him up."
Update: April, 2001
Woody has been adopted!
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