Copper2, June 2002LABMED Dog #400 and the June Buddy Arnold Dog
This friendly chocolate male Lab was rescued by The Rainbow Farms Project, an organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of animals with special needs. At first Copper was thought to be quite an elderly dog. A visit to the vet, however, brought a revised estimate of Copper's age at eight or nine years. His teeth were extremely worn, probably due to a lifetime of chewing on hard objects, which led to the earlier belief that he was very old.
Copper tested positive for heartworms, but due to his generally run-down condition the vet felt that it would be best to treat him just to eliminate the heartworm microfilaria at first. This would give him time to gain some weight before subjecting him to the harsher treatment to kill the adult heartworms.
Copper did well with the microfilaria treatment, and good food and loving care helped put him in shape for the rest of the heartworm treatment. LABMED was contacted for assistance in paying for Copper's medical rehabilitation, and we were happy to help this sweet-natured gentleman become heartworm-free.
Copper's quiet nature helped his recovery from the heartworm.treatment to go smoothly. His overall health has improved remarkably and he can now look forward to being happy and healthy for his senior years.
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