Rusty, January, 2000
Rusty came to live with his first owners because the kids wanted a dog. When the kids went back to school, Rusty went to the pound. He was only 5 months old. His rescuer had been fostering him for several months when she discovered a growth on the bottom of his foot. The vet put Rusty on antibiotics but they did not help; surgery and a biopsy were needed. At this point, Rusty's foster mom contacted LABMED for assistance. Labmed paid for Rusty's surgery and the local rescue organization, Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue paid for the biopsy. Luckily the biopsy showed Rusty's growth to be a calcium cyst.
Rusty is a very active boy and did manage to take his stitches out a week after his surgery so the vet thought it best to treat his incision as an open wound. His foot healed very nicely and Rusty is ready to try out for a job with the Customs Department.
Update: June, 2000
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