This is CHEYENNE

              

Cheyenne is an adorable baby girl who really deserves to be in her forever home. She has another special need which does require her to use a set of wheels, but this wonderful rescue took her on with everything needed in the beginning and got her fully evaluated and on a very workable home management care protocol. Now it is finally time for this sweet, baby girl to have a forever home.

Dr Huddleston here in Houston did his own testing and evaluation including discussion about MG being potential for the rear end issue, but that was ruled out as was anything requiring medical follow-up. Basis his results, they showed what is listed in more detail below and the rest of her medical info may be reviewed using the contact info for the rescue.                                                 

  • Current age: 8 months old Current weight: 30 pounds
  • Dogs Current Status: With foster Location: Bulverde, TX

 

  • Rescues Name & Location: German Shepherd Rescue New York / Fostered in TX
  • Contact info:  830.438.4308 home, 406.781.7992 cell / colleen.zuniga@gmail.com                                                 

                        

Timeframe needed to find a home: Ready anytime to find her forever home

Medical information (spay/neuter, chipped, other health conditions if any, etc):

  • Medical info will be provided by GSRNY
  • Took her to ER vet at Blue Pearl (E. Sonterra, San Antonio, TX) Labor Day weekend for pneumonia; ME diagnosed same time

Where and how did we get this dog:

Originally from San Antonio Pets Alive rescue (SAPA) June, 2018 & was with another foster until Aug, 2018

Where and how was ME diagnosed:

Animal hospital: Blue Pearl / E. Sonterra, San Antonio, TX

X-rays or barium swallow:

Food brands and consistency (meatballs, milkshake, pureed, etc):

  • Canned food: Canidea (all stages) & Natural Balance puppy 
  • Dry food: Natural Balance (puppy)
  • Supplements: Premium Replacer goats milk powder
  • Consistency: mix dry, can & goats milk powder with water (sometimes Pedialyte)
  • Minimum 2 larger meals 2 times a day (am/pm)
  • Several smaller meals approximately every 2 – 4 hours during the day


Fed how many times per day in what position and timeframe:

  • Spoon feed because she gets so excited about eating – spoon slows her down
  • Fed in Bailey Chair for morning & evening meals
  • Fed in “push-up position” for smaller meals
  • Stays in Bailey Chair about 15 mins after eating

 

IMPORTANT: “Cleared the smaller meals position through Dr Huddleston because she started getting weaker after I started using the Bailey Chair. Before the chair…I would spoon feed her and she started to use her back legs to reach up which I thought was good exercise for her.”                                                                                                                

Meds currently taken:

  • None
  • Dr Huddleston had her on meds but when finished said to watch how she does
  • No changes noticed better or worse

 

Hydration method and consistency (Knox Blox, SubQ, Thick It, etc): Knox Blocks

NOTE: “When I was worried about her not drinking I gave her Knox Blox; but she is having no problems drinking now.” 

  • Bowl is elevated but not so high that she can’t get to it
  • Cannot take in large amounts at one time (drinking from running hose outside)

 

Items that will go to the new home:

  • Health records
  • Homemade Bailey Chair
  • New pink car (wheelchair)  
  • Knuckle training wraps for her back legs
  • Baby diapers and panties – cut a hole for the tail 


Exercise preferred (if any) and level (high, moderate, low):

  • Needs physical therapy (PT)
  • Needs back legs exercised several times a day if possible
  • Needs to be with someone who has the time and means to perform regular PT
  • Seems to get overexerted easily

                         

Miscellaneous:

  • Think she is fine with her children, but does nip at hands & feet
  • “All my dogs are afraid of her because she is a nipper – charges them so they don’t

know what to think”

  • Cats – think she would chase them just like the dogs
  • Can’t really be leashed at collar but can on a harness
  • Runs fast with her wheels when loose
  • Not housebroken – kept in play pen type area while in the house
  • Once you learn her schedule, you can tell when she needs to go potty
  • Crate trained
  • Sleeps on a little dog bed covered with a crib mattress cover due to periodic accidents

                                      

Additional notes (any other pertinent information that will help you decide if you might be the safe, loving forever home):

“Her only negative behavior is her nipping.  She goes after your hands & feet & sometimes she gets the right spot & it hurts & sometimes draws blood.  She’s just trying to play & doesn’t know better. Most of the time when she poops I’m right there to clean it up, but occasionally I’ve not been quick enough & she tries to eat it. When she does she usually pukes it right back up.

I think she would do great with someone who has the time to give her several physical therapy sessions per day.

She doesn’t bark…she arfs (Arf, arf, arf). She doesn’t really walk but she can move her legs enough to get up.  Unfortunately, many times she bends her toes & is standing on her toes vs her feet.  It appears that when she tries to move, her legs lock up & she wobbles around, then falls.

She is very playful & wants to be part of the gang. She likes to chew things up…i.e. potty pads, diapers, rubber mat we had in her pen, ect.  So be careful of what she has access to.  The rubber mat we put in her pen to give her traction was smaller than the pen so she started chewing on the edges & some came out in her poop; but we replaced it with one that is much bigger & it’s working great.

Her front legs & back legs don’t seem to connect.  It appears that she only moves the back legs when she’s not using the front legs.  Also, when you pick her up or when she’s in her car or when I was putting her in the pool during the warmer months, it appears her back legs go limp & stiff.”

 

Created: Dec 6, 2018