He was 17 yrs old, over 100 in human years and old dogs like old humans have old brittle bones. Vinny slipped and fell and fractured his femur yesterday. He was too old and weak to survive the surgery and healing time. We are all absolutely heartbroken to have lost such a gentle and sweet natured friend.
Here is what i wrote about Vinny when he arrived here, his skin was a mess and we were able to help him with that.
so saints welcomes vinny, he came in last evening and he is a very sweet and gentle dog.
and he is a mess.
his skin is terrible.
he has a vet appointment on Wednesday but we have already started him on treatments and meds. the vets can tweak them as needed but he needed help right away so to hold him until we can get him in, we started him out on our standard skin dog program.
hopefully he will feel better in a couple of days.
vinny is about 14 years old…supposedly a shepherd/husky. hard to see either of those breeds in him right now, he looks like one of those dogs you see on the internet being rescued in third world countries…missing so much of their hair that it is always a pleasant surprise at the end of the videos to see them months after rescue and looking like real dogs again.
vinny’s family got him about three years ago and have been unable to successfully manage his allergies and his skin just kept getting worse.
lucky for him we have had so much experience with severe skin dogs that we should be able to get him under control fairly soon.
anyway..vinny is here, he is a great dog
I was totally right way back then, Vinny was a really great dog.