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Johnny Cash came to us in September with huge orthopedic issues. He has a back leg that was broken and healed so badly that his back leg is crooked. The vet had recommended letting Johnny Cash do normal doggie things at SAINTS and then revisit doing a surgery.
The video below shows why the SAINTS staff decided not to go ahead with a surgery. He is obviously on pain medication that works cuz that has been his medical therapy while at SAINTS. Doesn’t he look like he is ready to take on the world?
Good news there, though unfortunately he has developed skin issues. He is on hypo allergenic food and receives medicated baths but he is still itching. He has a vet appointment on the 14th to look further into this issue that could follow him for the rest of his life.
We are hoping that after his skin issues are more fully examined Johnny Cash will find a home. Here are a few facts about Johnny that need to be considered before applying for him. He is a BIG dog (140 lbs. to be exact) and will eventually need a hip lifter. He needs a house that has carpeting to help him with grip, a floor with no stairs, and YEA he is house trained. This guy is playful, fun, good on and off leash (although he can pull when he sees something exciting). What isn’t so great is he can be selective around other dogs.