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Some of the basics and observations from the week….Lucky is good on a leash (when she wants to walk). She does give you the “dog brakes” when she is nervous or protesting the late night potty break. She hates hardwood floors and stairs but learning to cope. She has made a lot of progress! She is house-trained but has had a few accidents. She is getting progressively better now that she has a routine. She is also very food motivated (but no signs of food aggression). She inhales food, so I am now using a slow-feed dog bowl. This is good news though – she is a skinny girl and needs to eat! She has a great temperament, and I am seeing a bit more energy now that she is more comfortable at home. She will have to continue to limit her activity with the heartworm treatment….but she just wants to play!
Lucky is working through a few health challenges, but she will make huge strides now that she has proper care. She is just starting her treatment for heart-warm, so she must be restricted on her activity. She is also fighting through some hip pain which causes some trouble navigating stairs. The bright side to all of this – she loves to nap on the couch so the mandated rest plays to her favor! Lucky is also bit underweight, but she loves food (who doesn’t!), so she will be back up to “code” in no time.