May 25, 2017
Oakley is a 15 month old male dog who came into GRRoW because he gets seizures. His family was so sad to give him up. After two restless days and nights, Oakley is starting to settle into our home. He had his formal assessment today and passed with flying colors. So far, he is getting along with our other two goldens.
We have already learned some of his quirks. We have to keep bathroom doors shut because he likes to drink out of the toilet and eat tissues out of waste baskets. He also needs to have things to chew on or he will mouth his paws or try to rip up the blanket. He came with a big rubber bone, but he's eating the pieces so we have switched up to raw beef bones. And he is the sloppiest drinker we have ever had. We have to mop each time he takes a drink.
His vet visit went well on Monday. We learned today that his blood tests came out within a normal range for levels of phenobarbital and potassium bromide, and his kidney and liver enzyme levels are fine. We are going to have to hold off on the neuter surgery for a while because of the seizures. The vet would like to see how things go in for the next few weeks before persuing other options.