Cody [ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 5] is a 7-8 year old neutered male who came to us from a woman who rescued him from a shelter but then lost her job and could not afford to keep him. He is a very sweet dog who is extremely overweight. His former owner felt that he had food allergies and at this point we are somewhat in agreement. We will be checking him for a thyroid condition and in addition have put him on a raw diet. Many of these allergic conditions are a result of the toxins built up in the dog after years of being fed cheap dog food. At this point, it is too early to give an accurate diagnosis. One thing we can say for sure is that Cody has a wonderful temperament.
Update on Cody: Cody's blood work came back and his thyroid is in the normal range. Cody now weighs in at 31.7 lbs and his ears look great. He is totally housetrained and will bark if he needs to go out.