Bennie was at the Wichita Animal Shelter as a stray. On our daily visits to the shelter we noticed that this adorable little Beagle boy seemed to not feel very well. His head was hanging. He limped over his right front leg and he seemed lethargic. The shelter was notified and took him to the emergency vet (VESH). He was diagnosed with Steroid Responsive Meningitis and Arterits (SRMA), placed on steroids and has been doing very well in his foster home on daily steroids.
He is a pretty calm boy. He loves food, but is not food aggressive. He enjoys chewing on toys and soft bolstered beds. He does well on leash, but can NEVER wear a collar due to the SRMA….NEVER! A harness is new to him and he is adjusting to it. He gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home (male and female, 10-65#, age 1-10 years old). He knows sit and stay and is very food motivated so will be easy to train in the ways of his forever home.
His forever parents will need to continue his steriod pill daily as well as a stomach protective pill twice daily for a total of 6 months (until October 22). It is thought that since he has had this illness at a young age he will likely not have a recurrence, but it is possible. He will need to have a good relationship with his family's vet and parents will need to watch for signs of recurrence.
Bennie is a sweet boy and deserves the very best.
In his picture you can see that he has a right cherry eye. This will be repaired when he gets neutered.