Today on the blog, meet Solo.
Solo, a mini Australian Shepherd, came to VCA SFVS with a congenital defect in one of his paws, which was increasingly causing him pain. Solo and his human companion, Jeremiah, met with veterinary surgeon Dr. Philip Watt for a consultation, and it was quickly resolved that surgical correction was an option and likely a good idea. Read more about the adorable Solo below, written by Jeremiah:
Solo was born on July 14, 2013, with a congenital defect of his front left paw. He was 12 weeks old when he had the surgery to correct his syndactyly.
It was a difficult process, keeping the incision clean while also working on housebreaking and getting him some exercise, but we got through it. Three weeks later he was healed, the stitches were removed, and he is better than ever!
Solo loves everybody. Whenever anyone is willing to stop walking he melts on their feet and coos as they pet him. He loves greek yogurt (see the photo of him cross-eyed over the yogurt spoon!) and walks at the beach. And he seems to have a “thing” for fluffy doodles.
Thank you, Jeremiah, for sharing Solo’s story and these wonderful photos! We are proud to be a part of your veterinary care team.
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