Today on the blog, meet Quint! A 7-year-old German shepherd, the handsome Quint came to our hospital to meet with veterinary surgeon Dr. Margo Mehl, to have a lump checked out.
After a successful surgery, there was good news: The mass turned out to be a lipoma (a benign fatty mass). We are pleased to report that Quint recovered within a few days and is living a happy, healthy life.
Here’s a little more about Quint, as shared with us by his human companion Luda:
Quint has been in our family since he was 8 weeks old and has truly become a beloved family member. His favorite activity as a puppy was to walk with his dad, Paul, to a hot dog stand and get a plain hot dog (no ketchup or mustard, please!).
As Quint grew up, he developed into quite a lazy dog and his favorite “activity” was to lie on the couch. Quint also really likes to dress up in costumes, hence the “Doggula” picture below.
He is an incredibly smart and loyal pet. He loves to go to Tahoe and enjoys playing fetch in the lake. Even though he is an 85-lb. shepherd, he is absolutely terrified of our cat and begs his sister, Kaila (another beautiful shepherd), to rescue him.
To say that Quint is part of our family is an understatement. He brings so much laughter, joy and happiness to our family, and we are eternally grateful to the staff at VCA, and especially to Dr. Mehl, for saving our boy!
Thanks to Luda for sharing these photos and Quint’s story with us. We are honored to be on his veterinary care team and wish him many more Tahoe trips to come!