Reason for coming to the rescue: Breeder surrender with Hypertrophic osteodystrophy. It is a developmental, auto-inflammatory disease of the bones that is usually first seen between age of 7 weeks and 8 months. Typically seen in large and giant breeds (fast growing puppies) In HOD, blood flow decreases to a part of the bone that is adjacent to the joint This interrupts bone formation. The bones don’t harden appropriately, nor do they grow as strong. It can be very painful.
Adoption Date: 2021
We’ve had Walter for one month now and he was 6 months old when we adopted him. Walter, aka Hammy Yammy, is totally awesomely rad. His personality is fantastic and it didn’t matter to us he wasn’t developed perfectly. We carry him to go potty or walk him in his cart but he has learned to climb the three steps to the back door all on his own. He was not confident at first on the floors at home but now runs and cruises around no problem, chases balls and plays tug with his Boston Terrier brother Murray. He’s getting so much stronger and potty training is coming along. We love him so much and thank Amanda and Panda Paws Rescue for picking us as his forever family.