Beni: he is a fighter!
Breed: Portuguese podengo
Age: D-o-b June 2015
Size: medium (17kg, 50cm)
Others: dewormed, vaccinated
Story, Personality, Others:
Beni had a home but it was just a place where dogs were kept in the garden and left to their own devices. Not even fed if it was not for the neighbours. One day Beni stopped walking but his owner was not going to do anything so the neighbour convinced him to surrender the dog. And this is how he came to the shelter.
He was completely paralysed on his back legs. He was taken to the vet and diagnosed with polyradiculoneuritis: acute paralysis due to the inflammation of nerves. Serious but treatable.
He got a combination of medication and daily exercises in the physiotherapy centre. After a week we could already note improvement. After 4 weeks he was like new. It is amazing to look at him now. He walks and runs as if nothing has ever happened.
Moreover… he is such a happy dog! He always wags his tail. He loves being with people – he follows, he asks for cuddles, he looks as if he was smiling. Good on the leash. Very nice with other dogs. A really lovely dog!