Sawyer Yellow Labrador Retriever Male 15 Weeks Old
He is sooo much happier now that he has lots of physical activity every day.
He goes for two walks a day, one in the morning and another at night. He loves loves loves his toys and tries to play incessantly with my resident guys. He can drive them absolutely crazy sometimes.
Sawyer enjoys all forms of play including tug, retrieving, rough housing with my resident dogs, chasing and being chased around the yard by dogs and kids, and just chewing on puppy nylabones.
Dr. Sadanaga did chest X-rays today and cleared him to start increasing the consistency of his food. He still has a dilation of his esophagus that we are hoping will heal on it’s own and return to it’s normal shape and elasticity. We will start testing his tolerance with food consistency and frequency by slowly adding kibble to his wet food over the next two weeks stopping at any point if he regurgitates his food. If all goes well and he gets to a 50-50 wet and dry food diet in two weeks then we will work on decreasing the frequency of his feedings from every 4-6 hours to just twice a day over the following two weeks. Keep your fingers crossed that this is successful.
Sawyer is getting bigger and gaining weight and is a full out crazy normal puppy getting into everything now. He is absolutely a chewer and is well on his way to giving Marley from Marley and Me a run for his money. His shark teeth are a bit brutal now especially as he is getting bigger when he gets in one of his frenzies where he bites at any bare skin he can find. We try distracting him with his toys, yelling ouch, and getting him outside to exercise him right away when he starts behaving like that. With all that being said he is still an absolute sweetheart and gives the best puppy kisses.
Sawyer has quickly learned which of our resident dogs to go to depending on what he wants to do… play, run around, lay around, etc.
He tries to hang with the big boys by drinking water out of their elevated bowl even though I have a water dish on the ground for him. Silly guy!
The housebreaking is still a work in progress. Some days he will only have one or two accidents and then other days like today when he has multiple bouts of the zoomies he will pee in the middle of his zoomies.
He sleeps for about 2-4 hours at a time at night and wakes me up to go outside. He is still a fiend with his food. He goes crazy when you feed him. He loves to eat! He loves his toys and our downstairs looks like we have a baby again with the string of toys strewn all over the floor.
He is hilarious on our walks as he stops and lays down frequently and looks at me like really I am so done with this. Then he will start walking the other dogs with their leashes and scouring the sidewalk for all and any dead worms to try and pickup and eat. I am constantly pulling worms out of his mouth. Super gross!
Sawyer’s surgery to correct his PRAA is scheduled for tomorrow morning with Dr. Sadanaga at VRC Malvern. They estimate he will be at VRC for 1-2 days with a two week recovery with minimal activity. We will all be pulling for you tomorrow Sawyer!
Meet Sawyer, a 9 week old bundle of labby cuteness!
This little guy was dealt a bad hand as he has a birth defect called PRAA (persistent right aortic arch) that causes a restriction of his esophagus, so he is unable to eat solid food right now. When he came into the rescue he was malnourished, lethargic, and dehydrated and weighed in at only 4lbs13oz. With a consistent high caloric diet fed to him multiple times throughout the day as a liquid he has come a long way. He has gained weight and is a bundle of energy as a puppy should be!
Now he gets into everything and loves to chew on toys, bones, the resident dog’s tails and paws, people’s arms and feet, and anything else he can get into.
He loves to run around in the yard with both his foster family and resident dogs and enjoys going for walks and car rides.
Everywhere he goes he gets lots of love and snuggles and gives back plenty of puppy kisses. And when he gets too tired and crashes out he can be the best snuggler!
We are all just so thrilled to see typical puppy behavior from Sawyer since he came into the rescue as one sick puppy.
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