1/2/23 – Please welcome Bowden! His owner is no longer able to take care of him, so she asked us to help him. He has some skin issues for a while now, but we will do our best to get those issues under control. We are treating him for mange and treating an ear infection. He has been diagnosed with dry eye and will need prescription eye drops for life.

1/3/23 – Bowden had surgery today and all went well. He was neutered, had his palate shortened, his tonsils removed, his nares widened, his teeth cleaned and entropion surgery on both lower eye lids.

1/10/23 – Bowden has been having some GI issues, so we went ahead and did an ultrasound today so that we can properly treat his issues. We have started him on some oral medication.

1/30/23 – Bowden is feeling better but still having some GI issues, so we have changed his food for the time being and he is now eating prescription GI food.

3/16/23 – Bowden has a recheck today and his skin is looking great compared to when he came into rescue. He does not have any active skin or ear infections. He does have some bald spots and may always have those. He does still have some keratin buildup on a few spots which we are now treating with medicated shampoo. We will continue to use medicated wipes for his nose rope and tail pocket. His GI issues also seems to be better!

5/4/23 – Bowden has been adopted.  Congrats Bowden and Ellis family!

approximate age: 3
approximate weight: 44
likes dogs: yes, but he is still getting used to his foster brothers
likes cats: n/a
likes kids: he seems to do well with the 7 year old in his foster home
food: Royal Canin Low Fat GI
lifelong medications: prescription eye drops for dry eye, medicated shampoo and wipes
likes: his bones and playing with other dogs (although he is still learning how to do this)
dislikes: sharing bones and toys with his foster brothers, getting his face and tail pocket cleaned
ideal home: we are still getting to know him but he does love to play so perhaps a home with a playful dog that will teach him how to play and share his toys. He will also need an adopter that will stay on top of his skin so that he does not end up with infections again.

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