We're happy to report that Buck is doing great with his fur-ever family.
Letter from Kevin:
So Buck went in for his first heartworm treatment this morning and I figured it was a good time for an update. He was a trooper at the vet, of course, I was a mess. A lot of the online information about heartworm treatment is very alarming, but the vet really made me feel much better about the prognosis, especially given the fact that Buck is so calm. Also, she said he is probably late stage 1 given his x-rays, so he should be ale to come through this with no permanent damage (but there is the beginning of some lung damage and heart enlargement).
Otherwise, Buck is pretty much a dream. Dave was right when he said that all Buck would really want was to hang out in the room with us. He is not demanding at all and is happy either in the house or outside walking/sitting in the park.
We can leave him alone (although we very rarely do). He seems to sleep while we are gone, but then gets overly excited when we return (in a way he doesn't if one of us is home the whole time). But it is a completely manageable problem. We have kept working with Shera, but more on basic obedience and behavior than anxiety.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you guys know that things are going well and I think Buck is very happy. The next two months will be tough, but it will be worth it in the end.
City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties volunteers.