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Chevy (Chewy) Jack Russell Terrier Mix Harrisburg, PA

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Small

About

Characteristics
loving, playful
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.

Meet Chevy (Chewy)

You know what is upsetting? I spent the last 5 years in the comforts of my own home and here I am, back at it. My name you might remember me by is Chevy, but my family renamed me Chewy. I will be 12 years old soon and would like to be back in a home for my birthday at least. I am a pretty easy going guy that doesn’t ask for a whole lot. I love snacks and am not super polite when taking them. My vision is a tad bad, so you’ll just have to toss them to me! I can catch them! I would do best with kids over 12 years old since I am very sensitive when it comes to handling and a little protective over my food. Though I am an older guy, I do have some spunk still! Being a Jack Russell we are known to be. I did not mind the cat I met, but I did try to eat his food. You may have to keep an eye on that if I have cat friends, I might try to sneak some extra meals throughout the day. I did okay with the dog I met. At first I was a little growly, but then lost interest and coexisted peacefully with her. If you’re looking for a sweet senior, I am your guy! Ask about me, Chevy AKA Chewy!


Medical Stuff:
Chewy is an older gentleman with several age related medical conditions. He was found to have a cataract present in his right eye, bilateral luxating patellas (See below), and a small skin mass (most likely a fatty lipoma) on the inside of his right hind leg. He was also suffering from severe dental disease and required a dental cleaning with extraction of his diseased teeth.


Chevy (Chewy) was found to have a condition called luxating patella in both of his knees. Luxating patella is a condition causing the kneecap to move out of its normal location. Pet owners may notice a skip in their dog’s step or see their dog run on three legs. Then suddenly they will be back on all four legs as if nothing happened. Patellar luxations are graded from Grade I-IV Chevy (Chewy) was found to have a grade 2 in both. Some dogs can tolerate this condition for many years, even for their entire life. However, patellar luxation predisposes the knee to other injuries. The weight bearing stress on the leg is also altered, leading to changes in the hips, thigh, and shin bones. As the pet ages, arthritis develops and results in not only decreased mobility but joint pain as well. Please contact your veterinarian to discuss their recommendations for treatment plan/options.

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Chevy (Chewy)

  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Senior
  • Male