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Justin Bernese Mountain Dog Saint Louis, MO

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

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Meet Justin

Justin died on 04/05/12 in his daddy's arms from complications due to failure of both of his kidneys. Justin learned about fresh food and fresh water. He LOVED car rides. He loved to rest on "pillows" and sleep in his daddy's bed when his daddy got up in the morning. His daddy has lost a very special friend. He is now playing with Zues who also died of kidney failure.

We guess that he was born 06/13/08. His breeder offered him no veterinary care at all. He is 56 lbs and should be 85. We had to pull all but 4 of his teeth because they were so rotten. His filthy teeth and their resulting bacteria probably contributed to his kidney problems. In an attempt to jump start his kidneys, we have treated him with stem cells. He is on special food. Nothing has changed and so a big lovable teddy bear is not going to be with us much longer. The kidney has no nerve endings and so he will feel no pain-we will but he won't, We lost this time but not without giving this sweet guy every chance at life. We gave him a home life and a couch to sleep on. He moves from dog bed to dog bed depending on where I am in the house so that he can see me and still get his "dog bed fix". He has to eat to live and as his kidneys fail llittle by little so does his appetite. We can not give him real tasty food because his kidneys can not process it. As long as he is smiling and enjoying his home life, we will provide him with whatever he needs. He has free run of his new home and has not bothered anything. He even tries to play with the other dogs. He is a leaner. This is very sad. We will leave him on the website to be able to update everyone that has tracked his progress. As of 03/17, he gained 1 lb and now weighs 58 lbs.

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  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Adult
  • Male