Puppy: Nikko - The Neekster



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Nikko - The Neekster

Nikko - The Neekster

Afghan Hounds have been part of my life for the past 25 years. Nikko has by far been my most challenging. Nikko & 3 of his littermates were rescued from a BYB here in CA. He was the most adorable pup I had seen in years & he just had to be mine! After the first few weeks, I noticed that he was constantly whining at the ceiling or the wall or just laying there whining. After many trips to several specialists, he was diagnosed with Angular Limb Deformity. In a nut shell, just like with children, he was suffering from growing pains. However, his growth plates closed too soon causing his front feet to turn out and up at the same time, thus he is unable to sit upright for more than a few seconds. Nikko spends most of his time lying down. Several orthopedic surgeons have reccommended surgery which may or may not leave him with arthritis & there is a risk that his health could be compromised in another capacity. I have decided to treat him holistically for the time being and manage his pain with Glucosemine/Chrondrotion/MSM. Thank Dog that he found his way into rescue. If someone had purchased him from this BYB and found out he has major health concerns,most likely he would have been euthanized or on a brighter note, dumped in a shelter ;o( I have to say, what Nikko lacks in genetics, he more than makes up for it in the entertainment department. Nikko is now the Social Director for Afghan Hound rescue of California!

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