Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 7 years
Size: 8 lbs
Health: Grade 4 heart murmur (no medications, not uncommon in small breed dogs), to be neutered
Ideal Match: A loving home with calmer dogs and older humans
At first he was unsure of people and his foster dog brother and sisters, but now he fits right in. He is currently in foster with 3 boxers and 1 fluffy lab chow chow mix, and Ben holds his own. He is a gentle soul but will let you know when he doesn’t like something and will let the other dogs know when he wants his space. Because of this Ben will do best in a home with calmer dogs and older humans.
The results of Ben’s echo cardiogram showed his grade 4 heart murmur is caused by mild degenerative valve disease. This is not uncommon in small breed dogs. There are no medications needed at this time and he is okay to undergo anesthesia to be neutered. He will need a follow-up echo cardiogram in one year.
It is also important to note that there are times that Ben sometimes needs to stop due to a small moment of respiratory issues that end very quickly. This is another reason that a calmer household is key for him!