Teddy – Ready for Adoption (Special Medical Needs)

  • Age: 7 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: Retriever type

Teddy has diabetes and needs special care.

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The time has come for us to look for a forever home for Teddy, the beautiful boy who came to us dangerously ill with untreated diabetes after being found as a stray. Teddy is around seven years old and is currently almost blind as a result of his diabetes but now he is on insulin and gaining weight, the plan is for us to restore his eyesight for him by way of cataract removal. For this reason we will need you to be within reasonable driving distance of Derby, along with the fact he is currently having to go on a reasonably regular basis to check his levels of glucose to ensure he is on the right level of medication. Anyone thinking of adopting Teddy will need to be aware of the expenses involved (medication) and also the fact that they will have to administer injections, so experience of having diabetic dog would be ideal – although any adopter will be taught how to inject by one of our vets. The rescue will obviously fund his cataract surgery and any ongoing curve tests until he has fully stabilised and on a level maintenance dose.
 
Teddy is a beautiful soul who is so very special to us as he came to us as such a broken soul, just hours from death. He hasn’t lived with children, though has met visiting children gently. He lives with cats and other dogs.
 
If you are interested in Teddy, please contact us and we will put you in touch with his foster-mum to have a chat about Teddy’s needs forward. He needs someone around for him for most of the time in line with his current home.