Herbie was a dog diagnosed with hydrocephalus. It is a kind of illness that causes an abnormal build-up of fluid in the brain. Anyone that has it can experience headaches, blurred vision, poor coordination, and even enlargement of the head.
The start of the journey towards healing
Some people say that it’s more humane to let him die than to live and suffer. The dog’s owner also shares the same opinion and admitted that he planned to euthanize the dog. But a few people disagree, like Nikki Carvey, founder of the Los Angeles bulldog rescue group Road Dogs and Rescue.
It didn’t go as planned as someone interfered and brought the dog to the Road Dogs & Rescue. The moment that Carvey learned about the dog’s condition, she immediately expressed her concern. She didn’t want to kill the dog, rather she wanted to help Herbie and give him another opportunity to enjoy life.
They said that Herbie’s condition could be fatal if the dog remained untreated. So they immediately brought the dog to the clinic and the neurologist advised them that they needed to properly monitor the dog. Carvey never lost hope and believed that Herbie would be able to win against this chronic condition.
All hope for Herbie’s happy ending
They said that some dogs with the same condition were able to live. And they’re hoping that Herbie will hopefully be one of them. The dog received physical therapy at a canine rehabilitation center.
They also prescribed medication to help him lower the amount of fluid in his skull. The doctors said that they planned to perform brain surgery when Herbie turns six months old. Despite everything, Herbie remains a charming dog.
Herbie will be up for adoption after the dog recovers from surgery. Nikki further said that Herbie’s case is just one illustration of the challenges that pet owners may face if they breed dogs recklessly. She also strongly encourages people to adopt rescue dogs rather than buy them from dog breeders.
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