August 22, 2014 - Sebastian weighs in at 70 pounds now (gaining 20 pounds in four months) and is well on his way to good health and, hopefully, a forever family very soon! If you'd like to help Sebastian - and dogs just like him - please consider sponsoring Sebastian as one of our Strut Your Mutt virtual walkathon team members. Your support could help us win $10,000, $5,000 or $2,500 from Best Friends Animal Society if As Good as Gold is one of the top three fundraising teams by the end of September. Please click here to help AGaG's rescued goldens today!
August 2, 2014 - Sebastian's eyes have improved and his ears are clearing up as well. He definitely likes to be outside and will walk for up to a half mile twice each day sniffing the scents and checking out the scenery.
July 14, 2014 - Sebastian now weighs 67.7 pounds - 17 pounds more than when he arrived in late April! His ears and skin continue to improve although his eye meds are still needed to keep him comfortable. In addition, his activity level has increased and he has started to play fetch (although he won't bring the ball back)!
July 5, 2014 - Sebastian had a recheck appointment with the vet last week and his ears are much improved! His energy level has increased and he needs to gain approximately five more pounds to reach a healthy weight. Sebastian is a lucky guy in many ways - what golden wouldn't like the opportunity to eat MORE food?
June 20, 2014 - Sebastian is such a good patient for his eye and ear medications that his ears are clearing up nicely! Since our last post, Sebastian has gained three more pounds and, although his endurance is limited, he enjoys short walks around the neighborhood.
June 14, 2014 - Meet Sebastian, a sweet senior transferred to As Good as Gold from a central Illinois rescue. Left alone in a home for more than a month, Sebastian was dangerously thin and covered with fleas; had inflamed and irritated skin, and an ear infection; and had a number of other concerns to be addressed by one of AGaG's veterinary partners.
After a complete medical exam, Sebastian was found to be unneutered with severe dental disease that would require one or more tooth extractions and a number of lumps and bumps to be removed. Unfortunately, Sebastian's health at intake in late April required that he first receive some TLC from a loving foster family and good quality food as well as a soft bed to rest his emaciated body.
Sebastian's foster mom describes him as a sweetheart, noting he just wants to be loved, likes the couch better than his big bed, and is a hearty eater. By the end of May, Sebastian had gained enough weight to undergo additional medical treatment. He was neutered, his teeth were cleaned with one extraction, and had two growths removed. One of the growths was an estrogen-producing tumor, which caused enlarged nipples and hair loss but the vet tells us that removal was curative. Although the majority of his medical concerns have been addressed, Sebastian continues to be treated for allergies, ear infections, and dry eye.
Check this website page often to read updates on Sebastian's journey!