Saturday, September 1, 2007

Hummer's new look

This summer has been a typical, Alabama summer... HOT!! Our poor pup has suffered from this heat more than he has in the past. He started having grand mal (tonic-clonic) seizures! We couldn't believe it. After taking him to the vet several times to get checked out we were informed that this is not totally unusual for a golden retriever to start having epilepsy as they get older. Hummer is only 6 yrs old, but I suppose that is about middle age for a dog.

We traced all of his epileptic episodes to times that he was probably over heated from being outside. Of course he always had plenty of water, and a swimming pool to boot!

Now he has become a primarily "inside" dog... with a new hairdo! Check him out! He seems much happier, and of course much cooler too.