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Roxy arrived in our care through no fault of her own in January of this year. When she arrived she was a little on the plump side, so was put on a diet to help reduce her weight. Roxy has now lost an amazing 5kg in weight and is getting her waistline back. We referred her to our vets as we were a little worrided by the fur loss she presented with. Tests have been done and it's confirmed she has Cushing's disease. This is managed by Roxy taking one tablet each day. It doesn’t affect her in any way and is a happy-go-lucky little lady.
She is a super-loving girl who absolutley adores people. She is still very active for her age and we have slowly been building her exercise levels up. Due to her being quite overweight on arrival, we didn't want to put her body through any further stress by over walking her. She is now up to 60 minutes and loves every second of her walk. If her walkers dare take a rest and sit down, Roxy demands they continue with the walk as soon as possible.
We have also discovered Roxy is a little hard of hearing, so we would advise that Roxy is kept on a long line when walking in fields, woods etc as she won't be able to hear you call her but she can still explore and enjoy herself. She will sit for a treat when you use a hand signal.
It's important Roxy's owners continue to keep the weight off of her, but she does also enjoy her treats. We tend to give Roxy natural treats such as furry rabbits ears as these are much healthier than many other treats that are on the market.
In the right home that can support Roxy's medical needs, she will make a truly wonderful and loving companion.
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