Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ruben: Update

New Hollywood Hondje: Ruben

Boarding, Status Update



Ruben is doing well…
During the previous meet-and-greet, Ruben appeared to be right at home and warmed up to me immediately. On intake day, Ruben got a little tense when I touched his ear.
Since then, we have been getting along great.

He is a more work than expected..
His aggressive nature towards other dogs prevents him from being in included in all the destination outings and playtime (when another dog is present). 


Appetite is excellent. I motivated him to eat with wet food and it took off from there.
Due to his unusual medical condition, giving him sips of water frequently throughout the day has been going fine. (Although he did vomit once)

As a result of the aggression and providing small sips of water frequently throughout the day, Ruben is better suited for a private/ preferential reservation. That way he can enjoy private destination outings and avoid being separated when another dog comes (for boarding, day-care, grooming, etc)

OVERALL STATUS: 

Ruben has made himself at home. He is getting all the attention and care he needs. Unaware of the things he is missing, Ruben is having a great time.