Age: 8 years old
Adoption Status: Successful Adoption
April 10, 2015 – Ziggy is en route to his forever home…..he will be flying tomorrow morning to Thunder Bay where he will share his life with a loving family and a 9 year old pug brother. We will never be able to thank Pilots and Paws enough for making this happen.
March 28, 2015 – Ziggy is doing much better than he was this morning. He managed to gobble down his bland diet supper in true pug fashion! There has been no vomiting today and no coughing since this morrning. Ziggy was checked all over at the vet. His lungs are still good and clear and there seemed to be no obstructions in his bowels/intestines. The results of a fecal sample showed some mild coccidia (parasites) so Ziggy is on a specific antibiotic to treat that for the next week. Blood work was also taken just to rule out any possible underlying causes as well. In true Ziggy fashion, this sweet boy was a trooper at the vet and sat calmly while he was examined
March 27, 2015 – Ziggy started having diarrhea and has been vomiting since yesterday. We put him on ground beef and rice and this morning, he started coughing and he refused to eat. Ziggy is going back to the vet this morning. An update will be posted on the website shortly. Keep this beautiful and cuddly boy in your thoughts and prayers.
March 7, 2015 – Our sweet Ziggy is feeling so much better and is hardly coughing anymore. He is resting a lot of the day but we’re seeing his playful side once again. He’s eating his regular kibble well and taking his medicine well. I am slowly trying to wean Ziggy off of the Vanectyl-P that he’s been taking for allergies and things are going well. He’s down to 1/2 pill every third day and next week I’ll be switching that to every fourth day. Ziggy loves to cuddle and follow his foster mom everywhere–including waiting with his body pressed up against the bathtub while she’s in the shower. Ziggy is so easygoing and so easy to love. He is calm, quiet, patient, and has zero behavioural issues. He is an absolute joy to have in our home.
March 2, 2015 – Ziggy is back to hos fister home for a nice recovery. He is on amoxicillin and Baytril for 2 weeks and has to remain calm. Ziggy hasn’t lost his happy spirit and eat and drinks normally.
March 1, 2015 – Ziggy was brought to the emergency hospital yesterday. He was having difficulty breathing and was vomiting. He ha aspiration pneumonia and the vet kept him for the night under oxygen and IV and he has been prescribed antibiotics. Will have more news today. Stay tuned and send good vibes for Ziggy’s quick recovery.
February 23, 2015 – Ziggy loves his walks. He gets so excited when his sweater and collar go on. He can walk for 20 min. As long as temp is above -10. He’s an absolute dream on a leash. Ziggy is very clean and does all of his business outside. He typically needs to go out 3-4 times a day to do his business if it’s too cold for walks. Otherwise he will do it during walk. Although he has limited vision, he manages very well. He is no longer itchy at all and his skin is nice and healing, and fur continues to thicken up. If you are looking for a close companion and are willing to look after his safety needs of limited vision (mostly stairs), you will not find a more loyal and loving friend. Please contact us HERE if you are interested in adopting Ziggy.
February 17, 2015 – Ziggy has had a great week and is more trusting and comfortable each day that passes. He is not a fan of this extreme cold weather and has very sensitive paws that require boots for him to stay out long enough to do his business. He had a bath yesterday and was so calm during it all. Ziggy is on Vanectyl-P for his food allergies while we try and find a food that works for him. He’s currently on a very low dose and doing well. Ziggy is an all around great dog to have around–quiet, patient and easy to please.
February 7, 2015 – Ziggy is doing very well. We’re now seeing his full personality and it’s nice to see him get excited and playful. He has shown no interest in playing with the toys or dogs but is happy to “play” with his foster mom. Ziggy is super easy to have around the house. He’s your typical “velcro” pug but is also fine in the kennel when he’s left alone. His new favourite treat is a himalayan dog chew which is great for his teeth. Ziggy is a great companion and has a wonderful disposition.
January 31, 2015 – Ziggy was at the vet a few days ago to have his stitches removed as well as his vaccinations. The staff there were amazed at Ziggy’s transformation. Ziggy is doing fabulously; however, his ears are still infected so it’s back to the antibiotic drops for another week. Ziggy has learned that a warm lap is a wonderful thing. Until a couple days ago he was content to just lay down at my feet and wouldn’t want to stay on my lap. Now he sits at my feet making a tiny whimper sound for me to invite him on my lap where he snuggles right in. Once the arctic temperatures are gone we’ll be able to get him out walking more as he’s very interested to do so.