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My dad's boxer just passed away and his name was Zeke. I would like to honor him by naming a boxer that comes into your rescue.
- Dina DiVirgilio
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After a lot of consideration, we have decided to not proceed with surgery at this time. Because Zeke has had no problems at all at his foster home, it would be difficult to put him through a surgery with a 2 month recovery period and risk of nerve damage which could result in incontinence. We will closely monitor Zeke and will proceed if anything changes in the future. His foster mom indicates that Zeke is a happy, easygoing boy. He gets along great with people and other dogs, and will be a wonderful companion to a lucky family.
Zeke will be visiting another specialist soon for a second opinion regarding the need for surgery. He is not having any complications in his foster home and we don’t want to put him through a complicated surgery unless absolutely necessary and unless there is a high chance for a successful outcome. We will update Zeke’s page after his visit.
Unfortunately, we have discovered that the first hernia repair for Zeke was unsuccessful. An ultrasound revealed that Zeke’s bladder and any other organs can move back and forth through the large hole in his abdomen. Because this is a dynamic process, Zeke is not in critical condition at this time. Surgery may be needed, though, because there is a possibility that any organ, bladder, intestines, colon, etc. can move through this hole and become trapped. Zeke visited the specialist yesterday and the surgeon suggested pulling the bladder forward, closing the hole, and fixing the bilateral hernia. The cost of the surgery is estimated to be $4000-$6000.
Zeke is a very happy boxer boy!! He is always super excited to see you and is all wiggles. He is very affectionate and loves snuggling with his human friends. You’ll never be lonely with Zeke around – he’ll follow you anywhere.
Zeke is housebroken and crate trained, and has learned some basic commands. He enjoys laying in his crate and chewing on bones. He also really enjoys laying outside in the sunshine and hanging out on the deck with his other boxer buddy. Zeke is a super sweet boy who just wants to give you lots and lots of love.
Zeke continues to do well in his foster home. He is putting on some much needed weight and is coming out of his shell more and more each day! Zeke is a very lovable boxer who always wants to be sitting next to you and giving kisses. He also enjoys laying outside and soaking up the sun. Zeke is learning how to be a dog and play from his foster brother and sister, so he would do best with another dog buddy to show him the ropes. He is living with a male boxer and a female american bulldog and does great with them. Recently, Zeke took a trip to the beach and he enjoyed lounging around in the sand and hanging out with some new human friends!
Zeke is a super sweet boy! His favorite things to do are follow me around and snuggle on the couch. He is a mellow boy who enjoys napping, chewing on bones, and looking out the window while watching the world go by. Zeke is housebroken and crate trained. He sleeps through the night on his blankets. Zeke has recovered from his surgery to repair a perineal hernia. He should hopefully not have any further issues, but his forever family will need to monitor the area. Zeke is a lovable boy full of happy boxer wiggles and is a joy to be around. Make your home happier by adopting Zeke!!
Zeke was found as a stray and is estimated to be around 5-7 yrs of age. He did well with the other dog he was evaluated with at the shelter. Zeke had surgery before the transport to rescue to correct a hernia that included a prolapsed bladder. The vet indicated that his swelling should resolve in 3-6 weeks and a full recovery is expected without long term issues. Zeke just arrived at his new foster home, where he is living with both a male and female dog. He gets along really well with his foster siblings. Zeke is a happy go lucky boy who seems to be crate trained and housebroken. He walks nicely on leash and rides really well in the car. This boy has a wonderful, loving disposition.