Sherlock Holmes * Always in our hearts

June 1st 2015 RIP

Sherlock Holmes was turned in by his owners. Covered in fleas with a terrible skin infection caused by the huge nest of them that he had. He had to be sedated for us to even get near his back end to see if anything else was upsetting him. We cleared his fleas and were working on his skin when terrible news came.

His blood work came back and we discovered he had advanced leukemia.  As our vet consulted with an oncologist to determine treatment and prognosis, he began to deteriorate; he stopped eating, and over night ulcers began to appear on his tongue. His immune system was breaking down.

He really was a big bear of a beautiful golden and it was a terrible shame that this had not been caught early enough.

We miss you sweet Sherlock.