Little Macaroni came to Austin Humane Society with a fused front-left elbow that makes the leg shorter than the rest. It’s painful for him because he won’t put weight on the shorter leg and hops around on the other three. He is only two months old, so a successful surgery could help alleviate the pain and let him be a puppy.
During his initial vet visit, it was recommended that Macaroni undergo surgery to alleviate the issues he’s facing with the fused elbow. If the surgery is successful, he will possibly need physical therapy and additional treatment to support the limb. If the surgery is unsuccessful, Macaroni will have an additional evaluation for the option for amputation in order to improve his quality of life and reduce the pain.
Macaroni is currently in a foster home and is so incredibly loved! “Macaroni is the sweetest little pup who always has a wagging tail. He barks when he wants you to hold him and really enjoys sitting in your arms or lap while you work,” says his foster parent. “He doesn’t let his injury stop him and his tail truly never stops wagging except when he sleeps. During his ride to the specialty vet hospital, he was rocked to sleep in his kennel and only woke up when he arrived.”