Pet of the Month: August 2010
“MacTavish Eastman” – Mastiff
Growing up without a house of loving owners can often take a personality in the wrong direction. MacTavish endured multiple homes and owners as a puppy and the loss of both eyes due to corneal disease. His visual challenge did not hold him back learning how to live and play in a world without sight. It seemed MacTavish could overcome all obstacles thrown in front of him until he began to experience loss of function to his legs. Falling into the Eastman household had to be predestined. Once adopted, the Eastmans and their veterinary professionals at Deer Creek Animal Hospital sought the best for this young warrior.
MacTavish suffered from a growth related spinal disorder that was taking his ability to walk. MacTavish entered the Veterinary Referral Center to seek the best veterinary medical neurological and neurosurgical care possible. MacTavish never stopped wagging his tail and offering all his effort possible; a major help with a dog of his size! Following Magnetic Resonance Imaging to diagnose his cause for spinal cord dysfunction, MacTavish underwent surgical decompression to relieve the malformed cervical malformation. MacTavish remains a poster-child for happiness, a great quality-of-life, and receiving the love from wonderful owners. MacTavish sees it no differently.
How can you not expect the best for “Big Mac”? We thank you and your parents for allowing us to be part of your wonderful journey. Wag-on Big Mac!