It was a road to recovery

My parents got Oliver after they lost their long time friend, Rocky. Oliver has been a great addition to the family. He looks like a corgi but he is a lab/beagle mix. Oliver is now 15 years old. He has gone down hill due to his old age. Recently Oliver has been struggling with an almost failing kidney. He was put on a special diet and the road to recovery began. My mother noticed he had fleas and bought the Hartz drops at the local Wal-Mart. Two days later, Oliver started to seizure. Frightened with what was going on we took him to his vet. Blood work shows he has improved in every aspect so we weren’t sure what was wrong. Then the vet asked if Hartz products had been used, and told us that has to be the cause of Oliver’s regression. We have been trying to nurse Oliver back to health and have almost put him down a few times just so he doesn’t have to suffer. There is noticeable brain damage happening with every seizure. He now walks sideways and doesn’t have much strength for anything. We have to feed him plain chicken and rice because he won’t eat his special diet food that he once loved and devoured. It’s a sad and unfair ending to such a great life. We’ll always love you, Oliver.

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