For days, Frankie lingered at a Houston park refusing to leave. Likely, the emaciated dog waited for his human to return. Sadly, when anyone approached him, he flinched as if he prepared himself and expected to be hit.
And so the emaciated dog with his hip bones so clearly visible struggled to walk and staggered, as if he was suffering from heat exhaustion. When animal control arrived, they contacted ThisIsHouston for help.
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Frankie is one of the lucky ones; so many other dogs just like this boy never have a chance.
Frankie is estimated to be between three and five years old age. He currently weighs 39-pounds and should weigh between 50 to 60-pounds. He has hookworms, but he is heartworm negative. His bloodwork tested normal.
As for his hips and back legs, the radiographs look fine, and it is suspected his weakness in the rear end is a result of lack of muscle tone.
“He has loss of detail in his abdomen due to how emaciated he is. He stayed the night at the ER on some IV fluids and he will go to a foster today and will be on a slow refeeding plan.”ThisIsHouston
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