Featured Pet of the Month – December

Big Ben is our featured pet of December, and who doesn’t love a handsome bulldog? He is a bit of a goof ball, but he considers taking care of his baby humans a very important job. He also takes finding a good snack quite seriously, as you can see by the self-imposed trash-can lid of shame.

Big Ben has dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM ), a disease affecting the heart muscle and its ability to contract and dilate effectively. Big Ben was recently hospitalized at our Boulder facility, Alpenglow, not only for congestive heart failure resulting from his DCM but also for a foreign body removal, which turned out to be a toy truck tire! We are happy to report Big Ben recovered well from his hospital stay and is back to his regular bulldog shenanigans at home.