This pretty dog attracts attention with its charming appearance. He is small, fluffy and funny. Everyone who sees him will certainly break into a smile and say: “What a cute puppy!”
All this is true, except for one important detail: the hero of our story has long grown out of puppyhood!
The dog named Ranger is already 4 years old and is a German Shepherd. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his owner Shelby. When Ranger was still a puppy, his family noticed that he was undersized. However, then no one was particularly worried, and the hostess was sure that the parasites from which the dog suffered were to blame.
After the treatment, everything should have changed, but no! Charming puppy and did not think to grow. Even after he recovered, the baby still looked somehow strange.
The veterinarian, to whom the girl brought the dog, solved the “riddle” very quickly. He came to the conclusion that the Ranger was born with a serious illness — dwarfism. And although the owners were skeptical about this and even managed to sterilize the dog, the doctor was right — the shepherd really has problems with growth hormone.
The veterinarian examined the dog’s thyroid gland and found that the pet had developed hypothyroidism. The symptoms were not long in coming — the pet lost his appetite, and the hair began to crawl into shreds.
Shelby, who was initially upset, pulled herself together and began to treat the Ranger. Some time passed and the dog got better. The hair gradually grew back, the manifestation of symptoms decreased, and it became clear that the thyroid gland had been brought under control.
Today, the dog is practically no cause for concern. The hostess resigned herself to the fact that he would forever remain small and stopped worrying about this. After all, he’s still the same sweet pet that Shelby loved with all her heart.
Many people know about the pretty dog today, as he has his own Instagram page. About 140K followers are signed to the Ranger, and people do not get tired of being touched by his glorious muzzle.