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Sterling 5/21/14

Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week photo Breed:Australian Shepherd
Location:Tulsa, OK
OwnerKristina Bain
Sterling's 5 months old - had him since he was 12 weeks. I was hesitant of getting a dog, because I was being afraid that taking care of a dog would be too much for me to handle. But Sterling's pretty much perfect! Although his instinct to herd kicks in when around the cats, I think he knows his place. He's easy to go on walks with, and if there were no cars I would be comfortable letting him walk off leash because he's walks close to me and if he were to strand off too far, he would come to me when I say.

Unfortunately, at his age, he's been diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia. His hips are too mild for surgery, and will keep getting x-rays every few months to see if they get worse. I'm hoping with supplements, hydrotherapy, and exercise will keep him from not having surgery but more importantly pain/discomfort free or least at a minimal. He's still active, loves to rough house with other dogs, run, and jump like a normal puppy!

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