Friday, January 31, 2014

Blu Retires After Vet Diagnosis

We are sad to announce that Blu the Bloodhound will be retiring from police work.  He began limping on his front right leg several weeks ago.  We did x-rays and gave him meds for inflammation and pain.  While on the medication, he wasn't limping, but as soon as he stopped the meds, he began limping again.  He was diagnosed with OCD (Osteochondrosis Dissecans).  His condition will only get worst over time and he is already showing signs of arthritis.  With the advice from the vet, we didn't believe it was humane to ask him to be a working police dog with his condition.  He will become a great pet and his new owner will explore veterinary options.



  1. has interfered with me keeping up with Blu and your blog posts and I am so saddened tonight to read about Blu's diagnosis and to learn he will not be able to serve on the Tampa police force. I hope his new family will love and care for him and I also hope, with medication, he will be able to live a normal life.

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