If you’ve been reading our posts for a while, you will realize we are HUGE fans of all animals, especially cute animals. We just can’t seem to get enough of cute little furry animals. That’s why we love this story. We heard of this little German Shepherd who will remain looking like a cute little puppy forever.
Meet Ranger. He is a full-grown German Shepherd who is stuck being a puppy forever. Typically, German Shepherd’s are very large dogs, but Ranger has a rare condition called Pituitary Dwarfism that he got after an infection caused by a parasite.
Ranger’s owner said, “When we originally got Ranger from the breeder, he was smaller than all his other littermates, but we figured that was because he had a parasite called Coccidia. In the weeks following, we took him home and he was parasite free but later on ended up getting a parasite called Giardia. At the same time, we also discovered that Ranger had a large infection on his neck. We were eventually able to get the infection under control, fast forward a few months later we were finally able to get rid of Giardia.”
But even after he recovered, they noticed something still wasn’t quite right as they noticed he wasn’t growing. Once they took him to the vet, the vet informed them that he had Pituitary Dwarfism which wouldn’t let him grow anymore.
There has been some side effects such as shedding fur and flaky skin.
Either way, Ranger is absolutely adorable.
And he will be stuck as a cute little puppy for the rest of his life.
A HAPPY cute little puppy.
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Luckily, his owners made sure that he received the proper treatment so that he was able to make a full recovery. They also state he is a very happy puppy… or dog that enjoys playing with his siblings.