The next dog that really responded to SS was Tucker. Tucker is a totally blind and half-deaf 12-15 year old husky/lab mix from the South. He came to our door with MAJOR heartworm infection, so bad that my vet would not even consider the “fast” treatment for HW on the assumption that his age, condition, and the severity of his case would cause him to throw a clot if treated quickly. When he arrived, he was way too thin, uninterested, and very slow on his feet. Aside from his monthly HW treatments, he wasn’t really on anything else. I put him on SS immediately and he began to take an interest in things, decided to seek out attention from my husband and myself, stake out his territory within the Sanctuary pack, and has gained confidence and “a spark” for lack of another term. He is a dear love, and everything about him has improved. In the beginning of his stay here, I wasn’t sure we wouldn’t lose him to the heartworms. Now, I know he can beat it because he seems to want to.