STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - Lex is a wounded military veteran. He's the first military dog to be granted early retirement for adoption. The German Shepherd starts every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in an indoor, underwater doggie treadmill. "It releases pressure on a lot of their joints. It allows him to get the exercise without having to bare the full weight of his body," says MSU Veterinarian Dr. John Thomason.
The doctors at Mississippi State's College at Veterinary Medicine say each patient is special but not all of them are a commemorative Purple Heart recipient.
"He's very easy going and he does have a unique story that's allowed him actually to come here for us to meet him," explains MSU Veterinarian Dr. Christine Bryan. more