Medical Note: This dog tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care. This does not mean that this dog had ehrlichia. This dog is/has been asymptomatic while in SOS care and was preventatively treated with a 28-day course of doxycycline. Please see here for more information on ehrlichia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrlichiosis_(canine) . Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor.
Medical Note: When initially examined at intake, Sam had a collapsed lense and some scleral injection (congestion in the blood vessels - commonly called "blood shot" eyes in humans). The cause of the lense collapse was not known, but was thought to be possibly secondary to blunt trauma which can be one cause of this condition. Due to the lense collapse, Sam was permanently non-visual in his right eye at that time, but there were no signs of discomfort, or anything needing to be done. In mid-2016, Sam developed anterior uveitis in his right eye. Uveitis is a non-specific inflammation and can occur in response to a number of underlying conditions. When several treatments were not effective, it was decided that Sam's eye needed to be removed, as uveitis is painful. Sam had his surgery in January and we are happy to report that he is doing great! The removal of his right eye has not slowed him down one bit, and he is ready to find his furever home!
**Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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