Nemo is an approximately 5 month old neutered male Papillon mix puppy weighing 4.9 lbs. He was brought in as a "stray" over the counter from Woodland, and his family never came for him.
Nemo is a social, happy puppy who has a little trouble keeping his balance. When he came to the shelter his tail was severely injured and had to be amputated. When the vet was examining Nemo prior to surgery, she noted "mild to moderate neurological abnormalities". He was stumbling sometimes when he walked, and had a wide stance to his back legs.
A veterinary neurologist from UCD kindly donated her time to look at this puppy. She wrote, "His neurological deficits are either related to a T3-L3 myelopathy that involves the dorsal part of the spinal cord... or to the cerebellum, which is more severely affecting the pelvic limbs.... Possible causes include previous trauma, congenital abnormalities such as an arachnoid cyst, or osteocondroma, etc., neoplasia, infection, or inflammation cannot be ruled out at this point... I would suggest monitoring him in a home foster environment for now." Full medical records and notes can be provided to anyone interested in this little guy!
Here is some video of Nemo moving around our office. He prefers to be in someone's lap. https://youtu.be/x5cWmHjAbuc
If you have any interest in perhaps meeting and adopting Nemo, please start the ball rolling by dropping us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Nemo is being picked up from the shelter tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 2 and will be in a private party foster home located near Placerville, CA.
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