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My name is Sushi!

I'm being cared for by
Yorkie Haven Rescue, Inc. - TX

Facts about me

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier
Silver & Tan (Yorkie colors)
2 years 2 months old, Young
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
(Current) 4 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Adoption Fee: $500

Fostered in Texas

Age: 2 years

Weight: 4.2 lbs.

3/16/2023 - Sushi recently started have some neurological symptoms and also painful yelping. We doubled her Gabapentin dose and she has, thankfully, shown improvement.

Her post below from January explains her medical issues and care needed.

1/6/2022 - Sushi is a happy pup and loves to play with her foster siblings.

She is coming along in the housebreaking department, but does have some accidents.

She loves to cuddle at night with her human. She was the neurologist in November and her meds are the same. Sushi's medical/neurological conditions are not "curable" but are "treatable". She should be fine as long as her meds are continued. She does have occasional yelping episodes which may be related to fluid on her brain, or the fact she is a bit of a drama queen. Difficult to determine but thankfully they are short lived.

She remains on:

Keppra every 8 hours

Gabapentin every 8 hours

Omeprazole every 12 hours.

She will need a follow up MRI in September 2022 and anyone interested in adopting Sushi should be able to provide neurology follow up, tests and meds as needed.

11/16/2021 - Sushi is doing pretty well. She has some occasional yelping due to what we assume is pain from fluid build up. She has not had further seizures. She will be seeing the neurologist this week for a follow up.

She is on the following meds daily:

Keppra every 8 hours

Gapapentin every 8 hours

Omeprazole every 12 hours

9/20/2021 - Sushi had the brain MRI today. It revealed that she has caudal occipital malformation (COMS) and associated congenital issues. These structural changes may lead to seizures and other neurological deficits. We are starting Sushi on an oral antacid which has been shown to decrease cerebrospinal fluid production and may alleviate clinical signs. She also will continue her anti epileptic medication. Additionally, she will be on Gabapentin as needed for pain. Results of the spinal tap are pending.

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and for your donations that made it possible for us to find out what was going on with Sushi so that we can help her.

9/20/2021 - Due to increasing seizures Sushi has been seen by the neurologist and is having a MRI and other tests done this today. Will update as we know more.

9/1/21 - UPDATE: Sushi most likely does not have a liver shunt based on the CT scan; but, we are to repeat bile acids in 4 - 6 months. She likely has microvascular dysplasia.

She has had some breakthrough seizures, so a neurological consult is scheduled for October 6th since it is unlikely the liver issue is what is causing these seizures.

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated and prayed for Sushi. We could not do what we do for these pups without all of you. <3

8/30/21 - Sushi is having a CT Scan & Angiography today to rule out a liver shunt.

8/23/21 - Sushi came to us with a history of seizures which are presently controlled with medications.

Her bile acids are elevated and her xray revealed a small sized liver. She was referred by our vet to Internal Med Specialists and was seen there today. They sent a Protein C sample out today. Further treatment will be determined after the test results are back.

Yorkie Haven Rescue, Inc. - TX

Contact info
Pet ID
Statewide and National, TX 77573

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Adoption application required.

More about this rescue

Yorkie Haven Rescue Group was founded in 2006 and we are an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our caring volunteers share their many talents to ensure that all yorkies we rescue from "throwaway land" are safe and can live their lives in a loving, healthy and safe environment - a haven where they will be forever loved.

We have a wonderful base of volunteers located throughout the United States, have no paid staff and are funded solely by kind donations from the public. Before any rescue is placed in a forever home, the pup is spayed/neutered, heartworm checked and made current on all vaccines.