SASHA – A1035633
Safe 5-9-2015 Brooklyn
SAFE – 05/09/15
SASHA – A1035633
**Blind but friendly and sweet! ACC would prefer New Hope placement**
SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / GRAY, SHIH TZU MIX, 13 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/08/2015, From NY 11216, DueOut Date 05/08/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan negative spayed, ~ 13 years tolerates exam and clipping of crusted fur covering eyes extremely well fur near eyes crusted over eyes with conjunctival, mucopurulent discharge eyes covered with red, irritated tissue – reffered to Dr. 1067 underbite serious dental disease long nails dirty ear with mucopurulent discharge in R ear 2 soft, seemingly fatty masses on chest, pliable & movable cleaned eyes & ears, clipped fur from around eyes clipped nails applied Otobiotic ointment in ears applied activyl flea control
A shelter staff member writes:
Look at this cutie! Sasha is a 13 year old adorable Shih Tzu. She has been having vision problems for the past few years and her previous owners think she is now completely blind. She has some red tissue on her eyes and will need to go to a vet to get that checked out. We would like to see her get out of the shelter ASAP and are looking for a group that can take her without a SAFER. She has received a green from medical staff for her behavior during her exams. Please pull Sasha and help her find a home where she can be comfortable and relaxed!
S/O: Examined patient’s eyes while having initial exam performed. BAR, very easy to handle, good temperament.
OD: Severe conjunctivitis with what appears to be a film of neovascularization covering the cornea and sclera. Non-painful. Unable to view tapetum with ophthalmascope – no dazzle present, absent menace. Mucoid discharge covering eye
OS: Macropalpebral fissure, pigmentary keratitis, diffusely; unable to view tapetum. Mild amount of mucoid discharge. Non-painful. No dazzle present, absent menace, PLR.
Hyperemia, conjunctivitis, OD – r/o KCS vs. ulcer vs. other infectious
Keratitis, OS – r/o breed related vs. KCS vs. other
STT – OD: 5
Fluorescein Dye Stain: Negative uptake OU
Diagnosis: KCS OU
Recommend seeking placement and further ophthalmology follow up through New Hope
Administered TAB ointment OU, followed by Optimmune OU 5 min. later
Continue Optimmune OU BID x 7 days, then recheck.
Owner Surrender Profile
Sasha is a 13 year old female white and gray spayed Shihtzu. Sasha has been with the family since she was a puppy. Sasha is being surrendered because the family has trouble caring for her in old age and thinks she needs a better home. Sasha has been losing her vision over the course of one year and now can no longer see.
Social life and personality
Sasha lived with 4 adults and no other dogs or cats. Owners report that Sasha is not reactive to other dogs but other dogs make her nervous and she trembles. Sasha has not been exposed to cats. Sasha enjoys walks when she is being boarded but at home she eliminates on wee pads and gets exercise from being let into the yard.
Sasha is good for all handling including baths which she enjoys and she likes to be picked up. Sasha needs close supervision at home because she wanders and may cause injury to herself due to failing eyesight.
For a new family to know
Sasha knows the commands “sit” and “down” but is not always responsive in her old age. She no longer plays with toys due to her eyesight but is active at home and will follow the sound of the family to be where they are. When Sasha is home by herself she is well behaved. Sharp noises can startle her, such as fireworks and alarms. Sasha’s family shared with the counselor that she is a very sweet gentle dog.
Upon intake Sasha was receptive to introduction but a slow approach was best because of her blindness. Sasha tends to stay in motion and will wander when not being held. Sasha was loose for all handling and counselor was able to scan for microchip (negative) collar and photograph. Sasha walked well on leash and was responsive to guidance but needs supervision as she may walk into objects.
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