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JEFFREYRescue Me ID: 21-07-08-00470

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Lab / Chihuahua
Age: Young Puppy
Sex: Male

[Read About Natural Seizure Care] **Owner Surrender Disclaimer: These are blind and visually impaired dogs who are living in homes, but their owners can no longer keep them. These dogs are with their owners, and are not in BDRA foster homes. We do our best to screen these dogs, but make no guarantees regarding the information posted.** UPDATE 7/7/21: Jeffrey is doing better and is getting used to being touched and is allowing it more. His contact has been giving Jeffrey valerian root and that has helped. I got Jeffery when he was approximately nine weeks old. He was already blind and had multiple seizures each day/ and night. I had contacted a local rescue to help me formulate a plan for him as I had planned to foster him until he could be adopted. I took him to see two veterinarians. He saw the first veterinarian the first day I had him. I was told by that vet that there was nothing that could be done for him except wait and see if he improved or outgrew the seizures. My concerns increased with each seizure, so I took him to see another vet about 3 weeks later. I was told by the second vet that Jeffery's blood work looked normal and that Jefferey did not have a liver shunt which meant Jeffery may have neurological issues or hydrocephalus. The vet didn't feel that either of those issues had a positive prognosis. He basically suggested I consider euthanasia due to Jeffery's poor quality of life. Since that time, I have begun using Valerian Root to control Jeffery's seizures and it seems to be helping significantly. Jeffery went from having seizures every hour to having only one or two per week. He still can be stimulated to have a seizure if he hears a deep or loud voice or a noise he isn't used to. During the first month, he bit very violently when he was picked up or , when we tried to pet him. Subsequently, he would have a seizure almost every time he became upset. He didn't seem to want to be touched at all. In the past month, however, that seems to be getting better with him allowing me to rub his back or scratch his tummy, however briefly. Now we just try not to pick him up and only pet him when he will allow it. He has a very good appetite and a great deal of energy. In the first month, he seemed slow to develop his physical strength and motor skills, but seems almost normal at this time. Please call 931-215-1414 if you are interested in Jeffrey. Please leave a message as service is not great.



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