Basset Hound : : Male (neutered) : : Young
Fergus is a handsome guy with the most beautiful ears. He has a sweet spirit and loves to lay in your lap or by your feet. He does extremely well in familiar physical surroundings and you really would hardly know he is blind. He goes for long walks every day with his foster sisters. He does not like being crated. He howls when he is hungry or scared. He is still working on being housebroken. He will go to the bathroom outside but won’t let you know when he needs to go out. He is improving though.
Fergus will do best in a family where someone is home most of the time. He does well with older children. He would do well in a home where there is another patient dog. Fergus uses other dogs as his “seeing eye dog” on walks. He can’t see well so he sometimes gets into other dogs personal space without knowing it. Fergus gets seizure medication three times per day and will need to continue that for life.
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Then, we took Fergus to an eye specialist and discovered he has persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV). He is blind in his left eye and has limited vision in his right eye. More information on this diagnosis can be found at the link below:
Recently, we took Fergus to a neurologist for additional testing after he presented with some unique behaviors. Fergus was stumbling and acted confused at times. He underwent an MRI as well as a spinal tap. The initial report shows "MRI was overall normal with the exception of asymmetry in the size of the lateral ventricles within the brain. This may be an incidental finding and not contributing to Fergus' seizures." Spinal tap results came back clear. They also confirmed Fergus has Idiopathic Epilepsy.
Special Needs: Idiopathic Epilepsy and PHPV