22 Jan 2016 Update: Nooka is now 11 months old and is currently being treated for possible seizure-type activity. He doesn’t have the normal tremor seizures, but he will go into a barking/grumbling episode where his body stiffens and he lifts his head upwards and looks totally scared to death. We are working on getting the right levels of phenobarbital to help him. His barking/grumbling episodes have improved greatly from when he first arrived. The main thing is that an adopter understands that his grumbling/barking isn’t threatening, but thinking it’s some type of tool he is using to cope with his disability/anxiety. Even though I have not been able to get his eyes checked internally (needs to be sedated due to extreme head shyness), we are thinking the issue with them could most likely be neurological, from genetics or from abuse (meaning the neurological issues, like the seizure-type activity, are also from abuse). The neurologist feels he came from a bad situation and may have been beat in the head. We are looking at possibly getting an MRI done to see if it shows any damage and to hopefully give us some answers.
Nooka can see but his sight is not right. His pupils do not react much to light and he will not see a treat dropped in front of him while he is sitting and looking at you.
As I’ve said before, he really is a good dog. He will be a great companion for someone, he likes to play and go for walks. Out in public he is great. He has been great at events and not gone into his episodes at all.
- Sex Male (neutered)
- Size Medium (45 lbs)
- Age Young Adult
Good with other dogs? Yes
Good with cats? No
Good with children? Yes
Currently fostered in Pennsylvania. (Transport is available)
- Vision Vision impaired
Nooka suffers from seizure-type activity due to being abused and beaten in the head.
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- Myra Fabian (Microchip)