Not available for interstate adoption
Looking for love
Small Male Shih Tzu Mix Dog
- Rescue group:
- Denise At Paws
- PetRescue ID:
- Westleigh, NSW
BUNDY is a GOLDEN OLDIE and a very sweet old soul who enjoys life to the max. Bundy does have a heart murmur so will need a family committed to daily medication and caring for a dog who does have medical issues. Bundy is currently doing very well on his heart medication Vetmedin.
Bundy’s new home should be with a family who have another small, friendly dog for company as Bundy does love other dogs.
Bundy has a lovely coat that will require regular grooming, he is a house dog requiring access via a doggie door.
Bundy comes desexed, microchipped, fully vaccinated, wormed, heartworm tested and she has had a dental. The adoption fee is $395. Bundy is not available for adoption outside of NSW (Except ACT). If you would like further information on Bundy, please email Denise
SMALL ANIMAL SPECIALIST HOSPITAL REPORT:
Bundy had a grade 5/6 heart murmur best heard at the left apical region of the heart. The location of the murmur, combined with his breed and age are most consistent with a disease called myxomatous mitral valve degeneration (MMVD). This is a very common disease in older small breed dogs due to thickening and degeneration of the mitral valve. The disease can also affect the tricuspid valve (valve between the right atrium and ventricle of the heart) and, rarely, the aortic valve.
Echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) confirmed this disease as the cause of the heart murmur. His heart was enlarged but only mildly so at this stage.
Whilst Bundy does have heart enlargement at this time he does not have heart failure and as such early treatment with pimobendan (Vetmedin)
only is recommended at this stage to delay the onset of congestive heart failure. If Bundy does develop congestive heart failure, additional medications will be required for life.
Bundy must be monitored for signs of heart failure. The most effective method is to start monitoring his sleeping respiratory rate and keep
a log book of it. A normal sleeping respiratory rate is < 30 breaths/minute. Should his breathing rate become consistently > 40
breaths/minute chest X-rays may be necessary to determine whether Bundy requires diuretic treatment.
If Bundy is doing well, monitoring for progression of disease 6 monthly via chest X rays and/or echocardiography is recommended
If you are interested in adopting one of our rescue dogs please email and tell us all about your family, other pets, lifestyle, accommodation and anything else relevant to your enquiry, this information helps us to know if the dog you are enquiring about will suit your family. As all of our rescue dogs are in foster care in private homes we know what our dogs want and need to keep them happy when they are adopted by their new family. Home visits are done to check fencing, meet family members and other animals in the home. Once the home check is complete you are welcome to visit the dog in his foster home and all going well the dog will go on a two week trial with your family. We are always happy to extend the trial period if necessary. If for any reason at any time the adoption fails please contact us immediately, we will always take our dogs back into care