|Lyca (now in Seattle)|
Updated 2 August 2012
Date of Birth:
Mid June 2011
10-15 kg (22-33 lb) when fully grown
Young puppy Lyca was rescued along with her sister Blondie from a temple near the SCAD dog center. She was found living in a wood pile, with several dead siblings around the area, and she was suffering from mange with large bald patches on her body and a high fever. She started a course of treatment for her skin problem and her fever quickly dropped. She made an excellent recovery and her fur has all grown back beautifully.
Several months later, however, Lyca started to display behaviour which suggested she had vision problems, being reluctant to go to new places and bumping her nose on objects whilst sniffing around. After exams with 2 vets and a specialist ophthalmologist, it was agreed that the most likely cause of Lyca's deterioration in vision is a condition called SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Destruction Syndrome). As this is a rare condition, only 3 medical centers in Thailand are able to confirm this and we are now awaiting final confirmation of this likely condition. The exact cause of SARDS is still unknown, but the condition causes gradual destruction of the retina which ultimately leads to full and permanent blindness. Although now blind, Lyca can navigate her way around very well and can avoid objects.
Due to SCAD's closure in July 2012, Lyca flew to Seattle, USA, to live with Jen, a dedicated SCAD supporter and animal foster carer, while she waits to find her forever home!
(Updated: 2 August 2012)
Lyca is a very pretty dog with a medium length all black coat. She has cute pointed ears, a long muzzle and a long straight tail.
Foster home, SEATTLE, USA
In general very good but deteriorating vision which will eventually lead to blindness.
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