Fleur is a 16 week old female Spaniel cross Collie seeking her special, forever home. Fleur has been with us some weeks now whilst she underwent vet treatment. She was diagnosed with ‘Vestibular Syndrome’ which means that she has a head tilt (rotation of the head with one ear held lower than the other) and occasional flickering of the eyeball from side-to-side or up and down (nystagmus). She has had a course of treatment to improve the head tilt and help her co-ordination.
The vet has now said Fleur is ready for adoption as there is no further medication or treatment needed. Fleur now has a slight head tilt which does not impede her life as a playful, sociable puppy. Any further improvement may take months and she may well be left with a small tilt permanently. Full vet notes are available.
With the medical condition aside, Fleur is just delightful. She is in foster with cats, children, other dogs and loves everyone and everything. Fleur is very good when left for a couple of hours- she goes to sleep in her crate without fuss. She is crate trained, getting to grips with housetraining and travels ok in the car. She is starting her lead training. She has been fully vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and deflead. Fleur is an amazing dog and will be able to lead a normal life for a breed such as hers, she just needs an special home that understands her impairment.
A good fact sheet detailing Vestibular Syndrome can be found at http://www.goddardvetgroup.co.uk/pet-factsheets/Factsheets/Dog/24_283126.shtml
Fleur is in foster in East Sussex. To apply please complete an online application form via our own website.