We’d like you to meet the beautiful Lilly. She’s a lovely 9 year old Jack Russell Terrier cross West Highland White Terrier and she’s been in our care for a few weeks now as she needed a lot of treatment and care. When she was brought in she had the worst untreated ear problems that the vet had ever seen. She’d been left with such badly infected and inflamed ears that the skin had started to grow out of the ears like little mushrooms.
Poor Lilly had to undergo an operation to strip all of the lumps and extra tissue out of her ears and then had to have antibiotics and ear drops for weeks, and regular ear cleaning at the vets while the infection in her ears was treated. As well as that, she had to have some mammary tumours removed when she was spayed (her chest was xrayed at the same time and luckily the tumours don’t seem to have spread!).
We can only imagine how horrendously painful it would have been to have been left with such bad ear infections for years, but despite all of the pain and suffering that she must have been through before coming to us, and all of the discomfort of the treatment since coming to us, Lilly is the happiest and friendliest little dog we’ve ever come across! She’s taken whatever we’ve had to do to her ears in her stride and is always so happy to see people, she even likes going to the vets! She’s probably just pleased that her ears are so much better now.
Lilly is still on ear drops to try and keep the ear infections away, and will need regular checks at the vet to make sure she’s still doing okay. She’s also on eye drops for dry eye, but she’s fine with having both administered and the dry eye is not causing her any problems since she’s been on the drops. She’s on a special grain free hypoallergenic diet to try and prevent the ear problems reoccurring and will need to stay on this. We will cover any costs of medication relating to her ears or eyes, we just need to find Lilly her perfect home now after all she’s been through.
Lilly seems to be good with other dogs, and has lived with a cat before so could possibly live with one again depending on the cat. She has been used to children, but because of her past and potential ear problems we think she’d be better rehomed into an adult only home, or with teenage children who would understand that sometimes her ears may be a little sore. She’s a really good girl who is still very active and playful, just like a terrier should be. She’d love to be able to go for long walks with her new owners. She’s very bright and alert, however, we do believe that she is more than likely deaf or at least hearing impaired after her lifelong ear problems. She’s a fab little dog who greets everyone with a happy dance and an excited little yip. She deserves the very best home after what she’s had to put up with.