P's Hitch Winner

Category: Upstate, SC
Adoption Status: Just arrived On Vet Hold
Pet/Kennel Name: Hitch
Age: 2
Color/Gender: Black Male
Cat Tolerance: Yes
Small Dog Trainable: Yes
Good w/ Children: Testing
Fostered by (location): Owens, Greenwood SC
Additional Details:

Hitch is a handsome black guy that just arrived from the Daytona Beach Race Track. He has very dry eyes that were treated by a vet when he was at the track but that that round of antibiotics and lubricating drops made the eyes somewhat better but didn't resolve the problem. By the time we got Hitch after being on a hauler for almost 24 hours with no drops, his eyes were so dry that he couldn't even open his eyes. Our vet has started him on lubricating eye drops for this condition and he has to have them several times a day. Because his eyes need some lubrication before she can really do a thorough eye exam, he will be rechecked soon. He doesn't appear to be able to see very well even when his eyes are lubricated enough to open, so we are hoping they aren't permanently damaged. He uses his nose a lot and is cautious in unfamiliar areas and seems to get around amazingly well. We have him on a medical hold for awhile until we are able to access his eyes better and get them looking better. This dry eye condition is something that came on very suddenly and may eventually go away. We have seen this in several dogs recently and sometimes the eyes resolve themselves with time and sometimes they do not and always require drops or a surgery. His eyes are already much better and he is able to open them just after a few days of drops as you can see in his pictures. They still have some hair loss around them because he scratches at them and they are still crusty. Hitch's eyes were fine when he was racing and his last race was August 8th. He has been waiting for a group to take him since then. He only raced 30 races and only ever won 1 of those so he had a very short career. He is a smaller guy that raced at 66lbs. Hitch won't turn 3 until April 23rd. His sire is P's Gibbs and is dam is Kiowa Super Cin. He has been quiet in his crate, and seems to be very comfortable there, because he can just relax with his eyes closed. We were told that Hitch is an exceptionally sweet guy that has a wonderful personality in spite of all the trouble he is having with his eyes. Hitch passed his cat and small dog tests easily so should be able to live with either. More as we get to know him.

Tag: Adoption Pending
Picture: Hitch218c.JPG
Image Gallery: GC-Dog-Photos-2017/Ps-Hitch-Winner/

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