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Posted on 10-23-2017

Meet Cameo!!!

Breed:          Schnauzer
Age:             3 years (DOB 4/7/14)
Color:           Salt and Pepper
Neutered:     Yes

Cameo is a sweet Schnauzer, friendly with all people, dogs and cats.  He’s been living at the clinic since his owners gave him up when they could not afford treatment for his bladder stones and were considering euthanasia.  He was very sick when he came to us, but as he has gotten better, his sweet, playful personality has come shining through.  Our vet assistants take him home on the weekends and for walks in Burke Lake Park and he is friendly, affectionate, sociable and playful with people and other dogs.  He loves to play fetch!  He is housebroken and crate-trained and knows some basic commands.

He previously had bladder stones, causing a blockage.  The stones have now cleared through diet and he will need to be on a special diet for the rest of his life – either Royal Canin Urinary SO or Hills CD.  To help prevent future complications from bladder stones, a Perineal Urethrostomy (PU) Surgery was performed to create a wider urethral opening at the base of the penis to allow stones to pass more easily and prevent future blockage. 

He will likely need a little extra care in addition to diet to help prevent other urinary problems.  His urethral opening should be cleaned every day with water and a cotton ball, and the hair around the area should be clipped periodically to help keep the area clean and avoid infection.  He’s such a good boy and tolerates this little extra attention very well. 

He may have allergies because we noticed he’s been chewing his back feet.  He’s currently on Apoquel to stop the itching.  We’re not sure of the cause or if it’s seasonal or year round.

Cameo is up to date on rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccines and his annual heartworm test.

Cameo is healthy and ready for a new, loving him. We love having him here, but he needs to be with a family who can play with him, love him and give him the attention he deserves!

Cameo is available for adoption through HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team).  He's not posted on their site yet, so please contact the clinic at mypets@burkeanimal.com or call us at 703-569-9600.  We'll put you in touch with the Homeless Animal Rescue Team.  

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