Turbo, Deaf – Bakersfield

TurboTurbo is a super sweet deaf guy who also has microphthalmia. This condition consists of an eye that is smaller than the other. Usually, the internal structures of the eyeball are abnormal as well; and the eyeball can gradually shrink and be reabsorbed. It is likely that he is partial or completely blind in that eye. There is no treatment for this condition¬†and dogs lead normal, wonderful lives. Cataracts may develop and removal of the eye (enucleation) could be a possibility in the future. An Orange Coast Bull Terrier Club member evaluated him on Thursday and wanted to take him home!!! You’d never know that he’s deaf and may be visually impaired in one eye as he is so affectionate and is the happiest little guy. Turbo is about 2-3 years old and weighs about 35lbs. He wanted to play with other dogs in the shelter and has not met any cats during his stay there. Turbo may need a refresher on leash and crate training; the shelter reports that he is housebroken. Is there room anywhere for this little clown? If your information is not yet on file, our application can be found here:¬†http://www.bullterrierrescue.org/?page_id=572. Thank you for any consideration!

More information on microphtalmia can be found here:
http://www.samoyedhealthfoundation.org/diseases/microphthalmia

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