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    • 15 Aug, 2018

    Two puppies with cherry eye given to Mayhew  

    Two fourteen-week-old puppies were recently brought into Mayhew, with eye problems. The Havanese and Pekingese crossbreed pups, named Ebony and Domino, along with their mum, called Coco, arrived after their previous owner had been threatened with a notice of eviction from their landlord.

    Mayhew’s Dog Adoption Officer, Lisa Guiney, said: “The previous owner informed me that the mum had four pups and that they had sold two, but were unable to sell Ebony and Domino.”

    “After their landlord found out that they had a dog and had threatened them with eviction, they made the hard decision give the mum up for rehoming, along with the two pups who will now have the opportunity to find their perfect forever homes.

    “At Mayhew we do not judge and we are here to assist and advise on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is. We urge people to think responsibly about where they get their pets from and consider adopting a rescue dog from a reputable shelter, as they are full of gorgeous canines waiting for loving homes.”

    Domino and Ebony’s mum, Coco.

    The mother dog, a Havanese x Pekingese, named Coco was is in good condition, but Domino and Ebony both had a disorder called cherry eye.

    Cherry eye is a condition that causes the tear gland in the third eye lid to become swollen and red, protruding over the visible portion of the eyeball. The replacement of the protruding gland involves surgery.

    After Ebony and Domino were handed over to us, they were seen by our onsite Vet team to determine what kind of surgery would be best.

    Mayhew’s Head Vet, Dr Ursula Goetz, said: “There are several different ways to fix cherry eye. The most difficult option, which we had to do, is to try to suture the gland back in behind the third eyelid and anchor the suture material to the bone which sits under the eye. This is the technique that we use as it promises the best outcome.”

    Both puppies underwent surgery and the replacement of the gland was successful.

    The pups have been given flea and worm treatment and have been fully vaccinated and neutered. They are both in good condition and have no other health concerns.

    Ebony and Domino are friendly, affectionate and playful puppies.

    As soon as they were back on their feet and received the necessary care and treatment, they were ready for adoption. Domino and Ebony quickly found a new home, but Coco is still currently looking for her happily ever after.

    If you are interested in adopting Coco or any dogs in our care, please visit here  or call 020 8962 8000

    Our Animal Welfare Officers and Vet team respond to hundreds of abandoned, neglected and abused animals every year and provide ongoing support to carers and pet owners in vulnerable situations. Please consider a donation so we can continue our vital work helping more animals like Ebony and Domino.

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