Google came to Austin Pets Alive! in November of 2016 half blind with a congenital defect that caused most of his right eyelid to cover his eye and pupil. He also had mild stomatitis, itchy ears caused by a yeast infection, and he was two pounds scrawnier than he is today.
Google had landed in the laps of a ready and willing team, but unfortunately, things got worse before they got better. Shortly after coming to APA!, he started to show symptoms of calicivirus, a severe URI that can cause ulcers and other complications. Google, along with a team of medical experts, successfully fought off the virus, but his journey remained far from over. Google also contracted ringworm, a harmless but contagious fungus that Austin Pets Alive! treated in their Ringworm Adoption Center over a period of a few months. Intermittently, he battled ocular discharge related to his congenital eyelid issue.
In March of this year, Google was cleared of ringworm and was finally ready for corrective surgery on his eyes. Our vets treated his condition, called Entropion, through surgery and gave him, quite literally, a new outlook on life. For probably the first time in his seven years, Google could really see. And the world could see how enchanting his eyes were, too. A few days later, he had a dental procedure to remove his teeth and provide him more comfort for the stomatitis he had been struggling with since his arrival.