Triton found himself as a stray at Animal Services. With his awkward walk and terrible matting, he caught the eye of one of our rescue partners who took him home and got him cleaned up. She posted him on her page where we saw him and wanted to see if we could help him.
Turns out Triton's funny walk is from a birth defect. Both of his femurs are curved which then causes his knees to turn outward. While he gets around well, he does walk on his feet, because of the wear and tear on his knees he already has arthritis. So, he is on daily anti-inflammatories for that. Somewhere down the road, he may need to use a wheelchair but for now and the foreseeable future, Triton is plenty mobile on his own. Of course, walks are not his thing, but belly rubs are what he craves.
Triton likes to be with his people. He is a mellow dog with small bursts of excitement when you play with him. Dinner is his absolute favorite time of day. While Triton loves to play with toys, he also likes to eat them. So, he cannot have any stuffies. But he likes a good chew bone just as much.
Triton is part poodle and will require regular grooming. If you are interested in Triton, please call around and speak to a groomer to find a salon you are comfortable with and get an estimate on what grooming costs would be.
Triton's foster called us one day to let us know that Triton had had a seizure. We got him into the vet to have him checked out. The tests showed nothing concerning. It is common in dogs for seizures to be idiopathic (no know cause). So, we kept an eye on him to see if he had more seizures and unfortunately, he did. After 2 in a month, the vet put Triton on anti-seizure medication. Since being on the medicine he has not had any more seizures. He takes the seizure medication twice a day. Both of his medications are affordable and help him to live his best and most comfortable life.
Do you have a special place in your heart for Triton?