I’ve been a little slow to post this, alot of you readers come here via the same avenue that I used to find this post. But little Major still needs a home, and so let the networking begin!
This is Major. She’s from the last litter that the Atomic Nerds have raised. And she as a potentially major heart defect:
unfortunately, the consultation I had with a veterinary cardiologist revealed what she’s actually got is pulmonic stenosis, a different and much less common (the cardiologist commented she’d simply never seen it in an Akita before now) issue. We do not yet know how severe the stenosis is- she was too young at the time to get a good picture- but the cardiologist suggested it wasn’t likely to be mild. We’ll know when she is old enough to have another, clearer ultrasound done in another month or two. She also has a defect in the wall between her ventricles, which the cardiologist said may either be making things worse or actually helping; apparently they often occur together and the treatment for THAT defect on its own is giving the patient an artificial case of stenosis. Apparently Major is very medically interesting! I could have done with boring, personally.
So Major needs a home. She needs a home that can handle an Akita (which isn’t the easiest breed to work with) and she needs a home that can handle potentially major medical bills and possibly the far to early heart-break if her condition means her life is shortened.
Those factors combined have made finding her a home difficult. If you are up to the task please contact the Atomic Nerds via the email in the linked post. If you know someone who might be up to the task please share this with them!