Meet Luke! Luke is one of the 4 Cavaliers that we took in from the Charlotte, North Carolina hoarding situation. Luke recently underwent his full intake vetting and will undergo his ophthalmology consultation next week.
Luke is suffering from hair loss, thickened calloused skin, and secondary infection due to the poor living environment he was in including being infested with fleas. We are treating his skin as well as his ears.
Luke has eye issues. He has severe “dry eye” meaning he is not producing an adequate amount of tears and because this has been neglected he is suffering with secondary issues like infection, inflammation, corneal ulceration, vascularization, pigmentation, and decreased vision. We have started him on eye drops to help clear infection, reduce inflammation, and stimulate his tear production and he will see a veterinary ophthalmologist next week.
We don’t know how old Luke is and it is hard to “age” because of the severe neglect. His shelter document stated his age as 6 years old, but we think around 8 years old. We will have the ophthalmologist weigh in next week. Once he visits with the ophthalmologist, the next step will be a dental to address his severe dental disease. We will be sure to keep you posted as we tackle all of his needs and get him looking and feeling muuuuuch better! Luke is being fostered in Atlanta, Georgia 💜