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Luke and Leia
Recently, Luke and Leia entered the San Antonio Humane Society unsure and nervous but still very hopeful and kind. These super friendly 1 year old Shih Tzu mixes were clearly neglected and left to wander the streets. We are unsure as to how long they have been on their own but by the severity of their matting we conclude that it’s been a good amount of time. While walking through a neighborhood, Luke and Leia were found by a wonderful family who took them into their home. Due to the excessive matting, Luke and Leia found it very difficult to eat and were in dire need of grooming.

Luke and Leia

At the SAHS, our Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Bridgeman, evaluated Luke and Leia and shaved off the matts. Dr. Bridgeman recalls, “The matting was so intense that we couldn't draw blood right away. Luke in particular had copper wire embedded in a large matt near his backside and after shaving him, we were appalled to find out that one of his matts weighed 1 pound.”  After being shaved, Luke and Leia visibly felt relieved and looked absolutely wonderful.

Shih Tzu’s are known for their beautiful long, soft double coat. And it is important to brush them daily and a visit to the groomer every so often will likely be needed as well. If Luke and Leia didn't receive the attention they did at the SAHS, the matting could have cut off their circulation. We are forever thankful to the family who found these sweet, loving pups and we are happy to say that Luke and Leia have since been adopted together and they are doing very well in their new forever home!

Luke and Leia Adopted





Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 13:04

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