Phineas came to Fox Run as a 5 day old kid in January 2019. He had been dropped off with a client to try bottle feeding, but was found to be too sick to even try suckling. He was brought in to see Dr. Findora and was suspected to have a severe systemic infection. The infection involved both of his eyes causing blindness. He received intensive care at Fox Run with IV fluids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, stomach protectants and multiple eye medications. He slowly improved and started to take bottle feedings. Dr. Findora ended up taking him home – she is a sucker for blind animals. Phin’s overall health continued to improve, but his eyes did not. His sight never returned and his eyes became very painful. At only 8 weeks old Dr. Findora took Phineas to surgery and removed both of his non-sighted, painful eyes. Phin recovered well from surgery. He lived in pen in Dr. Findora’s living room until he was 4 months old, coming to work at Fox Run every day. He learned to run, jump and play. He was eventually moved outside, to live like a “normal” goat. His blindness never stopped him from exploring his surroundings and trying new things.
The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, but amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s essential to consider our beloved pets. At Fox Run Animal Hospital, we understand