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Deviated Esophagus

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Name: Moo Moo
  • Color: Brindle
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Baby

$60.00 raised of $1,000.00

Moo Moo came to the rescue with his two siblings, Luna and Big Boy who were the only survivors out of the eight in total. 

We are unsure of what exactly they died from, but we do know mom failed to birth all the babies and ended up having an emergency C-section. That meant it was too late for the in utero puppy that was stuck, and mom could no longer nurse the puppies due to the medication she was on. The 7 remaining puppies were being bottle fed. This is always risky business because puppies are getting none of mom's immunity and can easily aspirate and develop pneumonia. 

The 3 surviving puppies were surrendered to the rescue when their conditions started to worsen. Little Moo Moo started expelling formula through his nose and developed aspiration pneumonia. His little life was hanging by a thread, so we rushed him to Blue Pearl for emergency vetting that could handle infant puppies. After a stay at the hospital, we received a diagnosis from GVS for him. He has a Esphegeal Diverticulum, which essentially means that some food gets sent down a part of his esophagus that is not tied to his stomach. His condition in manageable, but he will most likely need ongoing care for the more common ailment of Mega Esophagus. 

 Knowing the pups were at risk without mom's immunity, we were not surprised when they broke with parvo and landed back at Blue Pearl for another hospitalization stay. Likely, they will continue needing frequent medical visits due to their medical conditions. OBBR still has a long ways to go on covering the medical expenses incurred so far and will need even more as time goes on. Please consider donating to help Moo Moo to help him finally achieve happiness after such a rough and painful start to life.