HELP SAVE "HERO"!
Hero and Animal Rescue Recon are
desperately looking for help in saving his life.
Hero came into the shelter a few weeks
ago. When they noticed he was
loosing weight and vomiting, they contacted Animal Rescue Recon for help. ARR took Hero to their local vet and
subsequently to UC Davis for evaluation and diagnosis. Hero has been diagnosed with Canine
Simply put, the dog’s esophagus muscles
fail and cannot propel food or water into his stomach. The food sits in the esophagus within
the chest cavity and can result in vomiting and/or aspiration of fluid/food,
leading to Pneumonia.
Megaesophagus is usually a genetic
condition and is manageable. It
does not have to be a death sentence.
Many dogs live a long successful life. Other than monitoring their food and water intake, they have
Hero needs to eat and drink in a vertical
position. This can be done in an
easy to construct Bailey Chair.
Some people place the food on the top step of a stool with 3 steps,
which also puts them in a vertical position. Water is consumed the same way. Hero would need to stay in this position for about 20-30
minutes after consumption of food or water.
The wonderful folks at Bailey Chairs 4 Dogs
have custom built and donated a chair just for Hero! He's doing really well, learning a new way to eat, and hanging out in his chair afterwards!
Our hope is to find Hero a forever home, but we need a FOSTER HOME now! Won't you please help and share Hero's story with all of your friends and family?
PLEASE HELP US SAVE HERO!!!
Contact ARR on 925.392.7654 or Tamara on 925.642.6496