Please help our 4 month old Bahamian Potcake, Fleece! She has an englarged heart and needs treament ASAP to survive.
This blue eyed beauty from Potcake Puppy Palace in the Bahamas recently flew with Wings of Rescue to Canada in pursuit of her forever home . She is happy, energetic, and always wagging her tail and just wants to play with her pup friends. Unfortunately after her flight from the Bahamas she experienced respiratory distress and was brought to the vet. A chest x-ray showed an enlarged heart and determined she likely has Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). Her best treatment plan is an echocardiogram to confirm these findings followed by lifesaving surgical intervention.
She has already accrued $2000 in medical bills, and the current estimate for her continued care, diagnostics, and surgery is estimated to be over $10,000.
If her current differential diagnosis of PDA is confirmed, we have a small window of successfully treating her. But time is of the essence. But with treatment, pups with similar surgeries have had great outcomes and she is expected to life a full 10+ year lifespan!
PDA is a vessel connecting the aorta and main pulmonary artery. This vessel is supposed to close shortly after birth but in Fleece’s case it did not. A grade 1 heart murmur is normal. A grade 6 heart murmur is really bad. Fleece has a grade 4 heart murmur.
Medicine has helped relieve her respiratory distress and has taken some fluid off her lungs caused by heart failure, but will not correct it. Where she is currently showing signs of heart failure. Surgery is the only option other than hospice and euthanasia!
Fleece can live a long and happy life with surgery. If she doesn’t get the surgery she likely will decline quickly and will not live past 1 year of age.
Unfortunately the surgery is a costly one and we need your help to give this puppy the chance she deserves to wag her tail in her forever home!
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