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    Default Meet our new puppy...MINI...

    I started this story in the Mods forum and after deciding to keep her thought it would be best to share with everyone...

    We were contacted by a Vet in NOVA about an 8 wk old puppy, since named MINI. She had been diagnosed with PRAA. At this point it appears that that diagnosis was incorrect and a more correct diagnosis is Mega Esophagus. With Mega E there is literally no hope of placing her so we've decided that her needs would best be served staying right here with us.

    I built her a Bailey Chair and after a few minor tweaks it fits her well enough. It's adjustable to a point so I figure it will be at least a month before having to build another.

    She's a so-called designer color (Tri)and I suspect that her breeder ultimately created this genetic abnormality seeking a bigger paycheck...but that would be a whole different thread for a different day.
    I haven't had the pleasure of raising an 8-week old since 1995 and the rules haven't changed much for a normal bulldog, but MINI isn't quite normal. Keeping her upright for a period of time after meals and drinking water is VERY important. Not allowing her to drink or eat anything while we are not supervising her is equally important.

    The sad part about a Mega E dog is they are apt to aspirate at any time, develop pneumonia, and die. We will do our best to ensure that that does not happen but are fully aware of the risks of raising a Mega E pup.

    She's mostly bulldog but I think there's some Rotty in recipe...













    Everyone has given her a "Puppy pass" and she's uses it often...very often...




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    Awww Chip she is wonderful and good on you guys for keeping her , I know she will want for nothing .
    Great pics love her chair well done , I can not get over those wonderful eye,s full of love and life she truly is gorgeous Chip
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    ...you're the loudest snorer in the house.

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    Glad to hear you are keeping her and will give her the life she deserves. And yes, the breeder "created" her for more money.

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    Oh my goodness, my heart. She is precious. And that video of her eating!! What a hungry little nugget, the name is perfect, "Mini" - I know she's in the best of hands. Have you scheduled her surgery yet? Or has that changed now since the diagnosis has changed?

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    What a wonderfully lucky pup to have found you... Your amazing for taking that on and hopefully you will be rewarded with many years and a long life for the kid... She's adorable and your wonderful..

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    I started this story in the Mods forum and after deciding to keep her thought it would be best to share with everyone...

    We were contacted by a Vet in NOVA about an 8 wk old puppy, since named MINI. She had been diagnosed with PRAA. At this point it appears that that diagnosis was incorrect and a more correct diagnosis is Mega Esophagus. With Mega E there is literally no hope of placing her so we've decided that her needs would best be served staying right here with us.

    I built her a Bailey Chair and after a few minor tweaks it fits her well enough. It's adjustable to a point so I figure it will be at least a month before having to build another.

    She's a so-called designer color (Tri)and I suspect that her breeder ultimately created this genetic abnormality seeking a bigger paycheck...but that would be a whole different thread for a different day.
    I haven't had the pleasure of raising an 8-week old since 1995 and the rules haven't changed much for a normal bulldog, but MINI isn't quite normal. Keeping her upright for a period of time after meals and drinking water is VERY important. Not allowing her to drink or eat anything while we are not supervising her is equally important.

    The sad part about a Mega E dog is they are apt to aspirate at any time, develop pneumonia, and die. We will do our best to ensure that that does not happen but are fully aware of the risks of raising a Mega E pup.

    She's mostly bulldog but I think there's some Rotty in recipe...













    Everyone has given her a "Puppy pass" and she's uses it often...very often...



    Ohhhhh...poor Mini and lucky Mini, all at one time. She's beautiful...but...not nearly as beautiful as you are for choosing to care for her and to love her. I will keep her and you in my thoughts. Thank you for what you do.


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    @oscarmayer - Chip, OMG!! Mini is the LUCKIEST puppy on the planet, She HAS the BEST parents!! Looking forward watching her journey.


    Thanks and much Love,

    Melissa - Ellie's Mom

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Oh my goodness, my heart. She is precious. And that video of her eating!! What a hungry little nugget, the name is perfect, "Mini" - I know she's in the best of hands. Have you scheduled her surgery yet? Or has that changed now since the diagnosis has changed?
    thats changed now. 4 Vets all agree that they cannot see a stricture within the esophagus. We thought about an indoscopy but those that we rely on say it's wasted money and needless risk with gen'l anesthesia. Im inclined to agree.

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    You're just a good soul my man just a good soul!

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    How precious!!!


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    Chip,
    Mini is adorable... and what a lucky little girl to find a home w/you and your family. That last video was absolutely precious... let the shenanigans begin!!! Lol

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    Awww. How cute. What is the prognosis or chance it can be corrected later in life?

    What is the purpose of the chair? To keep upright angle?


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