About the Campaign
A box full of puppies and momma dog
Trooper and his puppy family were given to Joan’s family when they were a week old. All the dogs were infected with ticks and fleas and needed lots of love. At seven weeks Trooper wasn’t doing as well as the other puppies so Joan’s daughter asked if Trooper could be separated for a while.
It was thought Trooper had a respiratory infection or possibly something infectious so Joan took him to her house to get better. Of course during this time, Joan fell in love with him. This is when Joan decided to adopt Trooper.
After not getting better and multiple vet visits it was found that Trooper can’t digest his food. He was diagnosed with Cricopharyngeal Achalasia. There are two types of cricopharygneal and the good news is Troopers type is treatable with surgery.
Look at Troopers hips and spine to see how skinny he is!
What is cricopharyngeal achalasia?
Cricopharyngeal achalasia is a rare disorder that causes dysphagia, or the inability to swallow. This form of cricopharyngeal dysphagia occurs when the esophageal sphincter, or the cricopharyngeal muscle, is unable to relax and open, creating an inability to pass food through the muscle. This is an extremely dangerous condition resulting in malnourishment and aspiration pneumonia, a lung infection caused by inhaling food or liquids into the lungs. Achalasia can be a life-threatening condition if not treated.
Read more at: https://wagwalking.com/condition/cricopharyngeal-achalasia
Why Joan needs help?
Joan is actually in the hospital at the moment and unable to work. Joan’s family is having to take care of the dog while she’s healing.
It is important to get this surgery taken care of immediately. Trooper is regurgitating his food 10-15 times a day. The Bailey Box (the box where he sits up straight to eat) didn’t help and it is a lot to clean up after him.
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Free Animal Doctor raises money for sick and injured animals. FAD only raises the amount of money needed stated from the vet. FAD pays all animal veterinary bills directly. All donations are tax deductible. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions: 626-325-6296