At 12 weeks old, this sweet puppy found herself surrendered to a vet hospital with a condition called MEGAESOPHAGUS. Her owners were in a tough situation, unable to provide her the medical care she needed. But, as fate would have it, one of our fosters worked at the vet office and sprung into action! She knew she had to save Kyla and give her the chance at a long and happy life! So please meet our newest #reboundhoundKYLA!
Kyla is Gaelic for beautiful and lovely. All of which Kyla is! This lil angel is so lucky that one of our amazing and dedicated fosters worked at this vet clinic and called us immediately requesting that we take her into our rescue for them to foster. We WILL NEVER say no to one of our fosters, who do so much for us and sacrifice so much to help us save dogs! Plus, who can resist a lil puppy munchkin like Kyla! Please SHARE KYLA'S STORY!
Kyla is a sweet, happy, energetic now 14-week-old puppy, except for one small thing. That small thing is an artery near her heart that is constricting her esophagus. The condition is called Persistent Right Aortic Arch (PRAA), a condition in which an artery that usually dissolves when the puppy is still an embryo, doesn't, and grows around the esophagus.
Kyla was fine as a puppy, but as she weaned off of milk and started to eat solid food, her owner noticed that she would have trouble swallowing the food and would regurgitate a lot of it. This meant that she wasn't getting enough nutrition and wasn't gaining weight. Her owner brought Kyla to the veterinary office and was told that Kyla's prognosis was not good. Tests and scans were needed but the owner could not afford them. The doctor suggested euthanasia, and the owner considered this or surrendering Kyla to a shelter, which would just have been a different death sentence. That's where Rebound Hounds and a foster family stepped in to make sure Kyla received the care she deserved.
Kyla received all of her tests and the first diagnosis was megaesophagus (ME), a condition where the esophagus is enlarged and cannot push food down to the stomach. Dogs with megaesophagus need special care for the rest of their life. Sometimes this just means a special feeding chair to keep them upright to let gravity help get the food to the stomach. Sometimes this means a restricted diet, medication, nebulizers, feeding tubes, high vet bills, and more. ME can be hard to manage, and if not handled correctly can lead to death. If a dog with ME regurgitates food or water and then breathes it into their lungs, it can lead to Aspiration Pneumonia (AP) which can be fatal.
After further testing they found that it was PRAA that was causing it, which was good news; PRAA is treatable with surgery! A surgeon can go in and remove that artery, allowing the esophagus to recover and return to normal. Since this was caught so early in Kyla's life, she has an excellent chance of leading a normal life after recovering from surgery.
Kyla is an amazing puppy and deserves a full, healthy life and this surgery can give that to her. WE NEED YOUR HELP to give this adorable, lovable, amazing puppy a chance at a normal life. Our hopes are that we raise enough money to cover all of her expenses, including the surgery, so she can find a loving fur-ever home. Every little bit helps, and remember; your donation is tax deductible! THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!
While Kyla still has a road to recovery ahead of her, we’re hopeful that she’ll be ready for her forever home before too long! For adoption inquiries, please apply at: http://www.reboundhounds.org/adoption-application.html