Sex: M Age: 1 yr Ears: Natural
Special Needs: Megaesophagus
Whiskey is a handsome and gentle eight-month-old black male Dane who came into the RMGDRI at the tender age of just 10 weeks. His original owners were unclear on his medical diagnosis, and it has since been determined that this sweet boy suffers from megaesophagus, a generalized enlargement and stiffness of the esophagus that makes it difficult for him to swallow.
This condition has not stopped Whiskey from being extremely sociable and playful (not to mention super cute). He loves children and other dogs and, like most of us, is not one to argue with a good nap!
For a few reasons, the Rescue is looking for a family for Whiskey that can be home with him on a regular and frequent basis. Whiskey’s forever home will feed him meals in his Bailey chair – a chair that enables Whiskey to sit upright when eating – and feed him high-carb, low acidity producing food in a paste-like consistency. It’s best for Whiskey to keep his face angled upward when lying down, and he effectively uses an inflatable ring to this end.
His forever home will also understand that there is no cure or corrective surgery for megaesophagus, and it bears the risk of aspiration pneumonia, which may never occur, may occur once or twice, or may become a chronic issue.
Mostly, however, Whiskey’s forever home will provide the same patience, attention and love that all Danes so desire. This special boy will thrive in the loving support of one extraordinary family dedicated to his long-term health and happiness.
You can find out more about this condition at these links.
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