KING TUX is a crazy smart, 22 month old Standard Poodle and my Bff.
In September, he suddenly began violently choking and vomiting. I rushed him to the ER. Every time he eats, King regurgitates food and cries. I puree all of his food and feed him in small amounts 5 times a day. Thousands of dollars (from my savings) in testing failed to reveal the cause.
I got King just prior to being downsized from my position of 12 years. I am also partially, permanently disabled now. I work about 8 hours per week and I'm trying to start a business. This takes a long time to get going.
I finally brought King to a specialist, Sean Yoshimoto D.V.M. (V.C.A. West Los Angeles Animal Hospital). He thinks he may have a stricture in his esophagus and needs to perform an expensive procedure, an endoscopy/dilation. King will most likely need several dilations all done under general anesthesia.
Turns out King's illness worsened and He had to have the endoscopy. No stricture was found, but he does have inflammatary bowel disease. The underlying cause is still unknown. He now will require ongoing treatment with meds/exams to see if he will improve. However, they still don't know what is causing him to regugitate his food either or have such difficulty swallowing. If he doesn't get better, more expensive testing will be performed.
I need to raise funds to treat King Tux so he can eat more normally and go back to being a healthy and happy dog. Anything you give, even one or two dollars will add up and help!
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