It's the age old debate: chunky or smooth? Well, we can tell you one of FBRN's newest fosters is smoother than a fresh jar of...well, Skippy! He may not even be 2 years old but he has the health issues of a much older pup. This gorgous pup, the color of peanut butter and chocolate, was surrendered when his family couldn't keep up with all of his medical problems.
Skippy was born with pulmonic stenosis which has now caused dilated cardiomyopathy, where the heart doesn't pump as efficiently as normal. In the first several days of foster care, Skippy had a very hard time keeping down food and water. And how is an underweight pup supposed to put on weight if he throws up all the time? Thankfully, after a trip to a cardiologist, he is now on some medications and his foster family is hand-feeding him while he sits up, which has really cut down on his vomiting. Paws crossed because it seems like he has gained a couple pounds! Due to his cardiac issues, Skippy has not been neutered so he is showing some tendency to mark in the house.
The sweetest little guy ever, Skippy could really use some help filling up his piggy bank. "Pulmonic stenosis" and "cardiomyopathy" not only sound expensive but they really are expensive to treat and manage. Please click on the link to donate to his care and leave some words of encouragement (we don't even mind if they're song lyrics). This young pup deserves a chance to live a full life and he's definitely in the right place. Thank you for your support!
Skippy! We hope you live a happy life, filled with love and lots of hugs! From Millie