Hello, my name is Chelsea Brown and Chikis (Bull Terrier) is my beloved dog. Chikis came into our lives 6 months ago and we were not aware she had a birth defect called Patent Ductus Arteriosus until just recently after we went to the vet. She is almost 2 years old and most dogs don't survive to enjoy their first birthday when they have this defect. We believe through prayer and the grace of God that she has lived this long already. If she doesn't have her heart surgery, the vet says she will not live many more months. We can't afford her heart surgery and we are asking for help with donations and prayer. She is loved so much and she brings so much joy to me and my family.
A little bit about the defect: left to right shunting Patent Ductus Arteriosus is the most common congenital heart disease in dogs and is caused by failure of ductal closure after birth. Almost all affected dogs will die from complications before maturity if the condition is not treated. After surgical treatment, the prognosis is excellent.
Please, Please help Chikis get her surgery! She is so sweet, full of life and a huge part of my family. Any donation is greatly appreciated as well as your prayers. Thank you.
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