I am the director of Aide For Paws and Rescue Society. We are a small foster-based rescue organization, located in Abbotsford BC Canada, that works primarily with special needs and Senior animals.
Tiny Tim is a 12 week old special needs French bulldog puppy who was surrendered to our program a week ago. When he arrived his abdomen was painful and distended so we took him to our local animal emergency hospital. X-rays were taken and showed Timmy was SEVERELY constipated.
Tiny Tim's doctors were shocked at how badly impacted he was especially for being such a young puppy. It turns out Timmy has rectal stricture which is a narrowing of his rectum/anus. His case is so severe he is not able to have a bowel movement as his anus is too small to pass formed stool and it is too painful
Timmy received an enema to try and break up the mounds of feces in his colon. Thankfully the enema was able to help dissolve some of the hard pieces and he was able to empty a lot of his bowels. 2 days later he went back to emergency for another enema as he was still very backed up.
A referral was sent to a veterinary specialty hospital for a surgical consult to see if there are any options to help Tiny Tim.
Timmy's appointment with the surgeon was on Friday. The diagnosis of structure was confirmed. His surgeon is confident they are going to be able to help and very hopeful he will not need an extensive invasive surgery. She is going to perform a rectal dilation procedure which ultimately will help stretch the anus so he can pass a normal bowel movement. It is very important to have the procedure done as soon as possible due to the severity of his case.
Tiny Tim is scheduled for his rectal dilation procedure on Tuesday. We were told it will likely take repeated dilations (3-4) in order to have success for Timmy.
The estimate for each of Timmy's procedures is up to $900.
We are raising money to help cover the cost of Tiny Tim's rectal dilation procedures. As well as this we have had over $400 in medical treatment that has already been performed at the emergency hospital. We are hoping to raise enough to cover the cost of supplies as we have been going through a lot of puppy pads & laundry due to Timmy's anal leakage. As well as this he needs daily laxatives in order to keep his stool soft enough to pass on it's own. Unfortunately Timmy never recieved any vaccinations during his time with his breeder and will also need to be dewormed, neutered and tattooed/microchipped before he is ready to find his forever home.
If you are able to make a donation to Tiny Tim's medical fund it would be greatly appreciated. Every little bit helps & will make a huge difference in Timmy's quality of life
Donations can also be made via E-transfer and PayPal to: [email redacted]
Tiny Tim is the sweetest little puppy who deserves a second chance and thanks you all for your generosity.
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