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Puggered after a big day....
Of picking up toys, carrying them and tossing them around in play...
Dudley says after a scare 5 weeks ago due to a very sore neck he is back to his old self yay....

5 weeks ago Dudley saw Dr Kent at Knox Vet Clinic for a check...
As he had quite obviously done yet another disc, this time in his neck....
A course of weekly injections for 3 weeks as well as a week and a half of pain and anti inflammatory medication was done...
But the poor little guy was still having pain and limited movement which certainly wasn’t fun....

So another vet appointment with Dr Laura for stronger pain meds & more anti inflammatories for him...
Which have worked and have made Dudley free from pain and again grin...

Dudley xxx
Dudley is one of our furever foster boys due to both his senior age and the multitude of health issues he cane to us with. Despite his wonky legs, lumps and bumps, previously injured eyes, breathing issues and everything else he is normally a happy lovable boy who enjoys short walks, loves toys & will constantly carry one around.
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A hey...
Today I underwent my airway....
Surgery at Knox Vet Clinic and all went well...
Specialist Surgeon Dr Ricky Cashmore of Veterinary Specialist Surgery Australia performed a folded palatoplasty to shorten and thin my soft palate and he also took my tonsils out and widened my nostrils so I will be able to breath better which will be swell....

Dr Ricky said that I had a degree of laryngeal collapse and pharyngeal sag ...
So I am very glad...
That Pug Rescue have helped me have surgery that will help me live a better life....
As without it I would have ended up in respiratory strife....

Meds, crate rest and hand feeding soft food twice a day for the next two weeks as my recovery....
Thanks to Dr Ricky and the Knox Vet Team for looking after me...

Douey
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Douey is in Pug Rescue foster care and underwent specialist graft surgery on an deep ulcer that was not healing and was going to perforate.
Dr Anu and the Melbourne EyeVet team took some pink tissue (conjunctiva) from the corner of Doueys eye and grafted it across his cornea and the ulcer preventing the eye from perforation.
Douey’s eye is now doing well and he has drops to remove some scar tissue that is forming.
He was also desexed at the time of eye surgery.
He’s undergone airway surgery.
Once recovered he will then undergo surgery to remodel his eyes to make the openings smaller which will protect them.
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Martha says hello everyone....
This is my new furever dad and mum!
And the black pug bloke is my new best friend Jimmy....
He is very happy....
To have me join his family...

Jimmy has already shared his toys with me....
And we absolutely love to run around playing chasey.....
Apparently I am the fourth little flat face my mum & dad have had...
So they have lots of experience in our special needs which makes me glad...
Oh and I have a little human sister too....
All of my furever home dreams have come true!
To Pug Rescue and my foster mum I say goodbye and thank you...

Congratulations on your Adoption Day Martha!

Martha
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Martha & her sister Juniper are the two remaining puppies from our night rescue when we received an urgent honest plea for help and collected into our care a litter of five 24 hour old pug puppies that had been very sadly rejected by their mother...

Tube feeding, sub cut fluids, glucose, vet care, warming and our very experienced neonatal foster carer were sadly not enough to keep life going in Martha & Junipers 3 other litter mates who had all been without sufficient milk and warmth for too long before entering our care...

Martha & Juniper have being tended to around the clock over the past 15 weeks with their intensive care which has included tube feeding which involves a feeding tub being inserted at feed times down their throats and into their stomachs to feed milk through...
Juniper required mouth to snout resus and Emergency vet care including oxygen, scope & tests....
The girls were desexed and have recovered well & now are interviewing furever families with Martha being officially adopted.
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5 days ago

PUG RESCUE & ADOPTION VICTORIA INC.

Look at me!
And look what’s on my knee!
I went for a long drive back up to Shepparton yesterday....
To visit specialist Animal Tech Prosthetist/Othotist Elizabeth as she had finished custom making my knee brace yay!

Elizabeth fitted my brace and trimmed it a little bit...
So it’s a perfect fit....
Everyone hopes my special brace will help my weakest leg not buckle as much and instead stay straight...
Which will hopefully help my knee cap stay in place...
Which in turn will help my strongest legs knee cap also stay in place which will be ace...
With both my knee caps in the right position and my legs not collapsing my standing and walking gait...
Should greatly improved...
And my muscles will become stronger and less damage will be done to my joints and little body every time I move...

I have to now practice getting used to wearing my brace and standing and walking in a very different but so much better way...
Thanks Elizabeth for making my very special brace and seeing me yesterday....

My brace has a pattern of coloured doggy paws...
As I am so very grateful that Pug Rescue & all of my online friends help keep me walking on my four...

Massive shout out to all the special people that donated to cover the $1,400 cost....
Special thanks to Maureen & her family who donated in honour of their puggy Mav who passed away recently....
I named the blue paw print that is above my knee on my brace Mav after him...
Hope that makes them grin....
Thanks to Wendy, Bruce & Sia’s family and to so many other beautifully generous people....
You all make my little puggy heart swell....

James
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James is a Pug Rescue very special needs foster boy with hemivertebrae, 90 degree kyphosis, 20 degree scoliosis, he’s undergone spinal fusion T6-T9, requires daily cortisone for his paralysis and is currently being treated for demodex.
He has luxating patellas which we hope will be improved/corrected with the help of a special custom made leg brace.
He’s a year old and only a very tiny 4.5kg boy who thinks he’s the boss.
Thanks to the online pug loving community Pug Rescue is able to provide James the daily care he needs to live a happy & enriched life.

#pug #brace #prosthetics
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Beach Baby, Beach Baby, there on the sand....
Beach Baby, Beach Baby, look how tall you stand...

Dashing through and splashing water everywhere....
You have given yourself stylish beach hair...

A practice beach run...
Before you move into a surf coast suburb with your furever dad and mum....
Look how far you have come...
From a tiny 24 hour old puppy fighting for life to a confident puppy girl who loves everyone...

Martha
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Martha is in Pug Rescue foster care & moves into her furever home over the coming days.

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Martha & her sister Juniper are the two remaining puppies from our night rescue when we received an urgent honest plea for help and collected into our care a litter of five 24 hour old pug puppies that had been very sadly rejected by their mother...

Tube feeding, sub cut fluids, glucose, vet care, warming and our very experienced neonatal foster carer were sadly not enough to keep life going in Martha & Junipers 3 other litter mates who had all been without sufficient milk and warmth for too long before entering our care...

Martha & Juniper have being tended to around the clock over the past 15 weeks with their intensive care which has included tube feeding which involves a feeding tub being inserted at feed times down their throats and into their stomachs to feed milk through...
Juniper required mouth to snout resus and Emergency vet care including oxygen, scope & tests....
The girls were desexed three weeks ago and have recovered well & now are interviewing furever families.
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