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2 days ago

PUG RESCUE & ADOPTION VICTORIA INC.

Meeloh says hello....
He’s a very happy fellow....
Yesterday he saw eye specialist Dr Hayley at Melbourne EyeVet
To have the pigment on his eyes and the discharge coming from them checked...

Dr Hayley prescribed eye drops for the discharge and gave Meeloh a small treat....
Meeloh told Dr Hayley that he’s on a big weightloss diet and has lost over half a kilo in the past week...
He still has at least 2kg to 2.5kg now to lose to be trim & sleek...

A recheck in 6 weeks time Dr Hayley advised....
To make sure the drops are helping Meeloh’s eyes...

Meeloh xxx
In Pug Rescue foster care undergoing medical rehabilitation.

Meeloh’s been obese all of his adult life & his breathing is a real worry and we fear he has several issues going quite wrong...
Including excessive tissue, sagging of tissue and collapsing structures going on....
A specialist surgeon will see what surgery they can perform to help hiss airway...
So that he doesn’t have to constantly struggle to breath that way....
Once he has lost 2.5kg to 3kg he is a massive surgery risk right now we all say...

After seeing Dr Bianca Knox Vet Clinic last week for his pus filled ear infections Meeloh says his ears are feeling less hurty...
With the strong daily antibiotic ear drops & every second day ear cleaner they are looking much less inflamed and dirty...
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3 days ago

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Douey says hey...
He went to Melbourne EyeVet and saw eye specialist Dr Chloe today...
Dr Chloe removed the last of his eye stitches that hadn’t quite dissolved and checked his eyes...
Douey stayed very still and was a very good puggy guy...

A checkup in 6 months time Dr Chloe said...
And now it’s finally time for Douey to start searching for a furever home to rest his big head...

Douey xxx

Four weeks ago Douey had the last of his three specialist surgeries...
Douey says Pug Rescue has now spent $6,000+ on me...
Dr Chloe at Melbourne EyeVet performed medial canthal closure time to make his eyelids/eye openings smaller and protect his very poppy eyes....
Ashe had already had two bad injuries to them which is of no surprise...

During Douey’s time 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 performed at Knox Vet Clinic by specialist surgeon Dr Ricky Cashmore of Veterinary Specialist Surgery Australia who performed a folded palatoplasty to shorten and thin the soft palate and he removed tonsils out widened nostrils.
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4 days ago

PUG RESCUE & ADOPTION VICTORIA INC.

Yesterday I went for a long drive back up to Shepparton again...
To visit my specialist friend...
Elizabeth Animal Tech who is the Prosthetist/Othotist who made my first custom knee brace...
I told Elizabeth it was going ace...
And asked her to make another matching one for my left hind leg...
Ok James Elizabeth said!

I had to lay on my side again and be very still whilst Elizabeth made a plaster cast of my leg...
I was a very good boy the humans said...
Elizabeth took some measurements and I picked the paw print pattern again to match my other brace....
Having two braces is going to be ace!

My special braces will help my hind legs not buckle as much and instead stay straight...
Which will make knee caps stay in place...
With both my knee caps in the right position and my legs not collapsing my standing and walking gait will greatly improved...
And my muscles will become stronger and less damage will be done to my joints and little body every time I move...

Thanks Elizabeth from Animal Tech for seeing me yesterday...
I’ll see you again in 4 weeks time to fit my second brace yay!

James xxx

Special thanks to Maverick’s family who have donated, in honour of Maverick who passed away last year, the $1,400 cost of James’s second custom knee brace.

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 his 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.

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Daphne says look at my sparkling white teeth...
She says thanks heaps...
To Nurse Kim, Dr Sam & Dr Laura at Knox Vet Clinic who performed my epulis (gum growth) removal and dental during the week....

Daphne reports she was very brave...
Even though her past life has left her forever afraid...
She only growled a bit...
Before her premeds kicked in quick...
Then before she knew it it was time to go....
Minus her gum lump and with clean white teethy on show...

Daphne xxx
Daphne is a special needs long term foster due to fear based behaviours caused by being bred & born into a puppy farm. She has undergone extensive behavioural rehab to enable her to live a happy, protected & enriched life. She has typical fear based behaviours such as only trusting very few people, barking & being afraid of black shoes/boots & men in high vis clothing.
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Welcome little Meeloh mate...
We promise we will do everything to make your life great...
Starting with a diet to quickly lose excess weight...
There is absolutely no way you could cope with joining your old owners on their move up to a much hotter state...

You’re breathing is a real worry and we fear you have several issues going quite wrong...
Including excessive tissue, sagging of tissue and collapsing structures going on....
A specialist surgeon will see what surgery they can perform to help your airway...
So that you don’t have to constantly struggle to breath that way....
Once you have lost 2.5kg to 3kg as you are a massive surgery risk right now we all say...

Your ears and eyes need drops and medication too...
So off to Knox Vet Clinic and Melbourne EyeVet for you....
Lucky they are both part of the regular Pug Rescue life changing things we do...
And it helps that you are very used to having your face cleaned, being handed and groomed woo hoo...

Such a good boy we are glad we can help change your life...
As we are sure if you had ended up elsewhere you would have been in strife...

Meeloh xxx
Starting his rehab journey in Pug Rescue foster care.

#pug #breath #airway Cambridge BOAS Research Group #help #ouglife #weightlossjourney #eyes #pugrescue #pugrescuevic #donate #adopt #foster #volunteer
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