Wag N Train Rescue

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Wag N Train Terrier Rescue is one of the few rescue organizations that maintains and supports dogs who are unlikely to be adopted because of mature age or ongoing health issues. Our Sanctuary Sweethearts remain with our rescue group for the remainder of their lives.

Wag N Train provides for all costs related to caring for these dogs, and because of this we are in constant need of funds - for vaccinations, ongoing medical attention and physical therapy, medications, and food. Please demonstrate your love of dogs and support of our efforts by making a donation to our rescue - a small contribution of $25 can make the difference for these dogs.

 

Meet Milo

Milo Needs Your Help!

Sweet little dachshund puppy Milo needs your help.  Wag N Train rescued Milo from a commercial breeding facility when he was about 4 months old. At first we thought Milo was a normal, happy, playful puppy, but his foster started noticing that he was having trouble keeping his food down. We soon discovered that Milo was born with severe GI issues. He would have never survived life in the breeding facility. Fortunately, we were in the right place at the right time. First, Milo was diagnosed with Mega-esophagus. This is a condition that will never go away, he will have it for life. His esophagus doesn't work right so it doesn't carry the food from his mouth to his tummy.  Food gets trapped in the esophagus and eventually comes back up. We ordered him a Bailey chair so he could eat sitting upright.  He has to sit upright for 20 minutes after his meals to allow time for gravity to do the job his esophagus can't do.  His food has to be liquefied to help it go down smoother.  Milo was also placed on a cocktail of reflux and tummy meds to help keep his food down. The vets ran further tests thinking he may have other conditions such as PRAA, Lupus, Addisons, Myasthenia, etc, but all of those were ruled out.  Milo was scoped and it was confirmed that he had a diverticulum in his esophagus that had to be removed. The surgery was long and complicated as the diverticulum had adhesions to his heart which is extremely dangerous. Even though the surgery has been completed, Milo is still a very complex case. He is having trouble keeping food down and gaining weight and is not out of the woods by any means. They considered a feeding tube, but were afraid the anesthesia might cause aspiration pneumonia. (He has already had 2 bouts of aspiration pneumonia so far.) But between all the medications and feedings in the Bailey chair and trips to the vet, Milo is still a sweet, loving, playful little puppy.  He loves his squeaky squirrels, pestering the cat, annoying his dachshund siblings, cuddling with his mom and sister, running around outside in the fall leaves and just being a puppy. Wag N Train has invested nearly $10,000 on Milo's care so far.  If you would like to help in Milo's care, please go to:  http://www.wagntrainterrierrescue.com/donate 
Fill out the info and in the comment section, write "For Milo's care."  We will make sure your donation goes directly towards Milo's expenses.  Thank you so much!

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