Bubba’s heartbreaking story with a happy ending
We got a call from the Bonnie L. Hayes Animal Shelter at the end of March about a senior pug who had been abandoned and tied outside a dentist office overnight. We hear a lot of stories, but we could not believe that! Bubba was covered in fleas and one of his nails had grown so long it had embedded in his paw making it so he couldn’t walk well. His teeth were all loose and had lots of infection. Poor Bubba had been suffering from neglect but we were honored to be able to take care of him.
In early April, Bubba went in for a routine dental surgery that went very well but when they tried to remove the breathing tube his oxygen saturation would drop, it appeared that even though all precautions were taken, his airway had started to swell, and since he didn’t have much of one to start with, this quickly became a dangerous situation. We took him straight from the vet to VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists with the breathing tube in his throat. They determined the best course of action would be to do a temporary tracheotomy to allow the upper airway swelling to go down. Bubba had to stay in the ICU for five nights before the tube was successfully removed and he was able to breathe on his own. Bubba will be up for adoption as soon as he has healed from his surgery and is cleared by our vets.
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