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Frankie Yorkshire Terrier Oklahoma City, OK
- Apricot / Beige
- Friendly, Affectionate, Funny, Playful
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, cats.
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We know so, so many people would love to have little companion like her and we want to make sure Frankie's forever family is the best possible fit as she is a special girl that needs specific, diligent care and daily medication to keep her healthy. Luckily we know the care routine that works best for her and have it listed below to help a potential adopter determine if her needs are feasible for their family and home.
Frankie came to us at 3 months old when her owners felt they could no longer provide the care she needed with her condition. She was born with megaesophagus (her esophagus is enlarged, making it hard for food to pass easily to her stomach), so he has a special diet and feeding regimen, but is well managed when strictly followed. Frankie is handfed slightly watered down canned food in a chair and has to sit up for 25 minutes after eating to avoid regurgitation. Total time for her meals, start to finish, is about 40 minutes. During her upright time, she enjoys broth ice cubes because she cannot have water. Her favorite treats are Gerber Puffs, and they don’t cause issues because they dissolve easily. She also requires lifetime meds, 2 prescription and one over the counter, to help with her condition. The estimated monthly cost of these meds is $150. Additionally, she has to wear a neck donut at all times. If she doesn’t wear this, her saliva gets stuck in her esophagus and causes her to cough and regurgitate. The greatest risk with this condition and regurgitation is aspiration pneumonia so her upright time is of utmost importance, as well as her not being allowed to eat or drink things she shouldn’t.
Frankie lives with foster dogs of all sizes and gives everyone a run for their money. She can be a bit spicy with other dogs, but nothing more than a typical small dog with a big personality. However, she will need a laid back and understanding fur-sibling if she has any. She would do best in a home with dogs her size. She pays no attention to the cats in her foster home. Frankie loves running outside, going for car rides, and the being the star of the show. She does need a little monitoring with exercise because when she is super excited for an extended period of time, she tends to choke on excess saliva.
While megaesophagus can sound like a scary condition, when managed properly, these dogs live very fulfilled lives. Frankie is a very special little lady and we want nothing more than to find her very special family to call her own. If you think Frankie might be a good fit for your home, you can send inquiries to our director of adoptions at email@example.com or apply to meet / adopt at www.muttmisfits.org/adoption-application
Frankie is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and preventatives, heart-worm negative, and micro-chipped!
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