- A veterinarian saved a puppy from euthanasia and adopted it
- The pup was no bigger than a milkshake cup that time
- The puppy is now six weeks old; a lot bigger and better
A veterinarian saved from euthanasia a new born puppy, which was just as small as a milkshake cup that time.
In an article written by James Gould-Bourn of Bored Panda, it was disclosed that the tiny puppy was one of the nine that were born to a chocolate lab. When the owners realized that he had a cleft palate, they decided to have him put down as puppies with cleft palates do not have a great chance of survival. but one vet technician was determined to give him a second chance at life.
“On my 30th birthday, a chocolate lab had a c-section at my veterinary clinic and had nine puppies. One of those puppies had a cleft palate, and the owners opted to euthanize the puppy. Knowing the sucker I was, another vet tech got the family to sign the puppy over and got me to foster the puppy,” wrote Imgur user kaffekalle.
“It is a blessing to be able to provide humane euthanasia to puppies with cleft palates. Depending on the severity of the cleft, and if it affects the hard or soft palate, puppies usually do not thrive. The space in the roof of their mouth does not allow them to suckle properly, and they eventually die of starvation. This little chocolate bean had no idea he had some bad genetics and latched quickly to his binky,” she added.
At one week old, she had been feeding the puppy every one to two hours religiously. She used a red rubber tube and syringing Esbilac or puppy milk replacer.
“I am exhausted, but realizing my little ‘science experiment’ might actually survive. I took him on knowing that he might not live,” she shared.
When it was two weeks old, the loving owner started to take it to her work every day.
“Being that I worked in a veterinary clinic, it was easy to feed and stimulate him every two hours,” she said.
At three weeks old, she named it Bronson.
When the puppy was five weeks old, a lot of changes was seen on it.
“His eyes and ears are all the way open, and he is taking in the world and all its sounds and tastes and sights. He has since completely ditched his binky and has become attached to my fingers. Many cleft palate puppies that survive will often carry this trait with them to adulthood,” shared the veterinarian.
Now, Bronson is already six weeks old.
“Bronson is starting to look like a real pupper. I really can’t even at this point,” expressed kaffekalle.
Life is really full of miracles.