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Disfigured Dog Is Given Up On Time & Time Again And One Woman Sees All His Beauty
Beauty has nothing to do with physical features. If you turn us inside out, we pretty much all look the same. It’s our internal beauty that matters. But for people in Lucky’s life, they couldn’t get past what they saw on the outside. And that was a damn shame!
Lucky suffers from a severe facial deformity. He was born in a puppy mill and then surrendered to a shelter. It was hard to find him a home. People just couldn’t get over what they saw when they looked at him.
Lucky was finally adopted but bounced from home to home, each family doing him a terrible disservice. His first family in Austin kept him outside at all times because he didn’t get along with their cats. Poor Lucky was tied to a tree. He didn’t have a decent place to sleep nor was he given enough food. He was ignored and neglected. Lucky was never shown the love he deserves.
The family decided to surrender Lucky before they moved. They didn’t even want to take him with them. It was obvious that Lucky was NOT apart of the family 🙁
Lucky was adopted again but it wasn’t long before that family gave up on him too. The poor dog named Lucky wasn’t lucky at all.
Then, a social media post changed everything! A shelter volunteer took Lucky to the groomer. The volunteer posted pics of a groomed, handsome Lucky and those pics were seen by the perfect person, a friend of the volunteer, named Jamie Hult. She wanted to meet Lucky right away! Better yet, she wanted to adopt Lucky right away!
“It just happened to be somebody in my dog rescue world, so right away I contacted him and said ‘I want that dog. I don’t even want to foster it, I wanna take that dog,” Jamie told iHeartdogs.
Sadly, Lucky was in rough shape and needed extensive veterinary treatment. He had heartworms and fleas. He was also malnourished. But Jamie didn’t care. She wanted him and wouldn’t hesitate opening up her wallet… and her heart!
Lucky had a long road ahead of him but with proper medical intervention, he made a full recovery!
And with his new home, new life and new human came a new name… Beaux Tox!
“The reason I named him Beaux Tox is because clearly he looks like he needs botox, and that’s okay. We appreciate beauty in all forms. And the dog bills cost me a fortune which is the reason I don’t have botox!”
Jamie has the exact attitude and outlook Beaux needs! Dontcha think? 😀😁
They’ve been together, happily, for a year now. Beaux is now a healthy boy with a wonderful life. No more days tied to trees, no more lonely nights in shelters, and no more judgments because he looks a little different– Only LOVE for this sweet boy!
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Reverse Sneezing In Dogs – What to do…
Does this sound familiar? Your dog suddenly starts making loud snorting sounds—over and over again, in quick succession. Do you start wondering, did they swallow something they shouldn’t have? Can they breathe?! Chances are, you’re experiencing the infamous “reverse sneeze.” Veterinarians often see dogs whose owners rushed them in for an emergency appointment after finding them standing with their elbows apart, head pulled back, and eyes bulging as they snort or gasp repeatedly. Yet for the vast majority of these dogs, a vet visit was unnecessary.
Reverse sneezing looks and sounds scary the first time you encounter it. However, it’s a fairly common and harmless respiratory event for dogs.
Read on to learn how to identify reverse sneezing, what causes it, and how to tell the difference between a harmless reverse sneeze and something else.
What is reverse sneezing?
A reverse sneeze is pretty much what it sounds like: a sneeze that happens in reverse! The above video is a good example of what it looks and sounds like.
In a regular sneeze, air is rapidly pushed out through the nose. In a reverse sneeze, air is rapidly, and noisily, pulled in through the nose. It occurs in spasms lasting anywhere from a few seconds up to a minute and sounds like snorting, snuffling, and even gagging. See the above video for an example.
Because of the sounds their dogs make while reverse sneezing, many people mistakenly think their dog is choking. However, a reverse sneeze is almost as normal and harmless as a regular sneeze.
There’s no single cause for a reverse sneeze. Like regular sneezing, it’s often triggered by an irritation or inflammation in the nose, throat, or sinuses. It often occurs when dogs wake up from a nap, or after eating, when their breathing pattern may have rapidly changed. It’s also caused by irritants in the airway—anything from dust to an inhaled hair!
Some dogs experience more frequent reverse sneezing in springtime when the air is full of pollen and other allergens. Others reverse sneeze more in the winter, when sudden temperature changes between outdoors and indoors cause the nasal passages to contract.
Another common cause of reverse sneezing is pressure on the throat and neck. A too-tight collar, or straining against the leash, can irritate the throat and lead to a reverse sneeze. That’s just one more reason to consider a harness for your dog.
Finally, some dogs reverse sneeze after exercise, or when they’re overexcited. This is particularly common among brachycephalic, or short-nosed, breeds like pugs and bulldogs. When they get worked up, they may inhale their elongated soft palates into the throat, triggering an episode of reverse sneezing.
Reverse sneezing is super-common, and it won’t hurt your dog. However, some dogs become anxious during a reverse sneezing episode, and a lengthy episode may be uncomfortable.
You can help your dog recover from a reverse sneezing episode by remaining calm yourself. If you get anxious, your dog’s anxiety will increase, too. So, stay calm, and show your dog there’s nothing to panic about.
If your dog is experiencing a particularly long episode of reverse sneezing, you may be able to ease or end the episode by:
Gently massaging your dog’s throat
Briefly covering their nostrils, which will cause them to swallow and potentially stop sneezing
Depressing their tongue with your hand to help open airways
Some vets suggest gently blowing in your dog’s face
In the vast majority of cases, there’s no need to intervene. Reverse sneezing doesn’t last long, and your dog will be perfectly normal after it stops.
When you should go to the vet
As mentioned, reverse sneezing rarely requires veterinary treatment. As soon as the sneezing episode stops, the situation is resolved. However, if episodes increase in frequency or duration, you should call the vet just in case. You should also seek treatment if your dog’s reverse sneezing is accompanied by other respiratory symptoms or if they have any unusual discharge from their nose.Occasionally, chronic reverse sneezing can be a symptom of more serious issues. These include nasal mites, foreign objects in the airway, respiratory infections, and tracheal collapse. If you’re concerned about the intensity of your dog’s reverse sneezing, take a video to show the vet. They’ll be able to determine potential causes.Most dogs experience episodes of reverse sneezing at some point in their lives. For the vast majority of dogs, it’s a common, temporary, harmless reaction with no lasting aftereffects. Of course, it still sounds unsettling to our human ears! But now that you know what reverse sneezing is, you’ll be less likely to make an unnecessary vet visit.