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Derek
Champ

Mega esophagus

This is something I recently came across in two of my Rover pups. Dogs with mega esophagus have to be fed differently for life and the owner has to be very dedicated and careful with their dog as it can prove to be a life threatening issue if the proper precautions are not taken.  I had never really heard about this so just thought I’d leave this here:

”Megaesophagus, also known as esophageal dilatation, is a disorder of the esophagus in humans and other mammals, whereby the esophagus becomes abnormally enlarged.“

- Wikipedia 

 

https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/megaesophagus

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dogids.com/blog/megaesophagus-in-dogs/amp/

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VivianaR
Champ

Re: Mega esophagus

Hi Derek!

A long time ago I was surfing the internet and found out about this condition but never saw a dog with that condition until one year ago I had the opportunity to host an Australian shepherd with megaesophagus.

The owner brings to my house a special chair to feed him, the crate and lots of special toys to keep him occupied. I love this puppy, he is so smart and learned how to eat with the special chair.  I love to meet dogs with different needs, I love learning new stuff.

Thanks for sharing!  

Derek
Champ

Re: Mega esophagus

Yeah, amazing how well they adjust to what they have to do. The ones I watched also had the upright chair and one of them has to stay there for at least 30min at a time, after she eats! I posted in hopes that someone might use the knowledge to help, or even to identify the problem at some point.