Dogs with ᴅɪsᴀʙɪʟɪᴛɪᴇs and cognitive problems often have difficulty. They are often at risk of untimely ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ or being abandoned by owners who do not want to take responsibility for their care.
But as long as a dog is not sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀɪɴɢ, they will have the same chance to live and be loved as any other dog. After a ᴅɪsᴀʙʟᴇᴅ ᴅᴏɢ gets a second chance, he not only does well but is also “the happiest dog in the world!”
In 2016, a woman named Jennifer Osborne saw a dog named Moose in a pet store that had a very distinctive look, with a fixed smile and a large ʙɪᴛᴇ.
She discovered this was due to a medical ᴍᴀʟꜰᴏʀᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ that Moose had had since birth: he was missing part of his brain.
“Moose’s nose was pushed into the skull causing it to be slightly ʙɪᴛᴇn, nose disproportionate, skull ᴅᴇꜰᴏʀᴍᴇᴅ, brain deformed and eye problems possibly while in the womb,” Jennifer said.
Jennifer immediately fell in love with the dog and most of all, she worried that in the wrong hands Moose would be put into a deep sleep because of his medical problems.
So she took it upon herself to adopt him, giving Moose a home where he would be safe. Jennifer knew it wouldn’t be an easy road ahead. Moose’s medical problems need a lot of attention.
He had frequent sᴇɪᴢᴜʀᴇ: “They affected his body and brain causing his whole body to convulse and foam at the mouth,” says Jennifer.
She had an MRI of the dog, which revealed the range of his medical problems: he had no forehead and sinuses, and had a ᴄʏsᴛ where parts of his brain were missing.
His frontal brain is low but the rest of his brain is fine. “His neurologist has never seen a dog with a problem like Moose’s.”
She discovered that the dog’s sᴇɪᴢᴜʀᴇ would last a lifetime, however they could be treated with medication and that wouldn’t affect its lifespan.
Jennifer is ready to face any challenges ahead and remains grateful to have Moose in her life. Despite everything, he is a fun and mischievous dog.
With everything that has happened to Moose, we are very lucky that he survived. He is truly a miracle
Moose goes through life with a smile on his face, as if grateful for every day he gets to live. Jennifer said: “He was amazing and a blessing in my life. He is the happiest dog I have ever met and I am so grateful that he is my dog.”
We are so happy that Moose is doing well and living her best, happy life! You can follow the adventures of this happy dog on social networks.