He Decided She Didn’t Deserve To Eat, They Fought To Prove She Deserved The World

We say this time and time again yet there are still dog owners out there that don’t get it: DOGS ARE FAMILY. They rely on us just as our children do. So why not care for them? It’s simple. You bring a dog into your life, you give them what they need, and what they want.

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We realize there are some people who don’t want to see stories like this one. But we must do our part to raise awareness. We must spread the word about the survivors to show the world that just because a dog goes through tragedy does not mean they are forever broken. Many people assume shelter dogs and dogs that survive abuse are not adoptable. Well, that just isn’t true!

This is Angel’s story. Angel was purposely starved and on the brink of death. She was rescued in the nick of time. Her organs had begun to shut down. As you can see from her face, she is in pain, weak and afraid. Every bone on her body painfully showed.

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Angel’s body wasn’t just shutting down but so was she. Being unloved and mistreated for this long had really broken her down. But that was all about to change– now that she was in the care of loving people.

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For a while, it was touch and go. At this stage of starvation, survival is uncertain. But she had really smart people in her corner that knew just what to do. They fed her small amounts of food throughout the day. She was also given IV nutrition, antibiotics, and medicine for pain.

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Each day, Angel improved. As Rescue From The Hart says in their video, “We lent her our strength, until one day she found her own,” is so profound. But as you will see, they were spot on! Angel took their lead. They saw positivity in their eyes and believed them when they told her that she is now loved and will be okay. And then… she stood up all on her own! Do you know how incredible that is?!

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With a steady diet and continued medical care, Angel gained weight. Her body was no longer weak. She looked so healthy and was beginning to understand what it meant to be a dog.

She made friends at her foster home and then Angel received the best news possible– Angel found a forever home!

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While we do understand the desire to remain blissfully unaware of animal abuse is sometimes easier, it’s not the answer. When you love animals to the core, fighting for their well-being is truly the epitome of compassion. Getting stories out there, like Angel’s, is how rescue groups survive. They operate on donations from animal lovers like us. It’s not just about giving money. It’s also about sharing stories like Angel’s so people can see exactly what happens when rescuers do their job when they have the resources they need.

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We ask that you continue to share stories of survival, like Angel’s, so rescue groups can continue to thrive. And animals like Angel get forever homes.

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Right at this moment, there are thousands of dogs just like Angel languishing in shelters waiting for their happily ever after. Many will be euthanized while potential adopters go out and buy dogs from breeders. Spread the word so these dogs can find homes. They deserve it!

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The man gave it two weeks (the amount of time the shelter said it may take for the dog to adjust to his new home), but it just wasn’t working out. Maybe it was the fact he was also trying to adjust to a new situation. Maybe they were too much alike. But then the man started going through Reggie’s stuff, and that’s when he was reminded of a letter the previous owner had left with the dog. That’s what would end up changing their lives dramatically.

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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.

What causes reverse sneezing?

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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.

How to end a reverse sneezing episode

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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.

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