Labradoodle Rescue & Goldendoodle Rescue
I never met Nietzsche. His mom adopted him from a rescue in California. Not much was known about Nietzsche or his brother, who was found running loose with him. It was thought they may have been dumped out in the country by a BYB because they didn't sell as puppies. Nietzsche was much thinner than his brother.
Nietzsche's adoptive mom contacted the DRC for help with behavioral & health issues, and because I have experience with the kind of health problems he was displaying, I offered to try to help. His mom found a new vet who seemed more knowledgable, and got a preliminary diagnosis of megaesophagus, which I suspected. The new vet started him on a better diet and recommended a new feeding method, and Nietzsche seemed better. Plans were made for testing.
This morning I got word that after his conditioned worsened, tests revealed that Nietzsche's megaesophagus was much more severe than anyone imagined, and he was starving to death. There was nothing to be done for him. He was humanely euthanized. His mom is heartbroken.