Kirby GH-1185 (LTF)

Meet adorable Kirby, born June 6, 2021. The  family surrendering him to GoldHeart, got him from a  breeder, and they took him to a vet shortly thereafter, and a grade 3 heart murmur was detected.  They next took Kirby to a cardiologist specialist, and sadly he was diagnosed with tricuspid valve dysplasia (TVD).  The cardiologist indicated it would get worse as he got bigger and the future was bleak.  Due to the unexpected expenses and emotional toll dealing with a puppy with this diagnosis, the family turned to GoldHeart, wanting the quality of his short life to be the best possible. GoldHeart welcomed him into our Long Term Foster program, and he is landing in an experienced and loving foster home, where he can live a laid back lifestyle where his playtime and health will be closely monitored, for whatever time he has with us. No doubt he will know what it is like to be loved and we will do our best to share pictures of his progress here and on Facebook!

The TVD is a rare condition and Kirby’s case  is severe and he also has pericardial effusion (buildup of extra fluid in the space around the heart). This makes him a much more severe case.  Life expectancy is 1 to 3 years maybe.

In addition to routine care expenses, Kirby, will require daily multiple heart medications and periodic visits to the cardiologist specialists for testing (e.g., Echocardiogram -heart ultrasound).

Donations to support Kirby’s care and the Long Term Foster Program will be greatly appreciated. Please click on the donate button  — Thank you!


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