Help Hugo Breathe Better

by Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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On 28th October 2021 we successfully raised £4,483 ( + est. £792.25 Gift Aid ) with 226 supporters in 14 days

Hugo is suffering greatly from Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). Help fund the surgery to allow him to breathe better.

by Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Hugo is a gorgeous, loving and friendly  one year-old British Bulldog currently with us at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. In July 2021 Hugo found himself a resident as sadly his owner’s poor health meant they were unable to continue caring for him.

Following our usual health checks it was discovered that he was suffering greatly from Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). Due to the flat shape of his face, he is struggling to breathe properly, which means he can’t enjoy a walk or play for any length of time. Hugo can breathe through his nose, but this is very difficult and stressful meaning he is often suffering from a lot of discomfort and can only exercise for short periods which massively decreases his overall quality of life and wellbeing.

There is a surgery that can resolve this issue, which will allow him to feel much more comfortable and happy in his daily routine. The operation consists of palate surgery with the nostrils being widened allowing more space for air pass air in and out. He’ll be able to breathe much more freely and give him a better quality of life.

Due to the shape of his face, Hugo also suffers with a skin condition called dermatitis. This is because the folds in his skin around his nose are so deep and often get moist which can lead to itchiness and infection. They need cleaned regularly to avoid creating further build-up of bacteria.

Although his dermatitis is easily treatable and can be done at a low cost, BOAS on the other hand is a more complex issue with surgical costs attached. Nevertheless we are determined that Hugo should have this surgery. We want him to go on to a new home and live his absolute best life – he is such a gorgeous boy and he deserves to be able to run and play without having these breathing issues.  

We are asking for your help to make this happen, and give whatever you can to support us in treating Hugo.  

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