Luna's heart surgery

by Sophie in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

Luna's heart surgery
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Our 13 week old Labrador puppy, Luna, needs vital surgery on her heart due to a severe heart defect.

by Sophie in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

Our beautiful 13 week old Labrador puppy, Luna, unfortunately has been diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect. This means that if it's not treated, she won't live to see her first birthday. 

We are absolutely devastated with the situation we are in, we did everything we possibly could have with the breeder, nothing was picked up at the first vet check, even though she would have been born with it. We are just extremely unlucky. 

Unfortunately, our vet first found a grade 2 heart murmur when we took her for her second vaccinations, but this falls into our first 14 days of pet insurance and therefore we have been told there is a very slim chance they will help. The cost of the operation alone is £4,500, but this doesn't stop at the operation. She will need multiple heart scans (on top of the ones we've already had), possible medication for life, and possibly a second operation in the future, but they believe she has a good chance of living a few years if we can give her the op.

It's safe to say that in the few short weeks we have had her, she has changed our lives. We can't imagine her not being here, and everyone who's met her falls in love with her. She has such a lovely personality, and we want to do the best we can to give her the life she deserves.

I'm fully aware we are all feeling the cost of living at the moment, but even if you can spare 50p, it'll help us pay for the cost of her operation and scans, give her a fighting chance at living life and hopefully means we can get a few years with our gorgeous dog. We would be so so appreciate of any help given with this. 

Thank you for reading. Sophie, Jack and Luna x

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