12/17 Update: GOAL REACHED!
Meet Maximillion. At four years old, he came to us from Atascosa County Animal Control for behavior issues but we see a fun-loving, high-spirited, purr-machine who goes to the MAX when it’s playtime. Mr. Maximilian isn’t afraid to speak his mind and he does so with gusto. He makes a melodic and adorable trill sound when he speaks and you can even hear his purring from the next room.
However, right now Maximillion is telling us he’s uncomfortable! What we originally thought was a digestive issue, as he wasn’t keeping food down, we now know is an esophageal stricture causing chronic regurgitation.
An esophageal stricture is a band of scar tissue in the esophagus makes swallowing, particularly solid food, difficult. We’re not sure how the stricture was caused but we do know that Maximillion’s treatment is costly at $3000. He needs a consultation and endoscopy with an internal medicine specialist at Austin Veterinary Emergency & Speciality (AVES) to determine which treatment is best for him. Help us help Maximillion enjoy dinner time as much as playtime by donating to our medical fund today!
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