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Weʼre raising £3,000 to help fund vital life-saving heart surgery for Erlenbek Dotcom, an 8 week old beagle puppy

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Suffolk
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Erlenbek Dotcom is a cute tricolour puppy who has thrived since being born, and is a beautiful, playful boy who will grow into a gorgeous and loving beagle - if he survives.

We recently discovered he has a heart murmur, officially known as Patent Ductus Arteriosus, confirmed by the vet who explained that a valve in the heart didn't close properly at birth, and left untreated will mean he will likely die of heart disease before his first birthday.

The treatment is relatively routine and very likely to fix the problem forever, but it is expensive. In puppies his size it would likely require open-chest surgery on his heart to seal the valve and allow him to live an ordinary life. Another treatment involves inserting a special device into his heart using keyhole surgery. In both cases, the diagnosis and treatment is likely to cost around £3000.

Because it's a congenital defect, it isn't covered by any insurance policy. So please help us raise money to help save this little pup's life. Please help however you can - any donation would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Adrian Ward

    Adrian Ward

    a month ago

    Adrian Ward

    We're so grateful for all the support everyone has given. Thank you! We just wanted to let you know that Dotcom is okay, although he gets a bit tired quicker than his little sister and sleeps more. We've had a few promising conversations with specialist cardiologists today about treatment. Apparently beagles do not commonly get PDA, so the first step is to arrange an echocardiogram to properly confirm the problem with his little heart. Costs for this vary but it's around £300-£600 so we'll shortly be making arrangements to have this done.

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  • Adrian Ward

    Adrian Ward

    a month ago

    Adrian Ward

    Thank you so much for everyone's generous support! We're so grateful for every contribution, and no matter how big, every penny will help us keep Dotcom alive so he can go on to lead a normal life. Here's a photo of Dotcom at the vets, confirming the heart murmur. The vet graded the seriousness of it as 4-5 out of 6, to borrow his words is was a "pretty stonking murmur". He's home now and cuddling up to his sister Maia, so for the time being he's nice and cozy.

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  • Andrea

    Andrea

    Nov 1, 2016

    £10.00

  • Barbara

    Barbara

    Nov 1, 2016

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 31, 2016

    Gute Besserung

    £30.00

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Adrian Ward

Adrian Ward

Suffolk

Beagle lover and breeder

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