In any case, Gracie is very keen to please her people and learns quickly. All she needs is someone who will commit to teaching her good behaviors and rewarding her with lots of love. She is already walking so much better with the help of the Gentle Leader and her dedicated foster family!
You might have noticed from her photo that Gracie eats in a chair. This is because she has megaesophagus. While the condition is not curable at this point, it is easily managed. We have had multiple dogs with megaesophagus in our care, and they have all thrived with proper care. Basically, Gracie's food needs to be softened to a certain consistency, and she should sit in a special chair while eating and for about fifteen minutes after every meal. Monitoring her water intake as well as keeping her calm after meals would also help.
If you are interested to learn more about megaesophagus, we have a wealth of experience and resources to share! And if you are ready to meet your new adventure pal, Gracie promises to do the best sit for you! She is being fostered in SW Minnesota, and her adoption fee is $350.
Please see Gracie's webpage for additional updates and photos: http://ragom.org/avail.cgi/Available/dog?dog_id=7142.
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