Gigi arrived into New Hope’s care from a Northern community on May 23, 2020. She was extremely emaciated. As soon as she arrived at her foster home, they knew she was not doing well. She was seen at a partner vet and was treated for pneumonia. Unfortunately, her conditions worsened and she needed emergency care, she was not breathing very well. She was taken to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine emergency clinic.

They scheduled her for a Bronchoscopy. The results from the procedure showed bronchial collapse. Her airway collapse is a condition characterized with a loss of strength and rigidity in the cartilage. Most commonly it happens at the large airway (tracheal collapse), but it can also happen within the smaller airways (bronchus) as in the case of Gigi. Treatment includes a combination of lifestyle changes and long term medications. This is not a curable disease, but with medication it can help her stay comfortable. 

Gigi also has some damage to her right eye which is being treated at this time to determine a long term plan.

Please consider donating towards our Guardians of Hope fund. These funds go directly towards the medical costs for Gigi and other dogs that come into New Hope with major medical conditions. We truly appreciate the support we receive for this program.

Update: Gigi was adopted to her new loving forever family on October 5, 2020.

  • Date May 24, 2020
  • Tags Alumni