Old Dog Cast Out From His Home Slumped Over & Waited For His Time To Come

An old dog that should’ve been inside, enjoying life with his family, was instead cast out into the yard. The poor dog was forced to endure the cold and the rain.

His joints ached and he was hungry. By the time a rescue group was contacted and they came to help him, the dog was already lifeless. They had assumed he had passed recently and cried for him.

As one of the rescuers came closer, he realized that the old dog was still alive! Even though his body appeared rigid and was slumped over the side of his dog bed, the dog fought to hold on.

His rescuers say in the video below: Looking at his poor broken body absolutely breaks our hearts. It’s almost like he had given up, and he was just waiting for his time to come.

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Thankfully, this old boy was going to get a second chance. They weren’t sure how long this poor old boy would live, but they weren’t going to let him die like this!

They picked the dog up and gave him a new name: Kesto. Kesto’s family didn’t want him anyway and didn’t even say goodbye when he left.

He had devoted all those precious years to them and they couldn’t have cared less about him. What monsters.

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Kesto was taken to the vet, who was realistic about his condition. The doc said that Kesto was at least 15 years old and he wouldn’t be aggressive with treatment.

His goal was to make Kesto comfortable and happy. The old dog was hypothermic and suffered from a large tumor in his stomach. The mass caused internal bleeding.

Kesto was treated with warm saline which helped his hypothermia. He was also given medication to stop the bleeding.

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In just two hours, Kesto improved drastically. He was even able to lift his head up. The vet said he was well enough to go to a foster home. One of the rescuers happily volunteered.

She had a soft spot for senior dogs and couldn’t wait to bring him home. Kesto enjoyed his first real meal that wasn’t cheap kibble. He loved it!

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His new foster mom then showed him where he can sleep. Right next to his new foster brother inside the warm house! Kesto had no idea being inside a home could be so heavenly.

He was comfortable, with a full belly, and had a soft bed to lie on. He fell asleep happy for the first time in his life.

Kesto’s Story via Paws 4 Hope/Youtube

Kesto’s new mom understood that he didn’t have long left. She wanted to give him all she could so he pass away with happy memories. Each day she made sure to pet him and give him yummy treats.

He even went on short walks with his new brother. He was truly happy. He even got to snuggle up on the couch as his new mom watched TV.

Kesto’s Story via Paws 4 Hope/Youtube

The senior pup lived another few weeks. Yes, we wish Kesto lived longer– but Kesto did get the chance to experience what a dog’s life should be. And that’s all the sweet boy ever wanted.

RIP sweet Kesto. You will be missed. Thank you to Kesto’s rescuers and foster family! We are so happy he got to live out his days surrounded by love!

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Reverse Sneezing In Dogs – What to do…

Does this sound familiar? Your dog suddenly starts making loud snorting sounds—over and over again, in quick succession.

Do you start wondering, did they swallow something they shouldn’t have? Can they breathe?!

Chances are, you’re experiencing the infamous “reverse sneeze.”

Veterinarians often see dogs whose owners rushed them in for an emergency appointment after finding them standing with their elbows apart, head pulled back, and eyes bulging as they snort or gasp repeatedly.

Yet for the vast majority of these dogs, a vet visit was unnecessary.

Reverse sneezing looks and sounds scary the first time you encounter it. However, it’s a fairly common and harmless respiratory event for dogs.

Read on to learn how to identify reverse sneezing, what causes it, and how to tell the difference between a harmless reverse sneeze and something else.

What is reverse sneezing?

A reverse sneeze is pretty much what it sounds like: a sneeze that happens in reverse! The above video is a good example of what it looks and sounds like.

In a regular sneeze, air is rapidly pushed out through the nose. In a reverse sneeze, air is rapidly, and noisily, pulled in through the nose.

It occurs in spasms lasting anywhere from a few seconds up to a minute and sounds like snorting, snuffling, and even gagging. See the above video for an example.

Because of the sounds their dogs make while reverse sneezing, many people mistakenly think their dog is choking. However, a reverse sneeze is almost as normal and harmless as a regular sneeze.

What causes reverse sneezing?


There’s no single cause for a reverse sneeze. Like regular sneezing, it’s often triggered by an irritation or inflammation in the nose, throat, or sinuses.

It often occurs when dogs wake up from a nap, or after eating, when their breathing pattern may have rapidly changed. It’s also caused by irritants in the airway—anything from dust to an inhaled hair!

Some dogs experience more frequent reverse sneezing in springtime when the air is full of pollen and other allergens.

Others reverse sneeze more in the winter, when sudden temperature changes between outdoors and indoors cause the nasal passages to contract.

Another common cause of reverse sneezing is pressure on the throat and neck. A too-tight collar, or straining against the leash, can irritate the throat and lead to a reverse sneeze. That’s just one more reason to consider a harness for your dog.

Finally, some dogs reverse sneeze after exercise, or when they’re overexcited. This is particularly common among brachycephalic, or short-nosed, breeds like pugs and bulldogs.

When they get worked up, they may inhale their elongated soft palates into the throat, triggering an episode of reverse sneezing.

How to end a reverse sneezing episode

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Reverse sneezing is super-common, and it won’t hurt your dog. However, some dogs become anxious during a reverse sneezing episode, and a lengthy episode may be uncomfortable.

You can help your dog recover from a reverse sneezing episode by remaining calm yourself. If you get anxious, your dog’s anxiety will increase, too. So, stay calm, and show your dog there’s nothing to panic about.

If your dog is experiencing a particularly long episode of reverse sneezing, you may be able to ease or end the episode by:

  • Gently massaging your dog’s throat
  • Briefly covering their nostrils, which will cause them to swallow and potentially stop sneezing
  • Depressing their tongue with your hand to help open airways
  • Some vets suggest gently blowing in your dog’s face

In the vast majority of cases, there’s no need to intervene. Reverse sneezing doesn’t last long, and your dog will be perfectly normal after it stops.

When you should go to the vet


As mentioned, reverse sneezing rarely requires veterinary treatment. As soon as the sneezing episode stops, the situation is resolved. However, if episodes increase in frequency or duration, you should call the vet just in case.

You should also seek treatment if your dog’s reverse sneezing is accompanied by other respiratory symptoms or if they have any unusual discharge from their nose.

Occasionally, chronic reverse sneezing can be a symptom of more serious issues. These include nasal mites, foreign objects in the airway, respiratory infections, and tracheal collapse.

If you’re concerned about the intensity of your dog’s reverse sneezing, take a video to show the vet. They’ll be able to determine potential causes.

Most dogs experience episodes of reverse sneezing at some point in their lives. For the vast majority of dogs, it’s a common, temporary, harmless reaction with no lasting aftereffects.

Of course, it still sounds unsettling to our human ears! But now that you know what reverse sneezing is, you’ll be less likely to make an unnecessary vet visit.

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