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Surgery for a Chihuahua With a Heart Condition – Super Gotti’s Tale

Lifestyles of the Furry & Fabulous 6 min read
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He may be little, but he is a strong little boy. Gotti is a 13 year young Chihuahua with a heart condition, but he won’t let this stop him from being… a super dog!

Despite their small size, Chihuahuas can have a huge personality and can steal your heart right away… Just like Gotti did with his mom.

My little man came into my life in 2005, he was a gift from my mom for my birthday. This tiny little fawn guy was the cutest little guy and he just grabbed my heart. I picked him up and I just knew he was the one with his little floppy ears. He was such a good puppy, omgosh loved tennis balls going to the beach which he would dig holes and lay in there.
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Gotti’s mom found out her senior chihuahua had a heart condition when he wasn’t acting like himself. She had a Boston Terrier who was diagnosed first, so she knew there was something up with Gotti too. She took him for a vet visit, where he was diagnosed with an enlarged heart- a condition that decreases the heart’s ability to pump blood to the rest of the body. Right after the diagnosis, his mom got him started on our Pet Cardiomyopathy Support Kit that comes with Hearty Heart and Turmeric. Both supplements work to support his heart and promote healthy circulatory function.

January 2019 – Gotti had an accident:

Gotti had been doing really well with his NHV heart health supplements when his mom got in touch with us again, this time because little Gotti had broken his tiny jaw. He fell off the couch he was sitting on when he turned around and missed his step.

I was devastated and heartbroken. I contacted our emergency vet to bring him in where they didn’t confirm that he broke anything over the 3 weeks. I was tossed from vet to vet telling me it wasn’t broken until I found a dental center where they confirmed that he broke his jaw in 4 places and there were also holes in his mouth where teeth have fallen out.
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We recommended adding Yucca as a natural discomfort-relieving supplement to help reduce his discomfort.

He needed surgery to fix his jaw, but his family was apprehensive to make their little guy go under because of his age and heart condition. While they were waiting for the vet’s decision, we recommended adding Yucca as a natural anti-inflammatory and discomfort-relieving supplement to help reduce his discomfort. We felt so bad for our little Gotti. But this super dog didn’t want us to feel sorry. He was ready to spring right back!

My little Gotti loves your supplements.

February 2019 – Gotti Needed His Jaw Fixed:

When the vet decided to go ahead with the surgery, Gotti’s little brother Teddy had just crossed the Rainbow Bridge. His family was heartbroken and Gotti’s surgery made them even more nervous and scared. They didn’t want to lose another fur baby.

Here’s Gotti on the day of his surgery waiting to get his little broken jaw fixed.

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All our team was waiting, cheering, and hoping for the best when we got these two adorable photos with a message from his mom.

He is doing great, his surgery was longer than we expected but he is a happy little man now. Still a little swollen but feels like a million bucks.
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Gotti keeps proving to us he is a super dog. He is healing nicely and rocking at post-surgery resting, like a boss.

He loves the beach, every time we go he digs a hole and lays in it once I covered him with sand and now he wants me to do it every time. He takes a nap and when he’s awake he just rolls over and gets out himself. Lol.
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March 2019 – He Is Active Again:

Today he is back to his goofy Gotti self and he wants to play with his tennis ball so badly, but we have to wait till his last check-up.
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May 2019 – Surgery? What Surgery?

It’s been an amazing road of recovery. he is such an incredible little guy that I can’t believe it’s only been a few months since his surgery. What a journey and I couldn’t have done it without you NHV you gave me back my little warrior. I don’t even know where he would be if I didn’t find you guys. Thank you so much for everything. You have a forever customer XOXO
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Photos Credit: @1hotwagon Instagram

We can’t wait to get more updates and follow Gotti’s holistic journey. Check back for more. Please keep warriors like little Gotti in your thoughts. There are many others like Gotti who need the same tender loving care. Let Gotti’s resilience be an inspiration to pets who meet with accidents. They want to all fight – just give them a chance. NHV is always there to support recovery naturally.

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Gotti and his family. Getting pampered with some homemade food.
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Super Gotti posing with his BarkBox delivery.

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He sleeps with the tongue out. Senior chihuahuas mostly do.
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The crew is off to an adventure. You can see Teddy in the back here. He crossed the rainbow bridge sometime around Gotti’s nasty accident.
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Can they be more adorable? Senior dogs!
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Super Gotti posing for the NHV shutterbugs when we asked for pictures

Supplements For Gotti

Hearty Heart: to manage symptoms of his heart condition and ease off symptoms like cough and shortness of breath.

Turmeric:  to support his cardiovascular system and promote healthy blood circulation. Also great for his kidneys, liver, and joints!

To Promote Healing And Recovery After His Accident

Yucca: a natural anti-inflammatory to help ease off inflammation and discomfort after he broke his jaw and after surgery too.

Old Timer: as he is a senior pup, it can support his joint and slow down arthritis

If you have any questions about your fur kid’s health, please do not hesitate to contact an NHV Pet Expert.

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Published: May 9, 2019

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