Nijs was one of two puppies who came to us from the municipal shelter. He and his sister, Dees, were born with megaoesophagus, a condition which means it is difficult to keep down food and water without help, like eating while standing on their back legs and having to be held upright for 10 minutes after each meal so gravity can do its work. The great news is that Nijs’s condition has improved considerably. He can’t each dry kibble, it needs to be soaked beforehand, and he still stands on his back legs to eat, but that is quite normal for him and his food bowl just sits on a stand. He no longer needs to be held after each meal.
He is now 8 months old and will be about 12kg when fully grown. He is fully socialised with other dogs, people and children, and is great travelling in the car. He walks on the lead and is a soft, sweet dog.