When Dr. Goetz first met Rosie, the poor Pekinese could barely breathe. Her nasal openings were so small (called stenotic nares) she could not take in enough air. The tissue on the roof of her mouth was also so long it covered the opening to her windpipe (called an elongated soft palate).
Dr. Goetz spayed Rosie and performed surgery to correct her breathing problems as soon as possible. Rosie had a difficult two-week recovery before she was finally able to breathe with ease.
When Rosie first came to AHBC, she could not run or play. Today she is our professional greeter and lovable fur baby! She gets lavished with treats and attention at our weekly team meetings. Rosie loves to dress up in cute costumes, prance around with her squeaky toys, and chase her adopted Pekinese sister, Daisy.