Meet Kobe – A Wiggly Blind Cane Corso Puppy With A Heart of Gold.
Kobe is a cane corso puppy who is one of the biggest, sweetest, floppiest puppies around! It is hard to imagine why someone would pay all kinds of money to a breeder, just to dump him when they found out he had a few health issues.
Tye with Reversed Rescue heard about Kobe from their local vet and decided they would take him in to make sure he got the care he needs. Kobe has so much life to live and Tye wanted to ensure that he didn’t end up homeless, in a shelter, or in an even worse situation where he wouldn’t be given a chance. Kobe has 2 major health issues and needs life saving surgery, help us by donating any amount!
Kobe’s 1st Condition
Kobe was born with a congenital heart defect. After taking him to a specialist, they were able to determine that he has pulmonic stenosis – meaning his pulmonic valve is too narrow, not allowing blood to flow properly.
They also realized the right side of his heart was in congestive heart failure. The good news is that Kobe is a candidate for surgery! This process involves placing a balloon in that valve to open it up and ensure blood is flowing properly. This is a life saving surgery and without it, Kobe will not live a normal healthy life.
At minimum, this surgery is going to cost somewhere between $5,000-10,0000. Please help us give Kobe a fighting chance by donating to his surgery fund. Even $1 will go a long way. I am personally going to match any donations up to $5,000 so that together we can hit the $10,000 donation mark and fix Kobe’s broken heart. Please help us save Kobe’s life!
Kobe’s 2nd Condition
Kobe’s second condition is that he is blind, something he was also born with. While this is not a life-threatening condition, it does present some major challenges especially when it comes to finding a home willing to give him the care he needs.
We are hopeful that an eye specialist may be able to restore some of his vision with surgery. But this will be another expensive surgery. We want to give Kobe every chance we can at living a normal and healthy life.
In the meantime, I am happily fostering Kobe to make sure we keep him healthy and ready for surgery. A big part of that is making sure he’s fed a fresh, well balanced diet. So we are making him homemade meals!
Here is the recipe I generally follow for making my dog’s food at home:
- 32 oz wild salmon, turkey, or beef
- 40 oz cooked rice (white, brown or combination)
- 16 oz cauliflower
- 16 oz carrots
- 16 oz spinach
- 6 oz blueberries
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Cook protein in large pan, when its half way cooked, add all finely chopped veggies (OK use food processor) with 2 tablespoons of oil. Once cooked, add cooked rice. Add blueberries at the very end so they don’t get soggy. Let cool completely and package into containers for freezer.
>This is a low protein diet for specific needs of our senior pups, but you could just double the protein for a regular diet. We add extra protein for Kobe as he is a growing boy!
>We usually use pre-cut frozen veggies and precooked frozen rice to make this go really fast! I can make this batch of food in 25 mins.
>I always add a little bit of coconut oil or salmon oil to the food once it has been added to their bowl at each meal.
>If you watched my YouTube video, you know we didn’t follow this recipe exactly as we let Kobe, Flip & Zoey choose what they wanted to eat! Here is the recipe we followed:
- 16 oz Chicken
- 16 oz Steak
- 12 oz Salmon
- 40 oz Cooked White Rice
- 10 oz Cauliflower
- 10 oz Carrots
- 10 oz Spinach
- 10 oz Broccoli
- 6 oz Blueberries
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
If you make either of these recipes, take a pic and tag me on Instagram so I can see if your pup loved it!
*Please note that I am not a veterinarian and you should consult with your vet on what the most appropriate dog food is for your dog.
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