According to petmd.com, megaesophagus is an enlarged esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that allows food to travel from your mouth to your stomach.
If it is enlarged, the food cannot move down as efficiently, which means the food may never actually get to the stomach! If the condition is severe enough, the dog (or cat) will not be able to hold their food down. Megaesophagus can be managed with the used of a special feeding chair. The chair holds the dog upright and allows gravity to help the food get down into the stomach!
It is a rather simple, but genius way to help dogs with this condition. Watch the video below and see how a dog with the condition eats and even gets burped! The dog has no problem at all sitting in this chair and being fed her food! What a lucky dog to have such loving parents!
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