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Gus' Condition

Gus (DOB 11/25/2023) came to MABTR on 1/25/2024 at the age of 8 weeks as a release from a breeder in MN who diagnosed him with a heart murmur.  The heart murmur was confirmed by a veterinarian and required further diagnosis through an ECHO.

Diagnosis: Gus received a diagnosis of Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), which is a common congenital heart defect in dogs. Before birth, the Ductus Arteriosus plays a crucial role in diverting blood from the Pulmonary Artery to the Aorta since the lungs are not yet functional. After birth, the Ductus Arteriosus should naturally close to ensure that all blood from the right side of the heart passes through the lungs before returning to the heart. If left untreated, this condition can lead to heart failure, jeopardizing Gus's chances of reaching his first birthday.


POSITIVE NEWS – a surgical procedure can correct the PDA and enable Gus to enjoy a long and joyful life. This procedure has a high success rate and the doctors will be able to go through the groin instead of performing open heart surgery.


Gus' Expenses

Your assistance is vital at this stage! While the surgery comes at a cost, we are determined to provide Gus with a healthy and happy future.

Gus will undergo surgery at Iowa State University in Ames, IA on Friday, April 5.  The following expenses are anticipated:


  • Examination: $185

  • Bloodwork and urine analysis: $200

  • Echocardiogram: $405

  • PDA procedure: $3,500


How You Can Help

  • Make a donation via paypal to

  • Make a donation via venmo to @midamericabostonrescue

  • Call Iowa State University and place money on our file; 515-294-4900 x3

  • Mail in a check to MABTR at 19906 Mason St Elkhorn, NE 68022


Thank you in advance


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