From the first glance Tink, short for Tinker Vol, looks like a happy puppy like every other. But even though she’s happy, Tink has a very serious medical condition.


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“Since we brought Tink home on Saturday, September 17, 2016, she has stolen our hearts every second of the day. She’s also had some digestive issues and trouble keeping food down. One week after bringing her home we took her to the emergency vet when she was vomiting constantly and knew something wasn’t right. We finally got some information that wasn’t promising and a huge vet bill for the tests and procedures. X-rays showed that Tink had an enlarged esophagus that wasn’t contracting to help push food to the stomach. She was regurgitating everything that she would eat because of it and not get any nutrients down” wrote Tom Sullivan, her owner, on gofundme page that was set up to help with the puppy’s medical bills.

The condition that Tink has can be caused by undeveloped nerves and it means, that she can’t get normal food safely into her stomach, so she requires some help. She eats several small meals throughout the day in a special high chair, called a “Bailey chair.” The bailey chair allows gravity to help Tink’s special food travel safely to her stomach.

The condition of the puppy is not easy and requires much help from her owners, but Sullivans are happy to look after a member of their family.

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“Since we brought Tink home on Saturday, September 17, 2016, she has stolen our hearts every second of the day” her owner Tom wrote

“She’s also had some digestive issues and trouble keeping food down. One week after bringing her home we took her to the emergency vet when she was vomiting constantly”

“Tink had an enlarged esophagus that wasn’t contracting to help push food to the stomach”

Because of her condition, Tink requires some help

She eats several small meals throughout the day in a special high chair, called a “Bailey chair”

The bailey chair allows gravity to help Tink’s special food travel safely to her stomach

The condition of the puppy is not easy and requires much help from her owners, but Sullivans are happy to look after a member of their family