Moose, a three-year-old Australian Cattle Dog, is a true wonder dog as he was born with some parts of his brain missing, a unique under-bite and a deformed skull. His owner, Jennifer Osborne, considers him a “miracle” after adopting him from a pet store in 2016 to save him from being left behind or euthanized. Although she now advocates for pet adoption, she soon discovered that Moose had several health complications that started to manifest when he was six months old. According to Jennifer, Moose’s deformities may have been caused by his nose being pushed into his skull while he was still in the womb.
According to his owner, he is nothing short of a wonder. (Image credit: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne)
Moose, just like humans, also has allergies which were accompanied by seizures last year. (Image source: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne)
According to an MRI scan, MooseBoy16 was found lacking a forehead and sinuses. He suffers from seasonal allergies and cherry eye, which causes his tear ducts to protrude from his eyelid. Moreover, he experiences convulsive seizures, which started in April 2018, and now he has to take medication to control them. These seizures affect his body and brain and leave his whole body twitching, and he foams at the mouth. He had three seizures within 30 hours at his worst. Although he takes Phenobarbital, which has helped him avoid grand mal seizures, he still experiences partial seizures that can last for hours. After undergoing an MRI scan, it was discovered that MooseBoy16 has no forehead, no sinuses, missing parts of his brain – particularly the part that helps him smell – and a cyst in his brain where the deformity is. MooseBoy16’s owner is JenniferOsborne, and she resides in Ohio.
Thanks to his unique appearance, he has amassed a significant number of followers on social media. (Image credit: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne)
Jennifer Osborne, a 26-year-old pet owner, purchased Moose from a pet shop in 2016. Unfortunately, Moose has a rare condition where his skull is not fully formed, causing his brain to be compressed. However, despite this condition, Moose’s neurologist believes that it will not shorten his life. Jennifer loves sharing pictures of Moose on his own Instagram account, which has gained over 92,000 followers. She even dresses him up in glasses and ties, receiving many compliments on his smile and unique eyes. To help with his vet bills, which were $2,000 (£1,600) last year, Jennifer created her own line of Moose merchandise. Despite his health issues, Moose is a blessing in Jennifer’s life and she is grateful to have such a happy dog.
According to Jennifer Osborne, who shared a picture of her dog on Mediadrumimages, her pet pup is the most joyful canine in existence. (Photo credit: @MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne)
MooseBoy16 seems to have a great bond with his siblings according to Jennifer Osborne, who shared a picture of the young boy on Mediadrumimages. Despite any potential cognitive issues, MooseBoy16 is described as very intelligent and full of personality. He loves playing with his toys, but seems to struggle with sharing them with his siblings, as he believes they are all his. However, MooseBoy16 knows that he is a special boy and loves everyone, particularly his mother. Considering everything that MooseBoy16 has been through, including his cognitive issues, Jennifer feels incredibly fortunate that he has survived and considers him a true miracle.