Lending a paw

Jayden Dunn, Kovu, Dr Emma Sutton from Cowra Veterinary Centre and Ashley Kilner.
Jayden Dunn, Kovu, Dr Emma Sutton from Cowra Veterinary Centre and Ashley Kilner.

He's the big pooch with an even bigger heart and thanks to the people of Cowra, Kovu is closer to living a long and healthy live.

Just under $2000 has been raised for the Rottweiler in the past few weeks after his human parents, Ashley Kilner and Jayden Gunn set up a gofundme page.

Ten month old Kovu has been having difficulties eating his food and keeping it down since he was a puppy.

He is suffering from Persistent Tight Aortic Arch (PRAA).

Dr Emma Sutton from Cowra Veterinary Centre said she has never seen the condition before.

"He came in and we thought it was a routine case," she said.

"It was something different."

The condition inhibits the growth and function of the oesophagus, thus restricting food passage to the stomach.

The couple were quoted $8000 by a vet in Sydney for the operation.

If you would like to help, please go to Kovu's gofundme page at https://www.gofundme.com/25gbmuc