This beauty is Skie, a 5-year-old German Shepherd—and she just happens to be one of the more unusual cases Fur Kids Foundation and Campbell County, Wyoming veterinarians have seen.
Skie is loved like a family member by her dad, who does a great job of taking care of Skie and watching after her. He started to noticed that Skie wasn’t acting like her normal self, so he kept a close watch over her for a couple of days. When she wasn’t getting any better, he decided that Skie needed to go to the vet.
After a few tests at the vet’s office, it appeared as if Skie had an obstruction in her stomach, which baffled her dad—he couldn’t think of what Skie could have gotten into.
Obstructions are quite a common emergency veterinary visit for dogs; however, the type of obstruction that Skie had is quite unusual. Skie was taken in for surgery, where the veterinarian learned that she did not have an obstruction—she had plaque build-up in her stomach! This is the first time her vet had ever seen this as well. Plaque build-up doesn't only happen in your teeth, but also your heart and now we've learned stomachs.
The plaque build-up caused Skie's intestines to turn hard, which is why it looked like an obstruction. The vet had to break apart that plaque to help Skie feel better.
Skie's dad is the only income in his home and was worried about how to pay for this emergency surgery. He applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help, and we were happy to grant assistance.
We're happy to say that while Skie is a little sore from surgery, she's already feeling better and her dad is so happy to have his girl back.
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