This is Buddy, an 11-year-old Pit Bull/Corgi. His mom noticed he was urinating blood, which startled her.
At the vet it was found that Buddy had a severe UTI (urinary tract infection).Urinary tract infections are uncomfortable for our four legged friends, but they can also be downright dangerous.
According to the AKC, common UTI signs in your dog can include:
Buddy's mom works hard, and is a single mom. She tries to do what she can to support her family, but this curveball with Buddy was hard on her. She knew that she didn’t have the funds to get him seen by the veterinarian, but she knew that he needed to be seen. She applied with Fur Kids Foundation and we were happy to help. Buddy was given some medications for his UTI, and is expected to make a full recovery.
Please note: In most cases, UTIs resolve with treatment and do not cause any lasting damage. However, UTI symptoms could be indicative of more serious conditions, such as poisoning, kidney disease, stones in the urinary tract or cancer. Staying informed and educated about UTI symptoms is important for any dog owner.
No matter what is happening with your fur kid, at any stage of life, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to call your veterinarian sooner rather than later.
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