This beautiful wonkey-eared princess is Dominance, a four-year-old Pit Bull. Dominance is like a child to her parents, so when she stopped eating and drinking, they became very worried.
Tests showed nothing was wrong with Dominance, other than what could be a stomach bug, or she may have gotten into something that didn't agree with her belly. She was also very dehydrated from not eating or drinking for a few days.
According to PetMD, some of the (many) things that can trigger an upset belly in your canine friend include eating/drinking something that they shouldn’t; bacterial imbalances within the digestive tract; and chronic conditions such as food sensitivities. Signs of an upset stomach in dogs can include:
Dominance's dad recently was released from prison and just started working, and her mom was currently searching for work. They were able to pay for the initial visit, but did not have the funds to pay for treatment, so they applied to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance. Dominance received some anti-nausea medicine and fluids, and is on her way to feeling better.
Please note: If your pup’s symptoms worsen, or if your dog is constantly uncomfortable, make sure you call your veterinarian. Signs like increasing discomfort, vomiting or having an episode of diarrhea more than twice, blood in their vomit or stool, or a toy or other foreign object in their vomit or stool can be signs of something much more serious than a belly ache. This could include pancreatitis, stomach bloating, a severe allergic reaction, or internal parasites. If you realize that your dog has eaten something he shouldn’t have—a plant, food, toy, or chemical—you should seek immediate veterinary care.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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