This little dude is Tobin, a 2-year-old Chihuahua. Recently, Tobin wasn’t acting himself–he wasn’t his usual active self, and was very sluggish. Because of this, his parents brought him to the vet where they learned from some blood tests that his liver and kidney levels were elevated.
Poor Tobin was really sick! The vet’s best guess is that poor Tobin must have ingested some ice melt.
According to the ASPCA article, Keeping Pets Safe during Winter: The dangers of ice melts, ingesting too much ice melt can lead to an elevation in sodium levels, causing tremors and seizures. This can also cause vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration.
His parents tried a few ways to help little Tobin improve, but also had to make multiple visits to the vet to help him get better, which drained his parents' savings. Tobin's parents recently had a baby, and his dad is the only one working. Because their four-legged best friend was so sick, they applied to Fur Kids Foundation so Tobin could stay at the hospital and receive the medical treatment he needed to help him get better.
Tobin's dad had this to say about his little guy:
"Tobin has been a happy and healthy dog until his sudden health issues. He’s only 2 years old, and we would like to see him doing well and for our daughter to grow up with him as long as possible."
Because of your support, Fur Kids Foundation was able to help Tobin get better to grow up with his human sister.
If you suspect your pet has ingested or been exposed to ice melt, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
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.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.