This is Hope, a 2-year-old Pit Bull. Her mom says Hope isn't just a pet to them, she is family. Hope is her daughter's best friend, doesn't judge the family, and always listens.
The whole family was very upset when Hope started acting uncomfortable–not eating and showing signs of distress. Her dad had been chopping trees in the backyard and they were afraid Hope had chewed on a stick and it caused an obstruction.
Hope's family has a single income and this expense was outside of their budget, so they applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help with Hope’s emergency veterinary bill.
At the vet it was discovered that Hope didn't have an obstruction, but she was very constipated–thankfully that was what was causing her discomfort. Hope was monitored at the clinic and given some medication, and she was starting to be able to go potty when we last heard from her family.
Most pups go No. 2 at least two times a day (or, as often as they are fed). VCA Animal Hospitals reports that if your dog is constipated, they will attempt to pass feces unsuccessfully several times. Other signs may include:
Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to call your veterinarian if your dog doesn’t have a bowel movement within 48-72 hours of their previous bowel movement.
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.
Will you donate $10 today to help us continue to help fur kids get back on their paws? Donations are tax deductible. Or you can join our pack to help get fur kids back on their paws by becoming a volunteer. If you didn’t know, 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.