This is Annie Oakley, a 9-year-old Red Heeler. We like to think she's like the famous American sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.
A little fun fact: Also called the Australian Cattle Dog, the Red Heeler was created in 1840 by crossing native Dingoes with Collies and other herding dogs by Australian George Elliott.
Annie Oakley started to get really bad diarrhea and her parents could tell that she was feeling crummy.Annie's parents were hoping Annie would feel better, but after a week they knew they had to take her to the vet.
At the vet, Annie was given some medication and fluids to help her with dehydration. Much like humans, dogs can get stomach bugs and it appears that this was all that Miss Annie Oakley had. Bloating, diarrhea and vomiting are usually signs of an upset stomach for your dog, which will usually resolve in as little as one to two days. However, if these symptoms last longer or become regular occurrences, it’s important to visit with your veterinarian to learn what is going on.
Some tummy issues require little interference, while others will require a medical diagnosis and treatment. It’s important to know the difference, and when to call your vet. This list from Lucy Pet Products and PetMD shows some of the issues that could cause stomach upset in your dog:
Annie's dad was laid off during COVID-19, and took a temporary job to help make ends meet. However, Annie’s emergency visit was a little more than the family bargained for; so they applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help with the emergency veterinary visit. We’re happy to report that she's back home with her parents, feeling much better!
If you notice that your dog is acting off or like they do not feel good, Fur Kids Foundation always encourages you to talk with your veterinarian.
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.