This is Yazzie, a 6-year-old Lab mix. Recently, Yazzie’s spunky personality had suddenly been replaced with vomiting, diarrhea, not wanting to eat, and not wanting to be bothered by her mom.
Her mom was sick with worry. “My Yazzie is my life. I have health issues and she saved my life. I don't know what I would do without my fur babies,” she said. She knew she had to get her pet to the vet.
Yazzie's mom is on a very limited income, and was very concerned that she wouldn’t be able to afford the cost of taking her to the vet, so she applied for veterinary assistance for Yazzie with Fur Kids Foundation.
At the vet, Yazzie was given a full exam and some tests, which showed that this beloved fur kid had an underlying infection that needed to be addressed.
Similar to humans, infections in canines can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites; and can require treatment with medicine. Some infections are easier to detect than others and your pet may show different signs depending on where the problem lies. Infections can occur in any part of the body–chest, ears, eyes, skin, urinary tract, womb (pyometra) and more. According to VetHelpDirect, common signs of an infection include:
If you are concerned with your dog's sudden change in personality, or change in health, please take them to a veterinarian.
Yazzie was prescribed some medicine to help her upset tummy issues, and antibiotics to treat the infection. Yazzie's mom said the meds helped her return to her old spunky self.
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.