- Reluctance to walk on slippery surfaces or use stairs.
- Reduced running and jumping, or initiate play.
- Abnormal wear on nails.
- Aggression toward other animals.
- Dislike of being petted or touched.
- Change in sleep patterns.
- Decreased appetite.
Doing what any responsible pet parent would do, Dozer’s parents called their vet and were told he could either have arthritis or soft tissue damage, either way it would be best for him to come in to be seen. They brought Dozer to an office visit, and learned that he was suffering from old age, or more likely arthritis that can be managed with pain meds, including Rimadyl. Hint: If you do give your pup Rimadyl, be sure to check out the Rimadyl Rewards Program. For every bottle purchased, you'll get points for a refund. You'll also receive credit on a special Rimadyl card to use for future meds or yearly blood tests. Be sure to talk with your vet about this program.
Please note: Aspirin, a common over-the-counter medicine for pain relief, should not be given to your pet without a vet’s direction. And other pain relievers such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen should never be given. Please consult a vet before you give your pet medication for pain management.
Dozer comes from a family of five, and his father had recently been out of work due to an unexpected surgery, and his mom was only working part time. Fur Kids Foundation was happy to help Dozer feel better.
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.