This is Aurora, a 6 to 12-month-old kitten. Her mom rescued her from one of the bad snow storms we had this winter when she saw her walking along her property all alone.
They say when it rains it pours. Aurora's mom recently left her job, then one of her dogs became very ill resulting in an expensive surgery, draining her vet reserves. A few months after the surgery, Aurora started to show signs of not feeling great as well, including not wanting to eat and vomiting. When her mom took her to the vet, they suspected a blockage or obstruction, which requires surgery. That’s when Aurora's mom applied with Fur Kids Foundation for help with her emergency veterinary costs.
Cats love to play with strings, ribbons and rubber bands; and in many homes in Campbell County, cats are mousers with a job to do on a farm or ranch. Sometimes cats also get the urge to eat items they really shouldn’t, making an intestinal blockage surgery for cats fairly common.
Signs of an obstruction in cats include:
Aurora underwent exploratory surgery, but the vet wasn't able to find anything. It's unsure if Aurora had a blockage and passed it, or if she just had a really angry belly. Aurora is feeling better now and on her way to recovering.
Obstructions in cats and dogs are fatal. 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.
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 or sign up to become a volunteer.