This little nugget is Brandy, a 9-year-old Chihuahua. Suddenly she became very lethargic and started vomiting. Her parents knew something was wrong and rushed her to the vet. That's where they learned that poor little Brandy's red blood counts were low and her protein levels were high, signaling some issues with her kidneys. Unfortunately, Brandy needed to be hospitalized so the clinic could stabilize her.
Just as in humans, dogs’ kidneys play an important role in their body. According to PetMD, kidneys help balance nutrients in their bodies, filter out waste, control blood pressure, increase red blood cell production, and more. If something is wrong with your pup’s kidneys, it can cause a lot of problems for your pet.
Kidney problems in dogs can be acute (sudden) or chronic (slowly over time).
If you see some of these signs in your pet, changes in kidney health may be to blame:
Brandy's mom is on social security and her dad does carpentry work, and work has been slow for him these days. They didn't have the funds for the emergency hospitalization, so they applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help and we were happy to help.
Brandy stayed a few nights at the vet clinic, they were able to stabilize her and Brandy is now back home with her family.
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.
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