Meet Buddy, a 9-year-old pit bull and Corgi mix. (Who doesn’t just wanna boop that nose!)
Right as his mom's hours were cut at work due to coronavirus (COVID-19), Buddy started to get what a lot of pet owners refer to as helicopter ears. Because money was tight, his mom decided to kept an eye on him for a little bit, but his ears became worse—he was shaking his head even more, and he would cry out in pain when his mom touched his ears.
His mom knew she needed to get Buddy into the vet; and when she got him there, he was diagnosed with an ear infection.
We’re sure the majority of dog owners can recognize the telltale signs of an ear infection: whining, scratching, and head shaking. But ear infections often cause significant discomfort and affected dogs may show signs such as:
Buddy’s mom applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help, and we were happy to provide assistance. While he was at the vet, Buddy had thorough ear cleaning, and was given antibiotics. He’s well on his way to feeling loads better!
To help prevent ear infections, you can keep an eye out on your dog’s ears. One of the best things to do is to keep them clean. Check out this video by Animal Care TV to learn how to do that.
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.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!