This is DaBuscuit, a 2.5-year-old male kitty.
DaBuscuit is an indoor/outdoor cat, and over a short amount of time, he started acting like he wasn't feeling well.
His mom gave him a thorough examination herself and couldn't see any wounds, but he wasn't getting any better. She was afraid he had distemper, or caught something else while roaming the streets, so she took him to the vet for an official exam.
Luckily, DaBuscuit wasn't ill—but the vet did say that he had a bad UTI (urinary tract infection) and was dehydrated.
It’s important to note that UTIs are usually relatively easy to diagnose and cure, but they can develop into a more serious condition if left untreated. If your cat displays any of the following signs, please make sure you visit with your vet immediately:
DaBuscuit was given some fluid and medication, and started feeling better. While DaBuscuit was getting treatment for the UTI, his mom also vaccinated him so she never had to worry about him catching anything while outside.
DaBuscuit's mom had recently started a new job right as COVID-19 was entering our community. Her hours were cut very short while she was still in training, and she knew there was no way she could afford his visit. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help with the emergency veterinary costs and we were happy to help.
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. Check out 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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