This handsome pup is Diesel, a 5-month-old Pit Bull. Recently he was acting like a true puppy maniac and slipped while trying to greet his friend. His paw slid under the front step, and unfortunately caused a fracture.
Diesel's mom had recently changed jobs and was helping to take care of her grandchildren, so funds were tight.
At the vet she learned that Diesel's fracture wasn't bad enough to need surgery, it would only need splints, but that was still more than Diesel's mom could afford. She applied for help with Diesel’s emergency veterinary care with Fur Kids Foundation.
Diesel went through weeks of splints, and decided he didn't want to keep calm anymore. He somehow broke his growth plate while being a crazy puppy. Luckily, because of his age, splints will still work for his situation, but Diesel's near future is going to be full of activity restrictions while he heals.
We're hopeful after he's healed that this is his first and last set of broken bones!
We all know that puppies can be crazy sometimes and accidents happen, but broken bones and fractures can cause serious issues and it is up to every pet parent to make sure they know all of the signs and symptoms of broken bones.
Broken bones can show up as:
If you suspect your pet has a broken bone, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to get to a veterinarian quickly, so they can perform an exam and do x-rays to determine the damage and treatment.
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!