Look at this handsome devil, Jax. He’s a 3-year-old unaltered (or not neutered) boxer who started acting a little off. He wasn't responding to his parents like he usually did, had no appetite and wasn't drinking water, and was vomiting a white foamy substance. They took Jax into the vet to find out what was going on with their buddy, and learned that he had an inflamed prostate.
Most un-neutered dogs will, at one time or another, suffer discomfort or pain due to the prostate gland. In fact, dogs that are neutered between the ages of 6 and 14 months old have very little issues because the prostate gland does not develop. And, if a mature dog is neutered later on in life, the gland will shrink. Symptoms of prostate issues in dogs include:
If your dog is showing some of these symptoms, please take them to the vet. The most effective and recommended treatment for this issue is to neuter the dog.
Jax comes from a family of four. His mom recently went back to school, so his dad is the only one making money in the home. They didn't have the funds to pay for something unexpected like this, so they applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help.
Jax was given some medication for the issue, and is expected to make a full recovery. His parents are also saving some money so that they can get Jax neutered so his prostate isn't a continuing issue.
Fur Kids Foundation was recently awarded a $3,500 grant from the Banfield Foundation® to be used to help the Gillette, Wyoming charity with their emergency veterinary assistance program. This funding helped the Foundation grant money to help Jax’ family with the vet visit. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. 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.
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!