Blockages are quite common in dogs because they aren’t very discriminating about what they eat! Unfortunately, blockages can be life threatening as they cause food, fluids and other bodily functions to accumulate in the stomach/small intestines. These blockages can cause the tissue to die, which can then lead to a painful and dangerous condition called sepsis, which means there is bacteria in the blood or other tissues when there shouldn’t be. All of this really means that if you suspect your pooch has a blockage, you need to get them to your vet immediately just like Scout’s mom did.
While Scout was at the vet, he had some x-rays done, and luckily they showed that Scout didn't show any signs of a having a blockage, so he was given some medicine to help ease his belly.
Scout’s mom says he’s been a positive support in their home since her husband passed away in 2015, and she couldn’t imagine anything happening to him. Since she is a single mother, she knew she couldn't pay the bill, and we were happy to help. Luckily Scout just had an upset belly and nothing more serious. He’s on the mend now, and giving his family lots of lovin’s.
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