Abby is a 9 year-old Husky/Retriever, who has been in great health, other than a little arthritis; and who doesn’t move a little slower when they get older? However, when Abby started to struggle urinating, and seemed like she wanted to move around less and less, her mom got concerned.
“Abby is the sweetheart of our household and very close to my kids and other animals," says Abby’s mom. All she wanted was for her sweetheart to start feeling better fast.
She took Abby into the vet for a checkup, where she learned that Abby was struggling with a urinary tract infection (UTI).
Anyone who has had a UTI is quite familiar with the aching, urgent feeling of needing to go immediately, and then only to have a tiny bit of urine dribble out. For humans, we can quickly call a doctor and get some medication. It’s not that easy with dogs. When dogs get UTIs, they may:
Without knowing those signs, you may not know that there’s a problem. Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to be observant of your dog’s urination habits so you will notice if they seem to be straining or taking longer than normal to urinate.
Abby is a single mom who was not expecting this emergency fee. She had paid all of her bills, and once that was done, it seemed Abby got sick. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help. We're happy to say that Abby is recovering from her UTI, which was easily be fixed with medicine. Her family is so happy that she's feeling better.
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% ran by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money, 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. You can see a list of those who support us on our Supporters page. 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.
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