This little miss is Keesha Marie, a 9 year-old chihuahua. Recently, she began to randomly lose her motor skills. It would take a lot out of her for a few hours, and afterward she would act like nothing was wrong. This had her family very concerned.
Keesha's mom is disabled and on a limited income. She was heartbroken over not being able to bring Keesha to the vet. Keesha’s mom applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help, and we were happy to help. At the vet, they learned that Keesha Marie was having seizures. Luckily, she hadn't had a bad one yet.
Often, when a dog has a seizure, the following will take place: the dog will fall on its side, become stiff, chomp its jaw, salivate profusely, urinate, defecate, vocalize, and/or paddle with all four limbs. These symptoms generally last between 30 and 90 seconds. Behavior following the seizure includes periods of confusion and disorientation, aimless wandering, compulsive behavior, blindness, pacing, increased thirst and increased appetite. You can read more about seizures here.
Keesha’s mom said: “Keesha is a like a child to me. We got her when she was 6-weeks-old for our daughter, and has been a comfort animal for her since the family went through a terrible break up about a-year-and-a-half ago. She has slept with my daughter basically every night since we first got her. My daughter is now 15 years old and broken over this."
Often, medications are used to help dogs who have seizures, and that was the case for Keesha. Her mom reports that the medication is helping Keesha out so much and she's doing really well!
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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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