This beauty is Sweda, a 7 month-old shepherd mix pup.
Sweda's parents recently lost their dog, and were happy to add another four-legged pup to their family.
Shortly after adopting Sweda, they noticed she wasn't feeling well. She was vomiting and acting sluggish, so they decided to take her to the vet. They're hearts were broken when they found out that sweet Sweda had a blockage, and the dreaded parvo.
For those who don’t know, blockages are a common emergency for dogs--the fact that dogs’ aren’t very discriminating of what they put into their mouths makes this event happen more often than their parents want it too. Blockages can occur in the intestines or the stomach, and can partially or completely block the flow of nutrients or other fluids in and out of the stomach and intestines.
Parvo is a highly contagious viral illness in dogs, that is often characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and lack of appetite (anorexia). However, it can also attack the heart muscles of very young puppies. In both situations, it’s life threatening. Parvo can be treated, but the cost is often quite high. Parvo is radically reduced by vaccinating your pups as soon as possible, something that Fur Kids Foundation encourages all pet parents to do.
Sweda's dad recently found full-time employment, and her family was just getting back onto their feet when Sweda got sick. They were not expecting this expense, so they applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help. We were happy to step in.
We are happy to report that Sweda was treated for parvo and the blockage, and is on her way to recovery and helping to heal her family's heart.
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.
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