Meet Adie, a 13-month-old blue pit bull beauty. Adie has had it rough lately but luckily her dad was there for her just like Adie was there for him. “She’s my best friend,” he said. “She literally saved my life through a depression spell I had”
So, imagine his concern when Adie started acting extremely sick and he realized she had eaten rat poison. He was scared but got Adie to the vet for emergency care right away.
According to Pet MD, common symptoms of toxicosis in dogs that have ingested rat poison include:
Three years ago, Adie’s dad was injured and shortly after went through a divorce. During dad’s rough patch he leaned on his four-legged friend Adie to get him through. Now dad can’t imagine his life without her. Living on a limited income however, dad was struggling to cover Adie’s emergency care costs. Dad had friends who rallied around him and came up with a large portion of Adie’s bill. However, he still needed assistance, so he applied to Fur Kids Foundation, and we were happy to help.
While on the mend from the rat poison ingestion, Adie managed to get herself into another scrape: she ran through a fence and needed stitches where she cut her leg. Dad has made sure that all poison was out of reach of his feisty puppy and with the stitches quickly taken care of, Adie is now fully recovered. Dad is hoping this is the last emergency Adie finds herself in.
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