This is Angel, a 4 year-old Chihuahua who is like a child to her mom. So of course her mom was heartbroken when she noticed Angel was limping.
Often times, when your dog is limping, there may be no external signs that something is wrong. If this is the case for your dog and the limping is not severe, try to keep him quiet and comfortable. Encourage your dog to rest and do not take him for a walk or run. Do not allow your dog to exercise or jump up as well.
Angel's mom waited a few days to see if Angel would start to feel better on her own; unfortunately, after a few days had passed, Angel wasn't walking any better, and now she wasn't eating. Angel's mom called the vet, and the vet told her to bring Angel in right away; often, not eating is a sign of illness or pain. At the vet’s office, the doctor confirmed Angel had a broken leg that was able to be fixed with surgery.
Other signs of a broken leg in your dog can include:
If you suspect that your dog may have broken their leg, please take them to the vet immediately for proper care.
Angel’s mom is disabled and lives on a very limited income, so she applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help. We were happy to help Angel and her mom, and have been told that Angel will make a full recovery.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, 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.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!