This is Cocoa, a very handsome 3-year-old kitty, who is his mom’s baby!
Earlier this summer, Cocoa’s mom was outside grilling dinner and Cocoa happened to get out and enjoy the sunshine. About a week after that, Cocoa started to get sores all over his body, which he scratched and made worse. She knew that he sores and scabs couldn't be comfortable for Cocoa, and she noticed some of them looked worse than others—she knew that Cocoa had to be looked at by a veterinarian.
At the vet’s office, she learned that Cocoa had allergies.
Meow-choo! That’s right: just like people, cats develop allergies to dust, food, grass, household cleaning items, mold/mildew, plants, pollen and so much more, according to Pet Health Network. And the symptoms cats develop are also the same as humans—coughing, itchy skin and runny noses or even vomiting. Allergies can also affect cats in these ways:
Cocoa's mom was recently let go from her job and hasn't even had a chance to file for unemployment when the sores started to appear. She applied for help with Cocoa's emergency veterinary care with Fur Kids Foundation. Cocoa is an indoor cat, and is not used to the outdoors, which he got a large dose of the week prior while his mom was grilling. Luckily, all Cocoa needs is some medicine to help him feel better in no time!
Fur Kids Foundation was happy to help Cocoa feel better, and his mom has some piece of mind to make sure her baby was healthy.
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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