Meet Franklin, he’s a 2-year-old mixed pup. Franklin is a rescue and his parents are still getting to know just what makes Franklin tick.
One night, Franklin’s parents noticed he seemed to be more anxious than usual. He was panting, chewing on and eating things he shouldn't, and just acting a bit off. His parents thought he might be having an anxiety attack.
Have you ever worried your pup might have anxiety? Know that dogs can display anxiety in many ways, but here are some signs to look for from Pet Care RX.
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Dogs with any combination of these signs may start to have anxiety attacks. Anxiety attacks can last from minutes to hours. During an anxiety attack, try to identify the cause of the anxious reaction. Identifying the cause can help everyone work toward a solution.
The day following Franklin's anxiety attack he was acting lethargic and sick. His parents were scared something he had chewed on or eaten the night before had given him an obstruction. Franklin's dad is disabled, and mom takes care of dad. Franklin's parents are living on a single income and they knew if Franklin had an obstruction they wouldn't be able to afford surgery.
Franklin was taken to the vet and sure enough, he had an obstruction. His parents were worried about his health and terrified about how they would cover the surgery cost. That's when they applied to Fur Kids Foundation, and we were very happy that we could help.
During Franklin's surgery the vet cleared the obstruction and removed carpet and curtain fragments! Franklin is doing much better now, and his parents are working with him to find the cause of his anxiety. Franklin's history is a bit unknown to his parents, but they are working hard to ensure his future is bright!
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