This cute little nugget is Q-Tip, a 5-Week-Old Chihuahua Beagle mix. Q-Tip was what some call a surprise puppy! See, Q-tip’s mom and dad weren’t fixed (spayed or neutered) because their dad wasn’t able to afford it immediately. However, he did know that any responsible pet owner would get his pet spayed and neutered. So, when Q-Tip’s mom was brought in to be spayed, imagine their surprise when they found out she was pregnant with this little pup.
After Q-Tip was born, his human family fell in love with him and decided that the best home for him was with them. Things were going great, until a neighbor’s dog got into Q-Tip’s yard and tried to take him on an adventure. When Q-Tip’s human dad got Q-Tip back into the house, he noticed Q-Tip was limping. The next day Q-Tip wasn’t eating, which made his dad worried and he took him to the vet.
At the vet they found poor little Q-Tip had fractured a leg and a rib. His unexpected adventure had taken a toll on him.
If you suspect your dog has a broken bone, get them immediately to a vet. Broken bones are not only painful but can damage to nerves, vessels, and other tissues. PetMD recommends that pet parents follow these guidelines:
Luckily, puppies are resilient, and bones heal fast. Fur Kids Foundation was able to help and the vet set little Q-Tip up with a splint and is expecting a full recovery. Q-Tip will no longer go on unexpected adventures with neighborhood dogs, and his parents are going to be spayed and neutered, so there won’t be surprised by any more little bundles of joy.
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