This is Rousch. He’s a lively 3-year-old Dachshund, and he means the world to his mom. Rousch and his mom have been through some tough times together. They are recently back on their feet after being homeless. Things were looking up when mom was able to secure a modest income and move into a place of her own.
Mom got scared though when Rousch stopped eating and was acting like he had stomach issues. “He’s all I have,” his mom explained to Fur Kids Foundation and we knew we had to help her and Rousch right away when they applied for help.
Rousch was taken to the vet, where his mom waited on pins and needles. Thankfully, nothing was seriously wrong with Rousch. His trusty vet recognized Rousch’s symptoms as acid reflux.
According to PetMD, acid reflux (technically known as gastroesophageal reflux) can be scary but is fairly common in pups of all ages. While acid reflux isn’t the same as vomiting, it usually appears quite similar. Often dogs with acid reflux will be acting normally when suddenly the contents of their stomach will appear. This is usually because the muscles between the esophagus and stomach aren’t functioning properly, so recently eaten food tends to come back up. If you notice symptoms of acid reflux in your pup, make sure to get them into the vet.
Rousch was prescribed some Pepcid that he should take along with his meals and sent on his way. Rousch is on the road to feeling better and we’re so happy we could help.
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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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