Unfortunately, Rowdy found himself in the middle of a large dog fight, and was badly hurt, with multiple wounds. Rowdy's parents took him to the vet as quickly as they could to have everything evaluated. The most significant wound resulted in his stomach herniating through his ribs! Rowdy was gonna need some extra time at the vet. And his parents were very concerned about what it would cost them.
Much like humans, dogs can experience hernias. For those who don’t know, a hernia is a condition where the contents of a dog’s abdomen pushes through a tear or hole in the muscle wall or fatty tissue. Most hernias are genetic, while some can develop due to a trauma, like a dog fight. According to PetMD, signs to watch for if your dog could have a hernia may include:
If you suspect your dog may have a hernia, it’s best to get them to the veterinarian as soon as you can, as hernias are treated with surgery.
If you’ve ever experienced a dog fight, you know how terrifying it is; for those of you who haven’t, you’re lucky. To learn how to break up a dog fight, check out this article, and info-graphic, from The Spruce Pets.
To make matters worse, around the same time Rowdy was hurt his family was experiencing some family medical issues forcing them to travel. Everything was happening at once, causing his family to be in a tight spot financially. They applied to Fur Kids Foundation, and we were happy to help.
Rowdy had to stay overnight at the vet clinic and had to have surgery for his hernia, but he's on the road to recovery and doing well.
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