Meet Buddy, a 4 year-old German Shepherd, Corgi, Chow Chow mix (isn’t he cute!). Poor Buddy was having some issues with his ears, and his dad noticed he had a large bump on one of them that was getting bigger by the day.
Buddy’s dad brought him into the vet to see how he could help his pooch. Lucky for Buddy, it was only a hematoma that needed a little vet TLC, and his dad to keep a watchful eye on it to make sure it doesn't get worse.
If you don’t know, a hematoma is a pool of blood that collects between the skin and the cartilage of a pet’s ear flap. It's typically caused by overly aggressive ear scratching or head shaking (what many call helicopter ears). This aggressive shaking can cause the blood to leave the vessels and pool in a pocket. Usually these stem from an underlying cause for the scratching and head shaking, such as an ear infection.
Buddy’s dad is on disability with a limited income. He is sure to keep Buddy up-to-date on his vaccines, but he couldn't afford this unexpected vet bill. So, he applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help. Buddy is now feeling much better!
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. 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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