This is Goober, a 1 year-old Snorkie (you know, a Miniature Schnauzer and a Yorkshire Terrier). Goober’s mom came home one day to find him limping. She could tell his leg was really bothering him, and she thought that he likely sprained his leg jumping around. But when it wasn't getting any better, she knew she had to bring him to the vet.
At the vet, Goober’s mom learned that her sweet boy broke his front leg!
How did that happen you ask? Well, sometimes our beloved pets can break their legs without us knowing right away—if they are playing really hard or jumping from place to place especially. Symptoms that your pooch may show if their leg is broken include:
· Abnormal movement of the leg
· Grinding or popping sounds coming from the bone
· Holding the leg up
· Lameness, or unwilling to put pressure on the leg or walk
· Swelling in the area where the break is
To properly diagnose a broken bone in a dog, it’s very important that you take them to the vet, and get proper treatment. Without it, your dog may develop other health issues related to the break.
Goober’s mom is on a limited income and knew there was no way she could afford the unexpected exam, and when she learned that Goober's front leg was broken, she was heartbroken because there was no way she could afford surgery. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation, and we were happy to help out.
The good news is that Goober was able to avoid surgery by wearing a splint and by keeping his activity level down. His mom has her hand's full trying to keep a puppy calm, but we’ve heard that he's already feeling 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.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!