This is Oreo, a 9-year-old adorable kitty, who is also his dad's registered emotional support animal (ESA). Oreo’s dad suffers from anxiety and major depression, and Oreo has been his best friend through it all.
Oreo’s dad had this to say about his feline best friend: “To many people, a cat or dog is just a pet but to me Oreo is so much more. Oreo hops in bed with me when it’s time to go to sleep he follows me everywhere. He meows at the door and cries out whenever he hears me coming home from work because he knows his best friend is about to walk through the door. I’d do anything for Oreo because I’d be so lost without him, he is everything to me and I don't want to ever see my best friend go through the pain he is experiencing."
Oreo began meowing, acting like he uncomfortable, and was walking around more than normal, and his dad knew something was wrong. When he brought him to the vet, they found that Oreo had a severe urinary blockage and infection. Oreo stayed a few nights at the vet, and was put on some intense medications, and fortunately, he was able to avoid surgery to remove the blockage.
Cats who may have urinary tract infections generally show the following signs:
· blood in the urine
· crying out while urinating
· excessive licking of the genital area
· frequent and/or prolonged attempts to urinate
· straining to urinate
· urinating outside the litter box, often on cool, smooth surfaces like a tile floor or a bathtub
Note: If you cat shows any of these symptoms, please be sure to contact your veterinarian immediately.
Oreo's dad just moved on his own, doesn't have much family in the area, and was not expecting this emergency, so he applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help. We are happy to report that he is 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.
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.
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