Sky’s parents came home one day and found that Sky looked a little different than she usually did. After checking her out, they could see that her jaw was sitting funny. When they took Sky to the vet, they learned that her jaw had dislocated! In order to property fix her jaw, there would need to be a full exam, x-rays, and possible surgery—nothing that her parents could afford quickly.
In between paychecks and not having the means to cover this bill, Sky's family reached out to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance. Luckily, Sky didn't need surgery as her jaw went back into place on its own. It's still unknown how her jaw was dislocated, but her parents will be sure to keep an eye on her for now on.
A dislocated jaw can be very painful for your cat, and it can affect their eating habits significantly. Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to seek veterinary care immediately if you notice any of the following:
• Dehydration (dry mouth, decreased skin elasticity, panting)
• Facial deformities
• Inability to close or open the mouth
• Portion of the jaw moving to the side
• Pawing at the face
• Unwilling to eat or drink
• Weight loss
Sky’s mom let us know how much the help from FKF meant to her family: “Thank you so much for your help with Sky. We are truly grateful for your organization. My son was so happy he had tears in his eyes. We will be donating back soon!”
Fun Fact: Did you know that nearly all (99.9%) of the calico cats you meet are female, there is no such thing as a calico breed, and you can’t breed them. In fact, many cultures have found these tri-color cats—mainly white with spots of orange and black—to be magical. If you want to read more fun facts about calicos, check out this article from The Happy Cat Site, 25 Amazing Calico Cat Facts.
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.