Taking a cue from American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival: Oh Susie Q baby I love you, Susie Q. And Susie, a 6-year-old poodle, is absolutely loved by her dad—in fact, he calls her the apple of his eye.
Unfortunately, Susie recently started to act like she was in pain—she didn't want to turn her neck or be touched. Her dad brought her to the vet, and they determined that poor Susie was having some kind of a neck issue. Susie’s dad only receives Social Security, and could not afford the x-ray and medications to help Susie, so he applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help.
Some of the most obvious signs that your pooch may be in pain include:
• Vocalization-whining or whimpering
• Loss of appetite
• Excessive panting
• Restlessness or an inability to get comfortable / lay still
• A change in behavior—a dog can be a touch grouchy when in pain
It’s important to note that you should not medicate your dog on your own. Many human medications for pain and inflammation are toxic for animals and can be dangerous if you give them the wrong dose or when combined with other medications. Also, there can be several reasons that a dog can be in pain—and some may be more serious issues that require a veterinarian to diagnose. If your dog displays any of those symptoms, or you suspect that your dog is in pain, don’t hesitate to get professional help from your veterinarian.
To help his financial situation, the vet clinic put Susie on some anti-inflammatory and pain medications to see if it will help her feel better before doing x-rays. Thankfully, Susie is doing well.
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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