Meet Gabbie, the sweet 7-year-old Chiweenie with a tummy full of troubles. Her pawrents noticed she was feeling really low and uncomfortable, and it was clear that something was not right.
Gabbie's mom is a real animal lover, and she adores her furry sidekick so much that she's been holding off on getting her spayed, hoping she can have some adorable puppies of her own. But when Gabbie's mom reached out to the Fur Kids Foundation for help, we were a little worried. Gabbie wasn't vaccinated, and we were concerned she might have pyometra or parvovirus.
Luckily, the vet discovered that Gabbie had a UTI and pancreatitis, which are both painful and dangerous for dogs. Poor Gabbie!
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are a painful and potentially dangerous condition in dogs. According to VCA Animal Hospitals, UTIs are a common illness in dogs. Signs that your dog may have a UTI include:
In dogs, and humans, pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas helps with digestion of food; however, when the pancreas is inflamed, it can damage tissues and other organs around it, which can cause your dog to have severe pain. Some signs of pancreatitis in dogs include:
After some much-needed medicine and a change in diet, she's well on her way to feeling like herself again.
Unaltered pets, like Gabbie, are at risk for serious health problems, like cancer and pyometra. We hope that Gabbie's happy and healthy recovery inspires other pawrents to take care of their beloved fur kids in every way possible!
No matter what is happening with your fur kid, at any stage of life, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to call your veterinarian sooner rather than later.
Will you donate $10 today to help us continue to help fur kids get back on their paws? Donations are tax deductible. Or you can join our pack to help get fur kids back on their paws by becoming a volunteer. If you didn’t know, Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming.