This is Kanga, a 3-year-old Black Mouth Cur mixed breed. According to her mom, Kanga is "the greatest love of my life. She is everything to me. She was hurting and in pain and so sick, yet she tried to lick my tears and give me comfort with her sweet kisses."
Recently, Kanga suddenly became incredibly ill–she was vomiting frequently and unable to keep any food or water down, and often there was blood in her vomit; she also had bloody diarrhea. The vomiting and diarrhea made Kanga very weak and dangerously dehydrated.
Once she realized how sick poor Kanga was, her mom rushed her to the vet where she learned that Kanga had hemorrhagic gastroenteritis. Once diagnosed, Kanga was required to stay overnight at the clinic to receive fluids, antibiotics and other stomach medication until she was feeling well enough to leave.
Her mom, who has had medical issues and has been unable to work for the last two years, knew an overnight stay was going to be hard on her already limited income. She applied with Fur Kids Foundation for help with Kanga’s emergency veterinary care. We were more than happy to help. While still weak, Kango is home and expected to make a full recovery.
According to VCA Animal Hospitals, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE), happens without warning in healthy dogs, and is frequently diagnosed by vomiting and bloody diarrhea; however, some dogs may have a painful abdomen, decreased appetite, weakness, or fever. It can affect any breed, age, size, or gender of canine. If left untreated, HGE can be fatal.
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.
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. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation or sign up to become a volunteer.